CBRINKLEY401   70,039
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I'm not quitting this time

I've had enough of starting an not finishing. Watching others participate, existing instead of living. I want to be fit so I can do the things I love - gardening, playing with (future) grandkids, sports - without having to stop and rest all the time.
I've had enough of starting an not finishing. Watching others participate, existing instead of living. I want to be fit so I can do the things I love - gardening, playing with (future) grandkids, sports - without having to stop and rest all the time.

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CBRINKLEY401 walked a mile in 30 minutes. Shaved 7 min. off my last time. Of course, I didn't have a small dog with me who wanted to sniff everything today, but still, it's getting better!
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 Pounds lost: 6.0 

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Member Since: 2/15/2012

SparkPoints: 70,039

Fitness Minutes: 15,795

My Goals:
Ultimately to lose the excess weight by incorporating a healthy lifestyle.

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I'm in Woodridge, IL. Married with 2 grown children - both married. Avid gardener. Animal lover.

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Age is just a number. It's a case of mind over matter - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter!

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8/19/2014 10:39:22 AM

Good morning. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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8/16/2014 8:46:58 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page.

We are moving along. After the third attempt at a new microwave we got one that isn't damaged in shipping! We ended up getting it at half price and $100 for the gas it took us to get us back and forth to the store that is an hour away! So our $600 microwave cost us about $250 but a lot of hassle.

However, this morning when I used it for my breakfast sandwich I was a happy camper!

How are you doing?

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8/15/2014 11:08:46 AM

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8/7/2014 12:08:15 AM

YEAH hon !! u are FINALLY on the mend, and can Exercise again !! WOOF HOOOWLLLL !!! Today (well Thurs) i go and get my 3rd cast,,,, in total the 3 of them have been on for a LONGGGGgggg 7 weeks !,,, and OFF it'll come,, I than go onto crutches,,, for 2 weeks,,,, I HAD better be able to put some light weight on it,,otherwise I'll stay with my knee walker,,,, I can NOT use crutches without putting my foot down.

After that 2 weeks,, I SHOULD be able to SLOWLY go back up to my 120 mins !! I HOPE !! I normally do beginners yoga (though I WANT to do a higher level !),, and swimming laps (though slowly,, I had that foolish stroke 2 yrs ago,, and my left arm doesn't work well,, and my kicking is also off,, left side),,,, I am soooo much soooo looking forward to the water again !! OH YEAH !!!

We are both making progress,, though tomorrow,, my Dr is going to see,,, this was a "last chance" surg,,, to see if my big toe on left foot ,, if they could straightne it ,,, but as of Last week,, it started to turn again towards the right,,,, it HURTS LIKE CRAZY !! So I DO NOT think the surg was successful,, though he may well disagree,, if I am right,, and he still agrees,,, it'll be amputated at a later date (Just that toe,, the one next to it,, is already partialy amputated). I'll be known at the 8 1/2 toed woman.

to me,, it's all temporary,,, if you have any friends who are Jehovah Witnesses,,, or this month,, is a special campaign to spread the web site we have going,, JW.ORG to all around the earth,,, for on that site,, is the bible to read,,,,, and also literature which helps others to see that the Lords Prayer,, is actually praying for "gods Kingdom to come on Earth as it in heaven" and what that means, but this site is NOT a preaching site,,, I am only saying,, cos of that hope,, I DO NOT get all depressed and down,, cos to me,, it's all just a temporary situation. THANKFULLY !!! If I thought I had no hope of things getting better,,,, at all,, I'd probably be sooo depressed,,, esp since tis is my 18th surg on feet (22 in all),,,, it's bound to bring someone down,, and if they do the amputation,, itll mean yet MORE TIME off my foot. I am not sure,, do you know,, if they do that,, do you spend any time in the hosp? over night,, or 2 ???? That'd give me a BREAK if they do. Though others (fam /friends) are soo FOOLISH ,, they ALL SHOW UP though all ya wanna do is SLEEP !! When I had my ovaries out,, and tubes,, I made it WELL KNOWN "DO NOT COME IN " !! "Wait til I am home for 3 or 4 weeks, than come over". That was soo nice, but when I had the stroke,, it was soo sudden,, and it scared them,,, I saw one of the nurses a few months later,,, she also works at another Dr I see office,, she said "you had to much company !! U are very loved,, we see so many elderly come in, and NO ONE visits them." I KNOW how much I am loved,, and I am SO THANKFUL for it.

I hope you have also had a LOT of support around ur recovery,, and now it's time for us to BREAK OUT AND ENJOY !!! Are you also finding, ur exhausted all the time? I am SURE it'll take me time to rebuild my self up.

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8/6/2014 12:06:27 PM

Thank you for the goodie -- you are too sweet! Glad you are back up and running around like a crazy woman!! I know you being chair bound was driving you silly.

Have a wonderful week!!


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