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Not seeing my eyes when I smiled anymore was one of the things I found really depressing. Progress!

June 2015

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Towards a lighter life!

Thanks to my wonderful Sparkfriends, I have discovered hiking and rediscovered photography. I love going to new places in my area each week and posting blogs about it. I also love to share my travels!
Thanks to my wonderful Sparkfriends, I have discovered hiking and rediscovered photography. I love going to new places in my area each week and posting blogs about it. I also love to share my travels!

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 Pounds lost: 58.0 


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Member Since: 1/23/2011

My Goals:
Weight loss goal for 2015:
Keep losing weight!

Fitness goal:
I want to be able to go hiking for the day. At the moment my knees are still not happy with my weight and prevent me from going on much longer than 3/4-hour hikes. But little by little, I believe I'll get there!

My Program:
Eat small quantities (WLS in November 2014) 6 times a day.

1 or 2 hikes/walks every weekend (3 to 7 hours in total, with a photo blog for the fun and to keep myself accountable) and walks or stationary bike twice a week depending on the weather.

Personal Information:
I am French and live just outside Paris. I am 6ft (no, French women aren't all 'petite'!).
I love to travel and I have a passion for jazz (Cool West Coast).

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Thank you so much for the support I receive here from Sparkpeople and my Sparkfriends! It is helping me make my way towards a lighter life, body and mind...

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7/27/2015 11:39:48 AM

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“Gratitude is the #1 way to improve your life.” Gail Lynne Goodwin
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7/26/2015 8:37:09 PM

Thankyou Claire for the wonderful blog comments. I'm feeling alot better after some rest and ready to finish the job. Have a lovely day.

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7/26/2015 7:42:54 PM

Thanks for the blog comment. With all of the pain and not sleeping, I was sure that I wouldn't be able to post a gain, but lo and behold, I did manage it! Now if I could just stop having this pain, especially when I want to go to bed, I'd be set!

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7/26/2015 12:39:12 PM

Hi Claire, with Lyme Disease, it all depends on WHEN you begin treatment. If you go beyond a certain length of time undiagnosed and untreated, you can be left with damaging effects that cannot be reversed (although I haven't read recent reports on it - I don't know if there is new information or treatments).

The first time I got it, no one really knew much about Lyme Disease, and I went undiagnosed for many weeks, and the symptoms became more and more incapacitating. I got to the point where I could barely walk from exhaustion and feeling so ill. The worst was, because the doctors couldn't diagnose it, my workplace told me I had to come to work or I'd be fired. So I had to take taxis to and from the bus stations both in my work city and my home city. It was indeed terrible. I had great difficulty doing anything, and I was sure I was dying. Finally, my boyfriend at the time read an article about new information on the disease and we brought it to my doctor. I begged my doctor to just please try the treatment for me. He didn't think it would work - he wasn't convinced it was Lyme Disease - but having no other options, he put me on 14 days of really strong antibiotics. That cleared it up. In fact, I started to feel better after the first 48 hours. Thankfully, to my knowledge, I never suffered any other aftereffects. There was one other occasion I contracted Lyme Disease but THAT physician immediately recognized it and immediately put me on antibiotics, and cleared it up ASAP. It is truly a devastating illness and so important to have a doctor that treats it promptly and properly.

Have a great day! We have a beautiful but hot day here in the States today... it's in the 90s today! emoticon

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7/26/2015 7:44:35 AM

Thank you for your kind words on my blog. emoticon

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