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I am now 61 and have two teenage granddaughters living with me. Things have really changed over the past year for me. Had gastric bypass surgery in Feb 09 then total hip replacement in Aug 09. Being able to move around without all the pain was amazing but after four years of disability, I have very weak muscles ... especially in my upper back.

After a year off work on disability, I came back in Oct 09 at my new smaller size and received so many compliments! Was able to shop ...
I am now 61 and have two teenage granddaughters living with me. Things have really changed over the past year for me. Had gastric bypass surgery in Feb 09 then total hip replacement in Aug 09. Being able to move around without all the pain was amazing but after four years of disability, I have very weak muscles ... especially in my upper back.

After a year off work on disability, I came back in Oct 09 at my new smaller size and received so many compliments! Was able to shop for clothes in a regular store for the first time in decades. That was awesome! My current job is working on a computer so I sit most of the day. My work ethic is still such that if I'm not at my desk, I feel like I'm not doing my job. My boss has told me I can get up and walk around but I still don't. I sometimes feel so lazy but when I'm walking around, I feel so guilty! Got to get those two emotions in line somehow.
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Member Since: 11/8/2007

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My Goals:
Now that I've lost some weight and had my hip replaced, my goal is to start exercising more often and to live a healthy life, eating the right kinds of foods and setting a good example for my kids and grandkids.

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I had gastric bypass surgery on Feb 16th. My decision was based more on the fact that I need total hip replacement surgery than my struggling with diets. Now I am really happy that I did it. This is an exciting time in my life.

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I am a native Californian, starting in the San Joquin valley, moving to the Santa Clara Valley then to San Diego County. These pictures are of my grandchildren who make my life worthwhile. I work full time but would love to retire and stay home to help with the kids and do crafts and write all day.

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I love to watch TV through my DVR so I miss the commercials. I'd love to meet someone to be best friends with and go to movies and out to eat or get coffee and sit and chat for hours. I'm okay by myself but it does get lonely sometimes.

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FANCIKAT
11/21/2010 12:05:29 PM

Good evening Holly,
I wish I lived near you and then we could do things together. I feel lonely especially at the week ends. This one I spent crafting Christmas cards.
All the best on your journey. emoticon



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8/1/2010 8:05:06 AM

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55WALKER
7/16/2010 4:59:29 PM

Welcome to the senior veggies! I enjoyed reading your blogs, seeing the changes in your thoughts. Getting to the veggie perspective is definitely a trick!
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JOYSONG50
7/2/2010 11:05:49 AM

Hi. Hope you don't mind me stopping by just to emoticon hello. Also, I love the pictures. What a gorgeous family!

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JEN-TINK1
6/28/2010 12:01:39 AM

Hello,
My name is Jen.would you like a friend. I am ferry,I
mean verry funny.So please go and find out.I even out
coffee tables in time out.No really Just go to my blog,
and find out.Have a good laugh to
see you soon Jen emoticon



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