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retired in tacoma, wa, married 41 years. enjoys all water sports including sailing, powerboating, rowing, canoeing and kayaking. loves the out of doors and goes camping at our RV property. enjoys riding on our recumbant trike with our dog trotting along side. had my wake up call and i am working toward a healthy lifestyle.
to find the new me, lighter in weight, with better fitness and fewer medical concerns.
joined spark people to assist in reaching my goals. we are also members of bountiful baskets where we can pu our fruit and veggies at reduced costs each week. i'm also in a work shop for people with chronic illness.
born and grew up in the seattle, wa area, but have had the chance to live in spokane, wa, pell city, alabama, meriden and belle plaine, kansas, tulsa and enid, oklahoma.
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| current weight: 335.0
I think we inherited these knees---I have no ligament in my left knee anymore, and that was the case in my right knee before I had the knee replacement. I want to have the other one done, probably in 2014. That's one reason why I want to get this weight off too!
I'm sorry to hear about your health concerns, I've been trying to eat healthy since my cancer surgery, other than my knees I'm healthy and fortunately haven't had any issues with high blood pressure---I just eat too much and snack late at night (though I haven't been doing that this week, which is why I'm losing I'm sure!)
I'm so glad you're doing this for yourself.....we need to stick around for a while!
1306 days ago
I didn't know you had kidney disease--that's scary...I went gluten free after my cancer surgery, it's made a big difference...thanks for all the great ideas, some of them I already do but I'll be putting the rest into play...
My biggest thing is late night eating and sweets, so I am rethinking how to incorporate that with my late work hours and all...trying to eat real meals (which isn't always easy at work) and then stop eating when I'm full instead of continuing to eat regardless..
For sweets, it isn't a matter of cutting them out entirely, as I don't do well with total deprivation. I think it's a matter of choosing fruit for instance, or a small serving of a good quality dessert once in awhile that I savor. Learning to live in the real world instead of secretly gorging and then feeling guilty...
thanks for all your encouragement!
1310 days ago
Alec, I'm excited about doing this---you know how many times I've tried.....but I sincerely want to get healthy and this site looks really motivating-----Hooray for motivation, right? Congrats on your success by the way, major points to you!
1310 days ago
That's good, keep busy!
1310 days ago
Thanks for the help with the recumbent trike, Alec. I wish I had the money right now, but things are tight and I just can't afford it right now. I will have to stick to working with my Wii for right now and walking when I can. As I lose more weight, I should be able to walk farther on my arthritic knees as it's less pressure on them and I have a walking partner to go with me. Right now I can't keep up with him, but hopefully he'll be kind to me and walk at my pace when we go. I appreciate your help and I do wish I could afford the trike. It would be a nice addition to my equipment! Lauri
1311 days ago