LUNADRAGON   68,299
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July 2014 - 190 lbs (lost 6 lbs since 8-2013)





May 2011- I want to look like this again. in the 180's, then lower!








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Getting healthy IS my job! One day at a time!

Here we go again! Strong, Able, Focused! Change in goal plan: Celebrate each day as a blessing! I haven't arrived, but I sure am on my way: TODAY is the day. This is it. This is what we have, and I am using it to the fullest! If I don't lose it today, it's still on its way! My goal - Better health, mobility, flexibility, strength, and losing body fat along the way.

Name: Deb, Age: 57; Height: I am 4'11 and 1/4" and proud to be a shrimp! Starting highest Weight 212. Lost 30 lbs ...
Here we go again! Strong, Able, Focused! Change in goal plan: Celebrate each day as a blessing! I haven't arrived, but I sure am on my way: TODAY is the day. This is it. This is what we have, and I am using it to the fullest! If I don't lose it today, it's still on its way! My goal - Better health, mobility, flexibility, strength, and losing body fat along the way.

Name: Deb, Age: 57; Height: I am 4'11 and 1/4" and proud to be a shrimp! Starting highest Weight 212. Lost 30 lbs prior to back surgery, and regained a bit while recovering from the surgery. So, I hit the reset button. I was 210 in July 2009, reached 179 a year before my back surgery, but then hit a bad bout of pain while waiting for the surgery. Kept most of it off until a few months ago. I am grateful I kept most of it off up to my three surgeries, because I hate to think how heavy I would be now if I didn't lose the weight before the surgery.

Overall Goal Weight: 125 - 130 (should be lower for my height but.... I will aim for this)
The time is NOW! The weight will vanish with hard work, and I am kicking it out the door! Losing is so hard being over 50. Working on it to increase my flexibility, core strength, movement, due to an unstable lower spine (spondylolisthesis), stenosis, and 2 fused discs cervical spine and one in lumbar spine fused, and an impaired knee. I have to be really careful with my movements sometimes, because little things send my back into spasm.. I am strengthening, gaining mobility and flexibility day by day. I weighed 207/210 at the Doctor's office in July, 2009. I am losing weight, lbs. and inches! Although I regained those 30 lbs, I am back on the fitness wagon, and gently getting my exercise on, and eating healthier (January 2013).

My new Beginning
212 lbs December 2012 BMI 42
205 lbs January 2013 BMI 40 - The Adventure Begins Again!
199 lbs July 13, 2012

I have environmental allergies, a congenital heart murmur and the hypertension, which has improved since losing some of the weight.
I am happily married, mother of two adult sons. I am permanently partially disabled but am recovering from back surgeries. My first love is being creative, the arts, and anything that I can make with my hands. I am also a librarian, but working for a publisher at the moment

My WEIGHT and General Health History
210/207 at Dr's in July 2009 - 41.9 BMI
184 5/7/10 smaller size T shirt
182 6/11/10 New Bras!
179 8/17/2010- 36.2 BMI
1-1-2011 - 182 lbs oops (Ok, now cut it out, that was a 3 lb gain. Get the momentum going again)
2-6-11 182 - still struggling with back, and back spasms. Hard to move like I WANT to.
SURGERY update 3-9-2011
Anterior Cervical Discectemy and Fusion C5-6, C6-7 - (3-11) left arm greatly improved with surgery, still some numbness in right hand, and upper back spasms. Still - I am healing. Lots of rest. rest. rest. WEIGHT 183 - Losing a lot of weight and working on my fitness before surgery counts a lot in how I am recovering nicely. I am very positive about the outcome.
June 2011 - after a bout with a severe facial rash, steroids and illness in April after my surgery, my weight blossomed to 190. I am happy to say that by the time I had my knee surgery June 15, 2011 I reached 188 again!
August 2, 2011 - FINAL surgery - L-4-5 laminectemy, discectemy, fusion with cages, rods, screws - I am a walking hardware store! Maintaining 188!!! Not ready yet for physical therapy, but doing my little home routines until September 19. I am making it happen one day at a time.
187 lbs! 8-19-2011
205 lbs 5-19-2012
212 lbs 12-31-12
204 lbs 3-23-2013 and 2 inches since Feb. 2013
200 lbs 6-30-2013 and 2 inches since March 2013
199 lbs 7-13-2013
198 lbs 7-17-13
196 lbs 8-5-13
194 lbs 8-6-13
192 lbs 8-26-13
190 lbs 11-1-2013
189 lbs 12-3-2013

GOALS
I have over 75 total lbs to lose. (maybe 85)

First Big Goal Break 200 and get to 199 (7-13-13)
190 lbs - Reward?? 11-1-2013
180 lbs - Reward??
Bonus Goal for reaching 182 - losing 30 lbs - Celebration with my husband - a special date night
Milestone goal 175 lbs
Half way there goal 168 lbs
Goal 4: 155 New Outfit
Goal 5: 150 vacation
Goal 6: 140 concert tix
Goal 7: 135 take a pottery class
And...
My words of encouragement to you since you have reached the bottom of this page...
In the words of Dorrie, Just keep on swimming.
Inch by inch it's a cinch, yard by hard makes it hard.

Slow and steady wins the race (the tortoise from the tortoise and the hare)
You CAN do it, You ARE doing it because you are! You Rock! Keep it up, you are getting there.
Just because you haven't arrived does not mean you are not on the journey!
When life hands you lemons, squeeze those lemons dry when you make the lemonade, because you will strengthen your muscles when you do.

Let the recovery and strengthening continue.

I am healing, I am getting stronger. I am approaching my main goal nonetheless - Getting healthy IS my job!

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My Goals:
To be the healthiest me I can be.
Current small 3 month goal - to lose 10 lbs by the end of October 2014.
lose 1 inch per week (somewhere).
In 2011, I had 3 surgeries. Two major, one minor. I am getting back on track to strengthening, losing weight, flexibility. One step, one moment, one day at a time.

My Program:
My entire program is pretty modified -
Daily PT (physical therapy exercise ) , walking, recumbent bike, light dancing, and wii fit.

I plan to again tackle gardening this summer, first time since surgeries.

Personal Information:
Creativity is key!
I am an artist/librarian.
I yearn for my creative side. I am visionary and forward thinking.

I am working on my writing and art again, as well as my textile arts.

I am an audiobook proofreader and I love it!

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The joy of the Lord is your strength - Nehemiah 8:10
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
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~ for those days when things seem so out of control. God is, and that is all that matters.

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Member Comments:
FROSTY99
10/13/2014 8:34:33 PM




Friendship happens in that special moment
when someone reaches out to another,
trusts, comforts, believes in another,
and makes a special difference
that no one else can make.

Thank you for making that kind of difference
in my life.
I'm so happy to call you my friend

Pat



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FROSTY99
10/12/2014 9:40:31 PM

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,
for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
~Mary Pickford~

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FROSTY99
10/11/2014 7:18:21 PM



Love never fails; Character never quits;
and with patience and persistence;
Dreams do come true.
~~Pete Maravich~~


Time to see that your dreams come true.
Have an awesome weekend.

Pat



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FROSTY99
10/8/2014 9:06:20 PM



True friendship isn't seen with the eyes, it is felt with the heart.
When there is trust, understanding, loyalty, and sharing.
True friendship is a rare feeling, but when it is found
It has profound impact on our well-being, strength, and character.
True friendship does not need elaborate gifts
Or spectacular events in order to be valuable or valued.
To ensure long-lasting quality and satisfaction,
True friendship only needs a few key ingredients:
Undying loyalty, unmatched understanding, unsurpassed trust,
Deep and soulful secrets, and endless sharing.
These ingredients, mixed with personality and a sense of humor,
Can make a friendship last a lifetime!
This is just a thank you, my friend, for all the wonderful and colorful
Special ingredients You've brought to my life!
~~ Author Unknown~~

Pat



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FROSTY99
10/7/2014 9:17:30 PM

A friend shared this with me-she lives in Canada and has been helping care for her 93 year old neighbor who is moving into an assisted living facility next week. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I did and wishing you a Wonderful Wednesday.
Pat


[ found this in one of Josie's old purses. Haxel

Age is a quality of mind,

If you have left your dreams behind,

If hope is lost;

If you no longer look ahead,

If your ambitions' fires are dead -

Then you are old,

But if to life you give the best,

And if in life you keep the jest,

If love you hold,

No matter how the birthdays fly,

You are not old



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