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Well I am back to having severe pain in my both of my knees. I will probably being scheduling right knee replacement surgery the end of April. :( It now needs to be done as we tried everything now. I'm unable to walk short distances without pain. And I often get "stuck" and can not walk back to where I started without sitting for like about 15 minutes before I can get back to where I was... it is definitely frustrating for me. I also feel that depression of not be able to do the things ...

Well I am back to having severe pain in my both of my knees. I will probably being scheduling right knee replacement surgery the end of April. :( It now needs to be done as we tried everything now. I'm unable to walk short distances without pain. And I often get "stuck" and can not walk back to where I started without sitting for like about 15 minutes before I can get back to where I was... it is definitely frustrating for me. I also feel that depression of not be able to do the things that I once did it really bothering me right now and the fear of the surgery is not making that any better. I'm currently working on these things. With the support of my family and friends I will get through this successfully.


I will be applying the 9" plate and reducing portions. Drinking more fluids i.e. water or flavored water drinks that are sugar free. Keeping track of my meals on paper since it has always worked best for me. Sharing a meal when eating out.

I will be exercising with my hubby as we work on our live well plan together. :)

I'm a 50 year old stay at home mom of 3 ... my son is 28 and my daughter is 27 and a 12 yr old son. I've been married for 33 yrs . Found out 7 years ago that I have degenerative disc desease and 2 bulging discs . And due to the fact that I'm so overweight it has caused more complications for me . I'm hoping that sparkspeople is where I need to be . Have been through all the diets and even gastric by-pass surgery as well. I had success with the by-pass surgery until I was put on psych meds for bi-polar disorder 3 years later, then unfortunately I regained a lot of the weight. With Spark People I have lost about 50 pounds successfully. :)
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I will be working on Leslie Sansone's beginner 1 mile DVD with my husband and working up the that one mile walk in the house as at this point with my right knee I don't dare get far from home. I will be eating healthier with more freggies in my diet.

My Program:
1. Drink more water to be more successful.

2. Reduce sugary drinks.

3. Keep all my exercise commitments.

4. Do chair/arm exercises before 8:00am.

5. Plan meals in advance.

6. Get better sleep to decrease pain and have more stamina.



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My name is Paula I'm 51 and I need to lose at least 175 lbs . My physical health is improving slightly so that I do not have to use a cane, walker, amigo or w/c. For the past 2 months my back pain has improved dramatically. I can do a little more without being in so much pain. I have 2 grown children and we have adopted my 12 yr old nephew as well. I'm still active even though I weigh so much . Just not as active as I was 7 years ago . I've been married to my soulmate for 33 years. He is the very best thing that has happened to me in my life as well as all my children . I love to read , paint , crochet , square dance ( not currently participating) , have belly danced also in the past . I love to go camping , movies , plays ..... I have many interests. ....

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4/17/2014 3:47:40 AM


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3/20/2014 1:37:41 AM

Paula! So good to hear from you! So sorry to hear the bad news about your knee though. I think the whole team was pulling for you not to have that surgery. You must be in a great deal of pain. You have to treat yourself really well. I knew you deserved a nice watch for your birthday/Daisy Day - it seems like two celebrations got morphed into one - hope you didn't feel shortchanged , lol. I will miss you so much on the Daisies. So so very much and hope you will be back soon. You can always make the special request because of the chair exercises. But there is also another team that caught my eye - the WRJ&G or however the letters go - they promote WII for when you're better (I don't have the gadget and the neighbors downstairs would jump on Me for jumping on the floors), but you might love it. They only ask 10 minutes everyday and I'm sure chair exercises would count. They also promote this thing called geocaching which I don't know if you've heard of but really sounded interesting and I googled it and got a video - you follow paths by your phone GPS to treasure boxes and take something and leave something - like walks in the city or hikes in parks. There are some trails right near me. If you are interested in this team for the 10 minute goal and WII for when you've recovered (sounds like that may take quite a while though? and PT?), you have til midnight to contact Ceriusly and request that team.

A walking video - are you doing a program or making a video? That sounds cool! It'd be great to document the whole process of your fight and great comeback! I think your story has "Featured Motivator" written all over it!

My goals? Well to tell you the truth, I've been off for 2 weeks from my teaching acting at HOGWARTS now. I had a migraine for 4 days that turned into a nasty cough and cold the third day that I'm just getting over now, thanks to friends coming over the past 2 days and convincing me to "feed a cold." So I've been stuffing myself with everything and now I'm even drinking a ton of juice ("sorry Coach Nicole") - I wasn't at all before, just oranges and broth so I lost a ton of weight but I've gained a ton back already. i was able to do some marking tonight, woo hoo! I'm gonna be back at Hogwarts soon. Probably try and stay up a bit more tonight and get a bit more marking done though I might be pushing it and also the marking might be compromised. It's time for me to change the Valentine's page, eh, lol? I think the next them will be a teaching theme. I can't even think what the next holiday is. I guess Easter. Wish I didn't have to use the Head Girl badge as my profile pic. Hopefully they'll loosen up on that as we get more into the semester. The whole concept's a little loopy but believe it or not it's very serious business at the Challengers of HOGWARTS. I inquired about the cool sounding new challenge Camp Wannabefit (yes, I'm in way over my head - I gave p leadership of one team already and left the next segment from the BLC Winter Warmup) but I know one of the girls who's running it and she said they're asking you make it your only challenge and Hogwarts "seems to be a good fit" for me, lol. I don't really know the full implications of that. It certainly has offered me a lot and I can put this teaching on my resume.

Well, I'm taking up your whole page here. I just want to make sure you're going to be okay through this challenging time, so I am only a click away, but never feel pressured to return my (or anyone's - I know it's Hard!) comments or goodies right away. This should be as "stress"-free a time as Stress80 possible for you! Have a great night! emoticon

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3/9/2014 12:37:39 PM

Hello! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a great comment this week! Hope you are doing well!



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STRESS80
3/8/2014 6:14:37 AM

Than you everyone who gave me goodies I love them all... Paula~ emoticon



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3/8/2014 6:13:03 AM

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHED. I HAD A WONDERFUL DAY. . . . . emoticon emoticon



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