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My Journey

Starting my journey on Aug 3, 2008. First goal is 20 pounds by Christmas. Final goal is 70 pounds.

Making 2010 the year I regain my health and mobility! And learn to love myself again with God's help.
Starting my journey on Aug 3, 2008. First goal is 20 pounds by Christmas. Final goal is 70 pounds.

Making 2010 the year I regain my health and mobility! And learn to love myself again with God's help.



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 current weight: 196.0 

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Member Since: 8/3/2008

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Fitness Minutes: 9,471

My Goals:
To lose 70 pounds and gain freedom over pain!

My Program:
Decreasing total calories and eating a balanced diet with more fruits and veggies and less processed foods. Hope to add exercise with my doctor's help.

Other Information:
I'm an avid reader and knitter when I get free time away from my home daycare job.
Dh and I are involved in a Disaster Relief feeding operation and have helped in Florida and Biloxie after hurricanes Ivan, Jean and Katrina and Greensburg, Ks after a tornado.

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2/20/2015 11:53:27 AM

Ha, that is quite funny, but some people actually respond that way too, so you're not totally out of it. emoticon I'm sorry about your cont'd pain and swelling. I guess we all heal at our own speed, don't we? It's so good that you're listening to your body with feeling your other knee and hips with the elliptical. I sure felt it with my hips on the recumbent bike yesterday, so I had to adjust how I was sitting and that helped. I noticed that the pedaling was so squeaky. Ha! That goes to show you that I haven't been on it for a good amt. in a long time. Oh yes, we love our doggies and our flowers too! Our dog, Hope, is our 2nd dog to have in the house. And oh my, we sure can get all the closer to them, I have found out! I think my husband and I are hooked now, we have to have them by our side the rest of our lives. I want more of a lap dog next time I think. Of course, the bigger ones can lay their head on our laps too! I love it! Have a great day, buddy, and you're normal afterall. Ha!! emoticon emoticon
PS...I'm sorry you lost your doggy. They sure become such a part of us! You'll have to post your puppy pictures when you get yours! emoticon

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2/20/2015 9:32:33 AM

You have such a great attitude, thanks for that. My progress has slowed WAY down and it gets tiresome. The doctor did say it would do that but after 5 months I'm so tired of pain and swelling. I get lots of stairs today, laundry is downstairs and it's actually a good workout. Sometimes I do my elliptical too but have to be careful of my other knee and hips.
We lost our choc lab before Christmas so now have an orange tabby who is precious. Hope to get another puppy soon. The house just isn't a home without them, ya know?
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2/19/2015 9:34:05 PM

Hi and thanks for your comment on our beloved Hope, doggy. She'll be three this coming March and her breed is 1/2 English Springer Spaniel and 1/2 Pit Bull. She's still the love of our life. She loves it on our dairy farm. Oh ya, she loves to chase a cat when she gets a chance, so they try to keep away from her! Ha! She lives in the house with us, but also loves it outside, especially in the summertime. In the winter too, but it can get so cold up here in MN, that we try to watch that she's not out for long. She's quite short-haired. She has the marking of a Spaniel, but the chest especially, of a Pit Bull. I'm glad that you're walking now with your knee. Each time we're doing that, we get stronger and stronger. We'll get up to normal eventually. I still take stairs kind of funny, especially going down, but that will come too, I know. Good luck to us!

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1/23/2015 11:21:06 AM

Thanks for adding me back and for the snowman goodie, who's so happy, and your kind comment on my page too. Yes, we can inspire each other. I try to inspire everyone on here except for myself it seems, these past 2 years! emoticon So I'm going to have to start to take care of myself too. So here we go..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1/22/2015 11:13:33 PM

Hi there girl, I just had to come and add you since we're so close together with our knee replacement surgery. Wow, and we can remember that for as long as we live, huh?! I'm sorry that you have some swelling and stiffness yet. I can feel some stiffness right away in the morning and then goes away as time goes by. I'm still trying to get my range of motion going better and better. I bend it with the exercises until I grimace, so that should help. emoticon I know too, that I would've had it done in the Summer also, if it hadn't been for us farming. My dh was so much more available to help me, whereas he wouldn't of been able in the Summer so much with the fieldwork, etc. I know that I could never of made it without him. Those first couple of weeks were pretty painful and with his help, it didn't seem so bad. My dh was also my coach, so he knew that the P/T dept. said for us to get up and get our own things when we wanted them and sometimes my dh would remind me of that and we'd laugh and he'd help me get up, but I would walk and get my own thing that I needed! Feel free to add me back. We're in this together. I have more to lose now since I've put 30# back on with this knee ordeal. It was too easy to eat convenient food and then when it was tough to exercise, way before the surgery also, no wonder. It sure comes back on easier then it comes off, right?! See you around and get better and better and better and I will too. emoticon Karen

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