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Another more playful pose for People Mag. August ,23, 2012

New suit, size 10, love the colors. Chocolate brown, greenish dots. 10/25/11

Me on Xmas eve 2009, 335 lbs. Wearing black to look smaller, Ha!

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After a pretty normal life of little gains and diets, staying in pretty good shape, I injured my knee, one operation led to another , confined to wheelchair, very lonely, I found myself in a very dark and depressed place, food became my friend. I weighed about 185, this was in 1998. I loved to eat good food. But I also found myself eating junk and bad food, I continued to eat, I would lose 10 or 15 lbs but gain it back. I was still having trouble walking, was declared disabled and that ...
After a pretty normal life of little gains and diets, staying in pretty good shape, I injured my knee, one operation led to another , confined to wheelchair, very lonely, I found myself in a very dark and depressed place, food became my friend. I weighed about 185, this was in 1998. I loved to eat good food. But I also found myself eating junk and bad food, I continued to eat, I would lose 10 or 15 lbs but gain it back. I was still having trouble walking, was declared disabled and that made my situation worse. I felt as long as I could not get around I could at least eat, and I ate and ate, I loved to cook and bake and I did it all. But living alone I ate it all too. Finally at more than 345 or so, (my scales had stopped at 300) I made an appointment with my doctor ,this was in October .2009. , I tried to crash off as much weight as I could before I went in , but I had no idea that I was as heavy as I was. I checked in and my weight was 333 lbs I said enough , I want my life back. I embarked on a weight loss program, under doctor supervision.
Started Jan. 1, 210 at 335 lbs.
Joined Spark 5/17/2010
I'm down to 285 and on my way. May, 17. 2010
Update: 02/12//2011...Weight 182
Right knee replaced on 4/18/2011
08/14/2011..145...GOAL REACHED
09/19/2011..left knee replaced.
01/01/2012..136 Good weight to be at. I'm Happy !!!
01/15/2012..135.. maintenance,,I am at my GOAL.
03/20/2012..133..This makes my weight loss 202 lbs.
05/17/2012..136..holding, never more than 3 lbs difference.
03/25/2014 Update.
I found 135 to hard to maintain. Had more corrective surgery to both hands and shoulder.
I went back to 144, to 148. I try my best to keep in that range.
I find that if I don't work out at a high cardio rate, I gain.
I find that to maintain, it's a daily thought process.
I try to eat as normal as others, but with moderation.
I don't want to go through the rest of my life avoiding foods that I want to taste. But more than anything I don't want to experience one more day at an unhealthy weight or in bad health. So in a nut shell, I will do what I have to do to keep the weight off .
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TUBLADY Back from park. saw the cute little baby ducks, and geese. My stupid camera phone wasn't working, it's going back to ATT. Fix or change. They were adorable.
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Member Since: 5/17/2010

SparkPoints: 106,018

Fitness Minutes: 148,969

My Goals:
I want to get back to 145, I am 5 ft 6 in... That means I have 190 lbs to lose over all, but 140 here at Spark from the date I joined .
.I am setting a goal of being under 200 by the New Year. ( Goal reached 1/1/2011 ,197 lbs.) .I have found if I set a goal of 10 lbs at a time its not such a daunting task. When I reach that goal I treat myself to something nice for me, NO FOOD TREATS!!!
Want to shop at Victoria Secret for undies. Goal reached, Oct. 2010
Shop for clothes in the misses dept. Goal reached, Oct. 2010
Don't want to see X in my size ever again. Goal reached. size 18, regular. Nov. 2010
Mar. 2011, size 12 & 14
July. 2011, size 8/10
No more stretch waistbands. . Goal reached Jan. 2011
Want to ware belts. Goal reached.Oct. 2010
Climb stairs without stopping to rest. Goal reached, 2 flights Dec. 2010.
July, 2011, as many stairs as I want too.
GOAL of 145 lbs reached on 8/14/2011.
Decided to set a new goal of 135 lbs.

My Program:
Eat healthy balanced meals. Stay at about 1400 calories a day. I I will consult with my dietitian on any increases. .
No diet for me. Learn to eat all foods. Quality and quantity, that's the secret to good permanent weight loss. I am on the journey for life, my life.
Exercise 7 days at week.
Home and gym.
Low impact, water aerobics , Exercise ball, yoga,Bike. Aqua Zumba.
Had right knee replaced on 4/19.2011.
The left one replaced on 9/19/2011. .
I am walking 3 to 5 miles most days.
Can dance, love it.
Taking a Zumba class.
Working out on body
toning machines 3 days a week. Have water aerobics 6 days a week.
I am in a very happy place. Love my life.

Personal Information:
Salem, Or.
pdbtisha@qwestoffice.net, I am 71, divorced, with grown children, grand children and great grandchildren. I am a 60's boomer, who loves 60 & 70 music. I rock out with the Stones.
Share my home with a Yorkie, named Titan. He's the joy of my life. A little hairy bundle of exuberance and love, who doesn't know he's a small dog.

Other Information:
I love to read historical novels. I like everything about history. I paint, mixed media. Create beautiful one of a kind pieces of designer jewelry, . I sell at art and craft fairs. I do volunteer work. I am a very busy person. No time in my life to be bored.

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4/24/2014 12:31:31 PM

Stop focusing on being skinny, start focusing on being healthy.
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4/23/2014 12:11:28 PM

I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.
I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.
I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.
I was ready to climb the mountain today. But I had so may other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will have to wait.
I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in all it's majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.
I had forgotten about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately. I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.
He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain. for the longest time I told myself I was going to try to climb it but never made any progress."
"I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could. One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams would eventually die."
" The next morning, I started my climb. It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed, stop! I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight. I kept moving forward. I could not quit because I knew I had come too far to stop now. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN."
"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"
I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB."
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4/22/2014 7:04:49 PM

Hi Tisha, well for once I had a pretty good find at the Goodwill. I was looking for a jacket and I ended up with a Nike light navy jacket with a grey knit lining. I can wear in the evening here for awhile and on my way to the cashier I found a New York & Company sweater with the price tag of $49.95 on it and the XL sticker on the front of the sweater. It is lightweight and 3/4 sleeves and it is crisscross but on one side part of the sweater is tied with a bow of black, white & blue flowers. It s a beautiful shade of blue, almost like a lighter royal blue so I took that with me to register and I had my coupon card so both pieces cost $8.56. I have them in the washer now. I got out of there as I had just taken 3 full bags of clothes to the Goodwill and did not want to come home with a pile. lol So just wanted to let you know, today was a good deal especially the sweater. I have trouble putting pictures up on my blogs and I need to work on this.
Hope your rain has not come as of yet, ours hasn't but it feels like it when you go outside. Enjoy your evening. emoticon

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4/22/2014 3:42:59 PM

I like your hair too


I will let mine grow out now

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4/22/2014 3:36:21 PM

Hi Tisha, Thank you so much for taking the time to answer me before your walk. You are right in what you say and I finally got the okay to go back to water aerobics as long as I warm up and do stretching before the class. Tisha, I think of the same thing, of coming your way, I also have another spark friend in Oregon and a relative in the state of Washington. Have never seen that part of the country. Tisha, thank you for being such a wonderful support to me.
I looked for Value Village on their site in Norfolk, Va. Beach, Chesapeake and even the Outer Banks, N.C. no luck. I didn't think we had any in this part of VA. I am going back to Wal Mart and then to Goodwill just to see if I can find a Spring jacket. We are due for a bad rainstorm around 5 or so. Take care and thank you again for all your encouragement. emoticon June

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