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My name is Christine and I am a mother of two lovely little girls. I have always been overweight save for a few years in my early twenties. With having Rheumatoid arthritis excersize can be a challenge. Last year I developed a massive DVT (bloodclot) and that has about put all efforts on hold and helped me along in gaining an additional 15lbs. I want to be healthier and see the me that wants to get out finally make it out! I want to know that when I am in pain and unable to get around that ...
My name is Christine and I am a mother of two lovely little girls. I have always been overweight save for a few years in my early twenties. With having Rheumatoid arthritis excersize can be a challenge. Last year I developed a massive DVT (bloodclot) and that has about put all efforts on hold and helped me along in gaining an additional 15lbs. I want to be healthier and see the me that wants to get out finally make it out! I want to know that when I am in pain and unable to get around that people are not looking at me and judging me saying "if she would lose the weight she wouldn't be in that situation". I want to avoid the stares from people that think because I have a handicap parking spot it is because I am overweight and to fat and lazy to do anything about it. Most of all I want to be happier with my body and feel better about myself.

UPDATE: Well 65 lbs have came and gone, I plan to never see them again ! I have now started my fitness journey and would like to loose another 20 lbs ish to reach a nice sustainable goal weight. I weigh in at 173lb which for 5'11 is not bad at all but I definately have some soft flab that could be gotten rid of. My main goals this year are to just be healthy! I have successful conquered my RA and am off all the nasty pills and injections I had been taking previously. Yes I still have some ups and downs , sometimes extreme fatigue and sometimes not being able to open a water bottle but I have more GREAT days then bad :D. Appreciating my body and loving myself more is where I am currently at today. I also have started to compete in Dressage with my horses and am enjoying that immensely. Life is very GOOD :D
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Member Since: 9/20/2011

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Be healthy and live life to the fullest!

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Eating healthy organic foods paired up with exercise. Thank goodness for sparkpeople as it makes all this easy to keep track of!

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Christine Church
from Nampa, Idaho USA now living in Edmonton, AB Canada. Raises Bengals at www.ZaharaBengals.com and is the loving mother to two gorgeous daughters. Shows and competes in Dressage as a hobby and enjoys photography.

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"I will beat her. I will train harder. I will eat cleaner. I know her weaknesses. I know her strengths. I have lost to her before, But not this time. She is going down. I have the advantage because I know her well. She is the old me." Bonnie Pfiester.

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HOPE2BE
3/16/2013 1:06:18 PM

Welcome to the Challenged by Arthritis team. Feel free to post in the forums and chat room and if you like start a new topic. We have hints and tips from various members in a post in the top forum so check it out. Hope emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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