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PSYCHOSHANNEN SparkPoints: (231)
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9/23/10 3:05 A

I am so happy for you!
Awesome!
You go girl and keep up the good work!

TRACYZABELLE SparkPoints: (138,812)
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9/23/10 2:59 A

What a great accomplishment! YOU GO GIRL!

SHARON579 Posts: 13
9/23/10 2:54 A

You go Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is fantastic. I know I joined Sparkpeople 46 days ago and have had similar experiences and you feel so good. GOD helps me to keep up eat right and exercise 5 times a week at gym I am now even cycling for 15 mins 7.05km on a stationary bike at the gym. Have lost 9.7kgs and 33cm.Since the 12/07/2010. GOD IS GOOD GOD BLESS and keep it up.

BBATES8 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/23/10 2:52 A

good job, I would love to be able to go up or down stairs without being out of breath when I am done.

LWORLEY416 SparkPoints: (85,234)
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9/23/10 2:49 A

Great job! Keep up the great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JDUGAL SparkPoints: (757)
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9/23/10 2:44 A

to keep moving slowly in the right direction, a journey started with a single step

IRVIN1 Posts: 1
9/23/10 2:23 A

Make sure for every pound that you loose, increase your goodness on the inside with more love,forgiveness and understanding. GP99

TNALGIRL SparkPoints: (0)
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9/23/10 2:21 A

Hi,
I have arthritis in both knees also but I believe there is something wrong besides the osteoarthritis in my right knee and leg because it is swollen 2 times my left leg and hurts many times to just walk. I do walk all the time but I really do not want to, so I know exactly what you are going through with your knees. I just ache all the time with mine. I tore the miniscus pad on both sides of right knee several years ago in 1994 1993 and I believe it is torn again, but without insurance it is impossible to have it x-rayed. How did you get yours to stop hurting?

ANNABELLE1957 Posts: 1,357
9/23/10 2:16 A

awesome that is great , happy for u emoticon

LAURA1948 Posts: 10
9/23/10 2:11 A

I know what you mean. It feels so good to have done something for yourself. That is a big deal. Just keep talking to the little girl inside yourself and tell her she can do it.

MANNSORRELS Posts: 11
9/23/10 2:02 A

i have started crossing my legs at the knee...have not done it in years and it just tickles me every time i find myself doing it. 50 lbs 1 year and it's the neatest little thing:) keep going....

BETTERDIANA SparkPoints: (2,292)
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9/23/10 1:59 A

You go, girl! Thanks a bunch for sharing! emoticon

PLUMEE Posts: 2
9/23/10 1:58 A

Keep going !!!!!!!!!

DIDMIS Posts: 103,458
9/23/10 1:49 A

Great for you. emoticon

FATHINSN SparkPoints: (77,052)
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9/23/10 1:39 A

woohoo, that's great! I though once you get arthitis, it's hard to do anything else and you've proved that my though is wrong, thanks!

THEESLADY Posts: 31
9/23/10 1:38 A

emoticon Congrats to you!!!!! Keep up the good work, stay positive and strong...you can do it!!!


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OMIFRANCO Posts: 40
9/23/10 1:37 A

Thanks for sharing and congrats for the stair steppin'.

SLIMMER58 Posts: 409
9/23/10 1:35 A

Good for you! One day I hope to do the same. emoticon

TIEGRRLIL Posts: 412
9/23/10 1:34 A

Congratulations on your progress. Keep up the good work.

CAROLEKN199 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/23/10 1:33 A

Keep up the good work! You are such an inspiration for me! I too have trouble with my knees some days and it is difficult to stand up after sitting for a while. With exercise and dieting I hope to have it a bit better too with the less weight on the knees!
Blessing to you!!
Carole

NIXTER62 Posts: 1
9/23/10 1:33 A

Good job. Sometimes it is the little things that are important to a person's overall health. When you lose some abilities it snowballs and you tend to lose even more ability. Keep moving, work through (moderate) pain and discomfort, eat healthy foods in moderation and watch the pounds drop off.

SWEETLADYP SparkPoints: (0)
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9/23/10 1:30 A

That is so wonderful, I too am walking down the stairs one at a time, my knees just cant handle the weight of my body going up or down one at a time but I look forward to the day when I can manage stairs the way we are supposed. So I celebrate your victory with you and hope one day soon it is my little victory.

LOLACRAYOLA SparkPoints: (0)
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9/23/10 1:30 A

Good for you! I can't walk up or down stairs without the "one step at a time" method yet. I had a knee replacement 8 months ago but am recovering slowly because of arthritis and being 65. Sparkpeople is helping me so much, however, but I just joined a few weeks ago. Thanks for being out there, ya'll!

BEVWAGNER Posts: 2
9/23/10 1:28 A

Wow, good job! I too have physical problems with my spine and fibromyalgia. It takes pushing yourself past that pain sometimes. You have inspired me! Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and I don't think I will ever be able to lose weight again but now I am motivated.

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9/23/10 1:27 A

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PASTORCURT Posts: 1
9/23/10 1:24 A

Thats excellent! Keep up the great work!

YIGOBUTTERFLY SparkPoints: (127,344)
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9/23/10 1:23 A

I know what you mean! I had trouble walking up and down stairs and am now able to walk up without holding onto a rail or the wall and walk down like an adult! It feels wonderful. emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the great work!

Jane on Guam

HEALTHYJPL Posts: 1
9/23/10 1:21 A

That's great. I am excited for you! Keep up the good work and believe me your hard work WILL pay off. I gained about 25 extra pounds due to rearing my four children. One day I tried to run during a walk (and I despised running before this). Went to the first mailbox I saw and now I run almost 6 miles - lost 12 pounds - yipeee! Feel healthier and clothes fit better also much better moods. Have fun!

DIETKITTEN1 Posts: 47
9/23/10 1:10 A

why to go,job well done . As we say we do it day by day it gets easier. I have 30 stairs i go up and down each and every day,

AVOPAT3 Posts: 88
9/23/10 1:01 A

Good for you, glad your feeling healthier and taking care of you!
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IMBN_HEALTHY Posts: 267
9/23/10 12:59 A

It's small victories like that, that make this journey worthwhile and exciting.

Bravo! And keep up the good work!!

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DEBBIE_C Posts: 2,686
9/23/10 12:56 A

emoticon Doing great!

BUNNY117 Posts: 31
9/23/10 12:54 A

WOW! Someone who understands! I could have written that. I sold cars for 23 years. Needsly to say I have arthritis so bad; never realizing you could be in so much pain. I have just recently joined "Sparkle" and I want to change my life so much for I feel I have lost the person I was in this pain! I need to lose 100 plus pounds. I do too want to walk again down a flight of stairs without doing it in an angle. I put on this 100 pounds in 10 years since I got arthritis. Any suggestions appreciated. emoticon

MOVETHATBIGBUTT Posts: 348
9/23/10 12:50 A

just read your board post..That is so great that you are feeling it..I just love Sparkpeople i have learned so much,sense i have been a member.. emoticon

JESSICAMAE83 SparkPoints: (40,435)
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9/23/10 12:47 A

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CHRISIN SparkPoints: (5,244)
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9/23/10 12:41 A

I am so pleased for you. One small step on the pathway of restored health is not so small at all.
Well done to you. You are an inspiration.

BEEJAY5361 Posts: 1
9/23/10 12:38 A

WELL DONE - CONGRATULATIONS -

2RICKIE Posts: 620
9/23/10 12:38 A

emoticon emoticon It will only get better! Keep up the good work!

ROCKYSPOT SparkPoints: (0)
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9/23/10 12:37 A

I guess one of the most important messages that I got from your post--is that our health matters--we have one life to live--Let's live it right!! Thanks for the post!

BOOPBE SparkPoints: (0)
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9/23/10 12:26 A

I am do happy for you as well!! Keep up the good work!!

PLATINUMSTAR1 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/23/10 12:17 A

I'm so happy for you. That's a great accomplishment. I had a hip replacement, and I was so glad to get the operation and get rid of the dreadful pain. Keep up the good work.

I2BZ2W8 SparkPoints: (8,793)
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9/13/10 6:21 P

Thanks...and it feels good..

GEMINIGEM6 SparkPoints: (21,556)
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9/13/10 6:01 P

Congrats!! I think that is great!! :)

JAS1990 Posts: 684
9/13/10 5:13 P

That's great!

MEADSBAY SparkPoints: (220,981)
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9/13/10 3:33 P

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DECEMBERBRIDE10 Posts: 218
9/13/10 8:38 A

Congratulations! I think it's the small every day things that are the biggest accomplishments!

JANELLADINKINS Posts: 7
9/13/10 8:37 A

Wow thats great!!!! I know that was a huge accomplishment for you!!!!

CASJ57 Posts: 1,377
9/12/10 8:59 P

That is a very big deal and I am happy for you!



DARBMAR Posts: 2,113
9/12/10 8:40 P

Good for you - that is a great success to celebrate!
Sometimes little things are really big things!

You go girl! emoticon

I2BZ2W8 SparkPoints: (8,793)
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9/12/10 7:19 P

To some this may be something you take for granted..I know I once did. Well I have arthritis in both knees and today is the 1st day in a long time that I can recall that I didn’t walk down stairs one step at a time or at an angle. I almost tripped when I realized what I was doing. No pain and no thoughts..just doing it! It’s all because I joined SparkPeople and lost 7lbs and started taking better care of myself. I also take glucosamine and other vitamins..but I feel better and happier. Thanks for listening! It’s the little things that count!

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