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I'm preparing to have spinal fusion surgery, but first I need to lose as much weight as possible. Most of my medications preventing my body from destroying itself and keeping me from being completely miserable unfortunately also cause weight gain. I am now hoping to wean myself of the meds temporarily in hopes that I can lose enough weight to make my surgery and year long recovery easier. I can't really change my diet at this point, I'm already vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free except from fruit & have eliminated almost all processed foods. Not sure what else I can do there. My exercise program is severely restricted. No standing, walking, running, jumping, climbing, twisting, bending... so basically it's always an arm day.

Member Since: 3/28/2011

Fitness Minutes: 70,309

My Goals:
Lose enough weight to lower the risks of surgery & to make my recovery easier so that I can hopefully be able to walk again & have fun & go places with my children again.

Weight Goals & Reward:
10 lb - 3/12/17 - new weight gloves
20 lb - 3/27/17 - new thick yoga mat
30 lb - 4/19/17 - fancy scale that measures body fat & muscle % among other things
40 lb - 4/30/17 - 10, 12, 15, 20, 25 & 30 pound dumbbell set and rack
50 lb - 5/12/17 - recumbent exercise bike
60 lb - 6/9/17 -
70 lb - 6/25/17 -
80 lb -

My Program:
Rowing. Seated arm exercises. recumbent bike
Strength training with weights, resistance bands, body weight & medicine ball.
Temporarily stop medication that have weight gain as a side effect.

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Full-time mother & teacher to my pack of wild things.

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    Thanks for friending me! Added you back. It will be fun to getto know you as we journey along!!
    11 hours ago
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    We are going to rock this challenge sooo hard!
    14 hours ago
    Hi! Thanks for the add. Good to see a fellow 5% Summer Weight Loss loser. God luck to you!
    16 hours ago
    emoticon Hi and emoticon to the ROWDY REBELS !! It sounds as if you're a fighter and that is great !! I wish you well with your medication changes and your spinal fusion. I hope that it nets you all of the great things that you need for it to do !! We are here for you. We are really excited that you have decided to join us. This is a great team with many caring members, as I'm sure that you will find out soon. I hope that our support will help you be successful and realize your goals, as we all work as a team to realize our team goals. We are very supportive and will give you all the help that we can. emoticon again to the team !! You will be a great ROWDY REBEL with your positive attitude !! emoticon
    16 hours ago
    Hii! Thanks for the add! Sorry to hear your be needing spinal fusion. My mother-in-law had it done and it significantly helped with the pain. I hope so for you too! Its wonderful to meet you!
    17 hours ago
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