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I have been up to 285 before and lost it and (sadly) gained it back (twice actually). I am now 49 YO and I would like to learn the skills I need to keep it off for good this time! I want to look in the mirror and actually feel good about myself so I can have enough confidence to do the things I like to do - like ride my bike or walk OUTSIDE for a change!Although, these things will have to wait a little while more, now!

WELL!Happy 2012 a little late! Sadly, I ended2011 with a massive thrombic stroke(? the clot kind) and thatt bled out some more! Count myself very lucky not to be a vegetable, though! It seems the road to recovery will be kind of long! No left arm as of yet= almost 3 months past stroke but the left leg came back fairly quickly TG and has proven to be quite helpful with my therapy recovering tactics! But some balance would be nice to have back
I've missed you guys and look forward to "Sparking" again throughout 2012!
Well, I locked myself out for a few weeks but I think I am back, again, now! my memory is awful post-stroke! I can report that my hubby & I have walked our route every night but one since 3/12! I takes us abou 50 minutes but we are learning to go a bit faster and extending our route, too!A huge Whew-hoo for us! :) I can't figure out how to track our walks since I do not know mileage ( or estimated "footage")!

Thanks to all for the goodies and well wishes! Sadly, post-stroke, I am finding the Spark website kind of difficult to maneuver! I am thinking it is my 'new brain' and not so much the site but there are a lot of distractions! It seems like now!

Bummer my yard had its best spring & summer this year and sadly, I missed most of it! The good news is that it did not get as Out of Control as I thought it would with no maintenance..... :)
I have regained about 30pounds since February being stuck in this chair and not controlling my addictions very well has been damaging to my efforts. I'm surrounded by well-meaning people who keep teling me "It's OK - you know you had a stroke - don't deprive yourself".... and I , of course, fall for it and take the easy way out!!

Member Since: 11/19/2006

Fitness Minutes: 10,655

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1. 6. Talk nicely to myself.
7. Forgive myself.
8. Keep my sense of humor.

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    2196 days ago
    So glad to see you back -

    I want to share this with you: You were one of the first friends I had on here, and you were one of the most encouraging. You told me - even if you don't make your "goal date", be proud of what you have done. That has stuck with me from day one, and I'm so grateful you said it because I didn't make it on the date "SPARK" set for me - I'm only 1/2 way - and I'm still here.


    2198 days ago
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    Hello Stranger& Welcome Back! I just happened to be on line went I saw your name pop up. It put such a smile on my face. I have been thinking of you so much the last couple of months. Now I can see why. Sorry to hear about your stroke. You are so young for something like this to happen to you! I am glad you are back and I hope some positive things come out of this. I try to be a positive thinker. I just joined the spring challenge. I'm on the Spirited Underdogs. Dealing with some health issues. Will write you more about that in a few days. Please take care & please stay in touch!! Linda emoticon emoticon
    2200 days ago
  • v LINZEE118
    Just stopped by to say hello. Miss you! Iv'e been thinking about you & how your doing. If you get a chance stop by my page & let me know how things are then I won't worry so much. Linda emoticon
    2229 days ago
    Hey my darling, I am back to square one plus 30 pounds, and awful diabetes...Thank you for the love...My sister sadly passed away this past Dec 13th, recovery from the pain..and I am ready to start making some positive changes....Love you back!
    2254 days ago
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