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Dale and I celebrating his birthday! Walk around the lake and then lunch together. (ALONE) :-)

Hiding behind everyone else because I do not like my picture taken. :-)

My surprise birthday gift from my hubby, an overnight trip to Annapolis, MD


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Hi! Okay, this is my third time on the site.....hopefully third times the charm. ;-) I am in hopes to stick with this and make it my lifestyle this time around. With that said, I still want to lose weight so I am comfortable in my own skin even if I do feel better once I am working out. I have five children that I am constantly running from one place to the next. That has been my life for the past nineteen years. We also have a family business that I am able to work at from home. This does not help the situation with weight loss. I am in hopes to start working out and eating right and make this a change in my life that I stick with. Best of luck to all of you Spark People that are working towards the same common goal!! "WE CAN DO IT" :-) Instead of deleting old text, I figured I would add to it. I received a message from Spark People that someone posted on my account. Thank you for that post. It came at a time when I really needed it. I had started working out and following a recipe guide where I use protein powder as well as eating healthy. I was doing fantastic losing inches as well as pounds. I started out at 175lbs and dropped down to 153lbs over a course of 9 months. I was feeling very good about myself. Well, my knee began to swell while walking and upon a doctors visit and an MRI it was discovered that I shredded my meniscus in my right knee. December 1st 2016 I went in for surgery to remove shredded meniscus and have not been able to walk easily since. I am now determined to lose the 10lbs I gained back and stick with it to achieve what I started out striving for. I know with this community behind me, *****I Can Do It!!!*****

Member Since: 7/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,544

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Eat healthy daily
Drink enough water
exercise faithfully

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Jog/walk at least 3 miles a day.
Strength training (t,th,sat)

Do it again today!! Whoo hoo!

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Littlestown, PA

Have a fantastic husband~ 19yrs. plus

5 children
CJ~18, T~17, KC~15, Smiley~12, Asha~8

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Love the Lord and have been blessed in life~

Love the outdoors, especially in the spring and fall!!
Love animals~ any kind

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    Stopping by to see how your sparking is going over the weekend. Hope all is good!
    288 days ago
    You said you have 5 children and that's So challenging, but such a blessing too. Tam doesn't have as many children, but still has challenges and is blessed also. You women are so amazing and strong. How proud you should be to accomplish so much!
    292 days ago
    Hi I found you from Tams page and added you - hope ok. My daughter had their 8th child last nigjt. She's a stay at home mom and homeschools. Kids are 12 yrs to newborn.
    292 days ago
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    I may not be on the right track, but I have a gazelle that I use that has no impact on my knees. Remember those Tony Little Gazelle Gliders? You do the 'ski' motion on the machine but you don't lift your feet at all? I love my gazelle because although I don't have a knee problem in particular, I am/less now, in pretty soft shape. I just don't have it in me to say, go for a jog! But I am starting small, have been for a couple weeks and I already feel so much better, more able to bend, tie my shoes and even jump a few times. The jump rope is deadly if your soo out of shape! It'd flat out hurt! Basically it's an elliptical but you do not go up at all, just swing out your foot back and forth like the pirate ship amusement ride. Maybe something like that could help you exercise when your knees are hurting??
    Good luck hon! I loved that you stopped by and visited!
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    298 days ago
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    Thank you for the latest post Tam! You have reminded me that there are others in this journey with me! This came at the perfect time!!
    298 days ago
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