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My name is easy to guess. If u guessed Stephanie you're WRONG, but if u guessed Diane, you're RIGHT!!

The picture of my banner was taken from where I live in December 2017. When I woke up it was -12 F with the wind hill of -24.

One of the most important ways I can stay positive is by simply SMILING!

During these challenges (Both the 5% Challenge (As the Motivational Leader for the Spirited Under Dog team AKA Dawggies!) and on the Biggest Loser Challenge (I'm on the Invincible Indigo team!) It'll be a bit Ruff for 1-3 weeks as I recover from surgery to take care of a brain aneurysm, but considering all things it could be a LOT worse.

Those who have known me for awhile have watched as I've had many surgeries mostly on my feet. I feel attitude make all the difference. So Jan 10th will come, and go. I'll be barking up a storm in my NEW indigo colored Dawggie coat with matching booties!!

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 121,700

My Goals:
To hit my 5% Goal I'll need to lose 8.6 lbs in 8 weeks. The BLC will run until FEB 15(hope I got that right) and the 5% until March 3RD.

My Program:
Exercise as I'm able. That'll vary, but I will work my way up to my usual 60-90 mins a day. Including swimming as soon as able

STAY in my calorie range of 1200-1350. .I can have ANYTHING I want. Depriving oneself DOES lead to at some point a Regain. Learning though to eat in moderation WORKS. I've lost 118 lbs so far. About 35 to possibility go.

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I live in Maine and LOVE this time of year. Awww and my great grandson. He's a little pistol at almost 6 months old. To cute!

I'm also OWNED, yes I'm OWNED. Lol by Izzy a 7 Yr old tiger cat. Dogs are owned, cats OWN US. She's a very caring sweet little thing.

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I DO NOT like the words "YOU CAN'T"!!! Where there's a WILL there's a WAY." It may NOT be the traditional way, but if we look for it, it'll be there. No matter where are on our journey we are HERE thus already an improvement.

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    emoticon SPOTLIGHT emoticon is on YOU today! Cheers to your amazingness Diane!
    6 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/13/2018 4:43:56 PM
    I just wanted to say thank you for reading my blog from last night and for listening. Really needed someone to recognize there is a problem in play and it won't disappear overnight. Sending you ((((((((hugs)))))))).
    6 days ago
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    YES! I am familiar with the knee walker. The first time I hobbled into the cast clinic for my post op visit I saw a woman racing along on this contraption that looked like so much fun. Told her I was coveting her ride. She explained that she'd falling while using crutches and had been using this way of motoring ever since. Wouldn't have worked for me since my leg was in a completely straight position for the first 2+ months.
    I have been off the crutches since Dec 20 when I was finally allowed to weight bear. The past 2 months has been lots of physio, lots of stiffness and pain, lots of frustration while I attempt to learn how to walk again. But brain surgery for an aneurism?? That one shut me right up. You are a real motivator. Keep going forward. emoticon emoticon
    6 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my article! Congrats to your 12 years!! That's Awesome!!
    7 days ago
    Congratulations on being the Spark Spotlight! I am so thrilled for you, you certainly deserve it!
    7 days ago
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