JAVAGAL47
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. I am 87 dealing with post polio syndrome which limits my doing any exercise, yet losing is very important , so that I put less pressure on already stressed joints.I need the information presented here and the interaction with other membersl

Member Since: 4/23/2006

Fitness Minutes: 150

My Goals:
Watch intake of food better. Want to get to 150, then see how much farther I should go...
5/20/2016 I am now 140, but still have trouble transferring from my chair so may lose
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No real program, but do like to read the info from Spark people and get inspiration from their successes.



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I am Betty I., AKA Javagal (I love mocha javas unfortunately) I was born in MN. but left when I was 8 yrs old, to live in warmer CA. I married at 18, lived in North Hollywood, and then many cities in So. CA. Now in Sacramento. At 23, I contracted polio after having had two children. Came out of hospital after 7 wks. Could walk fairly well. Never used any help to walk. In the mid 70''s I was hit with post polio syndrome. Something I had no knowledge of until in the 80''s. Just knew I was doing a lot of falling and always tired. Had two more children after polio so have two boys and two girls. I spend my days in a power chair, and am thankful for it. Just not possible to do any exercise, can do some stretches, that''s all. Hard to lose this way, but I am going to try my hardest as the extra weight does not help the aches and pains. Love this site!! I joined 50+ members with 50-99 pounds to lose, and one other with great people but I couldn't keep up with the correspondence neces


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Favorite book other than the Bible: "In the Presence of My Enemies" by Gracia Burnham. A true story of her and her husband's almost year in the captivity of the Albu Sayyaif terrorist group through the jungles of the Philippines.

"Life is like an echo, you get back what you send out."




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  • v CALCOUNTER52
    Hi Betty! I'm sorry about the goodie note. Perhaps it was too long so it didn't post. lol I'll try to remember it all and just post it here.

    Let's see, I was thanking you for the comments on my pictures and quotes. The pic of me at the river walk is in beautiful Wilmington, NC. My daughter and I visited in October of last year. I look forward to going back one day. I'm from SC, so it's really not that far.

    I was reading your intro last night and saw that your second favorite book is "In the Presence of My Enemies". I've never read it but I have seen the story on a TV show before (I believe it was on an episode of Locked Up Abroad). I was fascinated by that story, sad as it was. But after seeing in your intro section that there is a book about the couple's ordeal, I went to Amazon right away to order it. I love biographical books and I know that will be an interesting read.

    I am still talking too much here. But I want to say I hope you get your glasses situation straightened out soon. I don't know where I'd be without mine these days. I sure wouldn't be typing this. ;-)

    I hope you have a beautiful day and I thank you very much for the friend add!
    1 day ago
  • v CALCOUNTER52
    I appreciate you visiting my page and lending your support so much. I sent you a goodie to reply to some of the things you wrote. Please forgive me for getting carried away. I think I wrote a short story there. ;)
    1 day ago
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    There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so. William Shakespeare
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    2 days ago
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