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: 323

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
more.


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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 JAVAGAL47
    For those of you who see two Spark People pages for me....I have no idea what happened emoticon and am afraid to lose both if I tried!! Hugs, Betty

    7 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Our passions, the things we care most about, are whispers from our souls that can guide us to a particular career or service. Colleen Mauro
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    Thrive in freedom creativity, expression and boldness. You have absolutely no excuse good enough to not live your dreams. Simran Singh
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    9 days ago
  • v ELLACAMINA
    emoticon dear Betty! I'm glad you liked the rose. Lots of Hugs, Smiles and Love to you.

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    You are a treasure, a sweet blessing and a reason to smile. I'm so grateful for your encouragement, support, inspiration and our friendship. May your heart garden continue to cultivate kindness and compassion, be generous in spirit, see beauty in everything. and live for the moments you can't put into words. Have a beautiful heart-filled day.

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    9 days ago
  • v ELLACAMINA
    emoticon Betty, thanks for stopping by and commenting on the photos. I hope you're doing well and staying warm. Many hugs and smiles to brighten your day.


    Sometimes we think we've failed because life didn't go as planned. We put too much emphasis on what might have been instead of what we've achieved to get this far. And just as setbacks can be catalysts for learning; victories can be catalysts to keep us moving forward. Celebrate each victory because in the whole sense of the word, a-Victory-is-a-Victory and an integral part of our journey that needs acknowledgement no matter how small. It's part of what we're made of, and we are made to be Victorious!

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    “If it’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between?” – Sara Evans

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    10 days ago
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