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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

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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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    Hi Sweety! I've thought of you often I met my goal plus still losing on maintenance. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you.
    14 days ago
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    18 days ago
    Hi Betty -
    thanks for adding me as a friend, and I have added you as well. In reading your blog page about your favorite book (beyond the Bible - great choice!!), I noticed you mentioning Gracia Burnham's book. Small world!! My mom lives in the same hometown here in Kansas as Gracia!! That whole year or so that she and Martin were held hostage in the Philippines was very much in our daily newspapers. The children were sent to live with their grandparents (Martin Burnham's parents) here in Kansas. Later, when she was freed after Martin was killed, some of the local congregations got together and built a new house for Gracia and her family, which is up north of where my mom lives, on the road up to Wichita. I've never met her personally, but my mom has. So anyway, I thought you might like to hear that!!


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