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My name is Libby and I returned to Sparkpeople after a long hiatus. I had given up trying to lose weight in the past due to a very long list of painful medical conditions, an equally long list of weight-gain causing medications, drastically reduced mobility (due to pain) - and a sense of futility.
But here I am again September 23, 2013....with a renewed determination to become healthier in any way I can....given the physical limitations I still have. It's not been easy - but I will never 'say Uncle'!!!

A new chapter begins............and I'm optimistic.

Member Since: 5/26/2011

Fitness Minutes: 12,351

My Goals:
To be HEALTHY and free of pain

To lose 80 pounds
(I lost 40 & regained 18 - but I learned valuable lessons)

To learn to eat mindfully - be in the moment. It's a very lofty goal.

My Program:
.count calories/WW points
.be aware of carbs.
.no night binges
.drink water
.exercise as much as I'm able


Personal Information:
I'm a young 69....with multiple health issues - all of them painful.

I live in Brooklyn, NY, in a historic park- filled neighborhood.

I love all things cultural; musical. I love the Brooklyn Bridge -- and NO! I'm not going to sell it to you!!

I'm a cancer survivor (lymphoma - 1996)

I make was my passion until I developed these painful conditions. I'm getting back to it slowly and will post photos on this page from time to time.

Mom to Lucy (see photos)

I have good friends and family spread all over the country.....but since I don't fly anymore, it makes it difficult to maintain a close relationship.

I'm a very independent soul....and I'll count on my friends on this site when I need to reach out.

Other Information:
Got a Kindle and rediscovered reading.
My arthritic hands make it difficult to hold a book open.....and this is a miracle for me.

I used to 'power' walk 25-35 miles a week. Now I'm grateful to walk 1-2 blocks a day.....slowly.

My adorable Lucy keeps me to her walking schedule (4x daily) religiously!!

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    Libby, I could never forget you and Lucy. Your picture of her is still one of my favorites and always makes me smile!!!!

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    1216 days ago
  • v ADLINS
    Hi Libby! I'm still here! It seems like I fell off the face of the earth, but all is well. In fact, I'm now in Texas! I moved last month and started my new job this past Monday. It's going well. I'll send more details later. I so hope you are doing well....
    1290 days ago
  • v BOSS61
    Hit me with an email, and the dress you shall see.
    1314 days ago
  • v BOSS61
    As someone once said, "Send up a flare; I'll throw you a line."

    Conspicuous my your absence, ma'am. Hope all is well.

    Check in please!
    1318 days ago
  • v MARYANN2323

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

    Miss you Libs!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1403 days ago
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