My nickname is Lulu, I live in Melbourne, Australia. with my husband Russell, I am 67 years old and have no children. I used to live alone with my dog Simba and had my own business as a dog Nanny I closed the business when I got married but still look after a small amount of preferred clients I just love dogs!!! I enjoy reading fiction, am a movie junkie (chick flicks), I had a great loss on February 16th 2011 when my beloved dog Simba died of cancer. She was given 3 months to live but she fought for 12 months and as soon as we could not control the pain, we made the hard decision. I have put all my weight back on and will be starting again I now have osteo arthritis on my neck and have started a rehab program.
I'm doing pretty good with starting over of course this will be my third go round so I know the routine and what works for me. Keeping the calorie count down is easy but getting back into exercise mode makes me cry and not just because I'm sore but because I let myself regain and get so far out of shape when I was doing so good. (was down 73 # 05/11) I'm determined to get back to where I was and reach my goal this time, so heads up , arms out and come join me on our journey. Tia
Welcome to the Challenged by Arthritis team. Feel free to post in the forums and chat room and if you like start a new topic. We have a post in the top forum of the team page with lots of hints and tips on arthritis from various members so check it out. Hope We have another co-leader on here that comes from Australia that you might like to get to know. I'll send her a note for you or you can contact her yourself. Her username is Music66.