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Hi I am fairly new here and would like to get healthy. I do go to a gym but have not been able to do full workout because of a back flareup going on at this time. I am overweight, diabetic, have arthritis and live with pain everyday. My goals are to get the pain back down to the level that it used to be. And try to lose some of the weight I have. I hope sparkpeople will be the help I need to get going again in the right direction.

Member Since: 2/24/2012

Fitness Minutes: 67

My Goals:
What are my goals the top of the list is loss weight. Live with less pain if not be able to deal with the chronic pain. Get the diabetes under control again. Get the swelling from the water retention down in my feet. Think more positive thoughts more often. Learn to enjoy life around me.

My Program:
Working out at a gym mostly biking at this time because of the back pain. Learning to free up my mind. Trying to control the depression with positive thinking. Trying to see the positive in each day.
Trying to live salt free ( hard one) but doable.

Personal Information:
Married, two cats one is 4 years old one is 10 or 11 not sure . Destiny is youngest and Solo the older of the two. Solo was my son's cat now ours. Live in Wisconsin go packers. I am 59 going onto 60 in a few months. Hate the old thing won't use the word. Have one son no others. He is married now.

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Am a step grandmother to three. I am still learning the ropes to SP. Looking forward to making new friends. Well be taking a creative writing class this fall.

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    Pam I know what you mean about photos. It is a cute picture of your tuxedo kitty.
    1943 days ago
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    It will be a will before I add a photo of me. I just don't like any of the photos I have of me. So be patience with me on the photo. Peace, love, and have a great day. Thank you for the goodies they made my day brighter for me.
    1943 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/28/2012 12:58:18 PM
    Welcome to SP--you're off to a great start here. Keep posting and tracking daily. Setting up your own Spark page so we can get to know you is a great help. And remember, we're all in this together. We help one another to get to the goal of a healthy weight and lifestyle. Together WE CAN DO IT!! emoticon emoticon

    Hey, 10-15 minutes of exercise a day is great! It all helps. I am just now up to 15 minutes a day--started at 5 min. and that was a struggle. I also have injuries and advanced degenerative arthritis that affect my ability to move much, but every bit helps and I am getting better at it--slowly. I hope you're on some teams to get good moral support along the way and good suggestions for exercise you can do with mobility/health issues. I belong to the chair exercise team and losing weight while disabled team--both are great sources of support and ideas. Hang in there. I'm sure you'll be successful if you just keep the focus and make the commitment to be on SP daily to track food and exercise and to interact with your team members. emoticon
    1945 days ago