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rhales199's journey to eating better and a healthier weight!!!!

My weight currently is somehwere around 222 lbs. My health issues & being so limited in diet are why my weight is up. (it was down to 209 Oct of 2009) [EDIT: JULY 2011 my weight is up yet again, to about 243. WOrking on getting it back down! recently joined a gym close by, so that should help!]

Hi, my name is Becky. I'm 32 years old, six feet tall, and started this diet at 289 lbs. I was diagnosed w/ hypothyriodism about May 2004. I have been having problems w/ my right foot ...
My weight currently is somehwere around 222 lbs. My health issues & being so limited in diet are why my weight is up. (it was down to 209 Oct of 2009) [EDIT: JULY 2011 my weight is up yet again, to about 243. WOrking on getting it back down! recently joined a gym close by, so that should help!]

Hi, my name is Becky. I'm 32 years old, six feet tall, and started this diet at 289 lbs. I was diagnosed w/ hypothyriodism about May 2004. I have been having problems w/ my right foot (tendonitis, ect.) since Nov. 2006, which has made it hard to exercise sometimes.
I found out in Oct 2008 that I have Sleep Apnea, and I also think I have Interstitial Cystiitis (painful Bladder). In June 2009 i began to suspect I have interstitial Cystiitis (aka painful Bladder syndrome)-- I think I only have a mild case, thankfully. not eating acidic foods has been a great help.
july 2010 I finally realized I seem to have either a gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease, so i get to add going gluten- free to an already limited diet. But it can be done!
My goal is to get down to about 182. I know it'll take a while, but i don't care!!!
My husband Tygh (pronounced 'Ty') and I were married in June 1998. He was born with a developmental disability called cerebral palsy. It affects mainly his vision, legs, balance, and motor skills. As a result, he is legally blind and uses an electric wheelchair to get around. He is one of the smartest, most intelligent and caring people i've ever met.
We both grew up in Utah (West Valley, near Salt lake), but have lived in Idaho since the end of Dec 1999.

ETA: Feb 7, 2008, I had emergency surgery to remove a baseball size cyst on my right ovary (also had to take the ovary :(). recovery went well and I was back to driving everyone around 2 weeks later!

June 3, 2008-- about a month ago, a neighbor gave me a bike... now I just got to use it more!
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Member Since: 11/6/2006

SparkPoints: 27,179

Fitness Minutes: 9,106

My Goals:
Short- term- to be able to wear size 16 pants by summer!!!

My Program:
South Beach, BABY!!! Yeah, yeah, YEAH!!!

To eat lots of veggies, almost no sugar, drink lots of water, and do what exercise I can with a foot that doesn't want to work right!!

Mar 2009~ I think I have Endometriosis, a condition that makes me sensitive to a few foods, so I am at least for now cutting out most wheat, dairy, and sugar, as well as caffiene, alchohol, and red meats...the last 3 aren't too much of a problem for me.... but the 1st 3, boy it sure makes for a challenge.... thank heavens I can still have fruit (and veggies, ect)...

IAlso thing I have Interstitial Cystiitis (painful Bladder), there are even more foods that aggravate that, so learning to live with out them is even more challenging (especially when it's your favorite foods, like bananas & nuts)
EDIT APR 25, 2007: I found out I can use the exercise bike in our appartment complex gym during business hours, so I have been doing that (as well as weight lifting) for exercise 5-6 days a wee

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I like animals, love doing crafts (crocheting and knitting in particular), love to read and watch movies.

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NITAINMN
8/2/2011 4:13:05 PM

How are you Becky? Please do update me and let me know how life is treating you....how is your husband? How is the new 2 BR apartment? Thank you for your support and encouragement through my blog...you are still the kindest person I have met...take care! emoticon



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NATALIE225
7/27/2011 10:25:22 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm actually originally from Boise and my whole family is here. I moved to L.A. 2 years but my teaching contract wasn't renewed this year so now I'm back. I'm actually really excited to be here because I found that I didn't enjoy L.A. as much as I thought I would.



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MOMFAN
6/14/2011 7:56:39 PM

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BEKKASHAY
6/13/2011 1:33:37 PM

Thanks Becky! you are always so sweet and supportive!! i am super excited! How are you doing?



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SCHATZY25
6/5/2011 12:37:50 PM

Thanks so much for my sparkgoodies. They are very much appreciated.

Never had a spa day. I will enjoy it in my thoughts.

Thank you for being there for me and my family in the time of our need.



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