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Hi, I am a 54 yr old divorced white woman from Colbert Ga. I am a Registered Nurse but am currently disabled after having failed back surgery as of January 2007. I recently had an anterior cervical fusion of 3 discs ( in my neck) and complete thyroid removal in the summer of 2008. I have improved a little more from these surgeries, which is truely a godsend!! Its my hope that I will lose weight in order for me to be relieved of some of my neck, arm, leg and back pain. So this is going to begin my journey of becoming healthy again and hopefully to be able to get control of my pain so that I can walk again without this excruciating pain.

Member Since: 1/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 120

My Goals:
1. To be able to get a cute outfit in the misses section again
2. To get control over my pain so that I can go back to work again
3. To be able to go out with my boyfriend in public and not feel so self- conscious of how I look
4. To feel more like my age than feeling like an old woman
5. To be able to play with my grandchildren when the day comes that Im blessed to get them from my children *smiles*


My Program:
Begin walking on the treadmill slowly until I can build up to 10 min a day. Eat more fruits and vegetables and cut out the cookies and sweets. Only eat 3 meals a day with a snack and cut out snacking constantly at night.



Personal Information:
Im originally from Pa but moved to Georgia 14 yrs ago for a nursing job. I currently am divorced and live in Athens. I have 3 children. A daughter that is 24yrs old that recently moved back home again to get her life straight again. She will hopefully returning to school next fall. I just pray she does something with her life other than what she is currently doing!!, a daughter that is 22 yrs old that attends UGA. She had a beautiful daughter November 25 named Olivia. She got married about a month ago to Olivia's dad, so she is very happy!! :), and a son that is 17yrs old that lives with his father.


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Im a Registered Nurse and have been a RN for 26 yrs. I have worked in labor and delivery for most of my career. But, I had a bad ruptured disc and had back surgery in 2005. In 2007, I was diagnosed with Failed back surgery syndrome which is mainly nerve damage causing excruciating pain in my lower back and down my legs. I have been inactive which has caused me to gain 40 or more lbs. This is the heavist I have been my entire life which has caused me to be very depressed. I have decided that It is time to gain control over my life because I am too young to lay here and die!!!! I found this site and hope to have lots of friends to help me along the way as well as me being a friend in return.




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  • v CLADY326
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    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~ St. Francis of Assisi
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    Hugs, Anna
    2319 days ago
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    "The finish line is not the end. The finish line is the beginning. Standing at the starting line gives you permission to hope. Taking the time to train, putting in the mileage, making the changes in your life, and taking the risks has given you consent to hope for the best in yourself. The miracle is not that you finished, but that you had the courage to start." ~ John Bingham
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    Hugs, Anna

    2328 days ago
  • v CLADY326
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    I've come to realize that the difference in success or failure is not how you look, how you dress, or how you're educated. It's how you think! Mac Anderson

    Hugs, Anna
    2333 days ago
  • v AMYISSUCCEEDING
    Welcome to the EE Team. Glad you have joined us.
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    2349 days ago
  • v GOING2LOSENOW
    Hi- Welcome to the EE team! Great place for support, and encouragement, and a place to vent if you need to!

    10 Positive Assumptions

    1) I will make and keep my commitments.

    2) I will find the right people who can help me.

    3) I will look for an answer in every problem.

    4) I will give up trying and simply do.

    5) I will make it okay to be wrong and make mistakes.

    6) I will create my own good luck.

    7) I will not be afraid to lose before I win.

    8 ) I will do it now!

    9) I will be who I am and become what I was meant to be.

    10) I will accept that all things are possible.

    -Robert Anthony, in his book Betting on Yourself.

    Hope to see you on the message boards! Have a great day!
    Tina
    Co Leader Emotional Eaters

    2353 days ago
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