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I don't really care a lot for exercise. I like walking with friends and dancing with my husband best. I am going to a physical therapist for strength training weekly.

Had my knee scoped last summer to repair damage. Still not back to previous level, but getting closer. Just got inserts for my fallen arches. Hoping that helps too.

I had lapband surgery 3 1/2 years ago, but have not been a dedicated bandster for awhile now. Time to get back on the bandwagon!

Member Since: 1/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 22,733

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 100 pounds more.

To reach my goals:
Strength training with trainer weekly; 1 other time on my own
30 minutes cardio other than dancing 2-3x per week (depending on dance schedule)
Dance 2-3 times per week
Track my food 6 days a week.

If I can keep up the loss, I can be at my goal by Nov 2012. I am trying to be realistic as this will be a 100 pound loss to reach goal. Below is my plan.
10 pounds/month
March & April 2011
7.5 pounds/month
May-Sept 2011
5 pounds/month
Oct -Feb 2012
2.5 pounds/mont
March-Jun 2012
1.5 pounds/mont
Jul-Nov 2012

My Program:
To meet my first goal, I had lap band surgery.

I am taking dance lessons with my husband. WooHoo

Personal Information:
I am 53 years old. I've been married for 31 years and have a 25 year old son. I am a 4th grade teacher. I like to read and watch Sci Fi - Fantasy. I love reading, computers and crafts, especially miniatures!

Other Information:
11/17/07 295.5 Starting
12/3/07 Lap Band Surgery
1/13/08 265.375 1/4th 1/26/08 259 Beginning
Spark Weight
3/14/08 235 Halfway
201.75 3/4th
175 GOAL
5/20/08 75 pounds lost

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    Thanks for stopping by! It was lovely to see your comment on my page!

    So sorry to hear that you husband has lost his job, though. I pray that he finds something else soon.

    1527 days ago
    Last April? Then I probably knew about his marriage. I'm sorry to hear about Monday's events and hope your husband gets situated with somethng he likes before long.

    1528 days ago
    Hi Sam. So glad you stopped by. I hope everything is going well with you
    1530 days ago
    Hello, Sharon. My name's Annie. Thank you for the emoticon to the Fantasy Books Addicts team. I think I'm going to love it.

    I've noticed the mess you & your husband have found yourselves in, and I am sooo sorry you are having to be put through this. Hopefully, it is only a temporary set back and something MUCH better than where he worked will present itself. Been there. Done that. Twice in six years. It's scary at first, but then, the resume gets updated and the job offers start rollin' in.

    My thoughts are with you both. emoticon
    1530 days ago
    Sorry, I've been away so long. I have not adjusted well to my husband's shift changes and crazy schedule. Today he was fired. He and I are still in shock!

    There will be a lot of changes in our household, at least financially. If anyone has advice of how to support him, please let me know.

    1530 days ago
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