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Every day is a new challenge to live for. I always drink at least two of my 32 oz cup of water. I'm working on getting my left leg to work since it is not cooperating at the moment. I also work on maintaining the weight loss I've accomplished. Also to take the rest off.

I figure I survived two days of spine surgery that were both 8+ hours each day. For some reason I'm still alive so there must be a reason. For the next year I will be healing and working on getting stronger and losing the next 20-30 #'s. After that year I might be able to get the excess skin removed.

I still have good days and bad days that I work through. I also have nights that I am just to awake for my own good. So I work one day at a time and slowly climb towards the goal of being able to walk without my walker or cane. I want to get my Doberman puppy as my service dog so I can put a harness on her with a handle that will help me balance because I really hate my walker and my cane. I would also have to carry around my reacher to pick up what I drop. Instead of that I can teach her to pick up objects that I drop and to help me balance. She will also have a back pack that will be my purse so I don't have to carry one.

I figure I'm still alive so I get to live. I'll change my garden so I'll be able to work it and I'll still be able to grow my food and keep being able to do what I love. I'll just keep working on being capable as much as possible. Never say I can't do it. Always figure a way that I can do it. Thinking outside the box will always help.

More to come....


Member Since: 9/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,519

My Goals:
To lose the next 15 pounds. 170 here I come!

Finding more things that I am capable of.

Keeping my fish tanks cleaner and doing regular water changes.

Starting to slow myself down and not try to accomplish so much in a day.

Being gentle with myself and realizing I do matter.

My Program:
Tracking my food and exercise.

Embracing a new way of eating. (95-98% Vegan)

Working and enjoying my gardens and fish tanks.

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I started this journey in 2008 at 265 pounds. My Profile Image is the picture that really drove home that I wanted to lose 100 pounds. I keep it to remind me where I've come from and am not going back to again!

I live in Costa Mesa, CA.

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I love to read, crochet, play computer/nook games, keep fish and garden of course.

I've purchased some great books lately.

One series is the Dharma Detective Series. Very well done. Not to heavy.

And the next book from Maggie Sefton. The Close Knit Knitter. I love her knitting series. They flow gently but surely. You even get knitting patterns. Wonderful.

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    Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed Sunday and great week ahead... Hope you enjoy the following poem... emoticon


    We grow closer to each other
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    For friends will stay no matter what,
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    Wishing you & your family a blessed New Year 2014 filled with God's Abundant Blessings...

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    Wishing you a blessed month of December as you reflect on Jesus, the reason for the season...

    Christmas time
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