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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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  • v JUDITH316
    Good Morning,

    Wishing you a great day, sorry I have been missing in action of late, internet is back after several days of being down and now end of year meetings which is keeping me swamped with work, I am way behind in keeping connected, bottom line I care and you are never forgotten, thanks for your understanding, support and friendship, it means a lot...God's Blessings as always... emoticon emoticon
    1545 days ago
    I am glad you are home and getting stronger!
    1605 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Hi Patty,

    Just read your status up-date, my prayers are with you for both a speedy and full recovery, Take care my friend, wanted you to know you are being prayed for and thought of today... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1607 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/26/2013 7:01:20 PM
  • v JUDITH316
    Hi Patty,

    I'm on the same Chair Exercise Team as you, I've never met you before but was reading your post about your surgery that is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday and wanted you to know my thoughts & prayers are with you for a successful surgery and speedy recovery...

    Your Spark Friend, Judith emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1630 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/4/2013 12:05:55 AM
  • v PATKEEF1
    So sorry to hear you are hurting so much. I wish I was closer I have always been the one that took the pain away from others just by that healing touch. A Chiropractor once told me that you have to be born with hands like mine. You know it might be time to practice my long distance healing, maybe it will help you some. I don't know why healers always have so much pain. but we do. However it always seem to help me when I gave a massage, it kind of kept that energy flowing thru me. I guess that is why I try to reach out and touch people as much as I can. It also helps if I can be around the horses, being Sag I am half horse anyway, they feed my soul and make me smile. When I go to bed tonight and the world is quiet, I will work on you and see if I can help. Sending you love and light sister dear Blessed be Pat. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1662 days ago
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