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My name is Fran. I am a 44 year old mother of 5, grandmother of 5. I have battled my weight (and lost) for the better part of 24 years, I also smoked for the last 27.

I decided this year that was going to change and bought a weight system and treadmill with our income tax return. It was very disheartening to get on the treadmill and after a few seconds I was huffing and puffing. I don't think I even made it a minute before I got down.

I got to the point I couldn't ...
My name is Fran. I am a 44 year old mother of 5, grandmother of 5. I have battled my weight (and lost) for the better part of 24 years, I also smoked for the last 27.

I decided this year that was going to change and bought a weight system and treadmill with our income tax return. It was very disheartening to get on the treadmill and after a few seconds I was huffing and puffing. I don't think I even made it a minute before I got down.

I got to the point I couldn't catch my breath even when sitting. I was sleeping on the couch, because I was up and down all night going to the restroom, and I couldn't breath laying down.

I finally decided to go to the doctor (stubborn me, I hate going to the doc) and we discovered that I now have Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). She sent directly to the hospital, where I spent the next 4 days flushing fluids. I lost over 20 lbs in water weight.

My last cigarette was on April 8, 2013 (the day I went to the hospital). I am taking it one day at a time and it is getting easier.
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Member Since: 4/15/2013

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My Goals:
Walk 30 minutes straight on the treadmill a day.
Loose 175 lbs
Get off this O2 permanently


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I am working on the treadmill inching my time up. I started at 2 minutes and am up to 5 at a time.

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BEBARB149
7/30/2013 1:52:53 PM

I started smoking when I was 16 and quit when I was 51. Little trick I learned that helped me tremendously: buy some cinnamon sticks and keep one with you (you can put it in a plastic sandwich bag). When the urge to smoke first hits, get out the cinnamon stick, hold it like a cigarette and start taking deep drags on it, just like a cigarette. Smokers don't breath like non-smokers. They breath through their cigarettes. When they stop smoking they have a hard time with breathing. This helps with that and the hand to mouth habit. No, you won't get addicted to cinnamon sticks.



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TMGSGIRL
6/21/2013 6:25:57 PM

haven't heard from you in a while ,, so just checking in. How's things going ? let me know . emoticon emoticon



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ALWAYSROSY
5/11/2013 5:26:04 PM

Thank you for commenting on my blog.

Those little baggies of fruit and/or veggies disappear!!! The kids and grandkids gobble them and this week, hubby grabbed 5 of them and took them to work!!!

Much success to you!!!



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ALWAYSROSY
5/9/2013 11:49:19 PM

Thank you for your very kind comments on my knitted afghans!! You made my day!

And thanks for the Friend add!

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TMGSGIRL
5/8/2013 10:12:50 AM

Congratulations , on the treadmill minutes, , have you put the treadmill in front of the tv?, or play music when you walk, sometimes a diversion helps . My treadmill is downstairs in front of a window so I play my Ipod when i walk. Once you get the fluid off you'll get rid of the O2 . It just takes time. don't push it. It will happen. emoticon

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