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Well I am back and ready to meet my goals. I had both knees replaced at the same time in April 28, 2014 I am still working on recovery as I have issues with pain still some to due to the falls that I have had after the surgery. I got invited back to the Summer 5% challenge and I am very excited about it. I had to stop participating for the most part during the Winter challenge 2014 due to the fact that I could no longer walk more than about 20 feet without bone chips digging into my knee causing severe pain for the rest of the day.
I should be able to do more with this new opportunity since I have 2 brand new knees I am going to be working on balance, core strength training and quads as this will help me the most at this time. I have my own treadmill that I use about 2-3 times a week.

I will be applying the 9" plate and reducing portions. Drinking more fluids i.e. water or flavored water drinks that are sugar free. Keeping track of my meals on paper since it has always worked best for me. Sharing a meal when eating out.

I will be exercising with my hubby as we work on our live well plan together. :) We go for a walk around our local park every morning that life permits.

I'm a 52 year old stay at home mom of 3 ... my son is 30 and my daughter is 29 and a 14 yr old son. I've been married for 35 yrs . Found out 9 years ago that I have degenerative disc desease and several bulging discs . Recently 2015 found out that my spinal areas? are narrowing causing many pinch nerves. That is causing some permanent damage that I want to prevent from getting any worse. I have 2 of my bulging discs that both are pushing on the S1 area of my spine causing a lot of pain when standing in one place. I guess this is one way to keep my moving. :) And due to the fact that I'm so overweight it has caused more complications for me . I'm hoping that sparkspeople is where I need to be . Have been through all the diets and even gastric by-pass surgery as well. I had success with the by-pass surgery until I was put on psych meds for bi-polar disorder 3 years after my gastric by-pass, then unfortunately I regained a lot of the weight. With Spark People I have lost about 50 pounds successfully. :)

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I will be working on Leslie Sansone's beginner 1 mile DVD with my husband and working up the that one mile walk in the house as at this point with my right knee I don't dare get far from home. I will be eating healthier with more freggies in my diet. To update this goal chart thingy. I attempted my first 5K in May and I walked a little over a fourth of it pushing my wheelchair so that if I got in to much pain or my legs went weird then my hubby would push for a bit. I attempted it this year 2015 by this time next year 2016 I will walk the hole thing. :) go me!

My Program:
1. Drink more water to be more successful.

2. Reduce sugary drinks.

3. Keep all my exercise commitments.

4. Do chair/arm exercises before 8:00am.

5. Plan meals in advance.

6. Get better sleep to decrease pain and have more stamina.

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My name is Paula I'm 52and I need to lose at least 175 lbs . My physical health is improving slightly so that I do not have to use a cane, walker, amigo or w/c. For the past couple of month my back pain has increased and we are doing everything that we can to avoid the pressure on my back. It is part of the disc disease but a big part of my size. If I could lost only 75 pounds that would take a lot of pressure off of my back Then I could walk better actually stand in one place for a bit to work on projects that I love.

I can do a little more without being in so much pain. I have 2 grown children and we have adopted my 14 yr old nephew as well. I'm still active even though I weigh so much . Just not as active as I was 9 years ago . I've been married to my soulmate for 35 years.
He is the very best thing that has happened to me in my life as well as all my children . I love to read , paint , crochet , square dance ( not currently participating) , have belly danced also i

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