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Thanks, friends!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

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You guys all came through for me when I posted my pity party blog. I have really been watching what I eat...plus making sure I am walking at least 30 minutes daily...plus I still have to do physical therapy by myself now. I am feeling much more upbeat and not as concerned about my KOPS status. That is NOT what's important here...what IS important is that I am healthy & happy with myself!!

Again, thanks all of you for being there for me!

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BRENDAF761 1/7/2012 11:52PM

    That KOPS status just about drove me crazy! I know just how you feel. I was a KOPS for 12yrs. I lost mine after have surgery and I couldn't exercise for 3 months and gained 15Ibs. I'm trying to get it back, but I don't miss the stress it caused me every weigh in at my TOPS meetings. I just do the best I can daily to try and reach my goals. Good luck to you! emoticon emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/7/2012 10:18PM

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Knew YOU wouldn't stay down long

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YOU are a naturally positive person

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BLESSINGS!



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7356WILMA 1/7/2012 10:06PM

  We are glad that you are healthy and happy with yourself!! Thank you for all that you do for us!!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/7/2012 9:48PM

    That is why Sparks is so important to all of us.

We love you and care about you and your feelings
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DDOORN 1/7/2012 6:13PM

    Absolutely hit the nail on the head: "what is important is that I am healthy & happy with myself"...you're on your way already!

Don

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AWFUL Weigh-in

Friday, January 06, 2012

Just as I suspected, I gained ALOT of weight during my recuperation from knee replacement surgery. I know part of it was because I couldn't walk as far or as fast as I usually could...but mostly it was because I just ATE TOO MUCH!!

I might actually lose my KOPS status this time - I have 2 weeks to take the weight off & get back within my goal range. Now that I can at least walk a little bit faster & longer...hopefully that combined with much more sensible eating will do the trick. Otherwise, I will be very disappointed in myself.

Wish me luck...I'll need it!

  
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MOMENTSMATTER 1/8/2012 12:42AM

    You Can Do IT!!!!!!!! We both can. Just read some of your old posts for inspiration. Have a great positive weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRENDAF761 1/7/2012 11:57PM

    Wishing you good luck! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I'm trying so hard to regain my KOPS status. I will never give up! You did have major surgery. If you do lose it just continue to do the best you can. Take care! emoticon emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/6/2012 6:40PM

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With your success so far is emoticon

Since you overcome once, you KNOW you can do it again

BLESSINGS!

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DRAGONRIDER1 1/6/2012 11:52AM

    Its only a hiccup! You knew you were going to gain some weight and you know what you have to do to resolve it. Move forward you will succeed. Have faith in yourself use your head and your body will follow.
Good luck. Everything will be as it should.
Hugs
Dragon

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DDOORN 1/6/2012 9:47AM

    Hey, slipped here, but found the info I posted in my latest blog really helpful in re-dedicating myself to having a super 2012!

There are links to articles behind the science of how and why it is so difficult for formerly obese / morbidly obese people to lose AND maintain that weight loss.

Don

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JUDITHANNIE 1/6/2012 9:20AM

    Good luck Judy, I know you will do it you're awesome and now that you are able to walk again. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/6/2012 8:24AM

    Well, ya know IF you lose your status, you certainly can
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Do what you can do. YOu are not super woman.

Life happens, just get back on program.



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7356WILMA 1/6/2012 7:34AM

  Well at least now I don't feel so bad. From Sept to Dec I gained too. Too much husband's fried foods, three times a day. And I just sucked them up. Well Dec scale time came and oh my goodness. Reality time!! But that's ok we can make the changes we need to. We're moving feeling some better.

AND FRIEND WE CAN DO IT!!

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PJSTIME 1/6/2012 7:08AM

    Sorry about your weight gain, but now that you can walk I'm sure you will take it off.

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MAGGIE101857 1/6/2012 7:02AM

    Wishing you emoticon emoticon emoticon! Surgery and the holidays - you had a double whammy. Lessons learned - always a good thing!!! But you are back on track and hopefully the weight gain was mostly temporary (water?????) and will drop back off just as quickly. Don't push yourself too hard - you are still healing!!! emoticon

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Thursday Tickler

Thursday, January 05, 2012

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7356WILMA 1/5/2012 10:25PM

  Wish I had seen the joke this morning!! I would of giggles all morning!!

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LKWQUILTER 1/5/2012 9:22PM

    Thanks, I needed that laugh. LOL

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JUDITHANNIE 1/5/2012 8:56PM

    I was going to guess because he was just a kid......

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01/02/2012

Monday, January 02, 2012

A setback is only a setup for a comeback.

When I read this one, it really spoke to me. After my knee replacement surgery, I was feeling pretty sorry for myself - I still am, actually. It's only been 9 weeks so I know I have a long time to go...but because of feeling sorry for myself, I know I was much more lax with my eating than I usually am. I have my first TOPS weigh-in this Thursday and I am really dreading it. Plus, I have to go back to work tomorrow, too...and I REALLY don't want to. I want to be retired, but we can't afford it.

Oh, well. I will try really hard to apply that saying to get myself back in hand! Thanks for letting me vent here.

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 1/2/2012 8:06PM

    It's good advice. Let's take it to heart.

Praying that everything goes ok with work tomorrow.

I love being retired and hope you can some day too.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/2/2012 7:58PM

    emoticon COOL quote !

Dear, You are ALWAYS so positive and upbeat !

Never sensed your ever having a pity party.

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to comfort and cheer you

BLESSINGS!

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Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

“The past can’t see you, but the future is listening.”
—Destin Figuier

“The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you.”
—Tennessee Williams

“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”
—Albert Einstein



“The future is always beginning now.”
—Mark Strand

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/1/2012 1:09PM

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!
LET'S TOTALLY 'ROCK IT'!
WALKING THIS ROAD 'TOGETHER'!

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