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No more exercise minutes for a while

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tomorrow I am going for my second knee replacement. I had my right one done in 2009 with great success and now I am doing the left one. I plan to work very hard at my recovery because that is the secret to success.I love Spark People and the friends I have made. While, I never quite made it to my goal yet, it is the best I have ever done to lose weight and keep it off. For that I am very happy! For all my dachshund friends, here is a photo of our first doggies many years ago. JudyK

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LIBBYG7 2/11/2014 4:23PM

    Dear Judy.
Didn't know (or remember??) that you were having knee replacement. I'm so glad you had a prior success -- this one will be successful too....especially with your very positive attitude.

I've been on and off the Boards recently.....,. right now I'm fighting a bad case of flu - and I'm soooo tired. But I wanted to add my good wishes to all the others ..... for a successful procedure and a speedy recovery. I know how bad knee pain can be!
And I want to thank you for being a 'rock' for me --- you've always 'been there'......

Stay in touch - I'll be sending hugs and good vibes your way. Lucy says 'woof'!!

Much love, Libby emoticon

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YANKEEBELLA 2/11/2014 12:15PM

    Adding my best wishes for a successful surgery and recovery period.



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HILLSLUG98239 2/11/2014 9:48AM

    Take the time to let yourself heal. I'm having to remind myself of that. I signed up for Bloomsday, a 12K. Most I've run up to this point is about 4K. So I should be training, but I have a nagging ankle pain. I'm having a very hard time not "running through the pain," but I know that a short lay off will make me healthier in the long run.

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ZRIE014 2/11/2014 12:19AM

  wish you the best. hope you have a quick recovery.

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Holiday Wish

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Spark Fiends,
I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday no matter how you celebrate. I am not an active blogger and there are times I am not able to share my thoughts on the various groups I am involved in. I am thankful for many things in life. I have a great love for the elderly and continue to care for these beautiful people. My dear husband of 45 years is a 12 year survivor of Multiple Myeloma and I try to be active in supporting others. My dear friend is going for bilateral Mastectomy the day after Christmas. An autoimmune disease limits some of the exercises that I am able to do but Spark People has helped me so much. I have lost 35#, kept it off, and managed to exercise doing something daily. I could not have been successful without you. and I cannot thank you enough. I am not at my goal but I am closer than I have been in years. My other love is dachshunds as you can see by the picture, a little one visiting work! Take care. Your Spark Friend JudyK emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIBBYG7 12/29/2012 3:40PM

    Dear Judy ===
What a cutie!! Since I adopted Lucy as an adult - I missed doxie puppyhood! They are the most adorable creatures in the world.....but I'm biased of course. I looked again at your baby in your gallery.....a beauty.
Lucy is getting a little grey in the muzzle.....but she's still ol' Lucy. And I love her.

Read my blog today for my New Year's wishes for you and all my SparkFriends. You've been a rock to me.......

Big hugs.
Libby emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

PS.....I wish your hubby much continued good health!!! (and to you too...)

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ELSCO55 12/25/2012 12:30AM

    Merry Christmas to you. Love the pup.

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JEANNE229 12/24/2012 1:29AM

    Judy, your sage advice and friendship have been true blessings in my life. I thank YOU for all you have given to Spark and to me.

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CAROL- 12/23/2012 10:38PM

    Wishing you all the joy that Christmas brings and many blessings for the new year.

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DEMETERSCO 12/23/2012 9:34PM

    Wishing you and your husband a very Merry Christmas emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 12/23/2012 6:37PM

    Thanks for the update. I will thinking about your friend.
I am happy that you are doing so well.
We are lucky to have you on our team.

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FISHINGLADY66 12/23/2012 6:31PM

    Merry Christmas to you Judy. May you have Joy, Peace, and Happiness throughout your life. God Bless.

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--KREN 12/23/2012 6:09PM

    Thank you, Judy, for the good wishes and kind thoughts. You have a good life helping others and it brings you a lot of happiness. Happiness is what counts in life. I'm glad you have found yours!


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Heidi has come a long way

Friday, February 10, 2012

Just a little over a year ago, my daughter, Heidi had to make a tough decision for a young woman. After spending a month in the hospital with IBS and the medication no longer working, she made the decision to have her colon removed. I took off from work and went to Colorado to stay with her. After four surgeries, everything healed and she went back to work. She teaches environmental education and works for the county outside Denver. She had a long way to get her strength back as a hiker, backpacker, and rock climber. While working on her health and new lifestyle of having an ostomy, she created a web site OstomyOutdoors.com. With the help of her husband, she included tips and videos. She just won a national award for her work. As a mom, I am so very proud of her. She has made friends all over the world. She inspires me! When I look at our pictures, we both look a lot healthier a year later. Spark People has really helped me with that.

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LIBBYG7 12/29/2012 3:46PM

    Judy ...
I just saw this, for the first time.....how lovely Heidi is. Inside and out --- she's a brave and special girl and I pray that she's thriving!

Hugs, Libby emoticon

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BECKYANNE1 2/10/2012 6:11PM

    emoticon Such an inspiration. She is so lucky to have such a proud mom too!

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JEANNE229 2/10/2012 10:26AM

    Amazing youg lady (and I'm sure the genetics from mom help make it so!)

Our daughters are awesome!

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FISHINGLADY66 2/10/2012 9:51AM

    emoticon accomplishment. I hope she has a wonderful healthy life.

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One year anniversary

Friday, January 27, 2012

I joined Spark People in 2007. I did not become active until a year ago. I remember going to the doctor and the scale read 191#. Of course in my mind I only weighed 186#, which is was bad enough. I decided to join a few different groups with the plan to lose 30#. Well, I am just shy of 30#. I made and I could not have done it alone. It came off slow and somehow because of all my Spark People support over the year, I never lost focus or became impatient. I plan to continue to work on 15# to 20# at 66. I am excited to continue. I have met so many wonderful people. I love the support. I am having fun wearing smaller sizes. Yes, size 12 jeans. They were tight. I will get there. I am not a frequent blogger, but I do love the chit chat and reading everyone's notes. I just wanted to say thank you for being my friend and I hope to make many new friends in the coming year. emoticon emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 2/6/2012 9:22PM

    You look great Judy. I just turned 68 Feb. 1. I have lost 47 lbs now and I feel so much better. Congratulations on your loss. Together we can win this battle. Thanks for adding me as your friend.

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ELSCO55 2/6/2012 7:31AM

    Congrats and happy anniversary.

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LIBBYG7 1/27/2012 1:38PM

    What a refreshing blog! You look terrific.....

Libby emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 1/27/2012 5:33AM

    Judy, I am so glad that you joined the Over 60's team and are active.
You are doing great.

emoticon You are on your way.

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BGBURK 1/27/2012 1:02AM

  Dear Judy,
I would like to write to you from time to time. We have "stuff " in common. I am glad that you are doing so well. I hope to do the same. Keep up the good work.

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Off spark people landed in hospital

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Well her I am, I always want to blog an entry arout such wonderful people I have met over the year and how much you have helped me lose 20# so far. Well Saturday I had terrible abdominal pain and went to the ER. Pencil size hole in stomach led me to surgery and all was fine with that but due to fluid overload and on oxygen. So keep me in your thoughts and prayers and I will be back soon! Judyk emoticon emoticon

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 11/4/2011 1:02PM

    Take care of yourself Judy! My goodness- that must've been pretty scary. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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PRIZE4SIZE 11/3/2011 9:26PM

    You are in my prayers. Take care of yourself, and get well soon.
Be blessed...... emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 11/3/2011 8:29PM

    I'm so emoticon about your pain. Take care of yourself and hurry back. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

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JOANNS4 11/3/2011 7:14PM

    I hope and pray it all goes well for you. So sorry to read about your awful experience. Take care.

Jo Ann emoticon

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TERRIPAL1 11/3/2011 7:10PM

    Hope you feel better soon!
Take care of yourself and I pray for a speedy recovery!

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RENIESSPARKIN 11/3/2011 5:55PM

    Good grief, girlfriend. You take care of yourself. That does NOT sound fun. Hope and pray all works out well for you. Keep us posted. We do care.


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