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Starting a new chapter....

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Well tomorrow I am starting a new job . It has been six months since I last worked. So let's just hope my knee will play along. It has been a long journey of healing, recuperating and getting back to normal.

I have worked hard to get to where I am now. The first days after my surgery , I thought the pain was going to kill me, and I thought to myself " What the !$%^@ was I thinking to have this surgery done?" But now I think it was the best thing for me. My neighbors were just commenting the other day on how good I am doing and they remember watching me walking with my walker and then with my pink cane. Now they are watching me running and walking with the dog everyday.

I have lost over 30 lbs and all my scrubs seem to big , especially the pants. Got to make do with the ones with the drawstring, until I make some money and afford new ones.
Hopefully I still get time to work out every day, but being on my feet for 8 hours per day will get some mileage in .

  
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KINEPS 7/17/2012 1:14AM

    It's been a week now . . . . . how's the job going? How's the knee handling the new routine?

Congrats on the 30 lb weight loss . . . . . emoticon

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LYNCHD05 7/15/2012 5:39PM

    good for you and enjoy your new job! What a recovery.

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PMFISH 7/13/2012 6:21PM

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BOVEY63 7/12/2012 1:50PM

    How awesome for you.
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TEENY_BIKINI 7/12/2012 1:37PM

    Wow!! You are rocking it!! I hope your first day at work was fab!

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MINNA72 7/12/2012 4:28AM

    Congrats on your achievements - awesome! Good luck starting working again!
And nurses do, indeed, ROCK! :)

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SCOOTDOG 7/11/2012 12:45PM

    emoticon on your new job and weight loss

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IGSBETH 7/11/2012 11:39AM

    Good luck with the new job!

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SHRINK_U 7/11/2012 4:34AM

   
Congratulations-- I hope you have a great first day at work!

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MISSY455 7/11/2012 1:51AM

    emoticon on the new job! emoticon weight loss results! I hope you find the time to continue on your exercise journey. It may take some planning, but if you go after exercise with the same determination that you went after your recovery you will do emoticon

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SMILE2HAPPINESS 7/10/2012 11:38PM

    emoticon Surgery and recovering can definitely be scary, but it seems like in certain situations it's worth it. My mom will be having hip replacement surgery in August.

Hope working again goes well! emoticon

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KALANTHA 7/10/2012 8:50PM

    Congratulations on your recovery AND on your new job!

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LDMCNIEL 7/10/2012 8:13PM

    emoticon emoticon. Yes Nurses rock and so do you!

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LGAR519 7/10/2012 6:13PM

    YES!! Nurses Rock! Good luck with your new job. Congrats on the 30 pound weight loss!

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REDRUDY5 7/10/2012 4:40PM

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SABLENESS 7/10/2012 4:16PM

    That's a great progress report! So happy that your surgery was worth it! I appreciate all the encouragement you send my way. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. Hope you have a light day for a start.

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CLAIREINPARIS 7/10/2012 3:09PM

    Congratulations for your weight loss and for recovering so well after your surgery!
I hope you'll enjoy your new job very much!
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Patriotic....

Wednesday, July 04, 2012



Wishing everyone a safe and Happy 4th

  
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MISSY455 7/5/2012 5:09PM

    Hope you had a wonderful day! Thanks for reminding us freedom isn't free.

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BOVEY63 7/5/2012 12:01PM

    God bless our Troops!!!
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Comment edited on: 7/5/2012 12:02:09 PM

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 7/5/2012 9:25AM

    Nice pics. thanks for sharing.

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DOROTHYBERO 7/5/2012 5:57AM

    Hope you had a safe and happy 4th as well!

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SHRINK_U 7/5/2012 12:01AM

    You too!

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 7/4/2012 9:17PM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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SCOOTDOG 7/4/2012 5:45PM

    emoticon emoticon Enjoy the day remember why we celebrate

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 7/4/2012 2:24PM

  Yes, you also celebrate our great nation and our freedoms emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CITYDWELLERS72 7/4/2012 12:51PM

    Amen! Happy 4th!

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JLMALLETTE 7/4/2012 12:49PM

    You too! Enjoy!

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good times....

Monday, July 02, 2012

This last month just flew by, and I think it was a good month. I have met my goal of losing 4 lbs and some. I lost 7.8 lbs and feel so much better about myself. The exercises I do every day are really getting some what easier, so I guess it's time to up the challenges.
I also cut my hair , after letting it grow for 2 years to donate it to Locks of Love. That was something I always wanted to do.
My doctor released me ,so I can go back to work. Just right now there are not many jobs out there for LPNs. So I am considering going back to school and train for something else. Just don't know what.
We are also thinking about buying a house, the market is good and homes are are getting real cheap around here and it would cost us less to pay a mortgage than paying rent.
I am so grateful for my family and all my sparkfriends that are so supportive through this long voyage to weightloss and better health.

  
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GOPINTOS 7/3/2012 3:05PM

    Fantastic!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr Oz Show Fans Team

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SCOOTDOG 7/3/2012 10:59AM

    emoticon on the weight loss. Really great that you donated your hair. Luckily when I was diagnosed with kidney cancer five years ago doctor was able to get all cancer by surgery. No chemo or radiation needed. My BF received a wig made from donated hair. I know she was thrilled to get it. emoticon emoticon

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MISSY455 7/3/2012 12:45AM

    emoticon on the weight loss! Wishing you continued success on all your goals!

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MICHELELYNN777 7/2/2012 10:58PM

    emoticonYou are doing such great things! Amazing weight loss and way to challenge yourself with your exercise! So happy for you that you are able to go back to work/school whatever you decide. And how exciting to think about buying a house. I think it's wonderful that you grew your hair out for such a good cause. I would love to do that, but I color my hair and I'm pretty sure it has to be unprocessed for locks of love. Very impressive~keep going strong!
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MEME102 7/2/2012 9:54PM

    Hi -- think I've told you b/f that my oldest dd had cancer as a child and she had a wig when she was 7 and 8....so thank you so much for your donation - that's reallly neat!! Congrats on the weightloss -- you're doing great....mygoal is to have 8 lb. by Aug11 -- I have almost 3 gone -- we'll see how close I get - my youngest dd is getting married that day!!

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OFFWITHTHEOLD 7/2/2012 9:48PM

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JLMALLETTE 7/2/2012 7:16PM

    Congrats! You are doing great! emoticon

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KALANTHA 7/2/2012 7:13PM

    Congratulations on exceeding the goal you set for yourself! That's really terrific!

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SMILE2HAPPINESS 7/2/2012 4:33PM

    emoticon Congrats!

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BOVEY63 7/2/2012 12:32PM

    Congrats on the weight loss, and how wonderful of you to donate your hair to such a worthy cause!
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Good luck in the job and house search!

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SHRINK_U 7/2/2012 11:56AM

    Way to go on the 7.8 lb loss! That is great. Also, so wonderful you donated your hair to locks of love :) I am going back to school in the fall. I am super nervous!

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Love this....

Friday, June 29, 2012

  
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LYNCHD05 6/30/2012 5:46PM

    that could be a very scary thought if we are not careful!!!!!

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DOROTHYBERO 6/30/2012 6:52AM

    Thanks!

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MISSY455 6/30/2012 2:29AM

    emoticon for sharing!

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OFFWITHTHEOLD 6/29/2012 3:08PM

  Yes, thanks for informing SP through this phote.

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LGAR519 6/29/2012 2:56PM

    If you see a huge gallon of ice cream with candy bars for arms and legs and a donut for a head------that's ME!!!!!!

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SHRINK_U 6/29/2012 1:25PM

    Good to know!

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BOVEY63 6/29/2012 12:14PM

    emoticon emoticon

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MSCARCHICK 6/29/2012 12:10PM

    That's great! Thanks for sharing!

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BENNYTINNY 6/29/2012 11:53AM

    If you happen to come across 10 peanut butter flavored sandwich cookies, please don't eat me. emoticon Benny

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SABLENESS 6/29/2012 11:36AM

    Good reminder! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Never Quit Pledge...

Friday, June 29, 2012

Taken from wallahalla's blog

I have added my name to the bottom of the list.

Never Quit Pledge

Friday, June 29, 2012

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)
04/26/12

Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids)
04/26/12

Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)
04/27/12

Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838)

(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)

Signed: Vicki aka VICKI-B--56


Signed; Pixie (Pixie-Licious)

Signed: Gloria (GloriaB73)

signed Fran

Signed Sarah (Millie 5522)

Signed Shelby (theshelbster)

Signed Beckie (BIRKIE528)

Signed Debaune (Doobie893)

Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012

Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012

Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012


Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
Let's spread it through Sparks, so all can have the choice to commit!

  
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LYNCHD05 7/2/2012 4:03PM

    can anyone tell me how you copy this and put it in your own blog?

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JAZZEJR 6/30/2012 12:47AM

    emoticonGreat idea, and we're keeping it going!

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OFFWITHTHEOLD 6/29/2012 3:07PM

  Count me in ! Thanks for sharing
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KEEPGOINGEMILY 6/29/2012 2:13PM

    Love this! I'm definitely taking this pledge.

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BOVEY63 6/29/2012 12:13PM

    emoticonpledge!

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/29/2012 8:38AM

    Yes I will! emoticon

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BBONET 6/29/2012 8:18AM

    I will spread the pledge - Thanks!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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