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Turtle Starts Over...AGAIN

Friday, January 01, 2010

2009 has not been a good year for me in health issues...weight loss...exercise, but I am now giving it a new start. I am working with my cardiologist, pulmonologist, and primary care doctor to get blood sugar, heart and lungs working together and correctly. Also, I will be doing some research on whether I can get bariatric surgery. I have the encouragement and support of my cardiologist and PC doctor. Just need to jump through all the hoops to accomplish the process...so I have to quit stalling and get busy on that.

I have been very active on Facebook and have made many new friends and maintained some old friendships and family members...many of my family are there, including my 89 year old mom. I think the addiction to FB is due to the fact that I don't have to chat unless I want to and I am definitely not feeling chatty much of the time...guess I'm not a potential Twitter person. emoticon I am much more interested in my Facebook farms, restaurant, fish tanks...as well as playing games like Farkle, Yacht, Word Hunt and lots of other choices...so I will spend lots of time there. I need to portion my schedule wisely...so it will be a while that I am doing things well.

So here I am again and so many thanks to all my wonderful friends who support me here on Spark and Facebook.


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  • v HARPLUTE
    Kathy: It's so good to see you posting. I miss you a lot and want you to know you are always in my prayers.

    Gail
    2317 days ago
  • v NANNA2ONE
    Kathy, glad you have decided to give us a try again. We just hope that this year is much better for you. We are hear for you and I am glad that we are friends on FB.

    Dore
    2336 days ago
  • v MIAJOEB
    So glad you are back . It is so hard to get this going. But it is worth the effort.
    2338 days ago
  • v FISHPOND7
    Welcome back, Kathy, and many good wishes to you for a wonderful year.
    Beth
    2338 days ago
  • v JFROGDIVA
    Kathy ~ I had GBS in 2000 & even tho I have gained back part of my weight.....due to my own inadequacies, I would do it again in a heartbeat!!!! Hubby & his brother had it as well & BIL's wife had a lapband!! We all did well, but she is having difficulty with the band!! Lost weight, but a great deal of difficulty eating & with nausea!! Being an RN, I did tons of research before I ever even considered the surgery!! If you have any questions or I can help, just ask!!!! The only mistake I made was allowing others to encourage me to eat more after the surgery.....I continued to eat more than I was supposed to & more than I wanted to at every meal, so I wound up stretching my "pouch"!! Plus I didn't attend the nutrition classes to learn to eat right & I started "grazing".....continuous, small amount, snacking....all evening.....on chips & rice cakes & candy & such.....so, my weight started creeping back up & I didn't realize how bad I had gotten until I was 200#.....and by then it is hard to stop, hence, now I am 224#!!!! BUT, I am back on track & this time when it is gone.....it STAYS gone!!!! I don't care what ANYONE else says!!!! Just know that we are here for you!!!! Here is to a GREAT year in 2010....."NOW is When in 2010"!!!!!!!!
    Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon
    2338 days ago
  • v NEEDSHELP4EVER
    Kathy, welcome back, I hope you will pop in more often we miss you.
    I don't do all the games etc on FB or I would get nothing else done so I just pop in there to check up on folk who aren't here
    Wishing you a healthier and happy new year
    hugs
    sue
    2339 days ago
  • v TEDDYBEARGIRL
    well 2010 will be the year we both start over and I know we can do it!
    2339 days ago
  • v JANEXA
    Hi, Kathy. As you know the turlle wins the race, and in my mind it does not matter how often or how long it takes to run the race and finish where you want to be. I love the idea of progressing slowly like the turtle, and I wholeheartedly support you no matter what. Be kind to yourself, and keep up the great work! You have a lot of friends to help you on your way, and if you have to ask for directions or help, your friends and I are here to nudge you where you want to be going. Hugs, Janet (Janexa)
    2339 days ago
  • v CAREWREN
    Isn't it great that you have created more support for yourself, know some of what you need to do, and have a new feeling and desire to do what you need to do? I support you and wish you much success in 2010. I raise my glass to water in a toast to you!
    2339 days ago
  • v DEBBIEANNE1124
    Well what a surprise. You will always ahve me as a friend. I'm here for you. I didn't know you ahd it so tough and needed surgery. what would they do in the surgery? is this heart surgery?

    How is Art? tell him I say hello.

    Muss you bunches!
    Deb
    2339 days ago
  • v DEBBIEANNE1124
    Well what a surprise. You will always ahve me as a friend. I'm here for you. I didn't know you ahd it so tough and needed surgery. what would they do in the surgery? is this heart surgery?

    How is Art? tell him I say hello.

    Muss you bunches!
    Deb
    2339 days ago
  • v HARPLUTE
    Oh, Kathy, it's so good to hear from you. I've been hoping that you are all right.

    I think many of us are glad to put 2009 behind us. It was a hellish year for me, but now that Vic is in remission things are really looking up.

    May the New Year bring you good healthy, joy and prosperity.

    Hugs,

    Gai
    l
    2339 days ago
  • v MONAMOM
    It is so good to see you Kathy!! I am hoping for a much better 2010 as well!! God bless and welcome home!!

    Hugs, Mona
    2339 days ago
  • v PATRICIA441
    Kathy, I pray that this New Year will be one that is healthier for you and full of much joy.
    2339 days ago
  • v HOUK46
    Kathy, wishing you be best for 2010. I like you enjoy Facebook, many of my high school classmates are there and it is a wonderful way of keeping in touch without having to really chat.
    2339 days ago
  • v CHERIRIDDELL
    Kathy I am hoping 2010 will be a healthier year for you!Best wishes to you! love and hugs,Cheri
    2339 days ago
  • v POSITIVELY_EB
    I am so glad to see you Sparking again, Kathy!

    Happy New Year!

    Hugs! Beverly
    2339 days ago
  • v TRACYZABELLE
    Kathy,

    We know 2010 will be better for us all! Happy, healthy, slimmer New year to you! Looking forward to supporting you in 2010!

    TracyZ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2339 days ago
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