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Welcome from "down the road and up the mountain" Anza.Good luck on your weight loss goals.You can do it! One day at a time
Hi, Mary Anne and from Orange County! I was just in Lake Elsinore today - we went out to hike in Santa Rosa Plateau and stopped to do a little shopping.
I'm so sorry to hear about your surgery and totally understand the effect of stress of life - good way to put it! My best advice is to set a couple of small goals and work on those until they become 'habit' and then set the next small goals. Taking baby steps like that means the weight loss will have a better chance of being permanent, rather than trying to lose too much too fast and then putting it right back on.
I look forward to getting to know you better - good luck on your journey!
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
God Grant me Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to Change the things I can and Wisdom to Know the difference!
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. -- John Wooden
"Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit."
Thanks so much for the words of encouragement.
Hi Mary Anne! Good luck with your journey. We all need a little encouragement sometimes. You can do it!
Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
I lost 65 lbs. Yay!! Now, only 100 more to go..ugh..
Welcome and best wishes Mary Anne! I admire you for working hard considering the fact that you have had spinal fusion! That's a tough surgery and that you are committed to getting healthy will only improve your back! :-)
My husband also had spinal fusion about 4 years ago now and he still has a lot of back problems. Granted, his was due to trauma from an accident and is 5 levels right in the middle of his back. We are working with a neurosurgeon now to see if they might take out the hardware and see if it makes an improvement. At any rate, it's a tough road!
So welcome to SparkPeople and to the team! If there's anything you need don't be afraid to give a little shout-out! We're here for ya!
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"Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent" ~ Marilyn von Savant
Ever since I had spinal fusion surgery over a year ago, I have gradually put on 20 pounds. It appears to be quite the challenge in taking this extra weight off my body. Stress of life has also added to my challenge. I am defintely in the mood to lose weight, turn my diet into only nutritional foods, and exercise at least 5 days per week.
I just need an encouraging work once in a while.
I will be there to support others as well.
Looking forward to hearing from other members.