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Seems like every time I start making progress, life takes another turn that throws obstacles in my path. I'm still trying to regain the stamina and functioning I lost between 2012-2018 due to med reactions. Took 4 years to figure out that it was the meds that were supposed to be helping that were actually causing most of the symptoms. During 2018-2020 my primary focus was spiritual and emotional, finding a lot of healing from childhood abuse. I am the happiest and most at peace I have ever been in my life. Yet, physically I continued to struggle and very slowly decline.

Then Covid happened and all activities I was involved in were shut down, and the decline rapidly accelerated. There were times I could see a noticeable difference in functioning from one week to the next. It's gotten so bad it's painful and difficult to just walk the length of my living room. I thought with a little exercise and therapy I could gradually improve and return to normal. But I recently learned that the biggest problem is arthritis in my hips and back, along with a few other more treatable conditions. My doctor says I probably lost 2-3 years of functioning because of the shutdown. He estimates I have 1-2 years to have a hip replacement before the joint is too worn for the surgery to be successful. But I need to lose weight. Hard to do when you can't walk.

I can give up and end up in a wheelchair, and nursing home waiting to die, or I can choose to fight. Just at the point I thought for the first time in my life I can really begin to live, I face more obstacles that seem insurmountable. But what I've learned in the last 3 years is that I am an overcomer. I was created to not only survive, but to thrive. And I choose to not be robbed, again. I'm not going down without a fight.

Member Since: 3/19/2007

My Goals:
Lose weight, increase stamina and functioning, hopefully with less pain.

My Program:
Increase movement even if only seconds at a time, multiple times a day.
Follow the Maximized Living Eating Plan (close to keto, no sugar, no grains).

Personal Information:
High Weight = 338 (March, 2021)
Previous high = 308 (2018)

1st Milestone = 299

2nd Milestone = 259
(pre med detox weight January 2017)

3rd Milestone = 239
(what I weighed when I de-railed in 2008 and again in 2010)

4th Milestone = 199 Onderland and uncharted territory!

Final Milestone = 169 - 149 ? Final Goal Weight.

Other Information:
Enjoy slow paced computer games including match 3 and jigsaw puzzles, watching flowers bloom and plants grow, and flagging during worship. LOVE cats.

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