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Hey ya'll! Just trying, like so many others, to be and stay healthy. I want to feel good again. I am 34, happily married with one wonderful husband , one adorable son , and 2 kitties :)

I've been having a bit of trouble getting back to my old shape again after having left hip replacement surgery over 2 years ago. Ya it makes me feel old and tired at times. I was active, in shape, confident, and a lot happier (physically and mentally). Recently, the pain has been coming back and it's been slow going.

The doctors recently have found that I may have Osteo-Arthritis. For a long time they were leaning towards Lupus. So I am thankful finally for this recent development. Also I just had my right hip replaced 3/10/10. Yay, now I'm semi-bionic! Hey it could be a lot worse. I am just happy to have found some answers and to be lucky enough to be able to get good treatment. My angels are always over my shoulder:)

Well I've babbled enough, lol! I'm so happy to be a part of such a great group. I love meeting new friends. So don't be shy, say hi anytime! Good luck with your goals and never give up!!

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One night I had a dream--
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord
and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints,
one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would walk with me all the way,
but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
"I don't understand why in times when I needed you most,
you should leave me."
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never, never leave you
during your times of trial and suffering.
"When you saw only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."

...Mary Stevenson

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~†~Don't Quit~†~

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
when the funds are low and the debts are high,
and you want to smile but you have to sigh,
when care is pressing you down a bit - rest if you must,
but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a fellow turns about when he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow - you may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than it seems to a faint and faltering man;
often the struggler has given up when he might have captured the victor's cup;
and he learned too late when the night came down,
how close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out - the silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
and when you never can tell how close you are,
it may be near when it seems afar;
so stick to the fight when you're hardest hit - it's when things seem worst, you must not quit.
~~Edgar A. Guest~~
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Member Since: 7/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,460

My Goals:
1. To be healthy
2. To stay healthy
3. To feel good and confident about myself
4. To fit back into my old clothes(I miss them, lol!)
5. To make good friends!

My Program:
Well I like to start out simple and take baby steps. Then when I've achieved that goal I move onto the others. For now I'm going to drink my water, stretch and go for walks, and eat better:))

Personal Information:
I am just your average, open-minded, down to earth girl, with a quirky sense of humor. Some things I enjoy are spending time with loved ones, reading a good book, drinking iced coffee (yum!), walking and enjoying the scenery, swimming, traveling ( I'd do more if I won the lottery!), music (singing and dancing to it, even though I've been asked not to, lol:), and of course, relaxing!

I also believe there are angels out there watching over you, and they come in all forms. The best angels are your friends! I like anything to do with the paranormal (it is such a diverse field).

I also have a tendency to babble a lot!

Other Information:
"Life lives, life dies. Life laughs, life cries. Life gives up and life tries. But life looks different through everyone's eyes." (Unknown)

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  • v LUCY2270
    Welcome to the GH Team!!! Look forward to chatting with you!
    3962 days ago
    Welcome to Sparkpeople; hope you enjoy it!
    3962 days ago
  • v -SHAWN-
    What happened? Did you break your hip or something? Why did it need replacing, you're so young...
    3962 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon to SparkPeople. This site is full of support and motivation for you. Check out all the different teams to join and meet new people. The more active you are on the site I believe the more you will get out of it.

    You can check out my team The Divas Lounge on my Spark page under teams that I’m on. Maybe the Divas Lounge would be a good fit for you. We're very active and full of support and tons of motivation.

    emoticon on taking the first step into making a healthy change for yourself. Good luck on your journey here. Always remember that you have the control to make you journey a success. Take care!
    *~ Paula *~
    3964 days ago
  • v -SHAWN-
    Welcome to SparkPeople!

    I started June 2007 and by using Spark and some self discovery in the process, I'm down 25 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for at least two months!

    Jump Start Your Weight Loss at: "Low Carb and Induction Friendly Recipes"

    * Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate! emoticon
    3964 days ago
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