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Spring 2012 at 195 lbs.

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Summer 2011 at 175 lbs.

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Injured, overweight, out-of-shape, middle-aged, female seeks healthier, happier self. I know she's lurking around here somewhere. I've got goals, and I need her to come out of her hiding place and get back on track.

Member Since: 12/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 5,561

My Goals:
To walk normally again without assistance on uneven ground
To regain flexibility, especially in my left ankle, knee, and hip
To increase muscular strength
To improve cardiovascular endurance

Starting weight: 218 lbs., 33.2 BMI -- March 3, 2019
First target: 196 lbs., 29.9 BMI -- reached May 5 and again May 29
Second target: 164 lbs., 24.9 BMI -- target August 13
Third target: 140 lbs., 21.3 BMI -- target November 30

March 3, 2019 -- date of injury
March 15, 2019 -- surgery
March 26, 2019 -- first time up and moving, in a wheelchair
May 8, 2019 -- moved from wheelchair to a walker and from a cast to a CAM walker boot
May 13, 2019 -- returned to work
May 20, 2019 -- switched from a walker to crutches
May 24, 2019 -- started physical therapy
June 19, 2019 -- target date to move from CAM walker boot to ankle brace and from crutches to a cane

My Program:
-- Meditation for stress and pain management
-- Chair and bed exercise: yoga, stretching, cardio (maybe)
-- Body weight and free weight exercises

Personal Information:
I live in Oregon, USA. My real name is Liz, but I answer to Darfinkle too. I work at a local college and take classes. I like to hike, write, take photos, and fold origami. My favorite places include the beach, rivers, and waterfalls.

Other Information:
My favorite things:
Movie: Once
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Writer: Dr. Suess
Singer: Enya

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    535 days ago
  • v C25876
    Ty all for the kind words and support
    1384 days ago
    Welcome back and best wishes!
    1398 days ago
  • v CSC777
    Welcome back and also to back on track team. You will get lots of love and support here. You did it before...you can do this again. And you can give us some pointers... emoticon
    Cheri (csc777)
    2727 days ago