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I have always said that this would be my last resort. I have been struggling with my weight all my life. But I never gave up on trying to get it off. I have tried diets after diets, plans after plans to no avail, I take the weight off and put it back on plus more. But I never stopped trying. I love to exercise I would workout 7 days a week I loved it just that much. But I have two bad knees my right knee needs to be replaced and they want do it until I lose some weight they say I need to get my BMI down to at least a 40 before they do anything. But I didn't let that stop me from doing the little exercising that I could do. And then some years later I started having problems with my lower back, hips and my legs. I was in so much pain from trying to walk that they put me on total bed rest and of course I gained weight from that. I had a MRI and they found a mass in my spine, which had stopped me from exercising and doing everything that I loved I was not able to walk I was not getting any fluids from my waist down the mass had blocked blood and fluids from getting to my lower half of my body. I went through surgery and had to heal from that, when that was done I had gained 136 more lbs. which put me at a total of 368 lbs. I went through physical therapy and took off a little of the weight but not enough. So over the course of three years I still struggled with my weight up and down yo-yoing. So I did some research and I found a Doctor I felt good about and that was Board Certified went to a seminar and after visiting all the Doctors they wanted you to to get a clearance and 3 months with a nutritionist and 2 months with a dietitian. Then I had Bariatric Surgery " The Loop Duodenal Switch" on 27th of December 2016 and doing very well. I had my first Doctor visit 9 days later on my 54th B-day, the 4th of January 2017 and I was 22 lbs lighter a wonderful gift to myself. I plan to keep doing what the program says so within 18 months I can reach my goal of 170 lbs. I will do monthly up dates. Best of luck to everyone. I'm sorry it has taken longer than a month to get back. But I had caught a bad cold that had me down for a while, they thought I had a blood clot in my left leg it had swollen up so big. Thank Jehovah the test results where negative for the blood clot So eventually the swelling went down and I was back on my Journey to weight loss. It is now the 1st of March and I am at 305 lbs. and so happy for that. That puts me at 63 lbs total loss. Good luck to all see you in a month or two. As of 1st June 2017 I am now down 108 lbs. I weigh 260 and not letting go of my goal of 170. The Doctor has given me a month of when I will have my knee replaced but no date he said some time in August, I know I will be in pain but I can't wait to get it done and healed so I can get back to walking and exercising like I used to do I miss it so much. Hope everyone is doing well in Spark World. I will update in a month or two.

Member Since: 4/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 56,916

My Goals:
I would like to lose 104.5 lbs. and to be as healthy and strong as i can. To make wiser food choses. To know that it's okay to have some and not all. To love myself and life.
To inspire others to do the same, life is to short to let it pass us by.

My Program:
Calorie counting 1200-1600 a day.
Working out 3 days of cardio and 3 days of strength training.
Drinking a gallon of water a day. Trying to stay motivated and positved about my goal.

Personal Information:
I live in Florida i'm divorce and will turn 46 the 4th of Jan. 2009. I have two children a girl and a boy ages 25 and 24. I'm a bowler and i have really gotten into working out.

Other Information:
I have arthritis in my right knee and yes some days it's very painful but i am NOT going to let that STOP me from my goal or goals in life.

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