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Hi and Welcome to my page. I am coming back to Spark after a long lapse . After many diets too many to list here I was told in June by my Dr. that I would not make it much longer so I had the Gastric By Pass on the 17 th of August 2011. It was really hard for me but I decided this was my last chance. I am 52 yrs. old and weighed 446 back in June. On the day of my surgery I weighed 438 and I went and had my staples taken out and the drain and weighed 429. I have lower Edema and have alot of fluid and severe arthritis in most of my joints. I was disappointed I had not lost more when I had the staples out on the 29th but my Dr, assures me I am doing great and the weight will start coming off. This was the 29th for my first weigh in since surgery and he said they put alot of fluids in me while I was at the hospital , so I am hoping for better results my next visit Sept. 26th.

Member Since: 3/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: -30

My Goals:
My goals are to start eating and living a healthy lifestyle. I want to get down to a healthy weight and be able to live life to the fullest.

My Program:
After having the Gastric Bypass I am going into week 3 of the Bariatric diet.

Personal Information:
Hi I'm Amie and I live in central Florida . Have lived here for 30 years , coming from Virginia. I have 2 sons that are 30 and 28 this year. I have been blessed with my first Grandson Jaysin William . He was born June 3, 2011. I also have a 4 yr. old granddaughter Isabel who is my son's Fiance;s daughter. She is my precious little angel.

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I love plants, animals, flowers. I love to read historical romances and suspense. I like to watch TV and movies I especially like romantic comedies. .

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  • v -WISPY-
    Thank you so much for my little cuddly. I so needed him today. You are doin great. 20lb is wonderful news. Keep on doing what you are doing, sounds as if it is really working.

    I am down to bottom maintenace weight right now also. A happy little camper. xx

    Blessings Wispy.
    2227 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/19/2015 10:06:39 PM
  • v -WISPY-
    Hi there, sending a warm welcome to the Low Carb 50+ team. Happy to have you join us.

    Going low carb is one of the best things I ever did in my life. I have diabetes and do not need medication. I no longer need meds for blood pressure and liver checks are alwasys good.

    I am maintaining on a carb and low cal cycling plan that works very well for me.

    Wishing you the very best in reaching your goals.
    2256 days ago
    I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

    {This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

    'Twas the night before Jesus came
    and all through the house
    Not a creature was praying,
    Not one in the house.
    Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
    In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

    The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
    Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
    And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
    Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

    When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
    I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
    With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
    I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

    The light of His face made me cover my head
    It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
    And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
    I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

    In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
    Was written the name of every saved man.
    He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
    When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

    The people whose names had been written with love
    He gathered to take to His Father above.
    With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
    While all the rest were left standing around.

    I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
    I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
    I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
    Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

    In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
    The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
    There's only one life and when comes the last call
    We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

    (by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

    To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

    2404 days ago
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    Merry CHRISTmas!

    May the joys of this most Holy Season be yours in abundance!

    God bless!

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    2776 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Just stopped by to see how you were doing. Have a fantastic week.
    2848 days ago
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