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so, nearing the end of March, I am really enjoying planning and eating good healthy meals. I still have trouble meeting my calorie goals, I don't eat enough, so sometimes I end up eating in the evening, just to fill out my limits.

I have found some light weights to do to increase the strength in my arms, so that it is easier to push my wheelchair around, and I am getting cardio workouts using the chair at work.

So far I am happy with my results and hope I can keep it up.

It's now March of 2011, I am starting again at 200 pounds, but I think I may have set a more realistic goal of 130. I will still have an obese BMI, but I think that wait will be more manageable mentally.Since my last participation I have now been confined to a wheelchair part time, and my arthritis and fibro have gotten much worse.

I am not telling my family that I am doing this again, no expectations, just one day at a time.

New Start:
So, due to family pressures and concerns, I have decided not to go thru with the weight loss surgery.
I kind of got off track for several months there, when I went back to work, but am back in the right frame of mind, and ready to try again.
Staples started a new program at work and have given us a trainer/dietician to work with and monitor us for eight weeks. According to her scale I have not lost any weight since the beginning and am starting from scratch again. So... here we go again.....

ONE MONTH...This has now become less about weight loss surgery, and more about feeling good and losing weight and being fit.
I have been here a month (on 11th) and am feeling so good. My daughter last night said my skin looked so nice now, (probably all the water) and I was doing so well. I am so intent on getting exercise and eating right that the surgery has left my mind as a goal.

in preparation for gastric sleeve surgery, I want to start a new lifestyle of eating and activity. I have been completely sedantary, so I am starting off at 10 min activity per day. I want to get into that habit first before setting any goal too high. Would love help and encouragement...

Member Since: 7/11/2009

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My Goals:
My goal is to be smaller than I have ever been, but healthy and fit. As I head into my mid-late 50's, I know being strong and healthy is even more important. Also, I would like to wear my wedding dress to my 25th anniversary, Nov 1/11. (At my goal weight, I would have to take the dress in!)

My Program:
My program is to start very slow and make each stage a habit before moving on. I set my activity goal at 10 mins per day to start, and so far I am managing at least half of that every day.
ONE MONTH... I am exceeding my 10 minute goal every day now and feel really good.

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I live in Dartmouth NS, and have been on disability since last September. Going back to work at the end of August and need to be really on track and focused about my new lifesyle.

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    Welcome to our Chair Exercise Team. You have made the right choice to become a part of our team and from my experience I can say that you will be greatly benefited here. Help in the form of our leaders. Wish you all the Best.
    Co-Leader Chair Exercise Team
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    1919 days ago
  • v EMMABE1
    Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “Chair Exercise” Team
    Welcome to the most friendly, most supportive team in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
    It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, ideas and links to help and support you at all stages on your journey.
    I hope you succeed in all the goals you set.
    Enjoy the journey
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    Ann (Co-leader Chair Exercise Team, and ~Indygirl Challenge)
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    Catch a smile - be part of the SMILE EPIDEMIC!!

    1919 days ago
    You've been Crowned!

    CONGRATULATIONS for going the extra mile by not ingesting HFCS for 6 out of the 7 days of the week in the Starting Over: Weekly Mini-Challenge Team's Challenge of 3/28-4/3: Say NO to HFCS!!!

    You have earned the Golden Crown Award for the Week!


    You are awesome!!! Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!

    Mini-Challenge Team Leader
    2563 days ago
  • v HAIL_10_
    Hi! Thanks for the add! :)

    Great to find fellow east-coasters here on SP. :) Looking forward to keeping up with you during your journey to a healthier lifestyle. One step at a time is all that it takes! :)

    Talk soon,

    2583 days ago
    Hey you're welcome for the cinnamon info! If you need more- check out the sources I cited at the bottom of the blog. I really appreciate you letting me know you liked my blog! Adn Nuttin wrong with a good ole cinnamon binge! I do the same thing! Shaker is always right there!

    Hugs And Happy Sparking!
    2600 days ago
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