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ME- Christmas 2007 (about 60 lbs lost!)

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My weight currently is somehwere around 222 lbs. My health issues & being so limited in diet are why my weight is up. (it was down to 209 Oct of 2009) [EDIT: JULY 2011 my weight is up yet again, to about 243. WOrking on getting it back down! recently joined a gym close by, so that should help!]

Hi, my name is Becky. I'm 32 years old, six feet tall, and started this diet at 289 lbs. I was diagnosed w/ hypothyriodism about May 2004. I have been having problems w/ my right foot (tendonitis, ect.) since Nov. 2006, which has made it hard to exercise sometimes.
I found out in Oct 2008 that I have Sleep Apnea, and I also think I have Interstitial Cystiitis (painful Bladder). In June 2009 i began to suspect I have interstitial Cystiitis (aka painful Bladder syndrome)-- I think I only have a mild case, thankfully. not eating acidic foods has been a great help.
july 2010 I finally realized I seem to have either a gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease, so i get to add going gluten- free to an already limited diet. But it can be done!
My goal is to get down to about 182. I know it'll take a while, but i don't care!!!
My husband Tygh (pronounced 'Ty') and I were married in June 1998. He was born with a developmental disability called cerebral palsy. It affects mainly his vision, legs, balance, and motor skills. As a result, he is legally blind and uses an electric wheelchair to get around. He is one of the smartest, most intelligent and caring people i've ever met.
We both grew up in Utah (West Valley, near Salt lake), but have lived in Idaho since the end of Dec 1999.

ETA: Feb 7, 2008, I had emergency surgery to remove a baseball size cyst on my right ovary (also had to take the ovary :(). recovery went well and I was back to driving everyone around 2 weeks later!

June 3, 2008-- about a month ago, a neighbor gave me a bike... now I just got to use it more!

Member Since: 11/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 9,106

My Goals:
Short- term- to be able to wear size 16 pants by summer!!!

My Program:
South Beach, BABY!!! Yeah, yeah, YEAH!!!

To eat lots of veggies, almost no sugar, drink lots of water, and do what exercise I can with a foot that doesn't want to work right!!

Mar 2009~ I think I have Endometriosis, a condition that makes me sensitive to a few foods, so I am at least for now cutting out most wheat, dairy, and sugar, as well as caffiene, alchohol, and red meats...the last 3 aren't too much of a problem for me.... but the 1st 3, boy it sure makes for a challenge.... thank heavens I can still have fruit (and veggies, ect)...

IAlso thing I have Interstitial Cystiitis (painful Bladder), there are even more foods that aggravate that, so learning to live with out them is even more challenging (especially when it's your favorite foods, like bananas & nuts)
EDIT APR 25, 2007: I found out I can use the exercise bike in our appartment complex gym during business hours, so I have been doing that (as well as weight lifting) for exercise 5-6 days a wee

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I like animals, love doing crafts (crocheting and knitting in particular), love to read and watch movies.

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    Thanks Becky!! You are sweet! Hope you are doing good!!
    3450 days ago
    Hi Becky, Its awesome to hear from you! So happy to note you are still on and celebrating your 5th anniversary! You go girl....thanks for your encouragement on my blog. emoticon
    3489 days ago
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    Hi I noticed you stated you were a caregiver to your husband. I know how hard it is to work (yourself) into that schedule. I am a personal caregiver to a eighty-seven year old family friend. Also, my maternal grandfather is 78 and completely blind so I have to help with him. My paternal grandmother is 98 so also try to help with her. Sometimes, I just feel really overwhelmed! Good luck and God bless!
    3493 days ago
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    Rhale, may I welcome you to the Gluten free team and suggest a book of support that is kind of tailored to someone with tiredness in the signs. Written by James Wilson and recommended by my endocrinologist. Worth every penny in the purchase price! It explains medical care and how to pull that energy back into you. Title: Adrenal Fatigue; the stress syndrome of the 21st century.
    3600 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my sparkpage and leaving a comment. I hope you had a great weekend! emoticon

    As for your role as a caregiver, it probably comes naturally to help those you see in need. It probably comes naturally for you to recognize when someone is in need of help or will shortly need it and lend a hand since you're there. This is something I do sometimes, but other times, I can't tell if someone needs help, or they are being independent/would get offended if I try to help. With that said, I will work on being more aware of people around me so I can be one of the hand-lenders, too. emoticon Paying it forward....? In case I need a hand one day too... Yep yep!
    3606 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/19/2011 1:27:04 AM
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