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3 Days Before WLS~January 23, 2010

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Weight has been an issue for me all my life. Like Oprah, I can't even believe that I am STILL having to discuss weight loss after all these years. Heck...I'm 65 years old!! You'd think that I would have gotten it RIGHT by now! It's time ~ at last ~ to gain control and get healthy.

I have lost weight before ~ and LOTS of it ~ but always managed to gain it all back....and more on top of it! After wasting FAR too many years focusing on my weight, I had gastric banding surgery (Realize Band) on January 26, 2010. This is such a welcome change in my life! Sure, there have been and will be challenges, but I feel like I am "taking the bull by the horns" this time. With the help of God, SparkPeople, and all my fellow "bandsters" I know that the outcome this time will finally be my success story.

In 2008 I had knee replacement surgery, and I know for certain that my recovery would have been much easier if there had been less of me to haul around! Then, in May of 2010 I had the other knee replaced. What a difference!! This past October (2012) I had a total thyroidectomy because of Thyroid cancer. I hesitate to think of how much worse the surgery and treatment would have been at my "high" weight! In the future I will need ankle fusion or replacement surgery, which requires no weight bearing for 12 weeks following surgery. A neurosurgeon has told me that I also need spinal surgery (cervical and lumbar) because of Degenerative Disc Disease and Stenosis. The better my health in general, the better I will fare for sure!

So, life is good!!! I am making conscious decisions and positive changes. One day at a pound at a time, I'm working on creating a whole new me!!

Member Since: 12/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 23,125

My Goals:
Aiming for 150 lbs. by the end of 2010!
I want to be able to:
**Walk without a cane
**Sit comfortably in a plane
**Have surgery on my
spine and ankle
**Climb stairs

My Program:
Realize Band 1/26/2010
Right now I amlearning to work with my band ~ small amounts, small bites, and chew, chew, chew!!
**Cardio 30-45 minutes per day, 5 x per week.
**Strength Training 15 minutes 3 x per week

Due to severe arthritis, I am somewhat limited, but I vow to get moving every single day. I am logging nutrition and fitness to keep myself motivated and on track.

Personal Information:
Hi, everyone! My name is Rosemary and I live in Delaware. I am a widow, the mother of seven grown children and the grandmother of far!!

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    Hi, Rosie:
    Thanks for adding me as a friend and awarding me a spark goodie - much appreciated. My family and I lived in the Philadelphia area (Westchester)from 1981 to 1997, and I used to visit Delaware a lot. We miss the area. Our younger daughter still lives in the Pocono Mt. area (Swiftwater). Thanks for your encouragement in this battle of weight loss - blessings, Larry emoticon emoticon
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