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Every day is a new challenge to live for. I always drink at least two of my 32 oz cup of water. I'm working on getting my left leg to work since it is not cooperating at the moment. I also work on maintaining the weight loss I've accomplished. Also to take the rest off.

I figure I survived two days of spine surgery that were both 8+ hours each day. For some reason I'm still alive so there must be a reason. For the next year I will be healing and working on getting stronger and losing the next 20-30 #'s. After that year I might be able to get the excess skin removed.

I still have good days and bad days that I work through. I also have nights that I am just to awake for my own good. So I work one day at a time and slowly climb towards the goal of being able to walk without my walker or cane. I want to get my Doberman puppy as my service dog so I can put a harness on her with a handle that will help me balance because I really hate my walker and my cane. I would also have to carry around my reacher to pick up what I drop. Instead of that I can teach her to pick up objects that I drop and to help me balance. She will also have a back pack that will be my purse so I don't have to carry one.

I figure I'm still alive so I get to live. I'll change my garden so I'll be able to work it and I'll still be able to grow my food and keep being able to do what I love. I'll just keep working on being capable as much as possible. Never say I can't do it. Always figure a way that I can do it. Thinking outside the box will always help.

More to come....


Member Since: 9/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,519

My Goals:
To lose the next 15 pounds. 170 here I come!

Finding more things that I am capable of.

Keeping my fish tanks cleaner and doing regular water changes.

Starting to slow myself down and not try to accomplish so much in a day.

Being gentle with myself and realizing I do matter.

My Program:
Tracking my food and exercise.

Embracing a new way of eating. (95-98% Vegan)

Working and enjoying my gardens and fish tanks.

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I started this journey in 2008 at 265 pounds. My Profile Image is the picture that really drove home that I wanted to lose 100 pounds. I keep it to remind me where I've come from and am not going back to again!

I live in Costa Mesa, CA.

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I love to read, crochet, play computer/nook games, keep fish and garden of course.

I've purchased some great books lately.

One series is the Dharma Detective Series. Very well done. Not to heavy.

And the next book from Maggie Sefton. The Close Knit Knitter. I love her knitting series. They flow gently but surely. You even get knitting patterns. Wonderful.

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  • v JUDITH316

    Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great Thursday ahead, also want you to know you are being though of today, hope all is well, please keep in touch.

    Hope you enjoy the Easter Poem! emoticon

    This Life on Earth

    Easter means that this life on earth
    is not all there is.
    Jesus went "to prepare a place for us"
    in His Father’s heavenly mansions
    for all eternity.
    Jesus died for our sins,
    paying our penalty,
    so that we could be forgiven.
    He was resurrected, to prove
    that death has no hold
    on those who repent
    and accept Him as Savior.
    This life on earth is a prelude
    to eternal joy with our Lord.
    Easter is a celebration
    of our eternal destiny.

    By Joanna Fuchs

    1538 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed day and weekend ahead, also want to say emoticon for all the times you have dropped by my blog and left your kind comments, they are always appreciated! emoticon

    With spring just around the corner I thought this was a perfect time to share this Poem about springtime. Hope you enjoy....

    Sweet Spring

    When the gloomy gray sky turns to clear azure blue,
    And the snow disappears from the ground,
    When the birds start to sing, and our moods start to lift,
    Then we know Spring is coming around.
    When the first flower bulbs poke their heads toward the sun,
    Golden daffodils, hyacinths, too;
    When the brown grass turns green, and the wildflowers bloom,
    Then sweet Spring makes its showy debut.
    Once again we awake from cold winter's pale dream,
    As our minds and our bodies revive;
    We rejoice and delight in spring's colorful sight;
    Each new spring makes us glad we're alive!

    By Joanna Fuchs
    1565 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Good Morning

    Wishing you a great Month of March. Also cheering you on for a successful day and weekend ahead. Keep up the great work.

    I also want to say emoticon for your ongoing support on my blogs. I appreciate all your visits and your kind comments you leave. I also enjoy the Spark Goodies you leave.

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    1572 days ago
  • v JUDITH316

    Wishing you a great Friday & Weekend ahead...Thank you for your friendship & support... emoticon emoticon

    Here is a special Acrostic for you entitled H-U-G-S-

    H- Happy

    U- Understanding

    G- Gems

    S- Sunny

    My Spark Friend's are


    Which spells HUGS...

    Spark Friend's are the BEST! emoticon

    1580 days ago
    Keep n trekking - you're doing great! emoticon emoticon
    1603 days ago
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