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Well I’m almost at my 3 month mark now and time to update a little about me and my journey. I’ve taken more than a few steps, found some great friends here, and I am on my way to my goal of losing 68 pounds. This is the amount the doctor set for me. I’ve lost over 25 pounds and gained much more.
My daily mantras:
My life is a work in progress
I commit to living fully in this moment
All the answers are within me - as God has created me and is part of me. He will not let me fall

My weight loss journey started because of back surgeries the first 3 years ago and then last March I had to go through surgery twice in a 2 1/2 month time frame with nothing but bed rest and medication to keep me going through the process. Needless to say going from being active to a stand still I put on a lot of weight. I was no size 3 when I started this process but was in yoga instructor training and accepted my body for its flaws and felt things were changing. I went to my doctor as I was told if I didn't get this weight off quickly I would be looking at back surgery again certainly in the next year. I went to my doctor who handles my day to day treatment and she me put me on Phen ran blood tests and found I have high cholesterol and my blood sugar is running dangerously high. So now I am staying focused and taking one day at a time. Exercise is hard for me as my back is very weak so I am limited but I do try to get in 10-13 minutes cardio 3-4 times a weeks on my treadclimber.

Member Since: 12/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,682

My Goals:
Goal 50 lbs - or risk facing surgery again. Tried other plans before - working under a doctors supervison and knowing it will be different this time

My Program:
Very limited on activity at this time - Doctor put me on Phen to get my metabolism going - 1200 calories a day - water water and more water. 10 mintues on the tread climber 4-5 times a week. Miss being able to do yoga but meditate daily

Personal Information:
Married - 42 - 2 kids - small town - doing this not only for my health but to feel like myself again. Want to get my body back into the shape to be able to do my yoga and ride my horses. 20 acres dogs cats ferrets - we take in everyones strays.

Other Information:
Is this heaven? No its Iowa....
Actually its my own little piece of heaven and I love it here.
My favorite pastime spending time with my husband golfing, driving, bowling just laughing and enjoying life

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    Hey, thanks for checking up on me! I don't have good internet connections at home, so I'm usually light on action over the weekend. I'm doing pretty well this week and focusing on forming better habits, rather than trying to have a good weigh-in. I kind of 'crammed' my way through school, not retaining much after the tests, and I feel like I'm slipping into that mode with my health - cheating and trying to make up for it rather than being consistent in developing good habits. Hope all is well with you. I'll be getting caught up on my blog-reading soon!

    Talk to you soon!
    3927 days ago
    Thanks for dropping by and saying hello. I have been extra busy this week, but it has calmed down. I took today off and hardly did a thing hehe. See ya in the room!
    3929 days ago
    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog!- you always know just what to say! I'm trying really hard not to "lose it"! emoticon

    yep- saw the nutritionist...not much help- that's what started my binge and "diet anger" fit! LOL

    I WILL GET THERE! emoticon just got to regroup...

    Hope your having a great Sunday! You sound very busy!
    3930 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/21/2010 10:19:39 AM
    Good Morning TNSunrise!

    Just checking in to see how you are doing. Hope things are going well for you. I always enjoy reading your are a good and faithful blogger. That's one of the things I am really trying to work on in my 2010 goals.

    Have a great week!

    Donna emoticon
    3930 days ago
    I hope you've turned the corner on your health issues, and that you are feeling good again! More snow coming our way, and yet spring keeps edging ever closer...

    I'm wearing a 'short' skirt today instead of baggy jeans that have gotten too big. (Short for me is above the ankles! This one is just below the knee.) Thinking about days when less coverage will be the norm, and wanting to assure that I feel good about that when the time comes!

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    3932 days ago
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