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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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    Glad your back and feeling rested! emoticon emoticon
    4000 days ago
    Just saw your weight loss to date! Your doing fantastic! emoticon
    4003 days ago
  • v CLARA2805
    I love quotes! I have enjoyed reading your blogs!
    4006 days ago
    Good Morning!
    Thank you for the nice comments, and for adding me as a friend. I have added you right back.

    I know, personally, that the back can be a huge pain in the butt! Although I never had to have surgery, I spent over 10 years feeling like I was 80 years old, couldn't walk up the stairs in my house, couldn't put my pants get the picture, I'm sure. I did go through 10 years of different rounds of PT, chiropractic, pain killers, cortisone shots, patches, you name it.....everything short of surgery.

    Once I finally had my breakthrough, thanks to the efforts of one fantastic PT assistant, who told me.....No matter what, don't stop moving. When I finished that round of active therapy, I went straight to the gym, and signed up with a personal trainer. It has been a slow road,(honestly about 4 years) but it has steadily come off. I am down about 35 pounds from my highest weight, probably the strongest I've been since I was in my 20's, and for the first time, I tried yoga this summer.

    At first, I didn't think I would like it. But boy, was I wrong! At the advice of a trainer, I decided to try it. What amazing results! I couldn't believe the difference it made in strength and flexibility.

    So you keep it up, girl! You will get through this, and will come back stronger than ever!

    Thanks again!
    4006 days ago
    Hi! The program I am on is HCG and during the 40 days of it there are very strict lists of items that help with weight loss. So, it's just not an option to take 1 bite. There are other times in the program that are less strict, so it's not forever. It is interesting to have to tell myself NO.

    I'm praying for you and your husband. There really isn't a wrong decision, it's just a choice to be made and then you move forward into it and make that choice work! There was a time in our lives that my husband worked 4 hours away, he was only home on the weekends. The kids were younger and I was a stay-home Mom caring for my Grandmother. I was very independent - so thought I missed him I was fine with him gone. It was harder for him to be away - the evenigs were lonely. I still had kids to feed, laundry to do, our friends. He had a hotel room.

    Looking back, it was necessary and it was temporary. My DH couldn't have done it forever, he didn't like being away from us.

    Is moving an option?

    My BFF's son is leaving for the Air Force in February! I remind myself not to complain that my oldest daughter moved out and across town (about 5 miles) not to Texas. She got a little clock she's calling 'Taylor Time" and plans to set the time on it to wherever he is so she doesn't have to think to hard about it. I like that idea, maybe you will as well.

    4007 days ago
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