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I'm a single woman as of 8/5/14. It's been a heckova year. I am down almost to where I was in 2011 - 203 as of Tues 9/30/14. I'm getting back to regular exercise and am eating better. Haven't set new goals yet, still trying to get a rhythm in my life. I started working in June and am loving it, but my schedule is all over. Some days I open, some I close ... part-time between 20 and 30 hours. I'm working on getting my massage business up and running.
I have 2 new hips! Time to reassess and post new goals, soon!
-----------Can I just say that I am very happy to be a Sparkie! The positivity here has helped me so much! I am now in the midst of a divorce, and I have my second hip replacement surgery scheduled. Life just bludgeons you sometimes! My sparkies help me stay positive! Thanks!
A lot has happened since 2/13. Some good, some bad and some ugly. I won't get into everything here, suffice to say I was very negatively impacted. On top of still having to use a cane the motivation was GONE. ok .. trying not to be a whiner ... will be back on track ... WILL BE BACK ON TRACK! Thanks for the love!
=============Not a lot new, still trying to get some routine back. Complicated by my husband retiring and a host of attendant changes. I have been focusing on healthy eating, now need to buckle down! ==========================================
===========almost 2 months out from surgery, and I'm on a cane, full weight bearing and walking fairly well. Now the issue is my other hip. Which my surgeon has already said will need replacement at some point. Yeah me!
=============On 10 Oct '12 I underwent Total Hip Replacement surgery on my right hip. It is going into my 4th week post surgery. I am partial weight-bearing. This means using a walker! Prognosis is good ....
Hit 51 in Feb '12 .. and things are pretty much the same. I have maintained the weight loss to date .. but am stuck hovering around 200 ... I have been consistently going to the Y 2 - 3 times per week. Just need to increase the time spent there.
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I'm the BIG 50! Things are not shaking out the way I wanted. Seems my weight loss journey is fraught with perils! I've injured myself .. and now am looking at a long road to recovery. Dr told me running is not a good choice for me ... dagnabit!!

I have been unable to walk or do any exercise involving my legs/hips for the last 8 months with any regularity. I'm seeing an intergrative physician and I'm getting better slowly. I'm still keeping my nutrition fairly good ... not regaining weight.

I'm not sure what the future holds .. but I'm a SPARKIE FOR LIFE!! I'm in it to lose it!! lol

Member Since: 6/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 39,573

My Goals:
Do yoga every morning and every evening.

Exercise 3-4/week for 30 min.

Knit every day, even if it's only 1 row.

My Program:
Pilates / core rebuilding every other day. Elliptical 2-3x per week.
Reward system:
Start 211 Re-start 214
1st 5% 200 lbs
Pedicure * / re-do
2nd 5% 190 lbs
3rd 5% 180.50 lbs
New Jeans
4th 5% 171 lbs
5th 5% 162 lbs
6th 5% 152 lbs
New Wardrobe


Personal Information:
I'm a native NYer , but have lived in CA, DC, GA and now DE. I was a military spouse for 22 years, now divorced.
I homeschool my 2 dd's .. and usually have a great time with that.

Other Information:
My hobbies include knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, scrapbooking and having fun!

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  • v WATOGA17
    Thanks for the spa treatment, V. I hope things are looking up for you.
    2492 days ago
    V, you still here? emoticon
    2845 days ago
    emoticon V, was so glad to see a message from you.. I have made a lot of progress this past summer and am looking forward to pressing through this winter. (Praying I will not give up any ground or victories like I did last winter when I stopped leaving the house..) Losing 50 lbs this year will help [especially, since I've got nicer clothes to wear now].. no longer have to live in my stretch pants. emoticon Though on the other hand, they are so baggy on me, I love pulling into them.. emoticon

    I hope you have a BETTER [stress free] Fall & Winter.. don't let those grey skies get to you!!! AND avoid that Halloween candy and Holliday feasts.. gee, that might make for some new kinds of stress ... well, you hang in here, we can get through it together.. just keep being encouraged by reading the success stories on here, if they can do it we can too! emoticon
    2859 days ago
  • v WATOGA17
    Things are pretty good, V. DH just had another cancer-free MRI! My baby left for college in August. My middle one left for law school. I am re-energized and motivated again. I understand what you mean about having DH around all the time. What a mind-bender after years of them going off to work. I hope things work out with the hip surgery. I know what an incredible difference that can make. How is the hip that you had replaced?

    2859 days ago
  • v WATOGA17

    Just checking in to see how you are doing. I hope that all is well.

    2861 days ago
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