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Monday, February 08, 2016

(Let me preface by saying I'm known to be a bit of a ornery smart-arse, so take what negative things I say with a grain of salt. I'm here to have fun & if this makes you smile, then I did my job. Welcome to a wonderful world run by AngeLaw...🌺) Hey y'all! I'm am danged FED UP with gaining 5-10 pounds every 2-4 weeks! My doc wants me to do the gastric balloon for $7k! Ha! I don't have credit cards so I can't get financed & it's a "temporary fix" per the insurance company. He doesn't want me to have surgery because of the osteomyelitis (bone infection with which they have gifted my spine). Well, I say cut me open & suck out the toxic junk & sleeve my stomach so I won't absorb the sugar from my FRUIT intake! Yes, I'm gaining so much weight cuz I eat too much fruit. Ummm, okay. Then stick me on the 12 weeks of IV antibiotics I'll need to fight off infection. Seriously, this is where I'm at. I feel horrible every day, can't get out of bed, can't twist my waist at all. Do you know how hard it is for a hefty chick to walk or work out without some swish, sway, or twist? Impossible!!! Someone is about to get popped in the back of the head. Seriously, just light the fat on fire, make candles, soap or perfume or whatever you can do with the lard I've compacted onto myself because it is truly not a part of Angela. OH NO, THESE POUNDS ARE SQUATTERS UNDER AN EVICTION NOTICE! Oh, while they're in there thinning me out, I'd like the titanium version of the proverbial "stick up my arse" so I can finally stand up & not wobble or lose balance & start falling backward. (Did anyone laugh at that? I did! Loved the stick up the butt line!). During my spinal surgery they moved a nerve behind my knee so my left calf, shin, & upper inner thigh are all numb... So I fall. I'm NOT drunk. Anyway, I e gone through s lot in the past 3.75 years! I lost 60 pounds, found 70 between operations and medications. (Ever met anyone who can take Morphine-Extended Release, Dilaudid, Valium, Neurontin, and finish off with Zanaflex and still drive themselves to the doctor's office? Well, I'm gifted.) But today I made a positive change. I gave up my breakfast grapes for a mini cucumber instead. And I placed all my braces on myself - from ankle to breast - and got on my NordickWalk Stepper/incline Stepper & walked for 13 minutes & 19 seconds. I officially 'stepped off' my Greek yogurt. I got in 1002 steps in that workout. I used to report 120-240 minutes of workouts every day. TONS of steps. Today I am more proud of those friggin' 13+ minutes than any day of 4-mile walks on the property & weight training. 13 minutes. It's a start...
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    Dear Angela, it's so good to hear from you, and yes, you did make me laugh! Your sense of humor has probably saved your life, right?

    You have been dealt a low blow with that nasty back infection, but you are still kickin' and making progress, still beautiful. Make small tweaks if needed, SP has all the tracking tools, recipes, info and support you need.

    Greek yogurt and cucumber! Ever have Tzatziki? It's a Greek yogurt condiment made with yogurt, grated cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, salt, a touch of olive oil and either dill or mint. If you thin it with water a little it can be a cold soup.

    emoticon I'm praying for you daily Angela. Keep feeling better. Blessings.
    1638 days ago
    I am proud of you, too!

    1639 days ago
    It is soooo good to hear from you!!!!! You just stay strong and go with your instinct regarding the surgery. Just so glad you are back - worry when we don't hear from you!!! emoticon emoticon
    1639 days ago
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    Oh Sweetie Ang, it's so good to hear from you here and on my page too. I love, love, love it! Having all your health problems, no wonder you've put weight back on. I understand it fully and with all the help that you've been getting over the years (along with non-help!), you're a miracle women!!! Hear you roar, right?!! Uh-huh!! You are one beautiful woman too! Oh and yes, I'd love to Fed-ex a little calf to you, although she probably wouldn't make the trip in this frigid weather we've been having. Loving you to the moon and back!!!!! emoticon

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    1639 days ago
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    Stay strong..You can do it....skip the surgery...not worth it!
    1639 days ago
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    Good for you!!! I would pass in the surgery as long as possible, and you may be surprised that just by simply watching what/how much you eat and on regular daily exercise how fast the weight will come off!! Keep moving Girl!
    1639 days ago
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