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2/9/10 10:20 A

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Hi Skinny,

I am so glad that you joined us and that you have a new knee. My dad has had both of his knees replaced and I know that you need to keep moving (which I'm sure you have heard from the doctors). Allie is right about the food tracker. If you aren't ready to weight your food, at least get into the habit of writing down everything that you put into your mouth. Get a small notebook that you can carry around with you. Don't worry about the amount of food right now, but make sure you write EVERYTHING down.

There are a couple of us reading The Spark and commenting on the chapters as we read them. If you can, the book is great and I think it would be great for you. I understand that money is tight right now, but look on eBay or any used book site and see if you can get it cheaper. It is a new release, so you may not find many used out there.

What are you downfalls as far as weight loss? Tell us about your struggles and where you have problems controlling the food so we can help you out. Just remember that you take baby steps. Don't push yourself to do to much at one time. It will just lead to you getting frustrated and giving up.

Enough for now. Hope to hear from you soon.

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2/9/10 9:38 A

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Thanks for your encouragement!!

2/9/10 9:33 A

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Hi and welcome to the team! Glad to hear your knee replacement was successful. You were brave to get it done. I have OA in both knees and I am still putting it off, I am going to lose weight here first to make recovery easier. You have to keep those muscles around the knees strong so get out there walking! Buy a pedometer and set a goal for the amount of steps to do each day and keep on increasing it. If you have access to a pool that is great for water exercises. There are exercises and videos here to help and make sure to input your food each day in the nutrition tracker. Take your time finding everything on the site. You will do well here if you keep your focus slow and steady toward your goals.

--Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul--

--The journey of discovery begins not with new vistas but with having new eyes with which to behold them--

--Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful -Wm. Morris--

keep it simple- eat REAL FOOD, whole fresh and organic!

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2/9/10 3:44 A

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In Sept 09, I had my left knee replaced due to arthritis when left me pretty much bone on bone and in such pain that I could no longer walk without 800 mg motrin. I have just started Spark and want to learn/share ideas about knee replacement and learning to walk more. I am so glad I did the knee replacement as I am now pain free. It was scarey to take almost 2 months off because I am single and self employed as a real estate appraiser in NC. emoticon

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