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2/4/12 10:12 P

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Welcome Debbie! I too am 57 yrs old. I feel that I could probably use a hip replacement but my doctor says I am far too young. In the meantime I keep trying alternative therapy such as physio or chiropractic. The knees seem to giving way on me a lot more now too. Wow, doesn't it suck to get old?
I am also going to college one day a week and that is always my weigh in day at TOPS. It is hard to sit all day - when we have our breaks I get up and my around, sometimes just stepping up and down on the spot - go slowly. I will be finishing my apprenticeship as a Developmental Service Worker in June. What are you graduating with? I won't have to go across a stage to get my certificate. I know that with arthritis I am limited in this field now, but I will never regret having gone back to school.
Do not be discouraged - it takes as long as it takes. I think as we get older sometimes it can be much harder to get the weight off. I know I have been struggling with mine. I wish there was a magic cure.
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2/4/12 5:05 P

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Hello, my name is debbie and I am 57yo. I lost over 100lbs with Sparkepople in 2007 kept if off for a couple years maybe 3 I cant remember nopw but then I decided to go back to college. Between fulltime school and fulltime work I have put most of it back on. I now have arthritis in my hip and need to have hip replacement surgery.

I am pretty limited and can't do much walking with being in extreme pain but I can swim. I got hooked on farmville while working night shift and would spend countless hours playing while mindlessly eating. I deleted the game a couple days ago and am back at Sparkpeople, ready to do this again. I need the support of the community and I know it is going to be much harder this time around. I am looking forward to the group and finding what options I have for chair exercises.

I used to food tracker today for the first time in years and tomorrow I will get my weight updated, I need to remember to get on the scales first thing in the morning.

I graduate from college in june and will be the first person in my family to have done this. It will be nice if i can get some of this darned weight back off and be able to walk up onto the stage to get that diploma I have worked so hard for.

Thank you for being here and I look forward to getting to know you.. many smiles to all of you,

I have started back here in Feb 2012 after putting some weight back on. I lost 114lbs here previously and I now know I need this community and the food tracker to keep me in check.

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