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I have joined the Summer 5% Challenge which will begin July 4th with the fireworks!!!. 8 weeks of inspiration towards the weight loss journey. It is a Race to Fascinating Places - Join a supportive team and let's have fun as we lose 5% of our weight, make new friends and improve our health! Starting date: July 4, 2020.

I live in Washington State, Port Angeles to be exact. It's at the start of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and directly across the water from Victoria Canada. Beautiful place.

I have struggled with weight my whole life. More than once I''ve had to lose 30 pounds. It just kinda creeps up on ya uh?

My family includes my husband, myself and a Pomchi.

I have 3 daughters, as of Feb 2018 they all live on this side of the Puget Sound too. I have 6 grandchildren, ages 26, 22, 9 and 8, 4, and a 21 month old. Only the oldest is a boy, all the rest are girls!

My biggest wish was to live closer to my children and grandchildren again. We are the ones that moved away for 15 years. My wish came true, but it was hard won. On Oct 18, 2013 we had a house fire in our home in Lake Havasu, AZ. It took nine months of misery, RENTALS moves, and insurance adjustments but we moved into OUR home in Port Angeles, WA 7-18-2014. Nine months to the day of the fire.

Here''s to us ALL "positively" losing to our goal weight and then keeping our weight off!!

Member Since: 7/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 337,279

My Goals:
To Stop gaining, it's been going up since pancreatitis and Gallbladder removal Dec 2016
To Eat Healthy. AND to use the 5% challenge (as a Spirited Underdog) to give me the umpf Needed to lose!

My Program:
Tracking my food daily
drinking 64 oz cranwater EVERY day
Never sit more than 50 min and then get up for at least 10.
Minimum of 10,000 steps a day.

Walk 5 miles a day.

Personal Information:
I am 71 now. As of December 2019. Where have the years gone? How can this be?
Have lived in Fl, AZ, Id, and Ca and back to Washington state Olympic Peninsula.

Other Information:
Our pet is a 4 yo Pomchi named Sherman

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    thank you for the goody. I had a few times of what felt like bad heart burn but it didn't last very long and nothing like this. Once they saw the ultrasounds they said yes, it had to come out because there was 1 stone about 2cm blocking and it was enlarged and there were several other adhesions. Never ran a fever or had any vomiting just the pain. The dr didn't know if she would be able to do it Laproscopily but luckily she could. Obviously feeling sore but not any real pain.
    1 day ago
    TY TY for the link!! Have you been tested for it? It's a very simple test, takes 3 hours but it's essentially just blowing into a bag. Mine was done at the hospital in the lab (Where they do blood and other stuff like that).
    2 days ago
    HI Debby ,,, I did the test today and it did come back as SIBO. Of course SIBO is the affect the cause we'll have to discover as time goes by. Likely a reaction to a food or could be from the med we now hate,, prevacid.
    3 days ago
    HI Debby!! TY TY TY I already belong to the Brain Aneurysm group on FB and have looked into the SIBO group, but I won't of course join unless I have it. Just want an answer and well if it's SIBO it's not always known why since there's an underlying condition that generally causes it. I will say that this is exhausting. Today I went for a walk I've been doing with ZERO problems, and we had to turn around because I was sweating so badly. WEIRD, but yeah. We still did 110 mins in that walk. It was with a friend who's been thru as much as I have, yet she also has a great attitude and the "nothing is going to stop me!" attitude.

    Shoot just over 2 weeks ago she fell and broke her collarbone and today we did that walk!! YO YO YO!! I DO think she NEEDS TO SLOW DOWN, but yet I understand her drive.
    5 days ago
    Awww, thanks for commenting on my cover picture. I'm not that young of a grandma but thanks anyway emoticon !
    6 days ago
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