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September 30, 2012 (41 pounds lighter since surgery)

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After a life time of battling my weight, I want to stop the insanity and make permanent lifestyle changes. I'm starting a long journey to lose 125 pounds and gain fitness and energy
Update 6/2011. After successfully losing 75 pounds on this program I was put on bed rest to see if it would clear up a knee issue. I regainedn35 of those pounds and then floundered for a year with weight watchers where I got 15 of them off. Then I had stomach issues and much medical testing later discovered that I had a stomach obstruction and damage from a 1997 surgery and just had to have a roux n y bypass to remove the damage. Yikes, I never would have chosen surgery but I had to have it. I am grateful that I first learned here that I am responsible for my actions, moving feels good , food is for health and that my normal will always be monitoring what I eat .

Member Since: 9/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 56,184

My Goals:
My main focus now is to make sure I track my food and water intake. Ultimately I want to lose 125 pounds and have plenty of energy to live my days on earth to the fullest

My Program:
I am logging food and water every day. I am working with my trainer to add regular exercise as my body can handle it. I am learning 1. patience and 2. the tools available to keep my motivation high to stay at this long term

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I live in Texas with my spouse, grown son and my cat. I am passionate about quilting. My life goals include doing and learning something new every year.

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    Thank you for your support and encouragment. Response to my reaching out for my SparkFriends help was the hardest and the best thing I could have done. Getting honest had to come at my own pace as did the revelation that I allowed the old me to surface and before I knew it, food had become the enemy. I saw my surgeon thursday and got honest with him and made the first available appt with my Nutritional team to go over a diet that will work for me. This the scale rewarded me with a new 20 year low, and my BP is back to 106/64 - and I seem to be homing in on my MEquilibrium. Thanks again and God bless all of us each day in our journeys.

    Your friend - "Sprink"
    3110 days ago
    I started losing clumps of hair around month 3...

    Good thing I have lots of it!
    3119 days ago
    Hello my friend. I am so glad my pharmacist helped me through that weird blip on my BP radar. Ironically while today was a great day today my sleeve is terribly angry with me and throws up anything I put in it, so back to basics, water and jello for a while. I'm not discouraged as much as I am annoyed with it. There will be days like this but they are easier to get through with my SparkFriends on my side. Have great day - your friend - "Sprink"
    3126 days ago
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    thanks for the goodie

    have a healthy day
    3126 days ago
    Great to hear from you. I think my Doc (see latest blog) set me straight, and the Upper GI yesterday confirmed just reboot my sleeve by eating better and more often and keep up with my protein. He's right, I needed to hear that tough love.

    Wanted you to know that I am so proud of your success and your 3 month update. It's amazing this journey we're on - for every pound I've lost I've gained ten fold in support from dear friends like you. This gift we have is useless unless we share it, thank you for sharing the gift of your journey with me. Hugs always, your friend - "Sprink"
    3149 days ago
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