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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

Personal Information:
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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    You have blessed me richly with your friendship and I am a better person having you in my life. Blessings today and always -

    Your friend - "Sprink"
    3160 days ago
    The doctor's missed it, and I found it. I called my Gen Prac yesterdy and told him that I don't buy the diag of esophagitis, and eaven if I assumed it was true then surely there was inflammation to be dealt with. So I reasoned with him and told him that this was pleurisy times ten in the way it felt. I simply reasoned with him that we should try a 5 day megadose of Prednisone (which worked for pleurisy in past), here I am less than 48 hours and the excruciating pain is gone...Lesson learned, listen to my body first, and don't stop talking to Drs until they listen to me.

    Hope you're in the middle of a great weekend. Been thinking about you and how blessed I am to have you in my live.

    Your friend - "Sprink"
    3162 days ago
    Hello friend, Just stopping by to say hello. How are you doing? I hope all is well in your world. Have a wonderful week. :0)
    3167 days ago
    Thank you for your support and kindness. I look forward to even more honesty and sharing our journeys. You all have helped me get back into the proper mindset, and for that I am forever grateful.

    We are all beautful, loved, and blessed!

    Your friend - "Sprink"
    3172 days ago
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    Sara where do you get what you need to test your resting metabolic rate....??
    3173 days ago
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