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April 2009 at daughter's wedding

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Dear Son's wedding party with his sister at the far left

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Dear Daughter's Florida wedding

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I've been on a constant battle with weight pretty much all my life. . . and after losing 60 pounds with the help of Sparkpeople and becoming a gym rat, I ended up needing surgery on both of my knees. I did get through both my children's weddings before the surgery and the surgery's ended up being 6 months apart. Now I've had a year to recover and gain back 40 lbs, and it's time I got back to a regular exercise routine. After stationary biking since the beginning of December, I finally feel like my knees can take some pounding so that I can get back to walking and the treadmill. I did go the Nutrisystem route for 3 months last summer, and lost 15 lbs, but that food is really tiring after awhile! So I'm ready to get back to life, counting calories, exercising and eating right!! Yay!!

Member Since: 1/2/2007

Fitness Minutes: 51,931

My Goals:
To be a better me! I want to feel better physically ( and mentally! ) and hopefully add a few years to my life!

My Program:
I need to keep going with my exercise goals each day and keep my calories in line. I'm not in this to deprive myself of my favorites, because I know that is not life. I'm learning how to judge what I need to do to make the best me that I can!

Personal Information:
I work at a desk on the phone all day - not good for much activity! I have two adult children who inspire me and a wonderful husband that I've been married to for 31years!

Other Information:
My husband and I love our vacation time and travel in our RV when we can. A couple of my hobbies are gardening, and scrapbooking - and spending time with my family.

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    Well surgery is sure a reason to take a break. I didn't have it but I did take a month off of sp and now I am back and ready to go.
    I am checking into lap band surgery. I don't know if I will get it or even if my ins. will help me with it but my dr. wants me to really consider it as we think it is the answer.
    I don't know yet, but it doesn't hurt to get any and all info.
    Would love to see you in the new firecrackers team.
    Glad you are back!
    4349 days ago
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    I saw your note on Sandy's page... Glad to hear that you will soon be back with us. Also, glad the surgery went well. I'm starting to school tomorrow, so I don't know how much I'll be around, but I'll try to check in at least once a day....

    Have a great day!
    4349 days ago
    Hi there. I've been missing you! emoticon
    4350 days ago
    hey girl where ya been how ya doing?
    4372 days ago
    hey deb hope all goes well,those are beautiful colors for a wedding
    4427 days ago
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