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How did I do This? Surgery? No. Keto? No. Was it EASY? Oh NO!! Far from it!! I had/have many health issues(currently broken foot. It's break #6 for that foot) so HOW??? Please read my blog "How did do this"?? www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6619268

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Sometimes we may lose our way and need to refocus. Such is a time. I've been thru a couple of injuries, illnesses lately and it's thrown me around. Emotional eating happens often for us at these times. Mine wasn't that bad, and it was mostly I wasn't able to exercise as I normally would.

I am still facing more Dr appointments, and tests, but I am HOPING the worse, the scariest stuff is over. I do have another brain scan left to go, but I am hoping that's been taking care of with an increase in a medication. Sure, I'll bruise very easily again and I HATE that (ever had a stranger come up to you in a store and say "If you are being hurt, I'll help you" and while it's so loving strangers care, it's also YIKES Its embarrassing. Yet, it also gives me a chance to assure them I am fine. If they ask any further questions, i am open about why I am on a blood thinner due to a brain aneurysm that fortunately was found by accident. If they mention a close relative (parent/sibling/ child) has had one I do urge them to at least get a MRI done. It can save their lives.

COURAGE helps to SLAY anxiety of "is something wrong"? Often times our minds FEAR the worse, but RARELY are things that bad, and 95% of the time we fear whats not realistic.


Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 169,948

My Goals:
My Eating:
To stay in my calorie range that Sparks has set up for me. With my carbs, proteins and fats in the allowable allowance. HOW? Meal PLANNING!! WOOHOO!!
My Exercise:
As we will start the 5% Challenge (GOOOOO AWESOME A team!) I'm in week 3 of a broken foot, and it may take another 3 or 4 weeks, perhaps more to fully recover. It's still quite painful. So my PREFERRED exercise is WALKING, but that's OUT otherwise than using my knee scooter which does burn calories so well, but can hurt my leg so I need to be aware of it. So instead I am working on my core muscles, my arms and I'll do a TON of stretching with easy yoga! Sitting of course!

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I LOVE my family of which includes "the little guy" who is 2 years old. He's the 1st GGS and awww not at ALL SPOILED at Grandma's! LOL Right!!

Have learned cooking is a GREAT means to YUMMY, but much healthier food!! It's not complicated, but still very tasty.

I am OWNED by a brown tabby her name is Izzy, but she's as sweet as they come. Yet, she sure does make me laugh and laugh!! I am so fortunate to live right on the harbor!! What a view!! I am grateful for this.

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    Hey there, I posted this morning :)

    Between working full time and adding 2 very work intensive college courses, I've been a bit sparse.

    I had to get my kid to my mom's last week with packing and all that stuff.

    Anyway, I am here and things SHOULD be more calm!

    I love my UNDERDAWGS, thank you for checking in on me!
    3068 days ago
    Hi Diane, Thanks for stopping by my page. Yes I have been MIA during the first few days of our challenge. We are in the middle of moving right now, with several emergencies to deal with along the way, but we are getting there. My eating has been OK but not within my ranges and I am not tracking. Exercise seems to be non-stop all day, but not really what I call exercise so nothing worth logging. Not to worry - things are settling down now, and I will be back on track soon! I'm in this challenge for the long-haul!
    3068 days ago
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    Thanks Diane for the goodie and the comment on my page. I love the competition. I am really motivated!!

    3068 days ago
    Hi Diane. Glad you are enjoying the challenge. You are doing so well with the Spirited underdogs. Afraid we are way behind - I'm a Shooting Star. We need to pull our socks up.
    Yes New- Caz and Susie are two of my wonderful friends. You are now one of them too.
    Busy week ahead getting ready for holidays - loads of ironing!! At least I can catch up on programmes on the hard drive. Makes it bearable!
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    3068 days ago
    You are a courageous woman ...just keep believing and it can happen. I will be in the stands cheering for you on Friday.
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    3068 days ago