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Hubby Ken and granddaughter Rachel

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granddaughter, Rachel, with Chloe (silver poodle) and Adela.

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Great granddaughter, Clara, on her first birthday last July. What a gem!


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Recently, I received notice that my insurance company will not approve the MRI that my doctor recommended for my knee. At first, this news was upsetting and then? Suddenly, I began to see the situation through a different lens. Okay. No MRI basically means that my knee's recovery is back into my own hands.

The first issue is to release stress on this knee, which means less weight on it. How is this time going to be different from other efforts at weight loss? It is different because I am approaching the situation with wisdom and with informed care.

First, I realize it takes 21 days to form a new habit, and I also know that one change at a time is recommended for success. The habit that I have chosen for the first 21 days is that of daily walking.

I have enlisted and received my husband's support. This is huge! I am grateful for this and believe it will ensure the success of my weight loss.

Thank you for visiting my page.

Member Since: 11/24/2015

Fitness Minutes: 180

My Goals:
To lose the first 10 pounds by my birthday in January!

To drop as much weight as I can by May.

I want to give my poor knees a lighter load.

My Program:
1. To walk every day at 9 in the morning and try to do at least a mile and a half, working up to 5 miles.

2. To swim every evening and exercise my knees in the therapy pool.

3. Morning smoothie made with frozen blue berries, raw oats, banana slices, flax seeds, chia seeds and almond milk.

Piece of fruit mid morning.

spinach salad for lunch

afternoon smoothie made with 9.5 alkaline water, banana slices, whey protein powder and crushed ice.

raw vegetables in the evening after swimming.

Visualization at bedtime.

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Other Information:
Happily married. Wonderful family.
Love my pets.
Enjoy reading
I like to watch documentaries on tv but my current favorite show is Sister Wives
I also love Planet Earth and other science shows.

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