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Update 11-19-19 Last of the surgeries is finally over, all the med stuff done for the year. The niece is having another baby so I'll be re-structuring life again so I can help. I gained 12 lbs throughout all this and didn't worry about it. Now I'm worrying and it's much harder to get back with it!

Update 8-28-19 surgeries are over. I still can't exercise like I'd like, but I'm back to most of my normal activities. I haven't been here and logging, but I need to start again. I didn't track food and didn't worry too much about staying on my food plan, and I've put on about 10 lbs during this couple of months. I'm not going to let it get to me since there was just too much going on, but I've got to start again and get serious about

Update 5/30/19 I have surgeries coming up that will slow my exercise routine and increase pain, but ultimately I hope it will help make things better. I took a week off to wallow in self-pity, but got bored with that. So I re-arranged my goals to accommodate life's changes, and I'm back at it. No weight lost, but maintaining the weight I've lost in a wheelchair is a win! 60 lbs, and that's not counting the ups and downs from medications!

Update 4/3/19 I'm in the groove for exercising, but have some difficult injuries because of FMS. Night eating is still a challenge, but I'm willing to keep trying! I know the chronic UTI I've had for 2 years will require surgery, so I'm trying to get things as strong and flexible as possible. I can't even see a specialist til May!

Update 2/8/19 Learning about SMART goals and tweaking my own goals to make them achievable has really helped! I'm accomplishing things I never thought I'd be able to and my therapist finally is telling me she wants to see me once a month (after 35 years of weekly or biweekly sessions). I'm so proud and thankful!

Update: 1-21-19 I WAS treated for HCV a couple of years ago, even with the weight I had I think it's made a huge difference

Update 1-15-19, I've lost 50 lbs and now I'm working on new goals to be healthier and have less pain.

I have lots of physical problems that cause weight gain and prevent exercise. I MUST lose 100 lbs in order to be treated for Hepatitis C. I need to have accountability and support in order to do this. I hope to find it here.

Member Since: 5/30/2010

Fitness Minutes: 14,435

My Goals:
I had to change from counting exercise, to counting minutes of activity out of my wheelchair, including whatever exercise I can accomplish that day.

My Program:
I've been learning to use all the spark site tools and it's helped. People are noticing the weight loss. Now I'm trying to tweak my program.

Personal Information:
I bought a recumbent trike last year and hope to use it to bike on paved paths this year. I keep my 4 yr old great nephew a couple of days a week, which I love. We're farmers, gardeners, food preppers, readers and generally love our life.

Other Information:
I recently bought an elliptical machine which is kicking my butt!

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  • v OOLALA53
    Finally following up! Congrats on having surgeries over with. Hope you can keep your focus on the benefits of an improved eating routine, ones that go way beyond looks! You can do it!
    121 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    Just wanted to let you know I’ve been out of town and not checking email. Also can’t seem to check from phone re: private status. Will try from laptop later.
    197 days ago
    I’m the one with the husband who gives bouquets, and I agree, it is a nice solution. He has also taken to bringing me a little container of fresh raspberries or blackberries, or blueberries now and then, instead of sweets. A REALLY nice little gift.
    205 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    First, big congrats on your maintenance! You have already beat the odds with that, not to mention doing it in a wheelchair.

    I wanted to welcome you to the Living Binge Free team. (New members are supposed to get automatic welcomes, but sometimes don't because pages are set to private. I'm checking up on that. )

    Although most of us want to lose weight (and our core members have lost and maintained), we like having a place where we can feel successful no matter what the scale says. There are plenty of teams where that is the focus! A major reason people give up on good eating habits is because they keep linking their efforts to weight loss and get discouraged when it doesn't happen, or at least at the rate or in the amount they want. But taming our binge habit is a victory in itself, one that we always need to give ourselves credit for. That's what we focus on.

    There is no one way to get to that goal, but there are some that have more traction than others. Each member moves towards that in her own way.

    Our 21-day streak has been going with a core of members for over 9 years. Some use it like a simple check in, others like a chat thread. (rather than start a new one more often that just peters out). Of course, any member can start any thread she feels will be useful for her.

    You don't even have to be trying to get to 21 days to post on the thread! Just come share what you like.
    208 days ago
    emoticon for your sweet comment on my blog today! .. emoticon Have a wonderful summer!
    212 days ago
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