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January 10, 2014 with my first Grandchild

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Just back from Surgery


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It is so strange coming back. I remember that I never really learned how to use Spark. I am going to get into it better this time! I need it more this time than ever! Here to stay!!!

I can't believe I have been gone from Spark for so long. I have moved from Idaho to California and opened my own business as a Holistic Health Practitioner. I have lost a total of 174 pounds and I am trying now to get that last 68 pounds off.

I am back in college and loving it! I did finally get my BA in Spiritual Healing, as well as finishing my degree as a Holistic Health Practitioner. I am now working towards my Psychology Degree as well as my Masters in Spiritual Healing. Life is great! It is wonderful to be able to go, do, and be alive! Soon I will be moving home to Northern California, and I can't wait!!

I am so happy with my weight loss success! I have lost over 140 lbs to date and have 99 to go to the Dr.'s required goal!
I must say however, my own ultimate goal is not as low. I would be so happy to lose another 80 lbs. I just want to be under 200.

I finally had my wls. I chose the Vertical Sleeve and had it done on 6-5-13. I am very happy with my decision and have been doing well with the Full Liquid Diet. I get to progress to Soft Food Diet on 6-27-13. I lost 9 lbs the first week after surgery and 11 lbs on my pre-op diet. So far since this all started in 2010, I have lost a total of 67lbs. I am very happy with my results on my own and with the surgery. I will keep everyone posted as I move along.

I am finally at the end of the process to get my surgery for weight loss. I have one pre-surgical clearance left and I will be surgery bound. The surgery I have chosen to have is the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. I have chosen this particular surgery because it still leaves a lot of the work up to me and it doesn't rearrange anything in my stomach, it simply removes a part of my stomach. There is a lot of success and it is less risky and there are way less complications as well. I am very happy with my decision and will keep everyone updated.

Today and for the last few weeks I am down and have been down. I have gotten now to where I can hardly do anything on my own. I need help for everything now. It is horrible and I don't even know where to begin to become independent again. I don't know if I even can. Everyone is pushing me to get the surgery but it won't change my mind and my inside feelings. So I fear it won't be a permanent thing. I am lost here I literally don't know where or how to begin,

My name is Candie Payne. I am a 45 yr. old mother of four grown children and the wife to a wonderful man who is my best buddy in all the world. I have been a member of SP in some form for the last 3 yrs. And I must say I believe without it I would be a much heavier person at this time. I have been a yoyo'er since I was 8 yrs old.

I feel much better today. I have made some great friends and have made a few small changes so I feel like I am back on track and ready to get at it!!!!

I am lost again. I always seem to end up here. I Know what I need to do, How to do it, I just can't seem to DO IT!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Last night I figured out how to to delete a spark page so I finally only have one page now. I just didn't want to be so scattered! I have decided I've got to get serious. I read and am now re-reading "The Spark" and it has helped so much especially as far as setting goals and being specific. Of course the fact that I lost 28.8 lbs and didn't know it for months was a big inspiration too...:-) My biggest challenge has been having the money to eat properly or regularly considering we have been fairly homeless for the last 2 years. We are now living with my daughter Amanda who is an amazing individual and someone I work to be more like. She is my daughter but staying here still makes me homeless in a sense. Not to in anyway take away from the gratitude I feel but simply to say it is not my home. Also there is a tremendous amount of guilt that comes with staying here, as she works so hard and has three jobs and now is stuck with her parents again lol. At any rate I have made a real true detailed plan with the help of The Spark and I am ready!!

Member Since: 9/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 186

My Goals:
To walk 30 mins 2 times a day. COMPLETED!!!

To get my protein and liquids in daily. COMPLETED!!!

To open a spiritual life center. Close! I HAVE opened a HOLISTIC HEALTH CENTER !!!

To be a better wife & mother. COMPLETED!!!

To be able to work again. COMPLETED!!!

To drink two large bottles of water daily. COMPLETED!!!

To go to bed by midnight. COMPLETED!!!

To meditate daily again. COMPLETED!!!

My Program:
To follow my Dr. and NUT. orders and diets to a T and be sure this journey is a good one that has lasting results!

Personal Information:
I was born in Californian but now and forever call Idaho home. I am a training Holistic Health Practitioner, Spiritual Life Coach, a Light-Worker, a Spiritual Counselor, and a Spiritual Empath. I am 48 and have been over weight for 40 years, since the age of 8. I have 4 beautiful children and the best Buddy in the whole world!

Other Information:
My biggest dream in life is to open a Holistic Health Center where people can visit to work on becoming who they were meant to be.
My second biggest dream is to own my own small ranch, horses and all.

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    Hi, I note from your background that you are experienced in a Holistic approach.
    If you go to my Sparkpage you will find my teams, 1 of which is Holistic. You are most welcome to click on this and join. I am sure that with ur experience that you could be a valuable contributor and also enjoy our friendly group.
    PS Congrats on the progress you have already made. emoticon
    1511 days ago
  • v _BELINDA
    Congratulations on your wls. I hope you remain healthy and are able to quickly lose the weight you want to lose.
    Best of luck,
    2567 days ago
  • v LUNAYA13
    Thank you all for checking on me I am here. Just been lurking.
    3004 days ago
    Happy Valentine's Day Sending 0 calorie cybercandy your way!
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    3470 days ago
  • v LUNAYA13
    To everyone posting and all my new friends I just wanted to tell you I am doing fine better than I have been. I am on a program now and making progress so I am happy as a lil clam. If you have not yet watched please tune into A&E on Mondays at 10:00 P.M. Central and watch HEAVY it is a wonderful show and very inspirational. Love and Great wishes to all....
    3481 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/3/2011 12:57:53 AM
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