RAMONA1954
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Updated: October 9, 2018: back from my birthday trip. I turned 64 on September 16 while in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Now that I’m home, I’m allowing my body to restore itself. I’m still feeling the after effects from my last concussion and had been warned it could cause troubles the rest of my life. Having motion sickness, dizziness and extreme tiredness. I’ll be returning to my routine at Planet Fitness soon. Back to working on me again. Fortunately over five weeks I only gained about two pounds. Thank you all for your continued support and friendship.

Updated July, 27, 2018: i did it. I joined Planet fitness yesterday and started a new path. Way outside my comfort zone here. Trying new things and loving the HydroMassage beds after my workout

Updated: July 10, 2018:
Working on me is a daily must. I'm recovering from a bad fall that left my ribs, sternum, knees and belly bruised deeply. I have pain deep breathing, coughing, sneezing and basically moving. My "midriff" and belly are swollen and so are my knees. At the present, putting on shoes and socks is a major challenge. Lifting weights is still on hold - first with my shoulder problems starting last November and now from the fall.
I'm working on restarting my lifestyle changes again. I'll be 64 on September 16th so I need to get moving. I'll be celebrating at the beach with family and friends.
I love using the Spark app and mostly the website. I treasure the friendships I have made while I've been here.

Updated November 19th, 2017:
Welcome to my page. My new motto is Live, laugh and love and spread joy to yourself and those in your life and that you meet.
I've been on this journey for a while now. This is a lifestyle change and I want to make sure that my weight loss is permanent. I've been on diet after diet, year after year since I was a teenager. I'm currently at the lowest weight since 1988. So I'm thrilled with that. It's been a long hard journey.
I have multiple health issues which I deal with on a daily basis and that have placed limitations on what I can do physically. Nine years ago I died from complications of gallbladder surgery and was blessed to have been given a second chance on life. The CPR messed up my already screwed up back even more. I was at my heaviest. I decided to make life worth living again. Small changes over time helped correct 50+ years of bad habits.
I have asthma, allergies, fibromyalgia, arthritis in just about every joint (moderately severe in both hips), bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, Raynaud's syndrome, migraine headaches - which were chronic and daily, I have two screws in my left knee, my right knee hyper-extends, high blood pressure & cholesterol which is under control of medication, non insulin dependent diabetic which is almost under control - I still need to work on it a little more, wet macular degeneration in both eyes requiring periodic shots, have episodes of temporary blindness at random times, bioplar 2 depressive with panic attacks when I have trouble breathing, PTSD and I'm a super klutz. On August 10th, I had my 5th shot in my left eye. The vision has cleared up nicely. However, I went to the eye doctor and he found a left eye macular flame shaped hemorrhage. So I'm waiting to see the retina specialist again on December 12th. This is still my biggest concern is my eyes. I'm needing to work on better blood sugar control too - seems my blood sugars have gone bonkers again. I can't win! They go up for a while, get meds and then they bottom out all the time. Finding a balance is difficult.
I understand the trials and problems associated with weight loss especially if you're suffering from depression. I also understand the trials and problems with arthritis and fibromyalgia. I do my best to help anyone that needs help or encouragement. If you need a friend, just stop by and leave me a message. I'll get back to you as soon as I can. If you need someone to vent to, I'm here.
WE CAN DO THIS! ONE STEP AT A TIME, ONE DAY AT A TIME! LIVE YOUR LIFE NOW!
Stop putting off living your life until you are a certain size or weigh a certain amount. Live today. Love yourself now! Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Live, Laugh and Love!
DON'T DREAM IT, BE IT! (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show)


Member Since: 1/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 228,162

My Goals:
Remember that each day is a gift from God and cherish all your memories, friends and family.
Spread love and kindness wherever you go, and don't forget to give it to yourself. There's no magic number I want to be. I just want to be healthier today than I was yesterday. Yes I want to lose weight but I want to live my life each day as best as I can.


My Program:
Walking at least 10,000 steps every single day that I am able to.
Strength/weight training with dumbbells and eventually barbells three times a week.
Walking with Leslie Sansone videos three times a week.
Finding fun ways to incorporate more activity in my life. Examples: are hiking in the mountains of NE/E Tennessee and Western North Carolina, beach walking and walking in general in Florida in September and January, walking trails and in the neighborhood where my brother lives in NE Tennessee, walking around the neighborhood where I live and in town, walking in the house when the weather is bad or I'm not able to be out for health related reasons.
Live each day striving to be better than I was the day before.
Learn to eat good nutritious food and avoid the snacks and binge eating traps I tend to fall into on occasion.



Personal Information:
I turned 63 on 9/16/17. I have a 25 year old son.
A couple weeks after my 50th birthday my husband died of a massive heart attack on October 7, 2004 just two days before his birthday.. Got re-married and divorced in short order two years later. Now I'm single and loving life, one day at a time.
When my hands cooperate, I like to knit or crochet. I
love to read. I love to bake and cook. I go crazy at Christmas time making all sorts of goodies as gifts for family and friends.
I'm a genealogy nut and currently working on multiple lines in mine and my son's families.
I am currently writing a series of cookbooks that are based on family recipes. I want to have these recipes down permanently. As of August 10th, 2017 I have submitted my first cookbook "Food From The Heart: Family Favorites" for publication and it's live on Amazon. I am currently working on my second cookbook "Sweet Temptations, Cakes, Desserts and Pies". It's in the stage. This one will be a bit different than


Other Information:
Today is the first day of the rest of your life so make the most of it.

In November 27, 2007 I weighed what I believe was close to my heaviest weight, 278 pounds. That was in the hospital before I had gallbladder surgery, which I died from due to complications and was rescuitated.

Here are my goals for my weight:
These are weights from back in the 1970s when I last saw them. I can't wait to see them again!
198 pounds last saw in 1978
178 pounds back in 1976 (back before my migraines were diagnosed and I started on all these different meds)
154 pounds at graduation June 7, 1972
My goal weight according to my BMI is under 145. I'm not sure how this will play out but I'm wanting to get down to my graduation weight at least.




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