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After a pretty normal life of little gains and diets, staying in pretty good shape, I injured my knee, one operation led to another , confined to wheelchair, very lonely, I found myself in a very dark and depressed place, food became my friend. I weighed about 185, this was in 1998. I loved to eat good food. But I also found myself eating junk and bad food, I continued to eat, I would lose 10 or 15 lbs but gain it back. I was still having trouble walking, was declared disabled and that made my situation worse. I felt as long as I could not get around I could at least eat, and I ate and ate, I loved to cook and bake and I did it all. But living alone I ate it all too. Finally at more than 345 or so, (my scales had stopped at 300) I made an appointment with my doctor ,this was in October .2009. , I tried to crash off as much weight as I could before I went in , but I had no idea that I was as heavy as I was. I checked in and my weight was 333 lbs I said enough , I want my life back. I embarked on a weight loss program, under doctor supervision.
Started Jan. 1, 210 at 335 lbs.
Joined Spark 5/17/2010
I'm down to 285 and on my way. May, 17. 2010
Update: 02/12//2011...Weight 182
Right knee replaced on 4/18/2011
08/14/2011..145...GOAL REACHED
09/19/2011..left knee replaced.
01/01/2012..136 Good weight to be at. I'm Happy !!!
01/15/2012..135.. maintenance,,I am at my GOAL.
03/20/2012..133..This makes my weight loss 202 lbs.
05/17/2012..136..holding, never more than 3 lbs difference.
03/25/2014 Update.
I found 135 to hard to maintain. Had more corrective surgery to both hands and shoulder.
I went back to 144, to 148. I try my best to keep in that range.
I find that if I don't work out at a high cardio rate, I gain.
I find that to maintain, it's a daily thought process.
I try to eat as normal as others, but with moderation.
I don't want to go through the rest of my life avoiding foods that I want to taste. But more than anything I don't want to experience one more day at an unhealthy weight or in bad health. So in a nut shell, I will do what I have to do to keep the weight off .
2015, Breast cancer, treatment and look to stay cancer free
2016:. I settled on a weight of 155. . That was a weight that I could maintain. Have great physical activity. Health good, . Might be a little more for my height, but it's a weight I feel good at. That's the most important to my well being.

Member Since: 5/17/2010

Fitness Minutes: 372,341

My Goals:
I want to get back to 145, I am 5 ft 6 in... That means I have 190 lbs to lose over all, but 140 here at Spark from the date I joined .
.I am setting a goal of being under 200 by the New Year. ( Goal reached 1/1/2011 ,197 lbs.) .I have found if I set a goal of 10 lbs at a time its not such a daunting task. When I reach that goal I treat myself to something nice for me, NO FOOD TREATS!!!
Want to shop at Victoria Secret for undies. Goal reached, Oct. 2010
Shop for clothes in the misses dept. Goal reached, Oct. 2010
Don't want to see X in my size ever again. Goal reached. size 18, regular. Nov. 2010
Mar. 2011, size 12 & 14
July. 2011, size 8/10
No more stretch waistbands. . Goal reached Jan. 2011
Want to ware belts. Goal reached.Oct. 2010
Climb stairs without stopping to rest. Goal reached, 2 flights Dec. 2010.
July, 2011, as many stairs as I want too.
GOAL of 145 lbs reached on 8/14/2011.

My Program:
Eat healthy balanced meals. Stay at about 1350 calories a day. I I will consult with my dietitian on any increases. .
No diet for me. Learn to eat all foods. Quality and quantity, that's the secret to good permanent weight loss. I am on the journey for life, my life.
Exercise 7 days at week.
Home and gym.
Low impact, water aerobics , Exercise ball, yoga,Bike. Aqua Zumba.
Had right knee replaced on 4/19.2011.
The left one replaced on 9/19/2011. .
I am walking 3 to 5 miles most days.
Can dance, love it.
Taking a Zumba class.
Working out on body
toning machines 3 days a week. Have water aerobics 6 days a week.
I am in a very happy place. Love my life.

Personal Information:
Salem, Or., tublady11@gmail.com Sell jewelry on Etsy.com/shop/PanacheJewelry.com I am 75, divorced, with grown children, grand children and great grandchildren. I am a 60's boomer, who loves 60 & 70 music. I rock out with the Stones.
Share my home with a Yorkie, named Titan. He's the joy of my life. A little hairy bundle of exuberance and love, who doesn't know he's a small dog. Lost Titan to old age on Oct. 13, 2018.

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I love to read historical novels. I like everything about history. I paint, mixed media. Create beautiful one of a kind pieces of designer jewelry, . I sell at art and craft fairs. I do volunteer work. I am a very busy person. No time in my life to be bored.

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  • v KARRYB1
    Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. I appreciate all the feed back and am interrested in hearing about others experiences with their osteoporosis remedies. Hopefully this is the right approach for me.
    4028 days ago
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    thank you for your comment / feedback on my blog. I really appreciate it! I hope you are having a great day!
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  • v DOUGZ69
    Thanks for the support and the advice on my Blog. I know it is possible to stay in the routine even when you can't stay in the routine. It will be a good thing for me to have to step outside the regular.

    P.S. I did make it out for my walk and I feel real good about it!
    4028 days ago
  • v KOSHIE1
    Yes, I have tried a number of diets. Only two have worked. One was when I simply reduced the amount I was eating for a long time. I was eating very healthily, but I was SO hungry ALL the time... I found myself looking in the oven for my shoes and in the fridge for my briefcase. I found myself pacing in the kitchen. I exercised 2 hours daily 5 times a week. I lost the weight very slowly, but in the end, I looked great and I was thin again. It took a year. And because I was STILL ALWAYS HUNGRY, I slowly slipped into eating a little more, and a little more.... and ever so slowly, I regained some weight; and then I got pregnant, and that was the end of that! I've fought the weight for 20 years, never winning until I tried ATKINS. With Atkins, I could eat and not be hungry and still lose weight. The only thing I have to give up is food that I shouldn't eat anyway (french fries, and doughnuts, and sugar in its many forms...) Mind you, I am a sugar addict, so even though I was totally successful and happy on Atkins once, it is not totally easy to avoid sugar in this society! DH ASKED me to regain some weight, and I was an IDIOT and I did (by eating sugar) to please him -- but once sugar sunk its claws into me I could not turn away until I had regained much more than I wanted... so here I am again -- fighting the sugar addiction and trying to be thin again. I NEVER want to go back to being hungry all the time. I'll stay with Atkins, Thank you very much. Once ALL the weight is lost, it is a VERY healthy way of eating -- one I can do for the rest of my life. I CAN'T stay hungry for the rest of my life!

    Incidentally, you say you've been on many diets. As a consequence, I assume you've been OFF many diets. That means you couldn't stay on them, and you probably found that, sooner or later, you regained the weight you lost when you went off whatever diet it was. If you return to old ways of eating, the old pounds do come back, huh?! It doesn't matter WHAT diet it is, if you don't follow it, the pounds come back. But people say that about Atkins like it isn't true of all diets! I wonder why.

    Nevertheless! Different strokes for different folks! I will never be a skinny Housewife from Anywhere eating only a grilled chicken breast and a salad, hold-the-dressing. I enjoy food. I don't HAVE 2 hours anymore to exercise daily. That's funny, I just realized the chicken and salad lunch is valid on Atkins! Whatever... I get to have the dressing too on Atkins!

    ANYWAY... other people, like my husband, eat to live. Food taste isn't particularly important. And other people, exercise so much they have to eat lots just to maintain weight... And some people can't live without starches and grains and carbs, and others are carnivores, and others are.... you get my drift. WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU!
    4030 days ago
    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting in my blog... You are the exact person that I want to save the scooter chair for... someone who has pain and for good reason actually needs the chair. emoticon emoticon
    4030 days ago
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