LIZZIE138
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Hi, my name is Liz and I am working my way back to a healthy way of life. Having been overweight all of my adult life, I have decided that the now or never time has come. I am striving to be a better me in all ways and have fun in the process.

I've been very lax in my eating and exercise habits fo awhile now. I've gained back about 40 of the 60 pounds I had lost. I've had some physical problems, back and other things that have made it difficult to get moving again. But I am ready to go back at it as much as my health will allow at this point. I've dusted off my food scale, found the dreaded weight scale and have gotten rid of most of the junk food in the house. I feel like I've reached a now or never point in my life. I want to be healthy, I deserve to be healthy, I WILL get healthy and stay there.

I look forward to sharing my renewed journey with my spark friends.
Together we can do this, get healthy, live healthy, stay healthy.

UPDATE 1/14/2019

I ended 2018 on a sour note. In mid to end of August I started to have a backache. Not too bad so I did what many of us do, I ignored it. As time went on it became more intense and was causing me to limp. Still ignored it, started using a cane I had from foot surgery years ago. In October I saw my PCP who referred me to ortho, who referred me to a pain specialist. Somewhere along the line one of them referred me to physical therapy. PT helped some then my insurance company decided that I’d had enough PT & stopped paying. I was sick and tired of the runaround I was getting so I went back to my PCP the beginning of the year & explained I was no better. Where do I go from here?
She referred me to a spinal specialist who I am seeing Friday.

I’m really fed up with being so inactive. I’ve been doing the exercises PT recommended religiously but it didn’t helping me. But I refuse to give up. Somewhere, someone will be able to help me. I just know it!

So I’m hoping and praying that 2019 turns around for the better very soon.


Member Since: 1/14/2012

Fitness Minutes: 9,549

My Goals:
My goal is to get moving again. Last year I tore 2 tendons in my foot which led to surgery in June 2015. A long recovery led me to much inactivity. While I still have to be careful, it's time for me to move again!


My Program:
I am learning that I like/love exercise along with counting calories and using portion control.



Personal Information:
i'm approaching the BIG
6-0 this summer. A good time to reevaluate where I am in my life.


Other Information:
i am a huge dog lover. My last fur baby passed about 2 1/2 years ago and there has been an empty space in my heart since then. My hubby & myself are avid campers, enjoying the great outdoors. I love to read... Pretty much anything I get my hands on.




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  • v PRINCESSPP
    Ohhhh definately reheat ....lol
    24 days ago
  • v TZAPP22
    I know.. people are so funny.. like their opinion actually matters.. hopefully they do not do it to someone who really is hurt by their words.
    29 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    The flowers and blossoms are filling the air with the smells of Spring. This is the time to start preparing for the Summer. Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of June. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “It helps me stay focused on my goals. It also keeps things interesting and not boring.”

    “I find that the challenges make me be more cognizant of my food intake, better choices etc. The fitness ones encourage me to try new exercises and to keep doing exercises. I think there is a good possibility I wouldnt do as much if I didnt track it for challenges or tried to do better on challenges”

    “My leaders are all wonderful...they stay in touch with team members and do their best to keep us involved and feeling a part of the team.”

    “They motivate me to eat healthier and to be more active. “

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.
    https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/grou
    ps_individual.asp?gid=25339

    Note when using the link above you may have to drop the // or even the //www.


    36 days ago
  • v NVRGIVINGUP
    Thank you Lizzie for all the love and encouragement! I still have you in my prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
    48 days ago
  • v PRINCESSPP
    Ohh my dear ... never fear . . If I have something going on medically... he hovers over me like a bee on honey ... just when I have my bad days with my feet, he's hovering. As irritating as it might be .. he's just worried. Thats all ...
    50 days ago
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