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I am over 60 but feel like I am much older due to severe arthritis in my knees. Since I started spark people, I have tapered down my sugar intake and I notice some real health results like my skin looks better and my scalp is healthier.

I want to be able to
1. walk without a cane
2. shop in regular sizes instead of in "plus sizes"
3. climb stairs without being puffed out.

I couldn't walk when I started physiotherapy and cortisone treatment. Now I walk 2X per day.

Member Since: 1/30/2013

My Goals:
June 26 - Done the 230 thing. Now want to get to 220....

I am approaching this in small steps. I would like to get to 230 pounds.

My Program:
At a conference I attended on diabetes prevention, a presenter said he asked his clients "What are you willing to do?" He said his clients knew what they SHOULD do but they only adhered to a program if they knew they could succeed so he would ask them to pick one thing they were willing to do and the next time he met with them, he asked the same question. It didn't matter whether they had been successful or not, they had to keep trying.

So my program is the "I am willing to do this program" I won't accept being hungry and I can't eat too many raw vegetables because they give me diarrhea. I am willing to forego dessert and I am willing to add more cooked veggies to my diet.

Personal Information:
I used to love hiking. Weight prevents me from doing that as I now have osteoarthritis.
I used to take 3 walks a day. Can't even walk across a room anymore.
I am 61 and the medical folks tell me that if I get knee replacement now, I will have to get them again in the future as 61 is quite young. Does not feel young to me.

Other Information:
I go through phases when certain songs inspire me to workout. Presently my favorite workout songs are:

Picturing Love by July Talk
Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band
Gimme All Your Loving by ZZ Top
Whiskey when the sun goes down by Jimmy Rankin

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    I am trying to sew lol . I am getting better as now I do wear what I make in public. I just began last Dec. making garments for myself by taking sewing classes . I can finally wear a blouse that fits my chest.
    What I love about sewing is that it keeps my busy and away from the Frig.
    Have a great day !

    1377 days ago
  • v JFAIT3
    emoticon It was so nice to get a goodie from you today and your encouragement! Lets do this! Not diet just day by day take good care of ourselves inside and out.
    1392 days ago
  • v no profile image JUDYDSJOURNEY
    Thank you for the goodie and comment. I appreciate the encouragement. We can do this!
    I added you to my friends list. Would love to keep in touch and do this together.
    God bless.
    1401 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie and welcome back comment, but I wonder if you sent it to the wrong person. I have been part of Spark since 2009 and haven't gone anywhere...
    1401 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*

    just dropping by to say welcome to the" KNEES TEAM "
    wishing you well with you lifestyle changes,as we journey together.............
    we are here for you............if you need any help don't hesitate to ask..............
    looking forward to getting to know you better...............blessings and hugs..................lita
    1402 days ago
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