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2/1/10 8:01 P

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Thanks Barb! I appreciate your reply:)
I'll never be tall either, and I would be happy not focusing on the weight so much, but rather how I feel and look. I'd love to be happy w/ me....I vaguely remember feeling that way a while ago(like 20 years ago):)
I thank God I am here and want to do my best while I'm here to do what is right. I need to be my healthiest to do so, and I know if I lost more weight and got toned, I would feel much better in general, not just feel better about the way I would look.
Have a great week!

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2/1/10 7:56 P

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Thanks Rhonda:)

Wow....good for you! You sound as if you are doing well, and 9 years out IS something to celebrate!
Thank YOu for sharing w/ me and I wanted you to know I appreciate it.
A lot of people look at me (if the subject comes up) and can't understand where I am coming from. There is so little we have control of in life(nothing, really). People asumme I should just be happy I'm above ground and opr not suffering physically. But my whole body has changed, and even something like 10 lbs makes my body feel different. Clothes don't fit right. My face is heavier looking, etc. SO- losing this extra weight would put me in a place where I feel more in control of my life as well.
I have the same issue as you when it comes to walking at night. I tried some yoga w/ my fitness instructor and I was okay w/ it. I have been using the Wii fit and doing the yoga on there. I like that it tracks your center of balance, which., depending on what time of day it is could be really bad or half way decent;)
Thanks!

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2/1/10 5:31 P

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Hi there! Welcome to the team!! My meningioma was located on my cerebellium and had grown into the tentorium, it was 5cm (the size of a golf ball). I just had my 9th "birthday" on my surgery and I do look at it like it's been a new beginning for me, I was sick & having problems for so long.

I was always about 130 before surgery and after, I gained about 30 pounds, lost 10 and the other 20 just hung on!! When I joined SP, I was back down to 131, yeah, but didn't feel like I could maintain the loss. After being with SP, lost another 6, now at goal and loving it!!

I still get veritgo (I seem to use the term dizzy more), I don't think that will ever go away but I'm OK with that, at least I don't get those horrid headaches, and I can't walk in the dark, don't know where the bottom is. I've been practicing Yoga for over a year now, & I think that has helped a lot with my balance and we've been trail running again which helps with my concentration.

Best wishes on your goals!!

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2/1/10 4:33 P

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Hi Wendy!

Well, I may not be in your same situation, but I sure know how this all feels... We are here!!!

You are so fortunate to be so close to your goal. Many of us are not. But! I know that that weight and jiggle for you is the same as mine to me--I don't feel like the ME I WANT TO BE. I will never be tall. I will probably never see 125 again (and now I am OK with that). But if I can be HAPPY with ME that is all I (or any of us) can ask!

Don't give up. This site has been such a blessing to myself and others. It really has a tremendous amount of info and support!!!!!

Hugs and again, Welcome!
Barb

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2/1/10 1:51 P

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Hi folks,
I have been on and off Spark People for probably 5 years now. I orinally was on it to lose maybe a few lbs , and I loved that when I used this system it worked. I also was a much healthier person to begin w/ back then:)
Since then I have attempted to log on and get started again, but after a week or so I give up. Not because I don't want to be here, but that 'life' keeps getting in the way and I have less and less time to think about being fit , or in worse shape than I used to be, but because I have to take care of son who had brain tumor/surgery and all that it entailed, and then a year later I found out I had one too. Had crainiotomy in April 2009 to remove it. Trying to bounce back from it, and decided today that I can't stand my mid section anymore!
I used to be a 125 lb, buff chicky doodle. Now, at age 42 I weigh 10-12 lbs more, and look horrible.
Because of where my tumor was located I was having vertigo, which made the bike riding I used to enjoy immensely, almost non-existent for quite sometime. My eyesight is a bit wonky, so nightime driving, biking and even walking is out of the picture most of the time.
I took some private lessons w/ my hair stylist who is also a certfied fitness trainer twice a week back in the fall, but she is going back to school fulltime and had to give that up:( I like going to her because she's known me for so long anyway, but I have a bit of a balance issue sometimes, and it was okay to be wobbly in there w/ her, and we could laugh...but I wouldn't want to be in a big class and feel like that.
My husband and I just bought the Nordic Trac elliptical, which I am getting on this afternoon.
I was just wondering if there was anyone here that has some of the same issues or feelings and wanted to connect w/ someone who is maybe going through the same thing.
Its hard enough having to deal w/ brain tumors, surgery, deficits....both physical and emotional, but also my self esteem has been shaken to its core in the last 2 years and I am trying to rebuild it. Looking good always makes me feel fantastic, and I want that back.

Thanks For Listening!

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