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1/6/10 6:54 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon :-)...Janie's made us a new place for our daily chatter---"January's Talk it out"---it's under the Introduce yourself forum on the main page---we're all over there-see "you" there:-)
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Hello everyone just stepping in with healing hugs and prayers and reporting another day on track with eating healthy and a little exercise mixed in for good measure. I ask for continued prayers as the journey continues. I am praying for us all and asking for prayers.

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Hello everyone just checking in and sending healing hugs and prayers to all. I have made another day of healthy choices and avoided exercise yet again and yep I know that is not a good thing but it is cold here in South Georgia these days. Praying for us all and asking for prayers as well.

The only way to truly fail is to give up and stop trying. We all must remember the longest journey starts with the first step and builds from there.


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Getting those hugs Rick! I really need them right now.

Everyon, since it is the new year I think we are moving the daily checkins to January's Talk It Out topic. Check in there if you think you are not seeing some one.

Happy New Year!

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Hello everyone you might as well come and get these healing hugs and prayers. I hope everyone is having a blessed day as for me I had another day of healthy choices. I am still asking for prayers and am praying for us all each day as the journey continues.

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Hi Friends!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's sooo good to see our folks come back in just as Karon thought with the holidays passing and newness arriving. I, too, hope this is one of the best for all of us.
Karon, so sorry I MISSED YOUR BIRTHDAY!-HAPPY BELATED!
Hope you had a really nice one. Congrats on the physical activity you have goin'-I hope March brings GOOD things!
Hi Yvonne-we're hoping for good news for YOU, too...glad more of the steps are accomplished.
AND JANIE!!! IT'S SOOO GOOD TO SEE YOU ABLE TO POST!!! I was SOOO HAPPY TO SEE YOU!
Rick's hugs and prayers continue to help get us all thru maybe even more than we know-thank you Friend.
Wonder 'bout our Rosie??? Gonna have to check on her.
I'm doing well...have eaten well all day and am about to have a Healthy Choice for Dinner. I got my Hubby a Wii for Christmas and the bowling really wears me out at this point so it's good exercise for me and I'm doin' it:-) It's fun! We bowl 'bout 3 lines and I's POOPED.:-)
Well, Friends that dinner's calling. Let's all let this be OUR YEAR!...Luv! Sherry

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Hello everyone I am stepping in with healing hugs and prayers for all. I am reporting another day of healthy choices and hopefully tomorrow I will incorporate some exercise into the routine as this is another area that has been slack lately, but its going to all come together and my prayer for us all is that 2010 will bring great health benefits for us all.

The only way to truly fail is to give up and stop trying. We all must remember the longest journey starts with the first step and builds from there.


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Happy New Year to all. I have committed to moving a minimum of 30 minutes per day. Yesterday I walked 20 mins on the treadmill, did ten minutes of strength training with weights, and three minutes on the elliptical. I felt satisfaction that I made my goal.

How is everyone?

Courage doesn''t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow".

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hello everyone just stepping in with healing hugs and prayers for all. I am doing well and have completed the first day of the new year with very healthy choices. Hope you all have a blessed evening.

The only way to truly fail is to give up and stop trying. We all must remember the longest journey starts with the first step and builds from there.


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Hello everyone just wanted to stop in and wish you all a happy new year as I send healing hugs and prayers to all. As for me I am gearing up to get on track all the way and believe in my heart this coming years is going to bring great changes with me and my journey towards a healthier life. Have a blessed one everybody and please keep the prayers going and know I am praying for us all.

The only way to truly fail is to give up and stop trying. We all must remember the longest journey starts with the first step and builds from there.


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I know what you mean about 50. I just turned 47 in November and boy is that AARP membersip getting close! emoticon

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Sherry ... Good to hear that you are still working on things. I am so happy to be back at my water class. I know increased exercise is going to make a difference for me.

Rick ... Thanks for the hugs and prayers. As always, they are appreciated and it has been nice to have you 'here' with us again.

Yvonne ... Congrats on the progress toward your surgery. Practicing the techniques is good. I still use a baby spoon to eat some things to remind me to take small bites. Best wishes to you in the progress.

Janie ... Thank you for the birthday wishes. I cannot believe that I am so rapidly approaching the age of 50. There was a time that seemed so very old. LOL

Hugs and love to all ...

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Just wanted to wis Karon a HAPPYT BIRTHDAY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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hello all my spark family. I am one step closer to getting the surgery. I got the green light from the dietitian, psych and Nut. I have surgery class and meeting with Nut again on Jan. 14th, as well as an US to see how my insides are. I have reached my goal weight for surgery. Just got to maintain til surgery. Then meet the surgeon, and then everything is submitted to insurance. I cannot wait to get it over with. I am scared but excited the closer I get. I am practicing my chew chew chew and sip sip sip.
Mega loser vibes to all.
love, Yvonne


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RICKY!!!---I am S-H-O-C-K-E-D!!! LOL! emoticon
What'chu got "in" that eggnog???
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, TOO!
AND TO ONE AND ALL!!!! LOVE---Sherry

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Hey peoples I shot Santa and am roasting one of his rein deer but your welcome to over over and sip fat free eggnog with me. I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and I send healing hugs and prayers out to all.

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Hi Friends...OH MY GOSH IT'S GOOD TO SEE OUR LOVED ONES HERE! emoticon I hope more and more will wander in and come back regularly with us.

Yvonne-thinking of you today as you had your appt with the psych docs today as another step toward your surgery-we're with you, Dearheart!

Karon, gosh, I hate to hear you might have to have surgery AGAIN...hope it doesn't bother you too much in the meantime and you "can" wait till the timing is better for you. I haven't had a chance to check out the link you included yet but I want to and will soon. You've just had toooo much you've had to go thru, sure wish this wasn't coming up for you now or AT ALL!
I was excited to read you were back at water aerobics AND all the land adventures, too!!! I can't do the elliptical AT ALL!!! WHEW!!! You're doing great with the NuStep-we have that at our WC as well.
I need to get back-my knee is still giving me alot of trouble since my surgery, tho, darn it. I think maybe now I NEED to exercise it, tho...so I'll soon try. I plan on starting in earnest right after the holidays again. But anyway, I'm just SO PROUD OF YOU in there doing what you need to to obtain your rewards. GOOD JOB TAKING THE TIME for you, too, Karon. DARN RIGHT YOU'RE WORTH IT AND NEED IT!!! emoticon

Hi Rick emoticon So good to see you come in and be with us, too! Glad you're on that Christmas break and we hope it's a GOOD ONE for you.

AND OUR JANIE!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Have MISSED YOU, MISSED YOU, MISSED YOU SOOO MUCH! Have WORRIED 'BOUT YOU, TOO! It's SOOO GOOD to see you post and I'm so glad you're applying for disability. I hope you get it and that'll be a big worry off of you-but it SURE TAKES AWHILE. Are the shots helping with the pain? Keith has also had them---the epidural ones?---They're suppose to help 3-6 months but they barely touch him. I sure hope it's better for you. I know some people it makes a BIG DIFFERENCE. Hope they decide what will be a good decision for you soon.
We hope you and Kyle have a really happy, blessed Christmas too, Janie. Here's too a much better year than the close of this one's been for you. Some of the year sure was great, tho, wasn't it? More of that, thats what we want for our Janie!

I'm doing good 'cept for this dumb leg...long as it's up I'm pretty ok...but I'm also not doing good weight wise-as I said, I'm around 400 again and having a hard time getting up from places seating wise and it's really embarrassing and bothering me. I've GOT TOO GET GOING AGAIN right after Christmas.
Rick and I are sure we're going to-I hope all of us will have a real good year this year doing just that.
Love you guys and "I" WISH YOU EACH MERRY CHRISTMAS, too, and that all that makes you happy is close around you. See you all soon...Luv---Sherry

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Hey Guys & Gals!
Rick never stop sending those hugs. I need them now more than ever. I am having severe back problems with stenosis at three different levels with 3 pinched nerves. I haven't worked since September because I can't sit upright for more than a few minutes. I;ve had an injection in my back and am due for another the 6th of January. I will probably have to have surgery. I am also applying for disability so keep me in your prayers.

Enough of me. I basically just stopped by to say Merry Christmas ! emoticon emoticon emoticon and Happy New Year! emoticon emoticon emoticon I have been missing my friends!

Till later!

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No worries, Rick. It's been pretty quiet in here for a while now. I miss all of our friends but know this is a busy time. People will be back after the holidays. Good to have you back here, though.

Update about me ... Went back to water aerobice on Monday. A couple people said they didn't recognize me. That felt kind of good. Afterward, I sat with my feet dangling in the hot tub (I don't like those things) and talked with two people from my class. It felt good to just share what is working and what is not. I then showered before leaving and it felt GREAT! In the past, I rushed because Tim was waiting. He was waiting this time but too but that time is for me and I'm going to enjoy it. He can just wait! (My therapist says this is progress. LOL)

Yesterday I went to see my surgeon about the golf ball sized lump in my leg again. He says it is a synovial cyst of the knee. I checked online www.mdguidelines.com/synovial-cyst and found that these are common and since they think I may have done some damage to my knees while I was so heavy for so long, not surprising. What concerns me is they can continue to come back. I have a referral to an orthopedic doc but the surgeon said I can wait until after the holidays to get it looked at there. I am hoping to put off having anything done, in case they have to do surgery since it has come back twice now, until March at the earliest. I will see the ortho doc in Feb and see what he thinks.

I also went to my exercise class last night. There were only two of us there and the instructor. I got on the new elliptical and did two minutes. Not much but I did the NuStep first for 22 mins and then 12 mins on the treadmill at 2.5 mph first. The instructor said I did well and next time to do three minutes and continue to build from there. Alrighty then! We also did quite a bit of free weights and work on the balls. It was fun! Yeah, right.


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Well I guess I may have ran everyone off with those healing hugs. I am now sending more along with prayers and this time not to worry I took a shower and used deodorant on the arm pits. Have a blessed day everyone. The new year is approaching and for any that have slipped a little I challenge us all to take the chance with a clean slate to get on track and work towards getting healthy.

The only way to truly fail is to give up and stop trying. We all must remember the longest journey starts with the first step and builds from there.


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Hello to everyone i just wanted to step in and send healing hugs and prayers to all and let you all know I am continuing to try and work getting the journey back on the right track. I am making better choices but still have work to do. I have been very busy with the courses as I work towards my masters degree and am very much looking forward to a two week break coming up after I finish classes Wed night. I hope you all have a blessed Christmas as we remember the reason for the season and I ask for continued prayers and let you all know your still in my prayers each day.

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WOW, Karon! I'm so sorry you're getting DELUGED with sad things in this season that's suppose to be "happy"!
I'm sure sorry to hear Chloe "did" end up with her Daddy...all we can hope is for the very best as things unfold. I know it's heartbreaking, Friend. Just wish we could for real HUG YOU! emoticon
Sorry for the news of one of your Girls, too. I know HOW MUCH YOU CARE about each of them and to have this kind of loss too, would just be soooo sad. Will the Momma still be staying with you all? I'm glad she has you for support.
Speaking of support-I'm so glad you're going to seek out some for yourself, Karon. WISE DECISION. Most here know I've been in therapy a very long time and couldn't imagine not having that help. I hope it'll help you with that next push you want to make toward your happiness and the further success you want and need. You look SOOOO GOOD KARON...I'm so happy for and PROUD OF YOU!!!
I thank you SOOOO MUCH for the encouragement for me.
Most of us who have these larger amounts to lose just DO have more complications that take us a bit longer to work thru-I'm just SOOO GLAD we DO HANG TOGETHER AND KEEP TRYING! I STILL KNOW MORE OF US WHO DO ARE GONNA MAKE IT EVENTUALLY!!!
I so wonder how our Janie is??? I NEED TO CALL HER!!!
I don't do so hot on the phone.......but I sure care.
Rick is struggling a bit with the downs...the season can be difficult sometimes. He's getting back on track and will have a break from school for 2 weeks over Christmas he needs so much. I know he'd love notes of encouragement:-)
I'm doing GOOD with the season for a change and I'm sooo thankful.:-) Again, I just pray the peace and magic of the season touches each of my Friends in ways that surprise you and leave you with no doubt that life is GOOD....Love you!....Sherry

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Sherry,

It is about so much more than the weight loss. I am headed into counseling to get my act together as I am sabotaging myself with only 40 lbs to get to my goal weight. Why is that? I took away my one comfort ... food! Surgery definitely was not the easy way out and I can see now why so many regain their weight. I am not going to let that be me! You come on back and try again and again, and again. We love you and want nothing but the best for you.

My life is far from boring. Granddaughter Chloe went to live with her daddy right after Thanksgiving. She begs to come home every time we talk to her. It breaks my heart.

One of the babies at work died last week. Her fourteen year old mom is handling it better than some of us adult staff are. Cause of death appears to be SIDS. It has thrown me for a loop.

I continue to struggle and the scale continues to go up and down ... 265-275 ... with no stopping in sight. At least I get it to go back down, yet it doesn't continue. As I said, I'm doing it to myself.

You can do this again, dear Sherry. If you can't do it on your own, then get some help. We all have to decide what is best for us. Love and hugs, my friend. Be strong, have courage, and just come and tell us about it. At least we'll all have something more to talk about. It's been mighty lonely in here lately.

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I'S SORRY, KARON!!! emoticon AND ALL OUR OTHER FRIENDS!...I KNOW we've GOT TO get back in here right and rejuvenate our precious group!...
So much of the time I live a BORING life anymore and don't have too much to say! BUT---I "did" love being here with and for the rest of you-especially if I was doing some semblance of TRYING with this DIFFICULT ROAD WE TRAVEL! I got STUCK IN REVERSE forever now...but I STILL SWEAR I'm gonna turn it around again.
Yvonne, I'm so glad you've made a decision for yourself-you see where it's taken our Karon....it's as difficult a decision as any we make in here-in fact, it's even MORE difficult cuz it's one MORE step ---a HUGE one that's added to the journey. It STILL then has to be treked and the reward is huge.
I keep thinking I'll do it on my own...and the years pass by...and I've regained all but 58 pounds of my wonderful loss in the beginning two years. I'm back somewhere around 400 again. I didn't think I'd EVER let that happen again. Sigh...165 gone at my best...
But----I guess it's all part of it. I've sent my hubby and some Friends to the store as I type to get things I've carefully planned TO TRY AGAIN. So, I hope "here I start AGAIN"---sometimes it just gets EMBARASSING to come in here and SAY that AGAIN...
BUT...the again and agains are what bring our arrival...
Karon---MERRY CHRISTMAS, my Friend. And that to each one here..."I" so miss you all, too. Write again and I'll try to keep my tail in here. Love you each....let's be in touch...Sherry

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Golly gee but I miss my friends here. The place just isn't the same. emoticon

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Sounds great, Yvonne. Congrats on the go ahead you have so far and wishing you well with the testing still coming up. Before you know it, this will be behind you. Good luck!

Courage doesn''t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow".

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I am still here. I have one more required month of the preop stuff (GBS) before meeting the surgeon. I have a green light from the dietitian and see the psych on dec. 23. I have my surgery class and ultrasound, and NUT on Jan. 14th. The closer things get the more excited I get. I cannot wait to get it done and be on my way.


"To thine own self be true" and "your body is your temple, and I choose to decorate mine"
Yvonne

SW 3/2005- 432

RNY 8/11/10- 352

8/11/11- 1 yr RNY surgiversary
lost 140 in 1 yr
Corset trunkplasty/ thigh lipo 5/16/12

cw 193

gw 200

next goal 180
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Hello Everyone,

We seem to have hit a slump in posting. It happens every year about this time and then Jan 1 hits and we all jump back on the wagon. Wishing all of you peace through the holidays and looking forward to everyone getting "back".

Courage doesn''t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow".

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where is everyone?


"To thine own self be true" and "your body is your temple, and I choose to decorate mine"
Yvonne

SW 3/2005- 432

RNY 8/11/10- 352

8/11/11- 1 yr RNY surgiversary
lost 140 in 1 yr
Corset trunkplasty/ thigh lipo 5/16/12

cw 193

gw 200

next goal 180
new-weight-loss-reviews.com/


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hello all. nice to see u all. I am doing well. mega loser vibes to all. happy turkey day to all.
Yvonne


"To thine own self be true" and "your body is your temple, and I choose to decorate mine"
Yvonne

SW 3/2005- 432

RNY 8/11/10- 352

8/11/11- 1 yr RNY surgiversary
lost 140 in 1 yr
Corset trunkplasty/ thigh lipo 5/16/12

cw 193

gw 200

next goal 180
new-weight-loss-reviews.com/


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11/26/09 1:40 P

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Hi Everyone-I haven't gotten messages 'bout new posts!
Sorry not to have checked in---for now, just let me say HAPPY THANKSGIVING and sooo glad to see so many of you. I'll be back soon. Have a REALLY GOOD DAY! emoticon Sherry

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Make the healthy choices. Eat off a dessert plate and keep it simple.

Courage doesn''t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow".

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Happy Thanksgiving team.

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Hi Georgia,

Good to hear from you, sweetie. Congrats on getting back to it. It's so hard to let go of the slips and not beat ourselves up. I'm glad to read you are letting it go. Enjoy your holiday and eat healthy. Big hugs ...

Courage doesn''t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow".

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11/24/09 9:05 P

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Great idea on the new thread!

So happy to see so many dear friends posting regularly---although I know we have too many absent friends who are dearly missed here on the boards. Hope all is well with them.


June, sorry to hear that both you and your DH have been sick. This time of year it seems as if everyone is getting something. DH and I went the other day and got the regular flu shot as well as the swine flu shot....sure hope it works!
I'll keep your DH in my prayers for his getting the new job he wants.

Yvonne, good luck in your decision to have gastric bypass surgery. I just know you'll do well, why look at our beautiful Karon and how well she's done!!

Karon--you know it always cheers me up to see your pictures and to read your posts. You've come such a long. hard road and yet no matter what you always had time to stop along that road and help someone else when they needed it. You are a sweetie and truly put the Spark in SP!!

Rosie, enjoy your days off!


I'm doing pretty good. I'm back low-carbing it and have been staying on my meal plan without too many problems. I started riding my recumbent bike again and am aiming for 20 minutes a day. It's been a challenge to make myself get back in the routine and to stop beating myself for wasted time spent in backsliding--but little by little things are improving on all fronts.

DH and I are spending Thanksgiving at my daughter's house. All of the family--extended family included--will be there. It will be a lovely day and one I'm really looking forward to!
Hope everyone has a a fantastic Thanksgiving too!

hugs--------Georgia


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Happy Turkey Week everyone,

I hope you all are doing good. My wonderful hubby is still sick with that horrid flu that's going around. His cough is horrid. He made it to his interview on Friday and things are looking good. I'm not sure if he will get the position that is open in January, but it looks good for the position in July. He really wants this job because it's something he's good at and familiar with because it's the same type of job that he had in the USMC. Who says the military doesn't prepare you for the civilian world? LOL

Yvonne, congrats to you on your decision. I had the RNY and I wouldn't have gone any other way. It is a very tough decision to make, I remember going over and over my own personal decision. I can tell you this, I have never regretted my decision. I've been at a standstill for weight loss for the past 6 months but that's because of my back and knee issues and I haven't been able to exercise. I know once I can get back into the gym again the pounds will start falling off of me.

I'm also one of those people who hasn't had a lot of problems introducing food to my body. I know some patients have big troubles with food, but the Good Lord blessed me with no troubles. I can basically eat most anything I want to now, I just can't eat the amounts. People still try to force me to eat more, but I don't let them succeed. You have to be willing to disappoint people when they want to celebrate things with you with food. I have just been brutally honest with my friends and family and told them I made the decision to live and with that decision means I won't be eating the amounts and the same foods anymore. If they can't handle it, that's up to them. I choose to live and live a happy healthy life. Most everyone will be so supportive and happy and want to help you out in any way they can. But there will be the naysayers that don't want you to succeed.

I finally have caught the crud my hubby has. Why is it hubbys feel the need to share their illnesses with us? Thankfully, I think I caught mine early enough so that it won't go into my chest and develop into bronchitis or pneumonia or anything like that. I have my Alka Seltzer Plus, Nyquil and my hand sanitizer next to me at all times. I swear by those hand sanitizers. Everytime I sneeze or blow my nose or cough, I use the hand sanitizer. I think it's my key to not getting as sick as my hubby or the other men in this house. No one wants to listen to me or use the stuff so I stay in our room w/the door closed and tell everyone to stay out. My hubby can't sleep lying down anyway so he's sleeping in the recliner in the living room so I'm not being exposed to his germies any longer.

We were supposed to go to my family's house for the holiday but if we are still sick we are staying home. I hope we are well enough to go to the last race of the season Saturday night. It's bad enough that I have to go without racing in the off season but it sucks to miss a race because I'm sick. Normally, I wouldn't miss the race, but since the scare of the swine flu, I'm trying to be smart about things.

Thank you all for all of the thoughts and prayers sent to us. Please know that you all are in my positive energy thoughts and prayers. I know with each other's help, we all can succeed on this long journey.

Take care and God Bless You all,

June

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Hi team,

hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, I am off work this week so i am gonna try to get everything ready for thanksgiving and christmas, we only have about 25 days till the new baby is due emoticon still trying to get things ready for that too..

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Good to see you Rosemarie. Sorry to hear you are not losing but then again, maintaining is good as well. I've been doing that for the last three months or so. It's all good!

Courage doesn''t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow".

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Hi team, not doing so well with losing, but still holding on.. hope all is well with everyone.

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Hi Yvonne,

Congratulations on making a decision about RNY. I know it wasn't easy and it was not a snap judgement. It is normal to be scared. After all, it is major surgery. Good luck with the pre op stuff. Give me a yell if you have any questions, no matter how small they may seem. Better to be informed than to wonder.

Courage doesn''t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow".

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11/20/09 8:10 P

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yeah to a new thread. How are you doing? I am pretty well. I am in month 3 of my 6 month preop wait. Dec. 7th I go for the medical eval. and Dec. 21, I go for my psych eval. I have been doing loads of research, and am going to a GBS support group. I have decided to go for the RNY. I am scared, but know that this is the tool I need to succeed. I have been stuck for almost 2 years in the 340's. Mega loser vibes to all.
Yvonne


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Since our leaders have gone missing for a bit, I have taken it upon myself to create a new thread for us to continue posting in. I don't know how many still have dial up but it must take ages for the current sticky thread to load for those who do.

Feel free to do your daily check-in here.

~Karon

Courage doesn''t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow".

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