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Starting over again! One of these days I'll get this weight off for good. Anyone that's beginning to suffer physically from carrying around more than 100 extra pounds might think that this journey would be easy. Anything to feel good again, right!
Well, not me. I continue to put myself through it. Now at this point I feel in more back pain, leg pain and foot pain than I can stand. It is truly more than I can take anymore.
Planning the second knee replacement as soon as this Covid will allow. And throw in an injection in my back as soon as I can set it up. THIS HAS GOT TO BE MY FINAL TRY!

Prayers would be appreciated🙏

1/2/2019 My first day back in awhile. I will make my intro a journal of sorts. Today is not a good day. My back is in such pain because of spinal stenosis that I will be in the Dr. office for my 4th epidural. So I hope to get back to the gym starting Monday.

Member Since: 2/17/2012

Fitness Minutes: 20,632

My Goals:
I want to be healthy, active and enjoy life.

My Program:
Heart Healthy diet.
I'm going to start journaling my food and exercising regularly at the gym. If anyone out there has some suggestions for exercise that is back friendly bring them on. I have to have epidurals regularly because of sciatica and spinal stenosis, which is the result of my unhealthy weight. Hopeful that in a year from now these problems will improve.

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I live in North Alabama, but home will always be in Louisiana. Married for 35 years. No children. Animal lover. Have always had dogs but at this time in my life am only down to one little Shish Tzu.
I had weight loss surgery in 1998, but for myself it wasn't a cure. I still struggle! It might help but my mind is still in the bad places. I can't seem to shake the sweet cravings.

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    Yum, fruit salad. Thankyou. I will have some with cottage cheese for lunch!! I've added you as a Sparkfriend!
    34 days ago
    Thank you sooooooo............. much for the Goodie ! I love all bears, but the Panda & Polar bear are my favorites . ; } That was so sweet of you. I really appreciate the encouragement. I need it so much. I've been having more bad days lately then good. I have been exercising everyday for almost 2 yrs., just can't seem to get the eating under control !
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    38 days ago
    I also got a stability ball, I blew it up but have not tried to do anything on it. I will someday, when I add more time to my exercises. Right now I just want to focus on the plan I am doing right now. Would love to hear how you enjoy the ball or if you find it challenging.
    38 days ago
    Thank all of my new friends on the Purple Phoenix team and all leaders for the support and encouragement. emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 3/5/2021 7:30:38 PM
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