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01/02/2021
It was definitely time to update my page again! I am now 66 and an officially retired Grandma of 9, the oldest of which is gonna make me a great-grandma. (gasp!) I had a total hip replacement in 2011, and finally a total knee replacement on the same side in 2017. Hopefully, I won't need any new parts for a while!
I have fibromyalgia, grave's disease(basically, an overactive thyroid gland which ended up being destroyed by radiation so that now I have to take a thyroid replacement every day) chronic fatigue, sleep apnea, and ADD. I also had restless leg syndrome, but my surgeon said it might clear up after my knee replacement, and it did!
I tried keto back in 2016-2017 and lost weight, but things went a little haywire after my knee surgery, in March 2017. Then at my checkup in June, a heart murmur was detected, which turned out to be a leaky mitral valve. So, I ended up with a cardiologist and a diagnosis of heart failure along with the mitral valve thing. Also, I had high cholesterol from the keto, refused the statin drug they wanted to put me on, and started my vegan adventure, which is now more of a whole food plant-based lifestyle.
And the adventure continues...


Member Since: 10/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 29,317

My Goals:
Goals? We don't need no stinking goals.... Oh wait, maybe we do! Having vague generalizations of what I'd like to happen isn't really working for me, so..

I am going to lose (eventually) 100 lbs. and get back to a healthy weight.UPDATE 01/02/2021 Well, this was an old goal, and I guess I'm making progress because now it's less than 75 pounds!

I am going to learn how to incorporate exercise into every day, even if it's only 10 minutes. UPDATE; 01/2/2021 Well, this has been upgraded to at least 30 minutes a day, so I've succeeded here, too. Whoo-hoo!

I am going to seriously get into this goal-setting stuff so that I can be more organized and productive.UPDATE; 01/02/2021. Work in progress...LOL


My Program:

I have been tracking my food here since I started; it's been very helpful. This is vital for my weight loss efforts.

I am committing to doing at least 30 minutes of exercise every day, mostly it's more than that.

01//2021: I joined the 5% challenge! I've never done a challenge before, so I'm looking forward to it. Something new for the new year.



Personal Information:
Moved back to OH in December 2012 after living in Florida for 14 years. It was those 9 grandchildren....
Sometimes I really miss it, mostly in the wintertime, of course! I would love to figure out how to be a snowbird....


Other Information:
I love to read, mostly science fiction/fantasy. I love drumming, drum circles, nature, herding dogs, historical reenacting, organic food, Mother Earth, being green, all kinds of music.




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  • v SQUEAKPING
    “We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.” – Maya Angelou

    Positive thinking and sheer determination are our tools to success! I'm finally out of that dark hole I had climbed down into and ready to go forward once again. Physically, I'm feeling much better and am almost ready to tackle a daily exercise routine again. Mentally, I am still doubting myself and need to just get started. I am walking without the walker inside the house and on the porch and patio. I do need walls and furniture close by to hold onto when needed but I am moving on my own! Progress!
    I hope all is well with you and you are staying focused on your success and moving forward also.
    Sheila
    5 days ago
  • v SQUEAKPING
    “The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” ~ Winston Churchill

    Why is it so much easier to focus on the difficulties rather than the opportunities? It's time to change focus and move forward once again.
    emoticon Lets all look for opportunities today!
    Sheila
    8 days ago
  • v MARYANNSQUEST
    Hi Debi,

    Just wanted to Congratulate you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Congrats on hitting Onerderland!

    Hugs,
    MaryAnn
    29 days ago
  • v VTORIA3
    Thank you for the Capital A Day wishes! Loved all the festive emoticons!!! emoticon
    41 days ago
  • v GWINNER1
    Thanks Deb for sending me happy birthday wishes.
    45 days ago
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