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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: 23,137

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 2BDYNAMIC
    ....:::Thank you for your nice comment on my blog--Imagine for a Moment' .. emoticon Living in peace and harmony! {I'm sorry you went thru it too---"Why can't you be more like ....?" ... "Mine was--more "Why can't you be more like anyone--but you!" ... It's a shame---but lovely cruelty did not win! Here we are!
    8 days ago
  • v FERRETLOVER1
    Thanks for friending me. I’ve had both my knees replaced- it’s great, isn’t it?
    9 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Make every word count. I once heard that “language is the primary moral choice in our life.” The words we choose can build communities, reunite loved ones & inspire others. Simon Tam
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    9 days ago
  • v MARYANNSQUEST
    Hi
    Welcome to the Awesome A's. Please have your Ticket Ready to Board. We are on Flight #1 In the Awesome A terminal. The Snack bar has been stocked with healthy food, and the Gym is ready for you and your Team to pilot us to our first destination. Go by your teammates pages and say hi. See you in the Air.
    Hugs,
    MaryAnn, Fae, Leslie, Sue, and Annie
    11 days ago
  • v _WARRIOR4LIFE
    emoticon Greetings! If you would still like to participate in the emoticon Winter 5% Challenge emoticon , please pick up your invitation TODAY 1/5/21, no later than 11:59 PM. Don't let the opportunity pass you by! Check your inbox!
    15 days ago
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