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Sep 2012, my beginning weight of 388 lbs.

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May 2017 and my weight in the wheelchair hit 260 lbs.

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2018 ~ 5% Summer Challenge ~ 212.6 Pounds

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I chose to leave SP Land for a season, as my physical health was being compromised and I needed to REST! So, I have had my rest and I have returned to continue on this healthy lifestyle change journey, that God had me start. I know for certain that, "He who began a good work, is FAITHFUL to COMPLETE it!" Philippians 1:6

When I started on this journey, I weighed in at 388 lbs. and I did reach my goal weight of 170 lbs. Then things started happening and I ended up back in a wheelchair, which I have fought so hard to stay out of.

When things started leveling out, with me being in the wheelchair, I came back to SP Land, when I saw my weight shoot up to 260 lbs. I knew I needed help and I knew where to get it from, so I came back to familiar turf, to work my body, as best as I could to get this weight off.

The doctors have found out how I became wheelchair bound and it is a thing called Spinal Stenosis. You see everybody's spine is hollow and all of our nerves go through our spine. Nerves that tell us how to move our arms and legs. Nerves that tell us where we hurt and how much pain we are in. Now, here comes the Stenosis part. That means that your spine is no longer hollow and somewhere, and it may be in different areas the spine, has pinched the nerves, and the nerves that are being pinched on me, are the ones that tell me how to walk. I know of four different areas that my spinal nerves are being pinched, and I am just waiting for the surgeon to give me an appointment, to fix EVERYTHING!

The surgeon has weighed in and let me know that the best thing I could do since they do not recommend surgery is to go to their PRC (Pain Rehabilitation Clinic) and I will be going to the Mayo Clinic for that clinic. My target date is in May of 2018 and the doctor and nurse assured me that I would be out of my chair walking again and doing my 5Ks next year. This will be the beginning of my journey in making God's Temple WHOLE!!! All this will be done in the Mighty, Matchless, and Marvelous Name of Jesus the Christ, AMEN!!!!

Member Since: 4/26/2017

Fitness Minutes: 67,533

My Goals:
1. Join the 5% Spring Challenge
2. Reduce my current weight by 5%
3. Get to know all my teammates that are on the Daisy Team

My Program:
1. 40 Minutes of stretching ~ Sunday ~ Saturday
2. 60 Minutes of PT ~ Weight Training with free weights and
resistance bands ~ Monday ~ Friday
3. 60 Minutes of cardio ~ Monday ~ Friday
4. 08 Glasses of water a day

Personal Information:
2. I teach Sign Language
3. I am in a wheelchair, for a moment
4. I love challenges

Other Information:
1. I will give you the shirt off my back
2. I love helping others
3. I was adopted two times and both of my daddy's love me very much

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    It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. Ann Landers
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    Maegann is now on track to graduate a couple of months earlier. Schedule is Tuesday through Friday 9-4:30 and 8-5:30 on Saturday.

    She began her new job at home on Monday. Had her shop and plant for the planter by front door. She was needing something to do to keep her mind occupied.
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    You are a saint, my friend. I think sometimes we don't recognize our positives. How awesome to check in with the lady, and how awesome to help her son with the VA stuff. Blessed
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