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My darling Lucy waking in the morning (psst......she's a dachshund).

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My name is Libby and I returned to Sparkpeople after a long hiatus. I had given up trying to lose weight in the past due to a very long list of painful medical conditions, an equally long list of weight-gain causing medications, drastically reduced mobility (due to pain) - and a sense of futility.
But here I am again September 23, 2013....with a renewed determination to become healthier in any way I can....given the physical limitations I still have. It's not been easy - but I will never 'say Uncle'!!!

A new chapter begins............and I'm optimistic.

Member Since: 5/26/2011

Fitness Minutes: 12,351

My Goals:
To be HEALTHY and free of pain

To lose 80 pounds
(I lost 40 & regained 18 - but I learned valuable lessons)

To learn to eat mindfully - be in the moment. It's a very lofty goal.

My Program:
.count calories/WW points
.be aware of carbs.
.no night binges
.drink water
.exercise as much as I'm able


Personal Information:
I'm a young 69....with multiple health issues - all of them painful.

I live in Brooklyn, NY, in a historic park- filled neighborhood.

I love all things cultural; musical. I love the Brooklyn Bridge -- and NO! I'm not going to sell it to you!!

I'm a cancer survivor (lymphoma - 1996)

I make was my passion until I developed these painful conditions. I'm getting back to it slowly and will post photos on this page from time to time.

Mom to Lucy (see photos)

I have good friends and family spread all over the country.....but since I don't fly anymore, it makes it difficult to maintain a close relationship.

I'm a very independent soul....and I'll count on my friends on this site when I need to reach out.

Other Information:
Got a Kindle and rediscovered reading.
My arthritic hands make it difficult to hold a book open.....and this is a miracle for me.

I used to 'power' walk 25-35 miles a week. Now I'm grateful to walk 1-2 blocks a day.....slowly.

My adorable Lucy keeps me to her walking schedule (4x daily) religiously!!

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  • v MARYANN2323
    Just letting you know sweetie that Spark is closing as of Aug 17 in case there mey be someone you wished to contact still. emoticon
    26 days ago
  • v I.M.MAGIC
    No matter how dark things may seem, they are only clouds and the next little breeze may blow it all away. Don't deny yourself the light by hiding behind the clouds. Step out and reach for the wonder and joy and love that can be that breeze!
    691 days ago
  • v I.M.MAGIC
    I have had a lot of ups and downs too, dear Libby!
    I have finally got a decent connection online, but I have no clue how long it will last. I may have to move again, since the rent is now 85% of my income! Wow, right? LOL

    I'm doing ok though, just survived a second bout with cancer, and I won again! Endometrial cancer this time. In remission after just the surgery, again. Love the Lord who blessed me!
    I miss you, and all my SP friends.
    The ESRD team that I was leader for went under, due to lack of activity. Most of us too busy dealing with our medical issues. So, I have started a new team, called LOVING US INTO OUR GOALS. If you're still out there and willing, take a peek. So far its a team of ONE... ME.
    It may take a while but I won't give up, on my team or my friends.
    Kathy emoticon emoticon
    691 days ago
  • v I.M.MAGIC
    Thinking of you today, and wanted you to know... you are an important part of life. Hope you are doing well!...
    Kathy emoticon emoticon
    1501 days ago
  • v BOSS61
    Whoa -

    "...So, come on, Libby, show us a sign. Send up a signal and we'll throw you a line.
    The Sparky incummunicado you're hiding behind, never lets in the sun..."
    1708 days ago
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