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After multiple restarts - I'm finally finding my way. My weight has fluctuated many times while being a member of Spark People. I've found that wheat and gluten are enemies to my weight loss as I have an immune reaction that causes me to gain weight quickly when I include it in my diet.

I started the latest fight to get to Onderland 12/2016 after getting a hip bursitis diagnosis and being told that losing weight was the only way to make it better. After 7 months and a trip to the foot doctor to see if there something else wrong with his answer for the umpteenth time being lose weight, I had only officially lost 10 lbs.

Some family members were having success with our local clinic's weight loss program so I decided to call as I was desperate for the pain relief. Turned out that weight loss didn't help the pain at all after losing 58 lbs but I'm at a lower weight then I've reached in 20 years. It's not an option for everyone, but sometimes we need that outside help that we never thought we would accept.

Now I'm working on losing the last 32 lbs and getting back into a regular exercise program. I need the accountability of Spark People and hoping to get back to using my FitBit again.

Member Since: 2/20/2006

Fitness Minutes: 29,293

My Goals:
* To stay in Onderland and reach my final goal weight

* Increase flexibility

My Program:
Gluten Free is the Only Way I Can Be
Reduce Carbs
Move More

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Rooting for the CUBS in the Chicago 'Burbs.

Other Information:
Have lost 58 lbs on a monitored program with medicated assistance. I never thought I would make that choice but I finally reached the point of complete desperation after years of failed attempts.

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    Thanks for your comment on my "Seriously Struggling" blog.

    I'm sorry to hear you're dealing with some of the same issues! Maybe we don't live close by but I'm available to chat if you every want to talk stuff out. :) The run I went on yesterday, by myself, definitely helped me recharge.

    1731 days ago
  • v DMILLER33
    I am tired today too, but from watching the Indians!! I just love that these 2 teams are playing . They are both great. They both deserve to win. I feel like I am back watching Little League because I want both to win since it has been so long for both of them.
    1733 days ago
    I know how that is.
    1745 days ago
  • v JEAN111766
    So glad to be chatting with you again! I'm trying to get the Willabies team back up and running so if you have time stop by and throw a comment on the Weekly chatter..
    I also have been updating the "today I will/ today I won't" thread... I'm using these to hold myself accountable.
    I have been trying this site by myself for too long... I need you all to help me :) and I want to be there to help you!

    1777 days ago
  • v SALAM4545
    Just stopped by to say hello!
    1792 days ago
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