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Mountain dreaming - from the side of the road while driving up to Mt. St. Helen's Observatory.

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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

Personal Information:
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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    Yeah it was really yummy!
    1913 days ago
    No I'd never seen them before. It was a checkout lane whim purchase at the grocery store yesterday. :) Have you tried the others?
    1915 days ago
  • v APC_V15
    Hi NEELIXNKES! Thanks for the sparkgoodie! I am going to do my best to walk the line! LOL! I once lived in Waukegan, IL for a while. I had a lot of fun touring all the boroughs and going up to Wisconsin. I bet you're ready for spring by now! Well good luck with your program here and I hope you achieve your goals.

    Keep Sparking!
    1972 days ago
  • v SALAM4545
    Just wanted to stop by and say hello! emoticon
    1980 days ago
  • v no profile image RED_DIRT_HEART
    Hello there!!! I just wanted to say that I appreciate all of your awesome comments on my photos that I post on PEP! You help keep me motivated and feeling confident!! I see that you are a fellow baseball fan as well!! I am a HUGE KC Royals fan and have been for quite a while! I cannot wait until April!
    1998 days ago
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