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I'm 78, work in my own studio "StudioEnigma" and plan on living till I'm 100. So I need to loose weight and improve my strength. I am also a post kidney transplant, of 13 years (Sept 30, 2004). On Nov. 1, 2011 I had back surgery. Before the surgery I was in considerable pain, had quit exercising because of the pain. On September 16, 2016 I had a total hip replacement and was in a lot of pain when I tried to walk. Again I quit exercising and gained some weight back on. I am now almost pain free, back is acting up again) and am trying to lose weight. I get short of breath with any exercise and walking short distances, but I think that if I continue to loose weight and try to build my stamina I will get less winded. I have not been on Spark People in almost 5 years, but I am back full force. :-)

Member Since: 8/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 6,905

My Goals:
1. to lose 4-5 pounds a month.
2. to have more fun and make more me time.
3. to get down to 138 and maintain it.
4. to build up my strength so I will not be a frail little old lady.

My Program:
I'm starting out slow on the exercises. Adding new ones and more time as I get stronger.
I'm wearing my Fitbit every where I go (even on date night). I started out at 2500 steps and some days I am up to 4000+ now.

Personal Information:
I have several cats and a wonderful little dog named Teddy.
I have 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandkids.
I am have almost finished remodeling my 83 year old house.

Other Information:
I am retired from working in a hospital for over 38 years
I'm an artist and work in many medias. Currently it is photography and making jewelry.

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  • v KOI239
    I hope your situation improves too. Dealing with health problems makes dealing with everyday life twice as hard, but because of that we are twice as appreciative of the little things in life. I just finished my outside chores and sat to catch my breath, enjoying watching my chickens and looking at my fairy garden.
    1449 days ago
    I'm glad you were able to get help. I am glad you were blessed with a new kidney and I hope it continue to help you along with the service dog. A breath is such a simple thing we both feel blessed to have.
    1449 days ago
    Thanks for the umbrella! It was certainly used a lot yesterday! emoticon
    3441 days ago
    Hi, Thanks for your interest in my Facebook Art Group. My group is called Raccoon Ridge Artists. It is open to anyone so if you put in to search for groups it should be there. If you can't find it, I am Judi Pulaski and you can be my friend and then I will send you an invitation. Judi emoticon
    3741 days ago
  • v LARRYO4
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. Have a wonderful and healthy weekend.
    3967 days ago
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