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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

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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 jewelry...it 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 RAYLINSTEPHENS
    You need to join the Chair Exercise Spark Team
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group
    s_individual.asp?gid=32265

    They have listed in their forums all manner of websites with free chair exercises.

    It's a great team with wonderfully supportive leaders who are actively working their programs.

    Hugs,
    linda
    3429 days ago
  • v ABERLAINE
    I have a dog that I walk for exercise, too. And she doesn't let me forget! As soon as I've got shoes on, she starts to whine. We call her Whining Winnie.

    Luckily, I don't have much pain. The Cymbalta keeps it down. Or helps me ignore it. My worst symptoms are severe fatigue, terrible fibro fog and an real bad memory.

    Glad to be your friend, too. (Thanks for the Bubby reference!)
    Nancy
    3439 days ago
  • v WORKOUTWITHPAM
    Why THANK YOU!!!!! What a sweet, kind, and thoughtful comment! THANK you for the "SUNSHINE" goodie. Have a wonderful weekend!

    HUGS
    Pam
    3442 days ago
  • v WORKOUTWITHPAM
    Thanks for your comment on my SparkPage. Our team is here to help you in any way that we can. Just say the word, and we will do all that we can. WE CARE!!!!!

    HUGS
    Pam
    3442 days ago
  • v WORKOUTWITHPAM
    Hello, and welcome to the Dealing With Depression Team. We are glad that you've reached out to our group for motivation and support. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch with us. We are here for you, and WE CARE!

    HUGS
    Pam
    3442 days ago
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