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Hi, my name is Liz and I am working my way back to a healthy way of life. Having been overweight all of my adult life, I have decided that the now or never time has come. I am striving to be a better me in all ways and have fun in the process.

I've been very lax in my eating and exercise habits fo awhile now. I've gained back about 40 of the 60 pounds I had lost. I've had some physical problems, back and other things that have made it difficult to get moving again. But I am ready to go back at it as much as my health will allow at this point. I've dusted off my food scale, found the dreaded weight scale and have gotten rid of most of the junk food in the house. I feel like I've reached a now or never point in my life. I want to be healthy, I deserve to be healthy, I WILL get healthy and stay there.

I look forward to sharing my renewed journey with my spark friends.
Together we can do this, get healthy, live healthy, stay healthy.

UPDATE 1/14/2019

I ended 2018 on a sour note. In mid to end of August I started to have a backache. Not too bad so I did what
many of us do, I ignored it. As time went on it became more intense and was causing me to limp. Still ignored it, started using a cane I had from foot surgery years ago. In October I saw my PCP who referred me to ortho, who referred me to a pain specialist. Somewhere along the line one of them referred me to physical therapy. PT helped some then my insurance company decided that I’d had enough PT & stopped paying. I was sick and tired of the runaround I was getting so I went back to my PCP the beginning of the year & explained I was no better. Where do I go from here?
She referred me to a spinal specialist who I am seeing Friday.

I’m really fed up with being so inactive. I’ve been doing the exercises PT recommended religiously but it didn’t helping me. But I refuse to give up. Somewhere, someone will be able to help me. I just know it!

So I’m hoping and praying that 2019 turns around for the better very soon.

UPDATE 9/17/19

Well, I’ve seen a pain specialist, had injections in my back, a nerve ablation in my back & 2 back surgeries & still only minimal relief of my back pain. The frustration I feel is unbelievable. My last surgery was July 30th & still haven’t had any PT. I’m seeing my surgeon in 2 to see where I go from here. Still trying to be optimistic but my hope is wearing thin.

Member Since: 1/14/2012

Fitness Minutes: 9,601

My Goals:
My goal is to get moving again. Last year I tore 2 tendons in my foot which led to surgery in June 2015. A long recovery led me to much inactivity. While I still have to be careful, it's time for me to move again!

My Program:
I am learning that I like/love exercise along with counting calories and using portion control.

Personal Information:
i'm approaching the BIG
6-0 this summer. A good time to reevaluate where I am in my life.

Other Information:
i am a huge dog lover. My last fur baby passed about 2 1/2 years ago and there has been an empty space in my heart since then. My hubby & myself are avid campers, enjoying the great outdoors. I love to read... Pretty much anything I get my hands on.

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    Hi Liz. Thank you for stopping by my blog :) Planning my meals is so helpful. I started doing just the dinners and once I got that down, I added lunch then breakfast. It helps to look at what calories are planned for the day and see where you can splurge and where you need to hold back. And it's just so much easier knowing what to expect each day :)
    2401 days ago
  • v GAILANN48
    Big congrats on your continuing weight loss, especially in this "difficult" time of year for that kind of self control. You're awesome!

    emoticon :) Gail
    2404 days ago
  • v _BABE_
    Thanks for the kind wishes on my blog. I have had a lot of time to think and as they say every cloud has a silver lining. emoticon
    2445 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today was a better day and again I was able to avoid temptations. Have a great weekend!
    2462 days ago
  • v GAILANN48
    Hi, Lizzie! Thank you for adding me as a friend - I've added you back! Like you, I'm so grateful to have found SP. I haven't yet lost all I want to lose either, but feel the same relief that you described at finding a way that ELIMINATES that feeling of desperation and helplessness. We can do this!
    :) Gail
    2462 days ago