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Still moving and improving following partial knee replacement in August last year. Bough a Fitbit yesterday and it seems to motivate me so far. Walked a lot yesterday and today, so should see some improvement in my ability to get around and to help me shed some weight.

Starting over again (for the umpteenth time!). Had a partial knee replacement (inside joint and knee cap of right leg) due to osteoarthritis four weeks ago followed by three weeks of in home physical therapy. Progress is slow, but it is still progress! Gained a lot of weight over the last two years (since my last knee surgery), but have dumped five pounds since my surgery. Can walk about a 1/4 mile and am doing so on a daily basis and trying to follow a balanced diet (although that is a struggle some days). I know that I can succeed since I have done it before and it is just a matter of dedication and changing my bad habits into good ones.

Back to try again. This has not been a good year so far, but am hoping for improvement. Lost two close family members and had arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a tear all within a couple of months earlier this year and am still finding it hard to face day to day issues. Have been out of work due to surgery for several months and prognosis is not good. It makes it very difficult to burn calories when you can't put pressure on your knees. I did buy an incumbent bike and have begun using it on a regular basis as well as the exercises assigned by my PT. Also started drinking smoothies made with lots of good veggies and fruits, so should start showing some progress soon.

I lost over 50 pounds five years ago with Sparkpeople, was told by my doctor that I lost too much (I did look waaaaay to thin), tried to gain back only 10 pounds, but ended up gaining back 60. I haven't stayed active here, and that is definitely a problem. As long as I was posting almost daily and recording my food and exercise, I was able to maintain my weight where I wanted it. Since I have discovered that it is a necessity to write down what I eat every day as well as my exercises, I will attempt to do so daily.

I joined SP to get back to a healthier life style since I plan to be around for a long time (the women in my family tend to hang around until their ninties, so I want to be able to "hang" when I get there!)

I have been married to the love of my life for over 25 years and we have a yours, mine, and ours kind of family (he had two girls, I had two boys, and we had two boys together!) We also have five grandsons, four granddaughters, and one great-grandson.

My two older sisters are also part of SP (MKPQ51 & GrinnyLynny) and, although we are spread out across the US, we are in this together.

Member Since: 1/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 18,752

My Goals:
To get back on track and lose 46 pounds.

Goal weight: 150

Maintenance range: 145-150

My Program:
1. Throw away 45 pounds.
2. Post nutritional information daily.
3. Post exercise/cardio as completed.
4. Try to post daily to teams.

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