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    Oh how i have missed you all!!
    mardee posted:
    Wow, it is like i have been away for years!!
    Either way, I hope all is well with everyone!

    The last thing that i posted i believe that i was going to surgery. I had my surgery on November 21st and i am still on the long road to recovery.

    On the sad side, i have gained at least 10 pounds since being on bed rest

    So, how is everyone?
    CW 191 - SW 200 - GW 125

    Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
    - Japanese Proverb
    mog1026 responded:
    HI MARDEE! So happy to hear from you . It seems that you're surgery went well which is wonderful news. You have to be strong now and let yourself heal with rest and good nutrition. It's not about the weight right now, it's about making sure your body has what it needs, and no stress allowed!
    Kathy SW 235.1 GW 165

    Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
    And knew not eating Death
    Milton, Paradise Lost
    mefirstforever responded:
    Hi Mardee,
    It is great to ear from you. Glad you are in the healing stage only 6 weeks since your surgery. Are you at home or in a rehab?

    I agree with Kathy, nutrition is key. Keep us posted on your progess.

    Helene GW 140 CW 196.8 SW 224
    Every day is a gift do your best, be kind especially to yourself and smile.
    jis4judy responded:
    Hi Mardee
    glad the surgery is over and you have started to heal
    if you only eat healthy good for you foods you will heal faster and better so focus on healthy eating
    Hugs Judy
    SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

    Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
    life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

    rachael2011 responded:
    Hi Mardee! Good to hear from you and glad you are healing well. Hugs, Rachael
    Rachael...under construction.

    SW 325 CW 285.2 Short term goal-275 Goal weight- unsure
    kalimiller responded:
    Yay! I'm glad to know that your surgery went well!

    Starting weight: 198 Current weight: 186
    abnersmom responded:
    Welcome back Mardee! Keep us posted on your recovery as you heal.
    Debbie SW 265 CW 150 maintaining - You only live once, so live right. Healthy. Fit. Be active.
    parakeet210 replied to abnersmom's response:
    hey Mardee! Glad the surgery has been successful. I ditto what the others said about good nutrition. Yay!
    This moment is your life, choose to live it. Grab all the gusto you can!!!

    tweety 'keet'

    SW 264.0. GW. 170 CW 255.4
    ausgram responded:
    Welcome back Mardee, glad to see you post here. Take care and get good and healed up so you can march forward with this group. Not sure how fast we are moving, but we are moving. Some of us have lost a few pounds others, well, you know how it is. Ha ha!! Glad your back!!
    AusGram -SW - 194; CW -185; GW -150 for now, will lower that WHEN I reach it.

    Don't live life comparing yourself to everyone else.
    God has created you to be you and you are free to be you.
    blondie454u responded:
    Glad to see you Mardee. Glad everything is going well. Don't worry about the weight just yet. Like others have said focus on foods that will heal you faster.
    Amber CW 135-139 maintaining, SW 250. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1Cor. 13:7

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