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DH John ( stroke in 2006) with me (caregiver).Background a merry-go-round horse near Bufalo,NY.



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Looking forward to an even more fit New Year!

I am definitely (finally!) making progress lessening fatigue, body pain, and food cravings.These have been life-long symptoms . Wish me luck. Evening Eating has been the biggest problem. Oh and if I would eat at the table-instead of at the computer or in front of the TV--well that would help greatly!

Dec. 2014. Finally after 6 years Sparking, I am staying below 250!
Down 30 LBS.
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I am definitely (finally!) making progress lessening fatigue, body pain, and food cravings.These have been life-long symptoms . Wish me luck. Evening Eating has been the biggest problem. Oh and if I would eat at the table-instead of at the computer or in front of the TV--well that would help greatly!

Dec. 2014. Finally after 6 years Sparking, I am staying below 250!
Down 30 LBS.
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Failing to plan is planning to fail!
-Do I have fresh and frozen produce in the house?
-Do I have meals frozen for when I just can't get it together?
-Am I drinking my water?
-Am I getting to the pool often? No problem here!!!!
-Am I pacing myself ?
Am I breathing?
-Am I getting the extra help I need, even if I have to pay for it? I am a CAREGIVER since 2008 for DH.
-Am I planning fun into my day? Well--I Life has thrown me some surprises lately. I will keep trying to plan in fun non-the-less.
-Am I Eating at the Table?. Oh boy is this hard for me!

Making progress:
NO SNACKS! NO SECONDS! NO SWEETS! except for "S Days!"
This is (was!) really, really hard for me!

Eat G-BOMBS! Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds ...for reducing body inflammation and pain from FM.

We can do this, Friends! I can do this!

You've come a long way, Baby!
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Member Since: 1/31/2008

SparkPoints: 126,980

Fitness Minutes: 38,985

My Goals:
Tools:1)NO S DIET
2) Dr. Fuhrman-Eat for Health
3)The Inflammation Free Diet Plan by Reinagel and Torelli,MD

TO GET MY FOCUS ON FUN ACTIVITIES:
-photography
-DVDs from the library to limit evening eating
-fantastic fiction.com
- daily fun music
- exercise dvds or wii fit
-geocaching




My Program:
Eating Plan for my food sensitivities from ALCAT
blood testing.

Veggies!VeggiesVeggies!

EAT AT THE TABLE! to limit my over 65 year habit of eating while watching TV and now eating while computing.

Continue regular water aerobics! I LOVE THIS!


Personal Information:
About 253 lbs. Jan. 2014. I can't seem to stay below 250. :
-FINALLY! BELOW 250 ! VERY EXCITING!! June 2014
- I did not think it could happen: 245! Sept. 2014.

-married Dec. 9, 1972
-one grown daughter who has FM too.
-CAREGIVER since husband's stroke 2006
-fighting pain from fibromyalgia and myofacial trigger point bumps
-bad knees and one bad shoulder
-retired after 40 yrs.
-Science teacher retired
-Teacher of the Deaf-ret
-Grew up near Buffalo, NY--then Canton, CT...
now in Bloomfield,CT
-LOVES water aerobics!
-forensics buff
-fascinated by ocean creatures
- 67.... Yikes!
- geocaching
-orange/white cat CUJO #MaineCoon)

Other Information:
"Failure to plan is planning to fail." It is hard to admit that I actually do plan to fail.

If I really wanted to quit over indulging in the evenings, I would have a good, doable plan in place, now wouldn't I?

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STITCH4EVER
1/31/2015 3:33:51 PM

I WOULD LOVE TO ENJOY MY NEW TV BUT DH WATCHES FOX NEWS FROM 8 AM UNTIL 7 PM. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY TO LISTEN TO THE SAME NEWS OVER AND OVER AGAIN - ALMOST LIKE BRAIN WASHING. NO WONDER HE IS DEPRESSED! BUT IN THE EVENING, HE FALLS ASLEEP ON THE COUCH BY 7 PM SO THEN THE TV IS ALL MINE.
ERIN



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STITCH4EVER
1/31/2015 3:29:41 PM

THANKS FOR THE GOODIE. I AM ACTUALLY DOING MUCH BETTER. IF DH COULD ONLY POP OUT OF HIS DEPRESSION, MY LIFE WOULD BE JUST FINE. EVERYTHING WITH MY DAUGHTER IS SETTLED AND I AM BACK TO HEALTHY EATING AND EXERCSING. I HOPE YOUR SHOULDER GETS WELL REAL QUICKLY. MY SIL HAD THAT DONE AND IT TOOK HER SEVERAL SESSIONS OF PT BEFORE SHE COULD REALLY GET BACK TO WORK. BUT SHE'S A TEACHER SO THERE IS NOT A LOT OF LIFTING INVOLVED THERE. AND THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS ON MY BLOG.
ERIN

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QTEALADY20031
1/31/2015 12:05:57 PM

Congratulations Chris for 7 years with Spark! Time sure dos fly! Can't keep up with it anymore! Have a great day and glad that you are healing well from your surgery. emoticon June



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