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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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Getting closer and closer to selling our CT condo and moving near Buffalo, NY

I am actively packing boxes and storing them in the garage for the big moving day, sometime next fall (later in fall I think). "they" have not even broken ground yet on our new duplex in a retirement community. When they do break ground and start building it will go fast. For now I am just getting the condo ready to sell. I am doing this mostly alone and with a little paid help and a little help from family. Yes, I need much more help. Paying for caregiver help breaks the budget already.... ...
I am actively packing boxes and storing them in the garage for the big moving day, sometime next fall (later in fall I think). "they" have not even broken ground yet on our new duplex in a retirement community. When they do break ground and start building it will go fast. For now I am just getting the condo ready to sell. I am doing this mostly alone and with a little paid help and a little help from family. Yes, I need much more help. Paying for caregiver help breaks the budget already.... With God'd help the packing and moving will get done!


Life has thrown me some curves since Nov. 2014. First shoulder replacement surgery then a water fall of heath problems of DH and DD. And I am organizing the condo to sell it for a move fall of 2015--this year! OMG! How will this ever happen! It really is all "on me" with a little paid help for hubby caregiving and a little paid and family help doing condo chores for selling. After my surgery, DH developed diabetes and problems swallowing (stroke in 2006). So life has gotten very complicated around here!



But, 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 (finally 35 !) LBS.

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 so my energy lasts through the day?
-Am I breathing?
-Am I getting the extra help I need, even if I have to pay for it? I am a CAREGIVER since 2006 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 really, really, really hard for me!

Eat G-BOMBS! Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds ...for reducing body inflammation and pain from FM and now from knee arthritis. Dec. 2, 2014 shoulder replacement surgery for arthritis bone changes and resulting pain and loss of range of motion.

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: 138,131

Fitness Minutes: 39,510

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:
FINALLY! BELOW 240 ! VERY EXCITING!!
- I did not think it could happen: 245! Sept. 2014.
Yippee: March 2015-staying about 240. July 2015 staying below 240!

-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 left shoulder replaced!
-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
- 68.... ! 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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Member Comments:
FROSTY99
8/1/2015 6:53:12 PM

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways,
Champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, thoroughly used up,
totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO what a ride!
~Unknown Author~

Enjoy the ride!!! Happy Saturday.



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FROSTY99
7/31/2015 8:37:42 PM

God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.
~Mother Teresa~


Every day we need to do the best we can to meet our goals. No matter what you are trying to achieve, always give it your best shot.



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FROSTY99
7/30/2015 6:23:23 PM

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
~*~*~*~Hugh Down*~*~*~




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FROSTY99
7/30/2015 12:11:36 PM

A SPARK Garden For Spring

In my garden, I would first plant five rows of peas:
Planning, perseverance, politeness, participation and prayer.

Next to them I would plant three rows of squash:
Squash junk food, squash negativity, squash high calorie foods.

Then, I would put in five rows of lettuce:
Let us be supportive, let us be encouraging,
let us be motivating, let us be inspiring, and
let us share the Spark love.

No garden in complete without turnips and mine would have:
Turn up with positivity, turn up with a good attitude,
turn up with strong participation, turn up the effort,
turn up the intensity, turn up the fitness time. and
turn up SPREADING THE SPARK!

I got this from another Spark friend and just had to share it because it struck a chord with me and hope it does for you too.



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7/30/2015 11:44:44 AM

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I'm celebrating my 5 year anniversary with Spark People. I've lost 54 pounds thanks to motivating and supportive Spark friends like you! I have some more to lose but am grateful for where I am because of things you've shared during your journey! Thank you so very much for being there!
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