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Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Eat for Health. Eat to Live. Mostly use meat as a condiment. Almost no dairy. No a





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June 2014. Finally after 5 years Sparking, I am below 250!
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Failing to plan is planning to fail. (Alan Lakein)
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.

"What was that?" Oh, failing to plan is planning to fail! Got it!

-Do I have fresh and frozen produce in the ...
June 2014. Finally after 5 years Sparking, I am below 250!
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Failing to plan is planning to fail. (Alan Lakein)
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.

"What was that?" Oh, failing to plan is planning to fail! Got it!

-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?
-Am I pacing myself ? Am I breathing?
-Am I getting the extra help I need, even if I have to pay for it?
-Am I planning fun into my day? (even though I am a caregiver)

So, what motivates me? It is going after QUALITY OF LIFE.
So, pre-planning is vital for me to feel my best.
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2014

Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Eat for Health. Eat to Live. Mostly use meat as a condiment. Almost no dairy. No added sugar. Salads and Blended Salads and cooked greens -----daily! Use beans instead of bread. Use nuts and seeds at meals for fats, not oils. Fruits and dried fruits for sweeteners. G-BOMBS whenever possible!
Greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds! for reducing inflammation. And I surely have plenty of inflammation showing up as body pain.


After eating more and more veggies for nearly 2 years now, my food cravings seem much less. I used to want food just about 24 hours a day. Now, if I overeat, I think it is out of habit, not from cravings.

Let's see how 2014 goes. In fact my weight has been staying at the lower end of my weight range--closer to 250 rather than 260.

I am finally cooking real meals for myself. I have lots packed in the freezer . This is quite new for me!
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Even though my cravings are much less, I think I am rebelling! I am trying still to hold on to those trips to the kitchen to get one or 2 things. Ridiculous. Breaking this habit is what I need to work on now in 2014.

I don't need those snacks between meals!
NO SNACKS! NO SECONDS! NO SWEETS! except for "S Days!"
This is 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: 117,239

Fitness Minutes: 36,497

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:
Veggies!VeggiesVeggies!

EAT AT THE TABLE! to limit my (almost)66 year habit of eating watching TV or 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

-married Dec. 9, 1972
-one grown daughter who has FM too.
-CAREGIVER after husband's stroke 2006
-fighting pain from fibromyalgia and myofacial trigger point bumps
-bad knees and one bad shoulder

-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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FROSTY99
9/1/2014 9:01:03 AM

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It's amazing what can truly happen, how your life can be so grand;
when you give up trying on your own, and let an angel hold your hand.
~~Author Unknown~~


The start of a new months and we can each choose to make the most of it and the last of 2014 so-go for it my friend-let that angel hold your hand and lead you on to bigger and better things.
Happy September
Pat



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8/31/2014 10:59:21 PM



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― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


Thanks for being my friend.
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8/31/2014 9:21:26 AM

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“We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and by our serenity make others more tranquil.” Swami Satchidananda
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8/30/2014 6:23:47 PM


"Would you like me to give you
a formula for success?
It's quite simple, really.
Double your rate of failure
You're thinking of failure
as the enemy of success.
But it isn't at all
You can be discouraged by failure-or
you can learn from it.
So go ahead and make mistakes.
Make all you can.
Because, remember
that's where you'll find success.
On the far side."
Thomas John Watson, Sr.

Certainly words of wisdom.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Pat



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8/30/2014 12:00:27 PM

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“Play is the beginning of knowledge." George Dorsey
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