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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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7/28/2015 7:03:06 AM

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“Being grateful for what you have is the fastest way to receive more.” Gail Lynne Goodwin
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7/27/2015 3:47:12 PM

The Positive Weight Loss Approach

Once you have made up your mind to lose weight, you should make that commitment and go into it with a positive attitude. We all know that losing weight can be quite a challenge. In fact, for most of us, it can be downright tough. It takes time, practice and support to change lifetime habits. But it's a process you must learn in order to succeed. It is said that if you do something for 21 days it will become a habit. You and you alone are the one who has the power to lose unwanted pounds.

The positive thinker.....
.....sees the invisible.....
..........feels the intangible.....
...and achieves the impossible!
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7/27/2015 1:49:18 PM

Blessed are those who can

give without remembering

and take without forgetting.


I had to think about this one for a couple moments and then realized this is very profound and revela the secret of what makes a great person.

May your Monday be as Marvelous as you are!!



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7/27/2015 7:03:04 AM

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“Gratitude is the #1 way to improve your life.” Gail Lynne Goodwin
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7/26/2015 5:17:12 PM


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.................

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