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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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SNOVEMBER-Next year moving to Buffalo--oh my!

Fatigue, body pain, and food cravings are the life-long symptoms I hope to stop. 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!

June 2014. Finally after 5 years Sparking, I am below 250!
Down 30 LBS.
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Fatigue, body pain, and food cravings are the life-long symptoms I hope to stop. 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!

June 2014. Finally after 5 years Sparking, I am below 250!
Down 30 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 ?
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 still don't have enough energy to do this successfully.
-Am I Eating at the Table?. Oh boy is this hard for me!

I don't need those hundreds of 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: 126,395

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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