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(sitting left) Ginny's Graduation Party with my family near Buffalo, NY. Me far right.2003?





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You Friends Have Taught Me So Much! Thank you!

So, what motivates me? It is going after QUALITY OF LIFE.
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2014

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. ...
So, what motivates me? It is going after QUALITY OF LIFE.
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2014

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: 103,991

Fitness Minutes: 32,573

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. Years have gone by and even sparking daily has not gotten me below that. Discouraging. All in all
down about 24 lbs ! : )
-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
- 66.... 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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SANDRA2BTHIN
4/12/2014 4:06:53 PM

Do more of what makes you happy.
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4/12/2014 1:11:54 PM

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4/11/2014 11:16:26 AM

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4/11/2014 10:37:50 AM

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Chris: Just wanted to emoticon for your blog on the Thyroid, I have had low Thyroid now for about 4 yrs, at first it was overactive and I had to take radiation to burn it out, because I had so many hot nodules that were producing to much hormone and making my heart race, and a couple were so big that they were beginning to block my airway a little bit, now 4 years later all the nodules are gone, but my thyroid is on the floor, but I did know this would happen, its just like having surgery to to remove it. My doctor did tell me not to take my Thyroid meds with any kind of calcium. I'm determined to push myself to keep moving and some days its almost impossible to do. The sp article was really good and I've bookmarked it so I can read it again.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY: CJ from OK.



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4/10/2014 4:15:10 PM

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" If you really believe in what you're doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up."
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