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On a Quest to be my Best

"Above all else, do NOT quit! The universe always bows to persistence.
The empowering approach is to see your physical challenges as assets, because overcoming obstacles forces you to develop discipline, determination and character.
These traits will carry over to other areas of your life and make you a stronger person.�
-Tom Venuto
I borrowed this quote from a comment on a friend's page. I have many obstacles to over come. Severe asthma and frequent courses of ...
"Above all else, do NOT quit! The universe always bows to persistence.
The empowering approach is to see your physical challenges as assets, because overcoming obstacles forces you to develop discipline, determination and character.
These traits will carry over to other areas of your life and make you a stronger person.�
-Tom Venuto
I borrowed this quote from a comment on a friend's page. I have many obstacles to over come. Severe asthma and frequent courses of steroids. RA (rheumatoid arthritis) PsA (Psoriatic Arthritis) Sj (Sjogrens's Disease) and Glaucoma....Not to mention the 100 pounds I have to lose. According to this quote my persistence and struggle to overcome one of these obstacles will strengthen me and help me to overcome the next obstacle.

It's been a long and bumpy ride. I've been a member of Spark People since 2007....initially lost 70 pounds which later after many encounters with IV Steroids, I regained all of the weight I'd lost. Then I tried Dr Fuhrman's method of eating ...and I lost 25 pounds. Then enter more IV steroids and I've regained 10 of the 25 lost. My husband and I felt so much better on the Eat to LIve program ( Dr Fuhrman's book) and we had a very bad lapse in our diet .

Now I'm heading back to the tried and true Spark Menu plans....at least until I get myself on track an losing again. I can and I WILL do this.

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DEDICATED2HIM MD appt today (what's new) and then to the ER as I promised my doc yesterday.
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Member Since: 1/15/2010

SparkPoints: 40,141

Fitness Minutes: 12,937

My Goals:
To make it back to Onederland...a pedicure for reward

to maintain at least short bursts of activity throughout the day.

To reduce pain levels and perhaps to avoid more surgeries.

To find ways to make my life more meaningful despite severe limitations...To help others whenever possible rather than always being the recipient of help.

to get rid of the HTN meds and hopefully reduce some of the other medications as well.



My Program:
--to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
--to make sure when I leave the house for the day, that I am bringing with me healthy food to eat to avoid eating at a restaurant

--to have at least 2 periods of ten minute long activity each day.

--to begin to journal this leg of my journey.

--to make 90% of my foods nutrient dense foods.


Personal Information:
I suffer from a debilitating form of a Rheumatic AutoImmune Disease (PsA)as well as RA and SJ (Sjogrens's Syndrome) and have had 3 major joint replacement surgeries thus far, with 5 more pending

I love the Lord Jesus and wish to live a life of moderation and restraint.

I hope to begin to simplify my life. Shedding excess things and getting down to what really matters


Other Information:
I'm looking for ways to continue my creative output despite physical limitation.


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OVERWORKEDJANET
11/16/2014 6:46:02 AM

I see you had a visitor in your yard. Nice background picture



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JKANT88
11/7/2014 2:21:42 PM

Thanks for the goodies for my anniversary! And you're right about those shoes, they are very pretty, but I stick to flats in real life. Have a great weekend!



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DUSTYPRAIRIE
11/7/2014 8:52:42 AM

I am so proud of you! Congratulations on your NSV'S and those pounds lost!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE
11/7/2014 8:48:11 AM

you are doing great! I am so proud of you!

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JUDITH316
11/6/2014 5:50:43 AM

Good Morning emoticon Cynthia

Dropping by to say hi and say emoticon on the New Book you have Written and Published, Good Job, I wish you God's Best in all your future endeavors. I'm also cheering you on your journey, keep up the great work and emoticon emoticon



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