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On a Quest to be my Best

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 ...so from now on, I'm going to do a ...
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 ...so from now on, I'm going to do a simplified version of Dr Fuhrman's plan. Somehow I've got to rebuild my commitment and excitement over that method of eating...which is essentially a plant based diet., oil free, animal protein free, salt free, sugar free, diet. And yes that IS possible and it was the only thing that had caused me to lose weight in several years.

So my Sparkie friends...here we go again....back at the starting line....I've done it before...I can do it again. With God's help and your encouragement I will once more Eat for Health (another of Fuhrman's books.)!



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Member Since: 1/15/2010

SparkPoints: 33,101

Fitness Minutes: 12,462

My Goals:
Start 226 4-14-13
Initial goal 199 lbs Met (198) 6-6-13 (Reward: new bedspread)
Next goal 188: 7-13-13

To get to 170 by Sept 30th, 2013

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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Member Comments:
JUDITH316
4/10/2014 7:54:57 PM

Hi Cynthia

Sending you BIG emoticon and an Afternoon emoticon cheering you on your day, keep up the great work, you are doing a good job, thanks for your continued support and prayers, feeling better today but have a way to go... emoticon emoticon



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JUDITH316
4/3/2014 5:14:30 PM

emoticon Cynthia

Dropping by to say hi and cheer you on your Thursday, also want to say emoticon for your valued friendship and your ongoing support.

Hope you enjoy the following Easter Poem... emoticon

This Life on Earth

Easter means that this life on earth
is not all there is.
Jesus went "to prepare a place for us"
in His Fatherís heavenly mansions
for all eternity.
Jesus died for our sins,
paying our penalty,
so that we could be forgiven.
He was resurrected, to prove
that death has no hold
on those who repent
and accept Him as Savior.
This life on earth is a prelude
to eternal joy with our Lord.
Easter is a celebration
of our eternal destiny.

By Joanna Fuchs



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JUDITH316
3/27/2014 5:23:58 AM

Good Morning

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great day and coming weekend ahead, sorry I havenít been here for a while, itís Spring Break here and I have my grandkids with me until the weekend. No worries, you are in my thoughts and I stand with you cheering you on, thanks for your valued friendship and your support on my blogs. emoticon emoticon




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JUDITH316
3/23/2014 3:29:22 AM

Good Morning Cynthia

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed Sunday ahead, also want to say emoticon for your continued support on my blogs. God Bless

Hope you enjoy the following Scripture Poetry... emoticon

Psalm 139:13-16

For you did knit me together
In the womb before my birth
And I will confess and praise you,
For wonderful are your works
My frame was not hidden from you
As in secret, I was being formed
Like a beautiful embroidery
Woven before I was born
Your eyes saw my substance
Without form in the depths
And in your book, my life was recorded
Before I ever took breath.

© By M.S.Lowndes




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SEATTLE58
3/20/2014 4:52:43 PM

Thank you so much, Sweets, for the stationary bike goodie. Wow, I love it and I love my recumbent bike so much too. Just so you know, and I've probably already told you, but I've gained approx. 12# back from my lowest here on SP. Just because we're on SP, doesn't mean that we all will be skinnier forever! Oh no, I sure have found that out! It's up to us to make the right choices that SP helps us to do. I have to realize more and more that I am the one in control and SP is with me totally all the time, but that doesn't guarantee me getting healthy. It just means that they TRY to help us but we have the final say! We can show SP that we're one of their many success stories because there are many, many people who have gotten down to goal and have stayed there, even for long periods of time, like we're supposed to do! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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