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Me at my last book signing, moderating a lively discussion at my heaviest weight




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"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 2009....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 back to a regular vegetarian diet with very limited dairy....and am once again, tracking on SP. I WILL GET THIS DONE.


Member Since: 1/15/2010

Fitness Minutes: 13,543

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

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 Glaucoma and have had 7 major joint replacement surgeries thus far, with 3 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.

In September,`14 my first book, a memoir, was published--that was a dream for years and now is a reality.




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  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. I really appreciate the support.
    26 days ago
  • v GRANDMABABA
    Thank you for your well wishes for my post right wrist reassembly surgery healing.
    29 days ago
  • v TURTLEDOVE888
    Hi and thank you for friending me. You left a comment on my page which I'm responding to. But I'm a bit confused--am I suppose to respond to your comment on my page? or respond on your page like I'm doing now?

    Anyway, I don't have severe arthritis--just run-of-the-mill everyday arthritis that I can control with OTC meds. I notice when I cut out drinking soda the arthritis isn't that bad at all. But I always go back to having a soda after a few days of not having it. One of my goals is to cut out soda entirely. It has to much sodium and also affects my legs and swells my feet. I agree with Dr. Fuhrman about eating better but it does seem very restrictive. Who doesn't like to have a hamburger once in a while? But I guess we can as long as we follow a healthy diet other days of the week. I'm sorry about your arthritis, it can be very frustrating not to be able to do things like we use to. Praying for you to feel better. Janis
    33 days ago
  • v MAGICAL13
    "Your friend, Cindy - CStevenson a member of the Golden Phoenix."

    If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you!

    Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment with 10 teams of 24 members each. Main requirements are to weigh in each week and do the interteam challenges (ITC's). Our inter team challenges) consist of exercise and nutrition. They are very helpful in losing the weight and inches and it's fun to compete with other teams for points. Individual teams might have mini challenges of their own.

    I lead the Golden Phoenix would love to have you join us for Spring Challenge which starts March 8. Just let me know and I will sign you up and send you an invitation.

    If you have any questions, please let me know. Hope to see you there as you sound determined to make a difference and see a difference!

    Carol - Magical13
    33 days ago
  • v CLAIREINPARIS
    emoticon for your kind comment on my 'Foggy to sunny' blog which touched me very much! emoticon
    37 days ago
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