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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 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.
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Member Since: 1/15/2010

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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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2BDYNAMIC
4/27/2016 10:38:53 PM

Hi Cynthia!
Was really nice to hear from you and thanks for posting on my page.
I am adjusting to my new job, learning lots......working at a Day surgery as a receptionist....It is so busy, the day goes by very quickly.....I definitely am tired at night but sleeping so much better.
I have been spending a little less time on sparks lately due to neck strain from the computer......(ugh)..... anyway time for bed now and I hope the rest of your week goes really nicely!....Jan



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2BDYNAMIC
4/24/2016 7:18:51 PM

emoticon I am kind of late answering but thank you so much for the very' sweet words and goodie you just sent! And YES, we are sisters in the Lord!! Way cool and SO glad He is keeping us sound and happy ....... and who knows ....... One day hopefully not too far off in the distance, we will get to meet up ...... each other and HIM when he comes for us!! Until then ........ SO glad to become friends!! ...... emoticon



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2BDYNAMIC
4/23/2016 2:18:21 PM

emoticon for adding me as a spark friend Cynthia. ..... Hopefully you are feeling better ...... and how wonderful you are a published author! ..... I look forward to getting to know you better and hope health abounds for you! ..... emoticon Jan



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_LINDA
4/17/2016 5:29:20 PM

Ironically, I had just updated it. But it used to crash before and also had another problem cropping up -where I would be unable to type in boxes. Fortunately, that issue was resolved, but hate to see the crashing back again :-( I guess because I use all things google so much I use chrome because I assume it will work better with their products.



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SEATTLE58ANEW
3/4/2016 6:49:05 PM

Hello Dear Cynthia. I guess you would say that I'm checking up on you. I haven't forgotten about you, just haven't been writing to you as much as I should. I see that you've lost more weight. That is fabulous and I'm so proud of you. That's alot of inspiration to me. Thanks!! I hope that you can feel better and better as you go down in pounds! Way to go, my dear friend!

Hugs, Karen



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