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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: 13,486

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 KAREN2LOSE55
    Hello my Dear Cyn, I hope you're having a good day, as well as it can get!! I'll be thinking of you in a big way, when you have the surgery! I'm wishing you the best. I hope that you can have a much quality of life afterwards. I've heard that people really do. So I'll be there in spirit with you. I'm doing pretty well on this Xeljanz still. I try to remember my limits and that helps a lot with my pain. I'm still dealing with a rash on my face, that has spread some. My Rheumy said that he would refer me to a Dermatologist, if I wanted to, so I'm hoping that I can calm it down with some OTC cream. I feel that if this is the worst side-effect, I needn't complain. Take care and lots of emoticon , Karen
    32 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Dropping by to Spread the Spark & Say Hi Cynthia

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    And wish you a great week ahead...
    Let's keep Sparking on Together! emoticon

    40 days ago
  • v KAREN2LOSE55
    Hi Cynthia! How's my buddy doing? I think of you so often and felt it was time to check up with you. I know that you've gone through so much, and hope you're doing better now. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    42 days ago
  • v TEENY_BIKINI
    Have a great week!

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    68 days ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    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
    93 days ago
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