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




The cover of my newly released book. PM me for more info!


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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 LOSEDAPOUNDS
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. We will not let that manipulative OS win! She is too powerful and I have let her win before. Now I am stronger. We are stronger!
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    38 days ago
  • v SWEDE_SU
    thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. my knees are fine and have been for years - getting rid of the excess weight seemed to do the trick. i started running, and later run-walking, after about 30 lbs of weight loss, at age 56, and still try to keep up with it. mostly, though, we walk long walks - and climb mountains home in washington state:-)
    61 days ago
  • v CONTENTCHRIS
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    I am enjoying a warmer day at 45f in the bright sunny day. I Wanted to ask if you have had or know of folks having hip dysplacia surgery. I have been told I need both hips redone and new hips (huge as they say the replacements fail every few years). This is not to mention they say they will break my hips and turn them then re screw them back on ... Seems not good. So I muster on with the regular pains and aches very little walking and when I do I walk slow as to lesson the pain. Or even what type of hip is the best to go with? emoticon
    79 days ago
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    “This New Year”
    by Aleena

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    Even during the worst of times
    When I feel the years go slipping by
    Life seems rife with possibilities
    When the New Year arrives.

    Buoyed by hope at the New Year coming
    I feel renewed and want to start living.
    This year I'll travel and see the sights,
    I'll be bold, I'll be courageous.

    I'll reach out and go beyond.
    I might even try being flirtatious!
    I'll be a new fish in a brand new pond.
    This new year I'll be brave and I'll be strong.

    Even though time does fly,
    I won't let this year be wasted.
    I'll look forward to new adventures
    And be open to opportunities I am graced with.

    I'll learn and laugh and have good times.
    I won't dwell on years gone by.
    I'll start each new morning a brand new way.
    I'll pretend it is New Year's Day!
    82 days ago
  • v CONTENTCHRIS
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    Merry Christmas!
    90 days ago
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