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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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Congrats on your newest achievement. Three pounds is a big deal!

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Happy Valentines Day and God Bless, hope your day is blessed!

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You Are Often In My Thoughts

Love is a command
That Christians are called to do;
Our Lord says "Love your God,
And love your neighbor, too."

Some people are easy to love;
They are human rays of sun;
They light up every life,
And encourage everyone.

You are in that group,
So I sincerely want to say:
You are often in my thoughts;
Happy Valentine's Day!

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12/28/2015 1:22:53 AM

Evening Hello

Happy Peaceful and Blessed New Year & God’s Blessings to you and your Family!

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