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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 2007....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 heading back to the tried and true Spark Menu plans....at least until I get myself on track an losing again. I can and I WILL do this.



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DEDICATED2HIM my trek into the outside world two days ago was a catastrophe. Will rest for a couple of days and then try again.
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Member Since: 1/15/2010

SparkPoints: 36,901

Fitness Minutes: 12,602

My Goals:
Start 226 4-14-13
Initial goal 199 lbs Met (198) 6-6-13 (Reward: new bedspread)
to get to 200 by July 24.reward,coffee cannister

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 have had 3 major joint replacement surgeries thus far, with 5 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.


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Member Comments:
JUDITH316
5/16/2014 7:24:07 AM

emoticon BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD" emoticon

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

Again, Congratulations Beautiful! emoticon

Have a great Friday & Weekend Ahead Cynthia...Cheering you on!




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JUDITH316
5/11/2014 4:54:06 AM

Happy Mother’s Day and God Bless you, wishing you a beautiful day spent with your family! emoticon

I found the following quote online, hope you enjoy...

M- Magnificent

O-Outstanding

T- Tender

H-Honorable

E- Extraordinary

R-Remarkable




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5/6/2014 1:06:23 AM

emoticon on being chosen Motivator of the Day

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MOM2ACAT
5/4/2014 4:45:18 PM

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I'm sorry that you are not feeling good too. emoticon



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JUDITH316
5/2/2014 2:20:47 AM

Good Evening emoticon Cynthia

Dropping by to say hi and emoticon for all your support, I appreciate you taking the time to read my Blogs and share your kindness, also cheering you on your journey this 1st day of a brand new month, let's Spark On Together and Create a "New Me", cheering you on for a successful month in meeting your goals!

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