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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 am back on Dr Fuhrman's plan and have lost 15 lbs so far ( in a few weeks). This time, it's for good. Now if I can get this sick and hurting body to move and to do some exercise, all will be well.
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My Goals:
To make it back to Onederland...a pedicure for reward

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.

In September my first book, a memoir, was published--that was a dream for years and now is a reality.

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JUDITH316
11/6/2014 5:50:43 AM

Good Morning emoticon Cynthia

Dropping by to say hi and say emoticon on the New Book you have Written and Published, Good Job, I wish you God's Best in all your future endeavors. I'm also cheering you on your journey, keep up the great work and emoticon emoticon



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JUDITH316
10/3/2014 1:56:02 AM

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Hi Cynthia,

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed Friday ahead, also wanted to say thanks for all your support on my blogs & your friendship. God Bless you always..

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SEATTLE58
9/27/2014 6:13:13 PM

Thank you so much for you encouraging, loving comments on my bad knee blog. I really appreciate you helping me to know about surgery and recovery in the future. The only previous surgeries that I've had are Carpel Tunnel in both wrists when I was in my 30's and my Tonsils out when I was 3, so quite an age spread between those! I'm not looking forward to this because of being scared and they say a total of 4 days in the hospital. I do know that I want this over with and done that I can get on with life. This bum knee has been bothering me off and on since it happened when I was 20 or so. The Neuro Surgeon at that time didn't think surgery was necessary, but had me get some weights to strengthen it and that really helped for years and then with milking cows for 15 years with getting down on that knee for every cow, sure didn't help it and then with all the weight I gained didn't either. Well, with taking 67# off and then 20# back, has helped it and I know it'd be a lot worse if I still weighed 232#!! Now just to look forward to try to lose again and take whatever I have to do with this knee, like a grain of salt, because I have to take care of myself. Thanks again and I'm loving you Cyn!! emoticon emoticon



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ROCKPORT9
9/27/2014 2:43:52 PM

Ahhhh....thank you for the relaxation goodie! I have been resting, but today I am pushing my physical limits and when needing rest- doing it with more joy than frustration. emoticon

How nice that you can paint. The sunset photo is from a local photographer. We have so many artists and art galleries here.

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JUDITH316
9/21/2014 12:53:29 AM

Evening emoticon Cynthia

Dropping by to wish you a great weekend, also saying thanks for your visits and support on my blogs!

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