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On a Quest to be my Best

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 ...so from now on, I'm going to do a ...
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 ...so from now on, I'm going to do a simplified version of Dr Fuhrman's plan. Somehow I've got to rebuild my commitment and excitement over that method of eating...which is essentially a plant based diet., oil free, animal protein free, salt free, sugar free, diet. And yes that IS possible and it was the only thing that had caused me to lose weight in several years.

So my Sparkie friends...here we go again....back at the starting line....I've done it before...I can do it again. With God's help and your encouragement I will once more Eat for Health (another of Fuhrman's books.)!



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Member Since: 1/15/2010

SparkPoints: 33,104

Fitness Minutes: 12,462

My Goals:
Start 226 4-14-13
Initial goal 199 lbs Met (198) 6-6-13 (Reward: new bedspread)
Next goal 188: 7-13-13

To get to 170 by Sept 30th, 2013

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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JUDITH316
3/2/2014 10:59:36 PM

Hi Cynthia

emoticon for your continued support on my blogs, also wishing you a great week ahead and cheering you on your journey, keep up the emoticon work, emoticon emoticon



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JUDITH316
3/1/2014 6:04:47 AM

Good Morning Cynthia

Wishing you a great Month of March. Also cheering you on for a successful day and weekend ahead. Keep up the great work.

I also want to say emoticon for your ongoing support on my blogs. I appreciate all your visits and your kind comments you leave.

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ROCKPORT9
2/28/2014 12:25:38 PM

emoticon I love the sunglasses goodie! I actually needed them today. Wednesday was wet and dreary and the next few days will be sunny and warm...then back to cool. I hope you get some sunshine and warmth. Hugs, Laurel emoticon emoticon



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CATSPANK
2/28/2014 10:10:22 AM

Cynthia, here's to a great weekend. I hope you make it to your dinner. Let me know it all turns out. emoticon



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JUDITH316
2/24/2014 7:17:38 AM

Good Morning Cynthia

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great day and week ahead. Thanks for your continued support and your valued friendship.

Cheering you on your journey... emoticon emoticon



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