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I'm pleased with the progress I've been making on changing life habits. Giving up things and doing new things is a challenge to me since I'm so used to doing things out of habit. I'm finally looking at changes as being in my best interest especially on an emotional level, not just the intellectual level. I have much less feelings of deprivation, and my new changes are turning into habits. Now they are things I want and need, not just hoped for. I'm also really embracing the concepts of one step built on another, baby steps are progress, and no time limit- only progress. I've decided mistakes are made only to educate me and are only a sidestep, not a change in direction. The more I learn about health the easier it is to make choices.

Member Since: 9/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,350

My Goals:
My goal is to lose about 80 lbs., and re-set my metabolism. I'm learning how to cleanse my system to renew my gut health, which I believe is the main avenue to health for me.

My Program:
I've stopped eating and do my best to avoid tomatoes, potatoes, and especially peppers because they cause an inflammatory response in my body. I've stopped drinking alcohol and pop. I'm using more fresh food and only rarely do fast food. I'm using herbs, spices, teas, and vitamins I'm also drinking more water and exercise by walking with my dog and riding my bike.

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I'm from Washington State and my name is Eileen. I'm married and have two grown sons. My husband and I are caregivers for my youngest son. (He's disabled).

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I like to bead (bead weaving and jewelry making), gardening, hiking and camping, to go fishing and to keep fish, (I have a 20 gal. freshwater tank). I love to read, sew, and cross stitch. I adore interior design. I enjoy going to garage and estate sales. I love to travel.

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    hi! thanks for mentioning the magnesium. that jogged my memory--I was wondering about that. hope all is well and you have a great weekend!
    6 hours ago
    Thank you for your comments on my blog. You are so right, but the issues you brought for are valid reasons, not excuses. Good for you hanging in there and finding out what was happening. I understand autoimmune issues, as I struggle with fibromyalgia and some allergy issues. But as I get healthier, they don't seem to impact me as much. emoticon
    1 day ago
    hi! so sorry to hear about your conflict with sister--but it has a familiar ring. care of aging parents is rarely divided equally--there are some that step up and some that don't--and the ones that don't really don't want to experience the guilt they are feeling.
    i'm glad you spoke up--sometimes speaking the truth begins a process in the person's head when they realize they aren't really getting away with anything. if no one tells you they see the gorilla in the room, you can pretend it isn't there. once the gorilla is pointed out, there's no going back. you have to come to grips with the situation, which can be terribly painful--which means the person feeling the pain will react badly.
    it sounds like you spoke the truth and came from an honest place in your heart--which is why you have peace with the situation. that is always the best thing to do. the person WITH the issue is now the one who has to deal with it--not all the innocent bystanders. she needs to carry her own water. good for you!
    2 days ago
    good morning! have a lovely day!
    3 days ago
    hi! interesting about the apple cleanse. going to look that one up. I ADORE apples--and they will get added into the carb ladder at a later time. in the meanwhile as soon as zestar apples are ready I am going to the orchard and making applesauce to put away for later! zestars are related to honeycrisp and have a wonderful sweet/snappy flavor. the applesauce doesn't need any sugar and tastes wonderful--I use applesauce a lot in baking as well. can't right now--but later I will.
    have a great Tuesday!
    4 days ago
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