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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: 5,255

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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    good morning! have a great week!
    5 days ago
    hi! wow--your flowers will be beautiful! isn't it great to rescue plants from the "boneyard"? sometimes you really wind up with something fabulous--they just take a little care.
    if you are looking for interval trainers--podrunner has very nice walk/jog ones called "begintervals". it's all free--you need a device to download the music to. they also have paced music at every level--from brisk walking to all out running in lots of different durations. I really like podrunner--it has helped me tremendously, and I like the music a lot too. there are no ads that play--except the podrunner guys little intros to the music--so the music is uninterrupted. just go to podrunner.com and look around. they have been voted the best fitness music outfit for many years by the tech publications and outfits like runners world and stuff.
    have a lovely Monday!
    12 days ago
    good morning! hope you have a lovely day!
    16 days ago
    hi! wow you were busy! and I know exactly what you are talking about laying the block. rob lays a lot of block--he is really good at it and it's impressive to watch him carefully determine his level point and then make all the blocks hit the line exactly. on the side of our garage he laid a really large terraced set of walls--everyone that sees them is impressed and asks me who we hired to do it. it's a lot of meticulous, hard work! way to GO!
    17 days ago
    good morning! thanks for the advice on the wrist supports--I do have some but it never occurred to me to put them on under my gardening gloves--DUH.
    I have two of the rigid wrist mitts that I wear at night. they DO help--I just don't always remember to put them on. this time of year I just need to form the habit.
    glad you were able to get the tick out of your pup's eye area--he must be a really good dog to hold still and let you do that. I put frontline on everybody here--I normally only do it for the two months in the spring and fall that ticks are bad. it does work but I don't like using it on them. both my girls are lyme positive.
    have a wonderful Monday!
    19 days ago
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