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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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    "What do you want coming your way anyhow?" Eileen, explain to me what you mean with this question… I will be happy to answer it for you. ;o)
    1 day ago
  • v BERRY4
    Thanks for taking time to stop by & read my recent blog. I appreciate the support! emoticon
    14 days ago
    I just love your well thought provoked comments Eileen. Thank you, they are so much appreciated. I spend lots of time in the beginning to get to know my clients, their lifestyle, the rooms they use the most, what they don't want to get rid of and what they love to keep, favorite colors, their visions and dreams, just about as much information I can grab in an hour or so. And then I get to work. It takes trust to work with a client and know it is a process (just like our journey,) to turn their living space into a beautiful room. And it is always what my clients vision is, not mine. I give them choices, always. And usually the results are what they expected. IF not, I redo.
    I have been looking at the photos all morning and will be leaving to meet with these clients in an hour. These are professional medical people that work very hard and work long hours. But she is preggers and wants finally wants to be proud of the appearance of her home. Right now they have a miss mash of styles going on in a contemporary home and it just isn't working. I am so excited for this project. Recently my jobs have been just picking up pieces for clients, nothing challenging like this one, so I am one happy camper. I will post before and after photos..hugs Eileen, fredie
    16 days ago
    I was surprised that my orthotics only cost $92 and change! I have Carefirst/Blue Choice HMO health insurance (the last pair came from Kaiser Permanente and cost $200). I can't walk for long without them!

    17 days ago
  • v KAREN608
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I do add garlic and use olive oil. I mix a bit of turmeric with milk and drink it, with a bit of ginger as well. Small changes should help. I cook more now that I am alone, trying new things. It's a good change but my old habits are hard to break, so substituting good things bit by bit so diet improves. I even got a small water distiller to take out the chlorine and fluoride. Pure water.
    22 days ago
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