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After my husband died of brain cancer three years ago I went from an under-weight 140 lbs to the other spectrum of 230 at the beginning of 2015. Now that I have gotten some mental help to get my brain in shape it is time to get my body in shape as well.

Now I am getting my gardening, swimming, dog walking, house fixing self on the road to health. I have rheumatoid arthritis, so I am a familiar enemy/friend of prednisone. Aah, keeping weight in check while trying to eat everything in the house--such fun! That combined with a hearty dose of bipolar disorder makes for an interesting combination of both eating everything in sight and not eating at all.

Member Since: 10/24/2011

Fitness Minutes: 8,184

My Goals:
Eat food, mostly plants, not too much (to quote Michael Pollan).

I WILL fit back into that slinky little grey dress that only fits below 150lbs! And I intend to keep it that way.

My joints need less stress on them, my husband needs less stress on him--getting healthy will help both of those goals.

My Program:
Snacking is my downfall, so 4 meals a day is my plan for food. I don't eat out much so most everything is home made. Exercise is a bit difficult, so I take it where I can get it--like belly dancing around the house, walking the dog, and gardening outside.

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Living, Loving, and Gardening in the middle of New Mexico

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Picking up the pieces of life after losing my husband of five years to brain cancer in 2013.

Keeping rheumatoid arthritis in check. Beating bipolar into submission.

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    Congrats on hitting 220! Keep up the great work!
    90 days ago
    Oops, I sent you a goodie and it didn't show so I sent it again, now you have 2 orchids! emoticon
    1154 days ago
    That could be MY headline! I am trying a new medicine, hope it works. Prednisone SUCKS. I added you as a friend, p.s. emoticon
    1154 days ago
  • v KAREN2LOSE55
    Heather, I have to tell you that the warming gloves that I bought from the website that you told me about, aren't warm enough for me. I feel so disappointed about it all! I guess I must have more pain than other people. I'll have to tell Joanna too since she told me that you had them. I have made my mind up to go on whatever biologic my Rheumy suggests would work the best for me. My next appt. with him is Nov. 19 now. I just can't take this chronic pain much longer! Thanks for all your effort at trying to help me. I'm so glad that they work good for you. These were the ones that you plug right into the computer. If I remember right, you are on a biologic now, aren't you? Maybe I can still use them when I would get more pain lessened with the biologic. Happy Halloween!
    1455 days ago
  • v KAREN2LOSE55
    Thanks Heather! I'll still have my son and husband look at what you wrote and decide what plug is which. I just don't get these little plug-ins, etc.! They're like a bunch of doo-hicky's to me. Ha! Have a great week-end and thanks again! emoticon
    1488 days ago
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