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Greetings!

I'm a beautiful woman as I am right now - I am a beautiful woman who knows she can be healthier and that's what this is about for me.

I am married to a man who still makes my heart skip a beat after 15 years together. We have created 2 energetic boys whom I want to be around for as long as possible.

In October 2012 I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and a lupus variant called mixed connective tissue disease. The RA still seems to affect me more days than the MCTD does but for the most part, more often than not I feel 90% normal thanks to working with my Rheumatologist, stubbornness, and positive thinking.

Being a #spoonie isn't easy, but there is so much support from each other it is a true blessing indeed! Want to know what a #spoonie is read "The Spoon Theory" by Christine Miserandino here: http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles
/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/

From February 2012 - November 2012 I went back to school and earned my Massage Therapy License (yes I was diagnosed during school). I am proud of myself for having completed the program with the different honors I earned including Valedictorian.

I love being a Massage Therapist, a Reiki Practitioner, and a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist. My next goal is to be certified in Hospice Massage. Both young/ill kids and dying are underserved areas and working with both would still be easy on my body.

When I first joined SparkPeople in May 2011, I lost 20+ pounds. I am proud of myself for that. Sadly I have put all of that back on and a bit more, but I did it once and I know I can do it again. I recently re-watched a video that really reminded me that excuses are weak and that I AM STRONG. Here's a link to the video if you want to watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU0BzZlwU4o
&feature=youtu.be

Now I have come back around to SparkPeople and I will go back to setting monthly goals for myself to reach and if other family and friends want to join me they are more than welcome to.

Follow along with me on my weight loss adventure if you want to. If you don't thanks for stopping by and may you be blessed in your life.

In Gratitude, Love & Light,
Chrissi


Member Since: 5/5/2011

Fitness Minutes: 51,420

My Goals:
* To continue listening to my body and be stronger than the RA and the MCTD

* To slowly get back to my 5K training - oh how I miss running/jogging!

* To find the best me I can be and be her!


My Program:
My program consists of:

* being more mindful of what I eat

* being more mindful of how much I eat

* being more mindful of what and when I eat

* drinking more water

* exercising for at least 30 minutes each day

* reading & working through "The Writing Diet: Write Yourself Right-Size" by Julia Cameron

* reading & working through "A Course In Weight Loss" by Marianne Williamson

* restarting & finishing "The Spark



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I am a strong, healthy, whole daughter, wife, mom, Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, Angel Card Reader, and Oracle Card Reader. I will become stronger, healthier and more connected to myself with every passing day.


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Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going.
~ Jim Ryun
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People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing -
that's why it's recommended daily.
~Zig Ziglar
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Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water.
Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash.
Be water, my friend.
~ Bruce Lee
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To sweat means you... have passion... are determined... are fearless... are changing... are unstoppable!
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    Are you interested in a Challenge?

    The Biggest Loser goes for 10 weeks. It consists of 10 teams participating in weekly Fitness and Nutrition challenges. The Winter challenge will be getting started the beginning of December. It consists of fitness and nutrition challenges that are often in a form of a game. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meat your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Fall we had a World Series and a Haunted House. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Winter challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon or let me know and I can send you an invite. Then sign up on the waitlist.

    Teresa
    61 days ago
  • v WARRIORGIRL121
    Hello, I just wanted to offer my condolences on the loss of your friend... so tragic and sad. Praying for the family and for precious Lillian Rose. emoticon Karen
    111 days ago
  • v FFXMOMMY
    I'm so very sorry to read about the loss of your dear friend. Please let her family know there is a large community here that is keeping them in our thoughts and hoping for the best for the sweet baby girl.
    124 days ago
  • v JUSTYNA7
    I do find Marianne Williamson thought provoking. She gives me a different way to look at my life and is always so positive and calming. I'm a slow learner.. especially when it comes to changing the way I think... so it is taking me a third time going through her book on weight loss to figure food out. Thanks for being so supportive of my blogs!
    568 days ago
  • v IMJETTA8
    LOVE YOU! HAVE A MOST TERRIFIC DAY!
    569 days ago
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