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I am a 63-year-old (update: 68 in March 2017) female with a myriad of health issues, many of which will be vastly improved with a healthier lifestyle. I am keenly interested in using the nutrition tracker to develop a balanced food plan for myself in spite of my multiple food allergies. Additional allergies I deal with include MCS - Multiple Chemical Sensitivities along with Environmental Allergies.

Glad to be here!

(above entered 10/16/2012)

Added 09 Mar 2013 - I recently found my framed version of the following which I read daily in the 1970's. Time to remind myself of this daily:

The Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble,
it's a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
- Max Ehrmann, 1927

Member Since: 10/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 6,808

My Goals:
* improve health
* lose weight
* start moving within my limits

My Program:
* cooking from scratch with whole, organic food
* measure & track online
* start slowly with walking
* track progress on SP

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There is a destiny that makes us all brothers.
None goes his way alone.
For all that we send into the lives of others,
Comes back into our own.
- Edward Markham

Started 2012 at 275#'s & lost 16 before joining SP (working with a Registered Dietician - Nutritionist).

Started 2013 at 247.6#'s.

Started 2014 at 278#'s
NSV - improved physical strength from increase in exercise.
NSV - medical lab blood work right down the middle of desired numbers; a first for me.

2014 Goal - Love Myself (and by doing so I will do what I need to take care of myself)

21 Day Fat Loser Video Program on Mental Toughness my new tool to assist me with my commitment to 100% compliance with nutrition and exercise.

Started 2015 at 292#'s. Junk food binges mid-Oct thru Dec. Must. Get. Into. Control.

Started 2015 at 257#'s. Signed in every day of 2015 and tracked nutrition more than half of those. (23 Jul low achieved 241.4)

Started 2016 at 256.8#s

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    emoticon for posting on my "Nothing Smells Better Than Success!" blog. I appreciate you reading! .....::: emoticon

    2 hours ago
    I'm feeling like my hard fought persistence is paying off in a huge way. My body is showering me with rewards.
    7 hours ago
    Thank you for reading my blog and for your kind words. I really appreciate it.
    14 hours ago
    Thanks for the bloglove on my buddy post. I am pretty careful about what I say to her these days but when we are at a WW meeting and we're talking about our progress, our tips, our tools, I'm bound to express myself. I try to keep it general, though, not personal.

    It's funny though - because her reaction when things don't go right is so very much "it's their fault" and mine is "It's my fault" Neither of us is always right nor always wrong - but I do think the person who thinks it's her fault believes she can do something about it and the person who thinks it's their fault tends to think there's nothing she can do. Just glad I have my Other Buddy to share my triumphs with. It's fun to share happy pride.
    1 day ago
    So happy to hear that you are finding information in the books that is helping you connect some dots. That's the way I felt. November of this year will mark 2 years since I read those books. Honestly, they've changed my life!

    The clinical nutritionist that supports me works for Wellness Resources, the company founded by Byron J. Richards and Mary Guignon Richards.
    3 days ago
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