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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.

Soared to 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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    what a nice thing to do = leaving some encouragement on my page.

    Do not think I'm disappointed about the measurements. I don't expect things to change rapidly. Just glad they didn't slip backwards. And I do feel ... fitter, I guess is the word and then I think, yes. it IS the word. I wanted February to be all about fitness and it is!
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    emoticon for commenting on my blog today! 😅 .. I am sorry to hear that you have been dealing with so many health problems for over 30 years! ...( I was disappointed when I saw a rheumatologist recently and he said it looks like you're Ankylosingspondylitis and the inflammation has really made quite a flare!...( I feel fortunate if I can get even six hours of sleep before I am woken with hip pain).... I don't know if you are interested at all but it might be nice if we could stay in touch to offer support and see how we are doing. ( By the way I was sure we were spark friends before but when I come to your page I saw I needed to add you so it's a strange thing but lately a number of my friends have disappeared and I keep adding them back). anyway I wish you the very best with your health situations.
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    Even "extraordinary" doesn't begin to express her specialness!
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    Hey there Thanks for stopping by. I t hought we'd get a frost bite too but it only rained and stayed in the 40s. Tuesday the weather dot com guys are actually talking about 77 degrees!!!!!
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