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Exercise is not an option for me. If I don't exercise, it's back to the wheelchair. What a motivator!
I have an incurable neuro disease called RSD (or CRPS) which causes severe pain in your limbs and your muscles atrophy. It's a fairly rare disease but more common than MS although most people aren't aware of it.
I can keep my pain levels tolerable by taking my meds and exercising daily. If I skip exercise for more than a few days my pain triples!! It keeps me off the couch.


Member Since: 7/8/2013

Fitness Minutes: 8,295

My Goals:
I need to lose a minimum of 42 more pounds. I need to watch my potassium levels, keeping it above 4.0 mEq/L as they tend to get too low due to diet. I want to increase my walking ability to one day walk a 5k.


My Program:
Maintaining my formal gym routine 3 days per week minimum. Carefully adding light weights in September. Gardening and walking on off days for variety. Keep eating clean, lower carb foods, keep my potassium levels up w/o high carb foods. More soy protein than animal protein.
Mindful eating at all times. Continue monthly dr. appt for metabolism supplements for thyroid issues.



Personal Information:
My name is Sandy Pudoff, I live in North East Florida but I am from Aptos, California which is a small resort town on the Monterey Bay coast in central California. It's a great place to be from, but I prefer living in the south now.


Other Information:
I love my family, especially my grandkids because they need me more. I enjoy people, I make artisan jewelry for therapy and give it as gifts. I enjoy boating, swimming, reading, excellent food.




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  • v CHIQUITAR
    Hi Sandy! I have CRPS too. I joined Spark just recently as my weight and all those numbers doctors like were creeping up to the point where I was going to have to deal with additional health issues and I just don't have the energy for diabetes on top of everything else, you know? So here I am trying to figure out how to reverse that trend without losing my ability to cope with CRPS at the same time. Tricky! Nice to meet a CRPS person who has increased her activity level so dramatically. I appreciate knowing it is possible!
    304 days ago
  • v COOKIEABSMARIE
    Good for you Sandy!!! I need a hip replacement and am exercising as much as I can to get stronger for my surgery, and my best friend has fibro. I am her major support, and would like to support you too!!!
    794 days ago
  • v 1BEACHWALKER
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    964 days ago
  • v GRAYLADY13
    Doc said all tests showed I'm cancer free! Woohoo! I know you would give me a happy hug. Thanks!
    968 days ago
  • v GRAYLADY13
    Just wondering what types of exercise you do. I did more walking yesterday and today going to doctor appointments and my feet, knees, hips and back are screaming in pain because of it.

    I think I should exercise, even sitting exercise videos, more. Like every day. instead of every week. Lazy holding me back. Pixie luscious suggested doing today things our future self will thank us for. Got to change my lazy ways.

    What do you do for fun? Just looking for ideas. I feel like I don't do anything just for fun anymore.
    976 days ago
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