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This isn't me but I have spent many hours photographing wild flowers.










DH John ( stroke in 2006) with me (caregiver).Background a merry-go-round horse near Bufalo,NY.



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Spring :Time for Renewing Ourselves. Summer: Time to Bloom!

Here in New England, it seems like the world has finally woken up. Many of my best times were often in the woods in May looking for wildflowers. Mother's Day is often a great day to get out there.



I am definitely (finally!) making progress lessening fatigue, body pain, and food cravings.These have been life-long symptoms . Wish me luck. Evening Eating has been the biggest problem. Oh and if I would eat at the table-instead of at the computer or in front of the ...
Here in New England, it seems like the world has finally woken up. Many of my best times were often in the woods in May looking for wildflowers. Mother's Day is often a great day to get out there.



I am definitely (finally!) making progress lessening fatigue, body pain, and food cravings.These have been life-long symptoms . Wish me luck. Evening Eating has been the biggest problem. Oh and if I would eat at the table-instead of at the computer or in front of the TV--well that would help greatly!

Dec. 2014. Finally after 6 years Sparking, I am staying below 250!
Down 30 (finally 35 !) LBS.

Failing to plan is planning to fail!
-Do I have fresh and frozen produce in the house?
-Do I have meals frozen for when I just can't get it together?
-Am I drinking my water?
-Am I getting to the pool often? No problem here!!!!
-Am I pacing myself so my energy lasts through the day?
-Am I breathing?
-Am I getting the extra help I need, even if I have to pay for it? I am a CAREGIVER since 2006 for DH.
-Am I planning fun into my day? Well--I Life has thrown me some surprises lately. I will keep trying to plan in fun non-the-less.
-Am I Eating at the Table?. Oh boy is this hard for me!

Making progress:
NO SNACKS! NO SECONDS! NO SWEETS! except for "S Days!"
This is really, really, really hard for me!

Eat G-BOMBS! Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds ...for reducing body inflammation and pain from FM and now from knee arthritis. Dec. 2, 2014 shoulder replacement surgery for arthritis bone changes and resulting pain and loss of range of motion.

We can do this, Friends! I can do this!

You've come a long way, Baby!
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Member Since: 1/31/2008

SparkPoints: 136,614

Fitness Minutes: 39,510

My Goals:
Tools:1)NO S DIET
2) Dr. Fuhrman-Eat for Health
3)The Inflammation Free Diet Plan by Reinagel and Torelli,MD

TO GET MY FOCUS ON FUN ACTIVITIES:
-photography
-DVDs from the library to limit evening eating
-fantastic fiction.com
- daily fun music
- exercise dvds or wii fit
-geocaching




My Program:
Eating Plan for my food sensitivities from ALCAT
blood testing.

Veggies!VeggiesVeggies!

EAT AT THE TABLE! to limit my over 65 year habit of eating while watching TV and now eating while computing.

Continue regular water aerobics! I LOVE THIS!


Personal Information:
FINALLY! BELOW 240 ! VERY EXCITING!!
- I did not think it could happen: 245! Sept. 2014.
Yippee: March 2015-staying about 240.

-married Dec. 9, 1972
-one grown daughter who has FM too.
-CAREGIVER since husband's stroke 2006
-fighting pain from fibromyalgia and myofacial trigger point bumps
-bad knees and one bad shoulder
-retired after 40 yrs.
-Science teacher retired
-Teacher of the Deaf-ret
-Grew up near Buffalo, NY--then Canton, CT...
now in Bloomfield,CT
-LOVES water aerobics!
-forensics buff
-fascinated by ocean creatures
- 67.... well soon 68! Yikes!
- geocaching
-orange/white cat CUJO (MaineCoon)

Other Information:
"Failure to plan is planning to fail." It is hard to admit that I actually do plan to fail.

If I really wanted to quit over indulging in the evenings, I would have a good, doable plan in place, now wouldn't I?

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NANA-B-FITZ
7/4/2015 6:07:37 AM

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A Quote from -- Erma Bombeck

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.

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7/3/2015 8:47:31 PM

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Have a spectacular 4th!
If you are traveling or shooting fireworks, be safe.



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7/3/2015 2:22:08 PM


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7/2/2015 7:22:40 PM

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