Our Matching Outfits..such fun!
Psssst, dont look now, but she's taking our picture again!
helping out the Easter Bunny!
I am a 57 year old lady whose life was altered 10 years ago by a car accident, leaving me with pain issues and anxiety. This was further enforced last summer when, while staying at my trailer for a week, went through a tornado that totally destroyed my trailer with me inside of it. I am trying to over come the trauma of this and not letting it take over my life. I swim 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes, love walking when there isn't too much snow down to do so and enjoy knitting, painting, photography, music and reading. I have created a schedule for daily activities to keep me from getting overwhelmed and accomplishing nothing. I have been diagnosed with cronic pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. Working around these issues can sometimes leave me without the focus and discipline required to stay on a healthy regime. On days when I am foggy headed due to the fibromyalgia or too tired to or in too much pain to do my exercise, I lose my way. On good days, I am able to stick to my schedule and spend more time on a proper diet. I have four little grandkids aged between 4 and 6 and want to have the energy to enjoy my time with them. So my goals here are to work with my limitations in a way that still gives me an exercise that works for me, sets me up on a food plan that eliminates flour, sugar, dairy and wheat products and any other products that cause the pain of fibromyalgia to get worse. I learned about these restrictions on the internet, because my doctor, like many doctors only suggest pain killers to deal with the pain issues. I am looking for other answers! Hopefully this is it.
M y goals include a healthier lifestyle and losing weight. Looking for more energy and a support system to get me through the rough spots! Learning to deal with hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia and weight control.
For starters..I have re-stocked my refrigerator and cupboards with non-sabotaging foods. I have started walking at the mall when it is NOT open until the nice weather returns. I swim twice a week. I have started serving a veggie tray at my craft class instead of a cookie tray! I have to try a new spark recipe each week!
I am a 57 year old Grammie of 4 little wonders. I own 2 little yorkies who have wrapped themselves around my heart big-time. I have now been added as a leader of the 'Yorkshire Terrier Lovers Unite" team. I love weekends at the cottage, walking the dogs, knitting, painting, sewing and spoiling the grandkids!
Learning keeps me well! This Christmas I was blessed with a new camera, an ipod, a kindle e-book, a knitting machine and a wooden landscape that you have to put together like a puzzle and paint...none of which I knew a thing about. I have made a schedule to follow daily that allows me a little time each week to learn about all these new things while continueing with my usual daily chores. I keep track in a notebook as to what I accomplished each day. Just like on Sparkpeople, I am slowly learning so many new things. Life is good! My body may be limited..but not my mind!
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