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Wow, the years speed by! It is now June 17, 2015; and I am 58 years old! Over the past 11 months, I have done the JJ Virgin diet-an elimination diet which took about 35 lb off almost effortlessly! From that I have gone on to the Paleo lifestyle and am now down to 139.2 lb! This is the lowest weight for me since I was pregnant with my first child; I weighed around 124 when I got pregnant...that was 41 years ago! More importantly, for the first time in 9 years, my ANA titer is negative; it ...
Wow, the years speed by! It is now June 17, 2015; and I am 58 years old! Over the past 11 months, I have done the JJ Virgin diet-an elimination diet which took about 35 lb off almost effortlessly! From that I have gone on to the Paleo lifestyle and am now down to 139.2 lb! This is the lowest weight for me since I was pregnant with my first child; I weighed around 124 when I got pregnant...that was 41 years ago! More importantly, for the first time in 9 years, my ANA titer is negative; it had been stuck at 1:1280 since 2006. I still have an elevated CRP = high inflammation; and, I am still in constant pain. But, I have hope now! I am 55 years old and married. Between us, we have 6 children (4 mine, 2 my husbands) and have 17 grandchildren! Together we have 4 "children"--two little rescue dogs, two rescue cats, and a rose-breasted cockatoo. I was a registered nurse for 27 years; I am now retired on disability due to severe fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, spinal arthritis, and depression; additionally, I am hypothyroid, have asthma, GERD, and IBS. I gained 60-70 pounds when my thyroid died and my asthma escalated in 2006. The asthma is under control now; thyroid is in ''normal'' range on replacement medication. I have constant pain daily and terrible fatigue due to the fibromyalgia and back issues; this makes exercise very difficult. I try to follow a gluten-free diet due to gluten intolerance. January 29, 2012: I am now 55--not sure how that happened; I was 25 just yesterday! LOL




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DIET: Healthy choices, balanced, as much organic as possible...track calorie range of 1200-1500 daily, meeting macro nutrients goals.


FITNESS: DO some exercise daily at least 15 minutes! Track it!


HEALTH:
March 17, 2013-Hmmm, what to say here-seems to get worse at every turn...continue with diet, doctors, tests, meds...

SPIRITUAL:
Continue my studies; read Spiritual passages/books daily;

Meditate daily at least 10 minutes.

Self-Reiki daily as part of living the Reiki lifestyle, incorporating Ayurveda.

***Thursday, March 14, 2013, I was attuned to the Master level, Practitioner/Teacher Level!!



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I currently live in a small town in rural south-central Arkansas with my husband. Arkansas is my home state; but, I had lived in northwest New Mexico for 13 years, then Flagstaff, Arizona for 2 years prior to coming back to AR. It has been a much tougher adjustment than I had imagined! LOL I really miss the SW and high desert--not to mention the children and grandchildren that we left there. On the up side, I am only 66 miles from my Mama now and can spend time with her. My Dad crossed over in 2010; this has been hard for both of us. Life is full of transitions!

Email address is p_riley@live.com; FB is https://www.facebook.com/pamela.j.riley1.

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BECCABOO127
3/3/2015 1:55:30 AM

Just dropping by to say hi. It has been a while. I became active again at SP in Jan. 2015. Hope you are well.

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ENCHANTEDBROOM
10/13/2014 9:01:24 AM

Pam, just saw the weather moving thru!!!! You and yours okay? Looks like we're getting hit with the same storm. Stay safe!!!



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IMJETTA8
10/1/2014 4:00:31 PM

Pam,

I am not sure what all we will have time for but what is there to so or what would you suggest, she currently lives in Fortsmith but not sure where her new house is, (She just told me Greenwood) not too far though. Thanks sweet one for stopping by.

Love and HUGS, Jetta

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SUSANSUSAN14
9/1/2014 1:52:28 PM

Thank you! I hope your doing good, I haven't talked to you in a while.



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MSLZZY
7/14/2014 9:13:07 AM

Good morning, STAR!



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