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Faith, Resilience, Courage, Strength, Enduring Love, Friendship, Optimist, Joy-filled, Determined, Overcoming against all odds, climbing every mountain. Goal: to positively affect those in the world around me, bringing out the best in myself and others.

Utilizing an infectious enthusiasm for creating health, strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance.

I will never, ever, ever give up.

An optimist sees the opportunity In every difficulty.
Faith, Resilience, Courage, Strength, Enduring Love, Friendship, Optimist, Joy-filled, Determined, Overcoming against all odds, climbing every mountain. Goal: to positively affect those in the world around me, bringing out the best in myself and others.

Utilizing an infectious enthusiasm for creating health, strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance.

I will never, ever, ever give up.

An optimist sees the opportunity In every difficulty.

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” ~Christopher Reeve

Don't say, 'If I could, I would.' Say instead, 'If I can, I will.'
It is our philosophical set of the sail that determines the course of our lives. To change our current direction, we have to change our philosophy, not our circumstances. I used to say, 'I sure hope things will change.' Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change. Disgust and resolve are two of the great emotions that lead to change. We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons; inspiration or desperation. If you don't like where you are, change it! You're not a tree. "
- Jim Rohn

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, or go through it, or work around it."
~Michael Jordan

Hi, I am challenged with Multiple Sclerosis. It is a disease where there is no cure. Each and every day I climb the mountain trying to beat the disease. It eats away the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. As a result my muscles do not get the feedback they need to move as easily as you do. My left side is the weakest and the right side is catching up. When it flairs I can become totally paralyzed. Unfortunately it seems to flair often.

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.

Choosing to embrace a positive attitude each day.

My goal is to improve my health with lifestyle changes. I will loose weight and improve cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility.

Exercise is THERAPY for all the challenges and trials life throws my way!!

I try to stay upbeat, cheerful, optimistic no matter what challenges face me. My wonderful, loving, kind husband is my Hero. He retired from being a Fire Battalion Chief to stay home to help take care of me. He is my inspiration, my motivator, my encourager to exercise. He catches me when I trip, stumble, and fall. He is the most extraordinary husband in the world.

My Kittie does regular pet therapy with me, encouraging me with her loving purrs, pats with her paws. She senses when I am not feeling well and cuddles with me for hours when she would rather be out.

Fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round - remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped.
James Corbett


D - Decide on an action plan.
E - Every thing is possible if you believe and work at it.
C - Consider your choices carefully.
I - Invite others to join you on you quest to become healthy.
S - Savor the feeling of each victory, big or small.
I - Invaluable lessons sometimes hurt, but are necessary for growth.
O - Optimism over pessimism,
N - Never quit trying or you will fail.
S - Say to yourself every day, "I AM WORTH IT!" because you are."

(Author Unknown)

"There is inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself, who knows she is capable of anything that she puts her mind to. There is a beauty in the strength and determination of a woman who follows her own path, who isn't thrown off by obstacles along the way. There is a beauty about a woman whose confidence comes from experiences, who knows she can fall, pick herself up, and move on." - ~www.operationbeautiful.com~



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My Goals:
We have the same ability to be successful & reach our goals as long as we have the WILL, and we find ways to PERSEVERE through whatever obstacles that may seem too overwhelming to surpass.

There isn't just one path for anyone. Think positive & get creative! If you really want it, you CAN have it!!!

Commitment is the willingness to be uncomfortable! It is the willingness to stay on track even if something seems too hard or takes too long!

"The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do.” ~Thomas Jefferson

My Program:
I do an assortment of exercise DVD's to workout at home.

Always speak kindly to yourself.

You must love yourself enough to move more and feed yourself the most nutrient dense foods.

When I take walks, I wear a Ice or cooling vest to keep my core temp. down which weighs about 15 pounds.

Keeping track of exercise steps walked, calories burned with the Fitbit.

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I Have a positive optimistic, never give up, cheerful attitude. A big fan of viewing life through ROSE COLORED GLASSES. I believe you can shape your life by how you view the world and life around you.

Vegan. Juicer. Getting in the kitchen has the most powerful effect on our health and healing. Daring to experiment with finding healthier foods.

Enjoy reading and my Kitty.

Disabled. Use a cane and sometimes a wheelchair.

I have developed Multiple Sclerosis from a Hepatitis A and B vaccine.

I have Left side weakness, balance issues, dizziness, nausea, foot-drop, total body weakness, neuropathy, pain, difficulty walking, trip frequently, fall at times, feel bad more than good and other challenges that the disease brings.

Now I realize the cure comes from me. From what I eat. Food, herbs and juices are the most important way to heal the body.

Other Information:
I exercise on a daily basis to the best of my ability with dreams of improvement in strength and weightloss.

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7/11/2014 3:30:53 PM

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7/10/2014 12:08:36 PM

Thank you for your long note about raw eating. I'm going to check all of those things out. I have missed eating things like crackers since cutting out processed foods. It seems like a dehydrator would help with that. I have looked at the Excaliber in the past....I'm thinking that might be my next kitchen purchase. It's good to hear they have come out with a metal version. Seems like that would last a lot longer.

I'm really glad you are finding things that work for you. I so agree that we need to listen to our body as we try different things. It's a little harder with cancer in remission to know if what I'm doing is actually helping, but I just keep reading the research and doing those things that make sense to me.

I am getting so much out of your blogs. Thank you for taking the time to write them. That's too bad that one raw food cookbook has recipies that don't seem to be very good. Like you, I really enjoy the cookbooks I can count on to have good recipies. I'm much more likely to try more things from them when I've had successes in the past.

Hope you have a good day today!

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Am on day 4 now and am slowly coming out of brain fog and remembered I wanted to say that I too have digestive problems and the only way I can eat what I do is by taking acv diluted 15 - 30mins before food and a digestive enzyme at time of eating. Improving my digestion is something I hope for too. Even with those things though there was still an adjustment period with legumes, excessive soaking seems to help, even with the tinned ones.

Re the aloe vera, do you have them outside? My mum treats them as house plants since she knows them as 'tropical plants', keeps them on the window sill in the kitchen, hottest room of the house since she's always cooking and they do pretty well there with minimal watering. Hope you get some good aloe plants going they really are good for lots of things and remarkable. My mum is giving me a cut off to take home, so we'll see if I have any luck too!

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~~~~The Five "W"'s of Life~~~~

WHO you are is what makes you special.
Do not change for anyone.

WHAT lies ahead will always be a mystery.
Do not be afraid to explore.

WHEN life pushes you over,
you push back harder.

WHERE there are choices to make,
make the one you won't regret.

WHY things happen will never be certain.
Take it in stride and move forward.

These 5 "W"'s are
A Wonderful Way to Wake-up on Wednesday!!!
Enjoy the day!!
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