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Been overweight since I was 10 when my parents divorced. Lost 43 lbs when I was 13 and relatively kept it off till I was 17 .Then I did the yoyo/diet thing til I found OA and understood how it could help (3 tries).Kept off about 80 lbs for over a year . Now I am learning a new way and am trying one day at a time , thanks to God. I am an optimist,honest and want other to be happy. Work my Mary Kay FT and per dium as an RN wishing the system wasn't corrupt. Love my marriage of 22 yrs ,kids and grand child

Member Since: 7/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,228

My Goals:
1)loose 5 lbs a month until I feel and look healthy -122-130 who knows.
2)figure out which foods I have problems with and which ones my body are OK with.

My Program:
30 mins.exercise 5-6 times week. Strength train upper arms 3 times a week. No sugars,some artificial Ok and no refined grains.
Weekly support meeting 1 times a weekly.(OA) Learn to call/trust others for help.
10 water a day.
Get enough sleep, even if it has to be broken up.
Pray 3 times a day , think of God continuously if can ,read spiritual writings at least 2 times a day and meditate once a day
Love others and myself, and think positive no matter what.
Live in the moment.

Personal Information:
I live in Keene , NH .I hardly ever check c my email (takes time) .I like socialising , dancing , hanging with the girls, being silly and eye to eye communication. My spiritual practice is Baha'i. I hate to waste anything and I love to be organised .Since I have given up controlling everything I am having a hard time figuring out how to be organised again. Confused about healthcare and whether I should remain a RN

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I am a grateful Independent Mary Kay Consultant.
I am calmer and healthier and do not want to go back to being a bigger size
Ya , off all hypertensive meds. WOW

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    Have a great weekend. Charlene
    3101 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/29/2009 11:23:21 PM
    Hi Carelle,
    It would probably be a good idea that we set up a time to chat on line. Other wise I'm going to use up your whole page. LOL I am not sure how that is done.

    I just looked at your weight. Would you believe when I weighed this morning I weighed the same? Interesting huh. I am 5'4' so I know that I need to lose at least 30 lbs. to be healthier. I feel confident that God will help me reach my goal.

    I have had to start all over again. But this time it is with a new attitude.
    3101 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/29/2009 11:20:23 PM
    Carelle, So glad you commented on my page. Yes, very few people want to talk about their spiritual feelings. I am just bold enough that, even though others may look at me as peculiar I will include God and His desired characteristics in my comments. I see that you do not quibble about your faith either.

    The goals you have in your spiritual practice with Baha'i sound so much like my goals. I too hate wasting anything and would dearly love to be organized, but I am waiting on God to finish His work in me before getting totally organized will become a reality outside me.

    He is changing me from the inside out. I have given up trying to control what is outside me and let God do that controlling. I have spent years trying to control my outer circumstances only to remain frustrated and anxious until I am finally, as a late bloomer, beginning to see the importance of letting go appearances and work on the inner self,with Gods help.

    The amazing thing is (I give God all the credit),as faith, hope, charity, and an eye single to his glory grows in me, so does my ability to overcome overeating and eating wrong, I finally accept myself as imperfect and love myself anyway. With this acceptance and love of myself and others I have been given the desire and ability to eat a natural foods diet and been able to accomplish it. That means illiminating all refined and junk food.

    In our religion we have what is called the Word of Wisdom. For us it is a commandment to abstain from any harmful substance; tobacco, alcohol, coffee and tea. Of course street drugs are out. We are advised to eat fruits and vegetables in the season thereof and whole grains. We are also advised to eat meat sparingly. We are promised blessings not only physical but spiritual as we obey. I can tell you I know that is true because I have experienced health, mentally spiritually and physically as I have chosen to obey. When I don't obey I am in serious trouble.

    But it has not been until I stopped trying to be in control, and thus being so frustated and anxious about what I could not change but tried desperately to do, that the burdensome weight of responsibility for othes actions has been lifted. I now do not have the intense need to stuff my negative emotions, with food, triggered by others irresponsible behavior.

    I have struggled all my life with weight problems and have come to realize it was not the physical weight that is the true problem but the mental and spiritual weights that kept me turning to eating wrong and overeating.

    As God has helped me put away the things of this world and seek for the things of a better, the mental and spiritual weights have been lifted and I am able to resist the tempatation to overeat and eat wrong.

    I have been a yo yo dieter for years. I do not know what more work God has to do in me but I am sure he does. If I fall again into the trap of trying to control what I have no business doing, I will fall again into the trap of eating wrong. I have to live one day at a time and as you say even in the moment.

    Well, I hope I have not been too intense for you. Tell me about your spiritual practice of Baha'i. Your friend, Charlene

    3102 days ago
    I love your progress report. Love your spiritual goals. They are so important. I love praying, reading the scripures, writing in my journal. Prayer is the parenthisis of, comas, exclamation points and periods in my day.

    I understand your confusion about health care. I do believe there is some good people with pure motives in the medical profession. However, I am coming to the conclusion that we are going to have to eventually learn alternative methods of healing the sick,because the government is going to limit our ability to have access to health care.

    I am sure with your faith in God and turning to Him continually for your support, He will guide you in your decision to stay or leave.
    I will pray for you Carelle, Your friend, Charlene
    3103 days ago
    I work nursing this Wed coming up to , Did this wed also. Any other time?
    3104 days ago
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