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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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Here in New England, it seems like the world is waking up. M 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 ...
Here in New England, it seems like the world is waking up. M 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: 133,947

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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FROSTY99
5/24/2015 8:00:43 PM

1. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
2. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
3. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
4. You mean the world to someone.
5. If not for you, someone may not be living.
6. You are special and unique.
7. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want,
you probably won't get it, but if you trust God to do what's best,
and wait on His time, sooner or later, you will get it or something better.
8. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good can still come from it.
9. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look:
you most likely turned your back on the world.
10. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
11. Always remember the compliments you received.. Forget about the rude remarks.
12 . Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better
when they know and you'll both be happy .
13. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.


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CATHOLICCORGI
5/24/2015 7:46:08 PM

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5/24/2015 7:17:54 PM

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P = POSITIVE

E = ENERGY

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(. ;..♥ and some positive motivation!!♥.*)
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..*) .*) May you find balance and better health on your journey!




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5/24/2015 6:24:46 AM

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Don’t expect the path to be linear and predictable –0 be okay with the journey having its ups and downs. Selena Rezvani
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5/23/2015 5:41:27 PM



They Did Their Share

On Veteran's Day we honor
Soldiers who protect our nation.
For their service as our warriors,
They deserve our admiration.

Some of them were drafted;
Some were volunteers;
For some it was just yesterday;
For some it's been many years;

In the jungle or the desert,
On land or on the sea,
They did whatever was assigned
To produce a victory.

Some came back; some didn't.
They defended us everywhere.
Some saw combat; some rode a desk;
All of them did their share.

No matter what the duty,
For low pay and little glory,
These soldiers gave up normal lives,
For duties mundane and gory.

Let every veteran be honored;
Don't let politics get in the way.
Without them, freedom would have died;
What they did, we can't repay.

We owe so much to them,
Who kept us safe from terror,
So when we see a uniform,
Let's say "thank you" to every wearer.

By Joanna Fuchs

Take a moment this weekend on Monday at 3 PM and say a silent prayer for all of our "heroes". Freedom isn't free and only by their great sacrifice are we able to enjoy the many freedoms each and every day.

Blessings to you
Pat



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