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Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Eat for Health. Eat to Live. Mostly use meat as a condiment. Almost no dairy. No a





John (had a serious stroke in 2006) with me (caregiver). Background a merry-go-round horse.





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I am enough. I have enough. There is enough.

June 2014. Finally after 5 years Sparking, I am below 250!
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Failing to plan is planning to fail. (Alan Lakein)
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.

"What was that?" Oh, failing to plan is planning to fail! Got it!

-Do I have fresh and frozen produce in the ...
June 2014. Finally after 5 years Sparking, I am below 250!
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Failing to plan is planning to fail. (Alan Lakein)
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.

"What was that?" Oh, failing to plan is planning to fail! Got it!

-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?
-Am I pacing myself ? Am I breathing?
-Am I getting the extra help I need, even if I have to pay for it?
-Am I planning fun into my day? (even though I am a caregiver)

So, what motivates me? It is going after QUALITY OF LIFE.
So, pre-planning is vital for me to feel my best.
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2014

Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Eat for Health. Eat to Live. Mostly use meat as a condiment. Almost no dairy. No added sugar. Salads and Blended Salads and cooked greens -----daily! Use beans instead of bread. Use nuts and seeds at meals for fats, not oils. Fruits and dried fruits for sweeteners. G-BOMBS whenever possible!
Greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds! for reducing inflammation. And I surely have plenty of inflammation showing up as body pain.


After eating more and more veggies for nearly 2 years now, my food cravings seem much less. I used to want food just about 24 hours a day. Now, if I overeat, I think it is out of habit, not from cravings.

Let's see how 2014 goes. In fact my weight has been staying at the lower end of my weight range--closer to 250 rather than 260.

I am finally cooking real meals for myself. I have lots packed in the freezer . This is quite new for me!
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Even though my cravings are much less, I think I am rebelling! I am trying still to hold on to those trips to the kitchen to get one or 2 things. Ridiculous. Breaking this habit is what I need to work on now in 2014.

I don't need those snacks between meals!
NO SNACKS! NO SECONDS! NO SWEETS! except for "S Days!"
This is really, really hard for me!

Eat G-BOMBS! Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds ...for reducing body inflammation and pain from FM.

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: 115,687

Fitness Minutes: 35,982

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:
Veggies!VeggiesVeggies!

EAT AT THE TABLE! to limit my (almost)66 year habit of eating watching TV or computing.

Continue regular water aerobics! I LOVE THIS!


Personal Information:
About 253 lbs. Jan. 2014. I can't seem to stay below 250. :
-FINALLY! BELOW 250 ! VERY EXCITING!! June 2014

-married Dec. 9, 1972
-one grown daughter who has FM too.
-CAREGIVER after husband's stroke 2006
-fighting pain from fibromyalgia and myofacial trigger point bumps
-bad knees and one bad shoulder

-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
- 66.... 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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8/20/2014 11:53:01 AM

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"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for." —Tom Bodett
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8/18/2014 3:37:36 PM





“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you dont feel like doing it.” - Unknown


I think this is saying I should get up and get busy instead of spending an hour or two Sparking????
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ELAINEANNE1
8/18/2014 2:30:40 PM

Hello
Thank you for the good. You asked what I would want if I could have anything I wanted well I think it would be to feel happy again and have a healthy husband free of mental health problems. I have not felt really happy for years but have had snatches of it but think that makes me feel worse in a way.



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8/18/2014 11:25:42 AM

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“Find your own light and then use it to illuminate the path for others who are still struggling to find their way out of the darkness!” - Jon Ketcham
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FROSTY99
8/17/2014 7:52:56 PM

Have a Happy & Healthy Week!
......(¯`°v°´¯).Risk more than others think is safe.
........(_.^._)..Care more than others think is wise.
(¯`°v°´¯).....Dream more than others think is practical.
..(_.^._).......Expect more than others think is possible.
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