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On a Quest to be my Best

"Above all else, do NOT quit! The universe always bows to persistence.
The empowering approach is to see your physical challenges as assets, because overcoming obstacles forces you to develop discipline, determination and character.
These traits will carry over to other areas of your life and make you a stronger person.�
-Tom Venuto
I borrowed this quote from a comment on a friend's page. I have many obstacles to over come. Severe asthma and frequent courses of ...
"Above all else, do NOT quit! The universe always bows to persistence.
The empowering approach is to see your physical challenges as assets, because overcoming obstacles forces you to develop discipline, determination and character.
These traits will carry over to other areas of your life and make you a stronger person.�
-Tom Venuto
I borrowed this quote from a comment on a friend's page. I have many obstacles to over come. Severe asthma and frequent courses of steroids. RA (rheumatoid arthritis) PsA (Psoriatic Arthritis) Sj (Sjogrens's Disease) and Glaucoma....Not to mention the 100 pounds I have to lose. According to this quote my persistence and struggle to overcome one of these obstacles will strengthen me and help me to overcome the next obstacle.

It's been a long and bumpy ride. I've been a member of Spark People since 2007....initially lost 70 pounds which later after many encounters with IV Steroids, I regained all of the weight I'd lost. Then I tried Dr Fuhrman's method of eating ...and I lost 25 pounds. Then enter more IV steroids and I've regained 10 of the 25 lost. My husband and I felt so much better on the Eat to LIve program ( Dr Fuhrman's book) and we had a very bad lapse in our diet .

Now I am back on Dr Fuhrman's plan and have lost 15 lbs so far ( in a few weeks). This time, it's for good. Now if I can get this sick and hurting body to move and to do some exercise, all will be well.
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Member Since: 1/15/2010

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My Goals:
To make it back to Onederland...a pedicure for reward

to maintain at least short bursts of activity throughout the day.

To reduce pain levels and perhaps to avoid more surgeries.

To find ways to make my life more meaningful despite severe limitations...To help others whenever possible rather than always being the recipient of help.

to get rid of the HTN meds and hopefully reduce some of the other medications as well.



My Program:
--to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
--to make sure when I leave the house for the day, that I am bringing with me healthy food to eat to avoid eating at a restaurant

--to have at least 2 periods of ten minute long activity each day.

--to begin to journal this leg of my journey.

--to make 90% of my foods nutrient dense foods.


Personal Information:
I suffer from a debilitating form of a Rheumatic AutoImmune Disease (PsA)as well as RA and SJ (Sjogrens's Syndrome) and have had 3 major joint replacement surgeries thus far, with 5 more pending

I love the Lord Jesus and wish to live a life of moderation and restraint.

I hope to begin to simplify my life. Shedding excess things and getting down to what really matters


Other Information:
I'm looking for ways to continue my creative output despite physical limitation.

In September my first book, a memoir, was published--that was a dream for years and now is a reality.

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JITZUROE
12/23/2014 10:55:36 AM

Ack! With all of the spark site changes this past week I can't seem to 'goodie' anyone.
Pretend that I've sent you a beautiful holiday bouquet, and a giant hug!

Bren



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_LINDA
12/16/2014 10:20:29 AM

Yes, splinting does weaken the muscles if you use it all the time. No, its only intended overnight and perhaps at times you aren't using it. They actually splinted my hands all the time when I was a kid to prevent the deformities. I guess they figure its easier to recover the weakened muscles then correct the deformaties. Maybe if I had been more diligent about splinting my hands as an adult they wouldn't be as warped as they are now. I sometimes get very sharp pain in my hands and that is a warning I should be splinting which relieves it immediately. I had individual ring splints for my fingers, but found them very uncomfortable to wear so stopped using them, a mistake perhaps..



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12/13/2014 4:57:32 AM

Good Morning emoticon Cynthia

Dropping by to wish you a Blessed Weekend and to Cheer you on your journey, also want to say emoticon for all your Support and your valued Friendship! Lets Keep Sparking On Together!


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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI
12/9/2014 11:06:58 AM

Thanks for commenting on my photo. It is one of my favorite shots. My husband took that picture while we were hiking.



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SHERRY666
12/6/2014 5:38:58 PM

HI CYNTHIA........... WELCOME BACK TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES....... IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME........ I SEE YOU HAVE ALREADY POSTED ON THE CHAT.......... BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY.......... I HOPE WE ARE GOING TO SEE MORE OF YOU NOW....

SHERRE... TEAM LEADER. emoticon



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