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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 2009....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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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 5 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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MAWMAW101
1/30/2015 9:06:36 AM

I also read your story on Community Highlights and "want" for you your heart's desires. All the very best to you......it is all about being healthy!
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MARIJA77
1/30/2015 8:48:36 AM

I received an email from Community Highlight for motivation with your comments. Today is the starting point (another one) for me. Your comments made me aware that I am in a group that is having the same issues.
I agree with you that writing my thoughts in a blog will help me. Thanks for that too.

You obviously are a good person who wants to improve, nothing wrong with that.



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KAROLLEEONE
1/29/2015 7:09:37 PM

you have said it well, and I can relate to everyone of your wants. I just can't make myself motivated enough, always going to tomorrow but tomorrow comes and goes.. You WILL accomplish your wants, and get on track. Thank You for your movtivational blog. Love it. emoticon emoticon



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RENIESSPARKIN
1/29/2015 2:07:36 PM

I just wanted to drop by and let you know I believe you are
FABULOUS!!

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JIBBIE49
1/29/2015 8:15:34 AM

Glad you are doing great. Check out the videos on Stephen Jepson on YouTube as he teaches us how to improve our balance so we don't fall as we get older and how to improve our memory with exercise. He is 73 and he "never leaves the playground."



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