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I'm pleased with the progress I've been making on changing life habits. Giving up things and doing new things is a challenge to me since I'm so used to doing things out of habit. I'm finally looking at changes as being in my best interest especially on an emotional level, not just the intellectual level. I have much less feelings of deprivation, and my new changes are turning into habits. Now they are things I want and need, not just hoped for. I'm also really embracing the concepts of one step built on another, baby steps are progress, and no time limit- only progress. I've decided mistakes are made only to educate me and are only a sidestep, not a change in direction. The more I learn about health the easier it is to make choices.

Member Since: 9/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,350

My Goals:
My goal is to lose about 80 lbs., and re-set my metabolism. I'm learning how to cleanse my system to renew my gut health, which I believe is the main avenue to health for me.

My Program:
I've stopped eating and do my best to avoid tomatoes, potatoes, and especially peppers because they cause an inflammatory response in my body. I've stopped drinking alcohol and pop. I'm using more fresh food and only rarely do fast food. I'm using herbs, spices, teas, and vitamins I'm also drinking more water and exercise by walking with my dog and riding my bike.

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I'm from Washington State and my name is Eileen. I'm married and have two grown sons. My husband and I are caregivers for my youngest son. (He's disabled).

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I like to bead (bead weaving and jewelry making), gardening, hiking and camping, to go fishing and to keep fish, (I have a 20 gal. freshwater tank). I love to read, sew, and cross stitch. I adore interior design. I enjoy going to garage and estate sales. I love to travel.

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    You are truly AWESOME!
    4 days ago
  • v DESIREE671
    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. I'm happy to hear you've been catching up on my blogs. The laughter workshop was perfect timing. DH recovered very fast and he's back home and in good spirits.

    I hope everything is going well for you and you're having a great Sunday.
    6 days ago
    Thanks for your encouragement!
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    7 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/17/2017 11:35:23 PM
  • v MOSTMOM1
    So far so good with the eMeals. Will keep you posted!
    8 days ago
    You know Eileen. When I went through recovery almost 22 years ago, what was carved in my brain was to give back what was given so freely to me. And that is my passion. I give back what I learned was the right way to live life. The appropriate way, without any noose tied around my neck as in "addiction..." I have been doing this ever since and it is I guess you would say, my purpose, my passion, and for whatever it is worth, it just verifies to me that I am still okay, walking one footstep at a time and living the life that I was showed how to with such love from others. And in return, my life is filling up with people like you that seemingly "get it." And that rein firms that yes, I should keep on blogging for those people who seemingly can see what I am trying to say is the good way to live and the bad way to live...and all what is in between...it is a journey.
    9 days ago
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