On the Occasion of my 53rd Birthday - My Sweetie and Me
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It's been two years since many big events in my life have taken place: divorce, my daughter living abroad in Africa then India, a job change and of course my most important work - escorting my mother to the her next life. Hospice work for my mother with my sister, nieces, and my daughter was one of the most incredible events in my life. My mama was proud and it was a life changing event. I feel honored.
In the two years since, so many wonderful things have happened. My daughter graduated from college and landed an incredible job, my job is fulfilling and I've met a lovely man.
The only thing that is out of whack is this pesky weight. I have so much to live for and have decided that I don't want to waste another day feeling less than stellar.
My program is Eat to Live and it is doable. You gotta love vegetables. I also am a big juicer (as in green juice.) I have created incredible receipes and I am excited.
October 21, 2013 is day one where finally, I pull it all together - Exercise (Turbo Fire!!), Food (Eat to Live). Yoga, with Meditation/Prayer and Visualization. I have all the tools and knowledge so the only thing left to do, is to do it. I'm ready.
I am looking forward to reaching my goals and still, my deep and personal goal is to have something to pass on to you, all of my SparkFamily and I hope to prove as invaluable to you as my Sparkfriends are to me.
I'll keep y'all posted!
I will have a lean and strong body and to stop taking wonderful genetics for granted.
Accomplish these things daily:
- Eating Clean
- No Fake Stuff (sucralose, etc)
- No Fast Food
- Based on Eat to Live and Green Juice!
- 100 oz of water
- Fish Oil, Biotin and a Multivitamin
Daily Prayer, Meditation and Yoga
Just MOVE and SWEAT!
Helpful, Happy and Giving, always
I live in the SF Bay Area. My 21 year old daughter is a recent college graduate and is wonderful.
The big hairy thing in my life: Fulfilling my mom's dying declaration that I stay healthy and take over as matriarch of our family. As well as learning to live as a single person. Man, I have so much to learn and look forward to! Life is good.
I have never had health problems- no diabetes, no high blood pressure, no medication of any kind. But at my age and this weight, problems are inevitable unless I make some changes.
| Pounds lost: 0.0
Hey you... so glad that you have come back to SP.
I am happy to hear that you and your daughter are dong well... to your daughter on her graduation and landing a great job.
My son will be graduating next year and he is doing well; still trying to keep his diabetes under control.
I am hanging in there. I will be starting week 7 of P90X tomorrow. I haven't lost any weight because I am still trying to get the nutritional side of things right.... this is not an easy process, but like you, I am looking at this journey as a way of healing and renewing myself, spiritually, mentally and physically. I am erring on the side of lower carb, but also allow myself foods that I enjoy within reason.
I was diagnosed with truncal lymphedema in Dec.2012, i.e. swelling over the breast reconstruction area and extending to my underarm and upper back area. It is painful and I do have to modify the exercises that I do, but I am not going to quit strength training, I just have to be smart about it.
Great that you met someone nice I wish you all the best. Please stay in touch.
Oh, I just bought the Nutribullet but I haven't tried it yet. I have to figure out how to modify the recipes so that I can make it lower carb. My grandmother had a Juice Jr and lived to 90 years old, so juicing does a body good! I will check out the "Eat to Live" team.
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I'm dropping a line to all my Spark friends to stay in touch, say hello and to wish you well. All the best working towards your goals today.
Stay fit; stay healthy.
1007 days ago
Hi Chana, where are you? I and hope all is ok with you and your family. When you get a chance stop by and let me know how you are.
Happy Memorial Day! ~ Dee
1093 days ago
Hi I’m glad you have joined Eat to Live team. Feel free to look all the message boards and ask many questions.
Eat lots of fruits and veggies.
1134 days ago
Hi there old friend! Looks like you had quite the year of change- love the peek at your gorgeous bright apartment! Hope all is well- thanks so much for leaving a not on my page, glad to see you're still here :)
1179 days ago