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helenChristine's exercise and eating journey

Hi! I'm Helen.

I have a wonderful husband and 5 children. Each one has a completely different personality and different strengths and weaknesses, so they keep me hopping, trying to parent them all in their own ways... We live in NJ and we homeschool. I was born in Brazil to missionary parents and went to high school and college in Wisconsin. I studied Music Therapy in college and then worked with Alzheimer's patients for 5 years before having children.

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Hi! I'm Helen.

I have a wonderful husband and 5 children. Each one has a completely different personality and different strengths and weaknesses, so they keep me hopping, trying to parent them all in their own ways... We live in NJ and we homeschool. I was born in Brazil to missionary parents and went to high school and college in Wisconsin. I studied Music Therapy in college and then worked with Alzheimer's patients for 5 years before having children.

I started the Gabriel Method of weight loss in March 2014. I now have added Dr. Fuhrman's eating plan and the weight is coming off effortlessly. I can eat all I want and I love the foods. I feel wonderful. I feel a wonderful empty feeling and I think it's the absence of inflammation. I do not miss meat, dairy, eggs or sugar. I'm still working on the salt. I do Whole Woman Yoga and strength training. I also enjoy riding the exercise bike and doing the Leslie Sansone walk at home videos. My attitude towards eating and exercise have changed. It is a joy to eat foods that make me feel great. I don't feel the sting of sacrifice. It is not a cross to bear, but a joy. My exercises are highlights in my day.

I try to follow the flylady's advice in decluttering and cleaning my home.

We are Christians. Jesus has always been my best friend.
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Member Since: 2/18/2008

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My Goals:
My goals...
1. To obey God in my eating.
2. To exercise every day
3. To keep my house tidy and clean
4. To train the children to love and honor God and love and honor people.
These are my areas in life that need work, at least right now. There are probably many more, but that's enough for now! LOL!

My Program:
I am following the Gabriel method.

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I live in New Jersey. I spent high school and college years in Wisconsin and was born and raised in Brazil, a daughter of missionaries from Minnesota.

Other Information:
I am a homeschool Mom of 5 children. We do very little extra-curricular stuff. I love to be at home. I am married to the most wonderful man in the world. We were married in 1994 and are still in the honeymoon phase!

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DS9KIE
12/9/2014 10:13:21 AM

Hey I have seen you post on several team that you had some problem with cooking...oh boy I know how you feel...so I was wondering what your making? Is it that it not seasoned enough, ect.

I also see you want a place to chat so you can go here on eat to live to chat

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well at least I will be there...lol

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THINANDFITEMILY
11/29/2014 11:26:56 AM

emoticon If you find one that is active and you love let me know. I like the support to eat the E2L way but there is not much chat there. Are you still doing a BLC challenge?
I heard that the new team is a combo and is the Golden Phoenix team. I am going to give it my best shot this challenge on Grey and am, hoping for 15 pounds loss and btw I think that is fantastic that you did that in the fall!
I will miss you too and so many from the Turquoise team. Seems so weird to not be part of it. And it seems so strange that the Turquoise team is not here. I do love the Grey wolves as I think I don't have enough time to be part of too many teams though and they have quite a few things right on that team to get me motivated.
All the best! Yes lets keep in touch.
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CJBAGGINS
11/27/2014 8:26:56 PM

Welcome to the Married Life Team!

I just read the comment below from Jibbie. Oh my goodness. That person she refers to said such an amazingly ignorant thing! How unbelievable!

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JIBBIE49
11/25/2014 2:44:37 PM

The most ignorant thing a man ever said to me was "Why didn't you quit having children after the first two, since all five of your children look alike?" emoticon I told him "Yes, they are a matched set, but they are nothing alike in personality."



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DS9KIE
11/10/2014 10:54:49 PM

Hi emoticon , Iím glad you have joined Eat to Live team. Feel free to look all the message boards, thereís a lot of information, great ideas and of course lots of recipes. Just ask many questions.

Come and eat lots of fruits and veggies.

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