HELENCHRISTINE
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My 5 children and I and a neighbor friend. Summer 2015




My husband and I , summer 2007 (165 lbs)




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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 am attempting to implement various things in my weight-loss journey: the Gabriel Method (especially his visualizations on my ipod), nutritarian eating (Dr. Fuhrman's eating plan), EFT, bilateral stimulation, brainwave music, daily affirmations, a bullet journal, mood charting, Whole Woman Yoga, riding the exercise bike (while reading a book), doing the Leslie Sansone walk at home videos, an online bootcamp membership, implementing healthy routines and getting rid of bad habits, Vimala handwriting/character building and flylady routines.

I am a Christian.


Member Since: 2/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 11,670

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.


My Program:
I am attempting to implement various things in my weight-loss journey: the Gabriel Method (especially his visualizations on my ipod), nutritarian eating (Dr. Fuhrman's eating plan), EFT, bilateral stimulation, brainwave music, daily affirmations, a bullet journal, mood charting, Whole Woman Yoga, riding the exercise bike (while reading a book), doing the Leslie Sansone walk at home videos, an online bootcamp membership, implementing healthy routines and getting rid of bad habits, Vimala handwriting/character building and flylady routines.



Personal Information:
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. I love my husband.




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  • v MAYIE53
    Welcome to the Meditation and Mindfulness Team!
    639 days ago
  • v -WISPY-
    Hi there Helen, sending a warm welcome to the Mediation and Mindfulness Team. emoticon
    639 days ago
  • v GGRSPARK
    Oh my... That is a tall order. Is anyone old enough to get involved with food prep ? I had problems with two kids...it is bound to improve.
    888 days ago
  • v LCERTUCHE
    I had to laugh when I read about getting your 5 children onboard with your nutritarian lifestyle. I know what you mean. I have 7 in all and everyone has something they hate that someone else loves (for example mushrooms). I remind them I am not a short-order cook and you can always choose not to eat whatever I serve. Of course this doesn't mean they don't sneak into the refrigerator later, LOL. Choose your battles. All I ask is that they must take three regular bites of whatever. Oftentimes they end up going ahead and eating the entire serving after three bites and maybe ask for seconds. Some children are more stubborn than others. My 12-year-old son insists he hates mushrooms but if they are blended, he eats them without complaining. I don't mention the mushrooms and he eats without complaining. You will never please everyone.
    891 days ago
  • v LCERTUCHE
    I saw an old post of you writing about the difficulty finding varied diet. I am new to vegan cooking and eating. I hope things are better now for you. I have been eating salads (of course), all kinds of vegetables and fruits, multi-grain bread, spaghetti with marinara sauce, veggie burgers veggie bean burgers, veggie chili. Next week I think I'll have taco's and/or burritos, homemade veggie bean burgers with tomatoes, onion, pickles, lettuce, and multi-grain bread. I have been looking at a lot of recipes on the internet. It is going to take some planning but I'm sure after a few weeks it will get easier.
    915 days ago
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