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I have CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome). Any activity and exercise is very difficult for me. I know God has a purpose for my illness and I want to glorify Him in everything.

Several years ago, my highest weight was 142. Through a couple of stressful events in my life, I lost some weight, but I'd rather not have to lose weight that way. Hoping I can lose a few pounds more healthfully and keep weight from creeping back up again. I've learned a lot from ...
I have CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome). Any activity and exercise is very difficult for me. I know God has a purpose for my illness and I want to glorify Him in everything.

Several years ago, my highest weight was 142. Through a couple of stressful events in my life, I lost some weight, but I'd rather not have to lose weight that way. Hoping I can lose a few pounds more healthfully and keep weight from creeping back up again. I've learned a lot from Sparkpeople (been here for a few years) and have been so encouraged and blessed by the people I've met here!

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"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us." -- John Dryden

�We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.� -- Aristotle

�Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent.� -- Marilyn von Savant

�Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness�never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.� -- Lord Chesterfield

�Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.� -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results." -- Unknown

Mottos for living:

Babysteps, babysteps -- Flylady

Slow and Steady wins the Race! -- Flylady

This too shall pass -- Bible

Each small step is still a step!

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Member Since: 5/9/2007

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My Goals:
I want to live as healthy a life as I can even though I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Babysteps will get it done.

1/09: I seem to be stuck at the same weight for quite some time now. I hope this new year to be able to exercise more and tone some muscle. I have to try this very slowly though, as I have experienced crashes and flares in the past.

Update: 4/10:
--Write down and measure EVERYTHING I put in my mouth.
--Try to stay in the lower range of calories.
--Cut down on sugar and saturated fats. Curb the cravings with healthier options.
--Strength training moves in everyday activities.
--Learn gentle yoga moves to strengthen my core and improve my flexibility
--Walk .5-1 mile on treadmill or outside on most days. Start at 30 min/mile pace and work up to 20 min/mile pace. If I crash, cut back, but DON'T give up!
--Drink 6-8 glasses of water and other liquid daily. Drink before I eat whenever I "think" I'm hungry.


My Program:
I am mostly just being very careful about what I eat. I am trying very hard to stay in the lower range of calories (1200-1350). Some days I make it, others I go way over. I'm unable to exercise as much as I might like to. *Update 4/10: After being here on SP three years, I am back at the highest weight I've been since being here. Needless to say, I'm discouraged and frustrated, but I'm admitting it here, so I can move on. Time to get more serious again.
--Along with exercising and cutting down on sugar and sat. fats as mentioned above, I'm also measuring and recording EVERYTHING I put in my mouth, because somehow I am sabotaging myself.
--Eating more nutrient dense foods: more fruits and vegetables, fiber, beans, whole grains, etc to keep myself feeling fuller longer.

Personal Information:
I live with my husband of nine years in a small town in central Illinois.

I LOVE to serve/help others out and encourage others, and believe that is the best way to "do" church -- to "be" the church!

Other interests include reading (books are a passion of mine!), crafts, history and gardening, being frugal and saving money! I just learned to crochet. I am involved in several online communities.

I'm on facebook. Look me up!

Other Information:
I desire to serve and love the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart! I fall short all the time, but I am so thankful for His Grace! He keeps me going through all of my ups and downs. He is my constant Friend!

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STITCH4EVER
10/15/2012 11:00:24 AM

THANKS FOR ADDING ME BACK AS A FRIEND. I KNOW I COULD FIND YOU ON FACEBOOK IF I HAD TO. BUT I LIKE THIS BETTER - EVEN THOUGH YOU DON'T GET HERE OFTEN. I DON'T GET HERE AS OFTEN AS I USED TO EITHER. AND I RARELY, VERY RARELY, USE FACEBOOK AND HAVE NEVER PLAYED A GAME. GOOD TO SEE YOUR LITTLE FACE! I'VE MISSED YOU!
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STITCH4EVER
10/11/2012 12:24:25 PM

HEY MUNCHKIN!
I HAVE A NEW USERNAME AND AVATAR SO YOU MAY NOT RECOGNIZE ME. WILL YOU PLEASE ADD ME BACK AS A FRIEND?
ERIN



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REACHING4HOME
7/26/2012 5:51:41 PM

YOU WERE THE FIRST TO REMEMBER MY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW. MY HUSBAND GOT ME A TOWER FAN AND IS OUT CELEBRATING HIS MOTHER'S 93RD BIRTHDAY TONIGHT. I AM HOME WITH A CASE OF FOOD POISONING. WE DID GET A NEW FRIDGE YESTERDAY SO THAT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN AGAIN. OURS WAS 26 YRS OLD AND NOT KEEPING THINGS AT A SAFE TEMPERATURE ANY MORE. I ALSO GOT A ROSE BUSH. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WILL DO WITH IT SINCE WE HAVE NO YARD TO PLANT IT IN. MAYBE IT WILL GROW INDOORS. THANKS FOR REMEMBERING ME. I HAVE TO GO PUKE NOW.
ERIN



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AMYISSUCCEEDING
7/4/2012 4:08:57 PM

Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July.
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REACHING4HOME
6/28/2012 3:00:46 PM

HEY MUNCHKIN! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I AM SINGING IT RIGHT NOW. CAN YOU HEAR ME? WHAT DO YOU MEAN I AM OFF KEY?
SHEESH! IS THERE NO PLEASING SOME PEOPLE? LOL YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU AND WISH YOUR DAY IS THE BEST EVER.
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