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In the past couple of years I have been diagnosed with 4 pain conditions - FMS, Allodynia, Arthralgia and Neuropathy. I have a spinal injury which occurred at age 10 (but never pinpointed till age 41) and also sustained 5 herniated discs and arthritis in my spine. It is a challenge finding the fine line between the right amount of activity and going beyond that - which often results in prolonged periods of immobility. This has impacted adversely on my ...
one step at a time...

In the past couple of years I have been diagnosed with 4 pain conditions - FMS, Allodynia, Arthralgia and Neuropathy. I have a spinal injury which occurred at age 10 (but never pinpointed till age 41) and also sustained 5 herniated discs and arthritis in my spine. It is a challenge finding the fine line between the right amount of activity and going beyond that - which often results in prolonged periods of immobility. This has impacted adversely on my ability to exercise, and my weight has crept up as a result.

I am now trying to eat more consciously and be more aware of portion control. Like many Spark Page members, I do love my food.

I love meeting new friends, so feel free to stop by and say hello.
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Member Since: 9/13/2010

SparkPoints: 19,684

Fitness Minutes: 1,688

My Goals:
Movement as often as possible.

Keep focusing on the positives.

Treat myself well, and focus on taking the small steps, one at a time.

My Program:
Being mindful of portion control.

Move my body as much as I can within limits.

Never give up.

Personal Information:
I was born and live in the lovely South Australian city of Adelaide again, after spending 8 years in Hobart and 4 in Melbourne.

Other Information:
I love animals, and lost my beloved cat Coco aged 17, in December 2009.

My interests include travel (reading, TV shows and DVDs) since I am a bit restricted in getting about; occasional bursts of creativity (writing, art); reading; photography; and I am an Anglophile who would love to visit the UK one day...

Inspirational Quote:

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
~Tony Robbins

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GOANNA2
3/6/2015 6:56:54 AM

Hello Nattacia. thank you for dropping by. Have just returned from a two week mini vacation. I went to Bundaberg and Rockhampton and saw first hand the damage from cyclone Marcia. then stopped off in Caloundra for 3 days arriving home this arvo. Just resting now and tomorrow will start with the housework. It has been hot and humid again. I am so over it and am so looking forward to having some crisp, cool Autumn days. You've had your share of hot weather too.
Have a great weekend and give my regards to your mum. emoticon



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3/2/2015 3:37:36 PM

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And thanking you for your support and your valued friendship.
Wishing you a fantastic day & week ahead... emoticon



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GOANNA2
2/1/2015 7:58:17 AM

Hi, Happy February. I hope you and your mum are doing well.
I am easing in to retired life, and just managing to live on my pension without the extra work income. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1/8/2015 9:34:01 AM

Morning emoticon

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great day and rest of your week! Let's keep Sparking on Together... emoticon emoticon



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1/6/2015 5:54:51 AM

Hi Nattacia. Thanks for visiting my blog and the good wishes.It still has not sunk in that I am retired but it is good to know that I can take my time and get things done around the house. How are you handling the hot weather? It is so humid here, I'm exhausted. Have a great and healthy New Year. emoticon



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