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I am a 63-year-old (update: 67 in March 2016) female with a myriad of health issues, many of which will be vastly improved with a healthier lifestyle. I am keenly interested in using the nutrition tracker to develop a balanced food plan for myself in spite of my multiple food allergies. Additional allergies I deal with include MCS - Multiple Chemical Sensitivities along with Environmental Allergies.

Glad to be here!

(above entered 10/16/2012)

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Added 09 Mar 2013 - I recently found my framed version of the following which I read daily in the 1970's. Time to remind myself of this daily:

The Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble,
it's a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
- Max Ehrmann, 1927


Member Since: 10/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 6,485

My Goals:
* improve health
* lose weight
* start moving within my limits


My Program:
* cooking from scratch with whole, organic food
* measure & track online
* start slowly with walking
* track progress on SP



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There is a destiny that makes us all brothers.
None goes his way alone.
For all that we send into the lives of others,
Comes back into our own.
- Edward Markham

Started 2012 at 275#'s & lost 16 before joining SP (working with a Registered Dietician - Nutritionist).

Started 2014 at 278#'s
NSV - improved physical strength from increase in exercise.
NSV - medical lab blood work right down the middle of desired numbers; a first for me.

2014 Goal - Love Myself (and by doing so I will do what I need to take care of myself)

21 Day Fat Loser Video Program on Mental Toughness my new tool to assist me with my commitment to 100% compliance with nutrition and exercise.

Started 2015 at 292#'s. Junk food binges mid-Oct thru Dec. Must. Get. Into. Control.

Started 2015 at 257#'s. Signed in every day of 2015 and tracked nutrition more than half of those.





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  • v MISSUSRIVERRAT
    Thanks for reading my venting blog !
    15 days ago
  • v KRISKECK
    Thanks for your support! :)
    15 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514

    Be consistent! It boosts motivation, improves confidence and builds momentum. The more consistent you are the better results you will receive


    Include motivational and inspirational quotes into your life. Let the written words of wisdom become your daily mantra. Follow their guidance to help you remain focused on your goals.
    Instead of looking at how far you have to go, celebrate in how far you have come. Every attempt to get where you are going counts as a victory in this journey of yours.

    16 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Friendship


    Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow T. Wilson

    The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Thomas Aquinas
    A friend is what the heart needs all the time. Henry Van Dyke

    A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
    Leo Buscaglia

    One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
    Euripides

    Friends are the siblings God never gave us. Mencius


    "It starts with a dream, add faith,
    and it becomes a belief.
    add action, and it becomes part of life.
    Add perseverance and it becomes a goal in sight.
    Add patience and time and it ends with a dream come true."

    ~unknown~
    The no eating challenge is a rough one but i going to give it a sparky try. didn't think I could do the food tracker and i making it my go over my calories but .... the de clutter was easier. happy trails

    18 days ago
  • v QUEENOTHEFOREST
    Hello and thanks for the visit to my blog and for your supportive comments. Yep, preaching to ourselves as well as to the a blog recipient works for me too. I am adding you as a friend. It appears we are all in this together.
    19 days ago
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