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Exercise is not an option for me. If I don't exercise, it's back to the wheelchair. What a motivator!
I have an incurable neuro disease called RSD (or CRPS) which causes severe pain in your limbs and your muscles atrophy. It's a fairly rare disease but more common than MS although most people aren't aware of it.
I can keep my pain levels tolerable by taking my meds and exercising daily. If I skip exercise for more than a few days my pain triples!! It keeps me off the couch.

WELL I'M BACK!!! PART 2 (January 2017)
I've been off spark people for about 2 years:( I've had more health challenges that basically grounded me. They didn't kill me though and with a few good doctors I am on my way back to being my old self. The docs said it will take me at least a year
to recovery energy and physical ability. Challenges don't scare me so I will take all the support I can get!

Member Since: 7/8/2013

Fitness Minutes: 8,793

My Goals:
I need to lose a minimum of 42 more pounds. I need to watch my potassium levels, keeping it above 4.0 mEq/L as they tend to get too low due to diet. I want to increase my walking ability to one day walk a 5k.
I am back on my low carb eating plan and relearning to exercise. My walking ability tops out at about a block and my cycling is now 10 minutes. Haven't been to the gym in a year and a half! I need to lose close to a hundred pounds. I've done it once before so I know it's possible!

My Program:
Maintaining my formal gym routine 3 days per week minimum. Carefully adding light weights in September. Gardening and walking on off days for variety. Keep eating clean, lower carb foods, keep my potassium levels up w/o high carb foods. More soy protein than animal protein.
Mindful eating at all times. Continue monthly dr. appt for metabolism supplements for thyroid issues.

Personal Information:
My name is Sandy Pudoff, I live in North East Florida but I am from Aptos, California which is a small resort town on the Monterey Bay coast in central California. It's a great place to be from, but I prefer living in the south now.

Other Information:
I love my family, especially my grandkids because they need me more. I enjoy people, I make artisan jewelry for therapy and give it as gifts. I enjoy boating, swimming, reading, excellent food.

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