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Made in paint.net: treeleidoscope 10; uploaded in celebration of Sept 2014 supermoon activation





A monarch butterfly mandala I made in paint.net





Another monarch butterly (more monarch-y) mandala I made in paint.net



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Sparks of compassion, again in Sept. 2014

Still on my voyage of losing half my weight, again, for the third, and final! time; Sparking it up with Fall 5% challenge starting equinox weekend. I have the complications of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis w Schmidt's Syndrome (primary ovarian failure @ age 25). I was a vegetarian from 26 to 50, but found out recently (partly via thyroid groups on SparkPeople, -word!) that soy, along with the cabbage family, etc., is 'goitrogenic': interferes with my synthetic thyroid Rx). *I* CANNOT be a veg without ...
Still on my voyage of losing half my weight, again, for the third, and final! time; Sparking it up with Fall 5% challenge starting equinox weekend. I have the complications of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis w Schmidt's Syndrome (primary ovarian failure @ age 25). I was a vegetarian from 26 to 50, but found out recently (partly via thyroid groups on SparkPeople, -word!) that soy, along with the cabbage family, etc., is 'goitrogenic': interferes with my synthetic thyroid Rx). *I* CANNOT be a veg without the protein I got from tofu, also tempeh, tvp, seitan (wheat gluten, which may also have thyroid complication implications) even with the rest of the wide world of legumes which I have explored. So, still grieving a little, 2 years later, that I have to eat meat sometimes now to meat (ha!) my protein needs.

But into the future: This current time has GOT to be, and is going to be! the last time I have to make this a Hera-oic journey into massive weight loss. It's been going slow, taking longer than the last 2 times (yo-yo thyroid), with repeated lost focus, so several years of no weight loss, and some creeping back up the scale. But I'm motivated by my family -one of my younger sisters and my dad, who has weight-related heart issues too, take high blood pressure Rx, and I do not want to have to take more daily pills, especially since blood pressure Rx interferes with thyroid Rx! Also another sister has recently lost 50 pounds in under a year, using Weight Watchers, so seeing her success is good motivation-tired of being the fattest! I was successful taking off over 70 pounds in 2008, and made good progress in 2008 and 2010, with about 25 back since then. SO: The last third of 2014 will be the beginning of the end! Then 2015 will be a big year for losing more. So mote it be.


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Member Since: 8/22/2007

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My Goals:
Ultimately to be fit, much thinner, and healthy, and to take my thyroid hormones regularly

{rev Sept 2014}:
-35 lbs by 1-1-15


My weight herstory:
2014 to date; -19
2013 +10
2012 +20
2011-plateau
2010: -15 lbs
2009: Strong start to year-lost 50, then plateaued
2008 Sparked; -15 lbs

My Program:
Flexitarian veg lover.



I have to work on consistently getting out there and moving enough, and watching those sweets, and also portion control

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TENNISJIM
10/5/2014 6:16:55 AM

Thank you for reading my blog. I have a printer that will print sizes up to 17" x 22" (however I have not bought that paper size). I currently have 13" x 19" paper in stock. If I need special printing process, I use pictureitoncanvas.com

Here is my website: www.artbyawang.com

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INSPIREDSOUL
10/2/2014 3:50:45 PM

The calorie count is posted under my recipes. I would have to search for the link. The coconut oil and the cacao paste hold it together. You could substitute stevia, which I will the next time for honey or some other sweetener. The coconut oil while it has calories does help the braina lot.



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CHARITYM00N
9/28/2014 9:45:12 PM

“Success comes the fastest to those who see the goal the clearest.” Gail Lynne Goodwin



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TEENY_BIKINI
9/26/2014 11:36:57 AM

Thanks so much for my goodie. Have a great weekend!

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MIMULUSBUG
9/23/2014 2:30:35 PM

Wow!! I love the 'paint net' graphics you've done!!! please let me know more about this graphic art.
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