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I am a 57 year old lady whose life was altered 10 years ago by a car accident, leaving me with pain issues and anxiety. This was further enforced last summer when, while staying at my trailer for a week, went through a tornado that totally destroyed my trailer with me inside of it. I am trying to over come the trauma of this and not letting it take over my life. I swim 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes, love walking when there isn't too much snow down to do so and enjoy knitting, painting, photography, music and reading. I have created a schedule for daily activities to keep me from getting overwhelmed and accomplishing nothing. I have been diagnosed with cronic pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. Working around these issues can sometimes leave me without the focus and discipline required to stay on a healthy regime. On days when I am foggy headed due to the fibromyalgia or too tired to or in too much pain to do my exercise, I lose my way. On good days, I am able to stick to my schedule and spend more time on a proper diet. I have four little grandkids aged between 4 and 6 and want to have the energy to enjoy my time with them. So my goals here are to work with my limitations in a way that still gives me an exercise that works for me, sets me up on a food plan that eliminates flour, sugar, dairy and wheat products and any other products that cause the pain of fibromyalgia to get worse. I learned about these restrictions on the internet, because my doctor, like many doctors only suggest pain killers to deal with the pain issues. I am looking for other answers! Hopefully this is it.

Member Since: 2/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 5,735

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M y goals include a healthier lifestyle and losing weight. Looking for more energy and a support system to get me through the rough spots! Learning to deal with hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia and weight control.


My Program:
For starters..I have re-stocked my refrigerator and cupboards with non-sabotaging foods. I have started walking at the mall when it is NOT open until the nice weather returns. I swim twice a week. I have started serving a veggie tray at my craft class instead of a cookie tray! I have to try a new spark recipe each week!



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I am a 57 year old Grammie of 4 little wonders. I own 2 little yorkies who have wrapped themselves around my heart big-time. I have now been added as a leader of the 'Yorkshire Terrier Lovers Unite" team. I love weekends at the cottage, walking the dogs, knitting, painting, sewing and spoiling the grandkids!


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Learning keeps me well! This Christmas I was blessed with a new camera, an ipod, a kindle e-book, a knitting machine and a wooden landscape that you have to put together like a puzzle and paint...none of which I knew a thing about. I have made a schedule to follow daily that allows me a little time each week to learn about all these new things while continueing with my usual daily chores. I keep track in a notebook as to what I accomplished each day. Just like on Sparkpeople, I am slowly learning so many new things. Life is good! My body may be limited..but not my mind!




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  • v FREETHEGODDESS
    Hi! I am on your 5K Your Way Sparkteam. I just wanted to stop by and wish you luck on your 5K. I am sure you will do just fine. You have worked hard to complete the program and have built up the strength to do this!! YOU GO GIRL!! I am proud of you! Be sure to tell us all about it when you are done.
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    1753 days ago
  • v KERSTIN814
    Hey, how are you doing? Haven't heard boo from you for a while. Hope all is well
    1831 days ago
  • v GARDENCHRIS
    thanks so much for stopping and visiting my blog and kicking me in the butt! LOL your dogs are cut, my cat is bigger than they are...lol.

    I am going to try just one thing everyday... emoticon
    1853 days ago
  • v JONICACALDWELL
    When I run my next few miles, I'll dedicate one to you, because I can do it (no matter how tough) and I know some days you can't. My mom has the same chronic pain issue and I feel for you. Nice Yorkies! (My mom has a chihuahua).Oh, and I knit! emoticon
    1867 days ago
  • v JACKYZ
    Thankyou for commenting on my page!!
    I just read your page!! Your amazing to just keep going like that with all your health issues!! What an inspiration you are!! God Bless!! emoticon
    1867 days ago
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