Katie in cap & gown at graduation
Katie & I after Ceremony #1 of her graduation; May 10,'12
DS Jeremey & kids at his Graduation
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I am 55 years old and married. Between us, we have 6 children (4 mine, 2 my husbands) and have 17 grandchildren! Together we have 4 "children"--two little rescue dogs, two rescue cats, and a rose-breasted cockatoo. I was a registered nurse for 27 years; I am now retired on disability due to severe fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, spinal arthritis, and depression; additionally, I am hypothyroid, have asthma, GERD, and IBS. I gained 60-70 pounds when my thyroid died and my asthma ...
I am 55 years old and married. Between us, we have 6 children (4 mine, 2 my husbands) and have 17 grandchildren! Together we have 4 "children"--two little rescue dogs, two rescue cats, and a rose-breasted cockatoo. I was a registered nurse for 27 years; I am now retired on disability due to severe fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, spinal arthritis, and depression; additionally, I am hypothyroid, have asthma, GERD, and IBS. I gained 60-70 pounds when my thyroid died and my asthma escalated in 2006. The asthma is under control now; thyroid is in 'normal' range on replacement medication. I have constant pain daily and terrible fatigue due to the fibromyalgia and back issues; this makes exercise very difficult. I try to follow a gluten-free diet due to gluten intolerance.
January 29, 2012: I am now 55--not sure how that happened; I was 25 just yesterday! LOL
| Pounds lost: 29.0
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DIET: Vegetarian (Ovo-Lacto) as of 2/24/2013; healthy choices, balanced, as much organic as possible...track calorie range of 1200-1500 daily, meeting macro nutrients goals.
FITNESS: DO some exercise daily at least 15 minutes! Track it!
March 17, 2013-Hmmm, what to say here-seems to get worse at every turn...continue with diet, doctors, tests, meds...
Continue my studies; read Spiritual passages/books daily;
Meditate daily at least 10 minutes.
Self-Reiki daily as part of living the Reiki lifestyle, incorporating Ayurveda.
***Thursday, March 14, I was attuned to the Master level, Practitioner/Teacher Level!!
YOGI CAMERON: My newest hope for a truly healthy lifestyle!
I am reading 2 of Yogi Cameron Alborizan's books: "The Guru in You" and "One Plan"--have made several positive Ayurvedic changes already...Goal is to begin Week One of the "One Plan" (52 week plan) by A
Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian diet
meeting 50-60 gm protein and 25-35 mg fiber daily (as well as other macro & micro-nutrients.).
"One Plan" Ayurvedic lifestyle, incorporating Yoga as possible and Tai Chi as possible.
Above added 03/17/2013...
I do whatever exercise I can according to my pain and fatigue levels caused by my Fibro 'Friend', back issues, arthritis...so frustrating.
I believe in addressing the 'whole' person; so, I am also working on my emotional/mental and spiritual health as I seek to improve the physical.
I currently live in a small town in rural south-central Arkansas with my husband. Arkansas is my home state; but, I had lived in northwest New Mexico for 13 years, then Flagstaff, Arizona for 2 years prior to coming back to AR. It has been a much tougher adjustment than I had imagined! LOL I really miss the SW and high desert--not to mention the children and grandchildren that we left there. On the up side, I am only 66 miles from my Mama now and can spend time with her. My Dad crossed over in 2010; this has been hard for both of us. Life is full of transitions!
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