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I grew up in Chicago and moved to the south in my teens. I never had any weight problems growing up, but they started to creep up on me in my 20s and 30s and I've battled it off and on ever since.


I now live in northeast Mississippi and I am 54 yrs old and married...I'd like to use this page to help myself get healthy (and losing weight is PART of that goal). I have some health issues that I hope to resolve as I work on and accomplish this. I have been active off and on ...
I grew up in Chicago and moved to the south in my teens. I never had any weight problems growing up, but they started to creep up on me in my 20s and 30s and I've battled it off and on ever since.


I now live in northeast Mississippi and I am 54 yrs old and married...I'd like to use this page to help myself get healthy (and losing weight is PART of that goal). I have some health issues that I hope to resolve as I work on and accomplish this. I have been active off and on throughout my life. Sometimes more active than other times and my eating habits have kind of been all over the place..I've gone for a couple of years at a time to eating junk and then again I've gone for long periods of time eating very healthy..In recent years (say the last 4-5 years, overall, it's been healthy).

In November 2006 I started to suffer with neuropathy in my feet. I thought it was my varicose veins causing it, since I had my blood sugar checked and it was fine (but diabetes runs in my family, my grandmother was type 1 and most of her children, my mother included are type 2). I also had a Lupus test done because that runs in the women on my father's side, 3 aunts h av e /had it. Heart disease runs mostly in the men on my dad's side too, and heavily in men and women on my mother's side, so I do try to take care of myself..My cholesterol levels the last time that I had them checked were extremely high and I have been working on that too..I had varicose vein surgery back in October of 2007 and I try to take care of my legs too..You know they haven't figured out what exactly is causing my neuropathy..I had my thyroid levels checked and my TSH levels were 3.1, so that could be the problem.. I started taking extra virgin coconut oil and that started helping me with the thyroid symptoms, that and some thyroid drops that I got at the health food store..I also started to eat more thyroid healthy foods like avocados etc...AND dropped alot of my lost weight, while doing this. Then I stopped doing all that and gained it all back....Anyway I want to overcome ALL OF the negative and start making positive changes again, as I learn about them.. (Another reason being that the last couple of times I went to the dr, my blood pressure was up!!)I have all of the pressure points pain for fibromyalgia, so I want to nip that in the bud too, if I can and not have to take medication. (( I already take neurontin for my nerupathy and they prescribed me the Cymbalta) but that stuff is sooo expensive!) I figured that upping my exercise and going on a more whole food organic diet(NO JUNK FOOD!) will be just the ticket! I both need motivation and want to be a motivator.
UPDATE: I was just diagnosed with Lupus,as well as, the Fibromyalgia. I am now on 4 meds. REALLY do need to buckle down on this now!

Myhusband and I are trying to do this together, although he is a long distance truck driver, so it makes it difficult for us to actually work on this "together. And it's really hard for him to exercise and eat right on the road. So it is mostly up to me. I started back walking "regularly" n the water again this week and swimming. Gonna start working on weight machines too, and dancing again. I had stoppped that too. Also starting back on my yoga too. I am really working toward having a body like the girl dancing in the moonlight on my background...Think I'll make it? ;-)

I have 1 cat, 3 1/2 yrs, a Siamese named Asia. And I now have a Boston Terrier named Samson who is 2 1/2 yrs old. I will try to post new pics of them. I also have 2 parakeets, Bluey and Sunny.

I am into alternative healing, stones and crystals, Reiki and Lavender Flame, essential oils, herbs, etc...and I have recently started learn about the Wise Woman Tradition in healing.

I love reading, cooking, collecting recipes (and other stuff) I enjoy yoga, walking, swimming, and dancing, green tea, herbal infusions, etc..

And I love feeding the seagulls. You can look right into their eyes, when they are hovering above you.

And I really enjoy a nightly glass of wine...or two...:-)

I have spent much time working on my Genealogy..If you would like to see my tree. You can go to http://ggmorlockfamily.tribalpages.com




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My Goals:
To become healthier and lose weight. To learn to eat healthier, eat more whole foods, cut out processed foods, preservatives, hormones, antibiotices, pesticides (this is a work in progress) and exercise more and hopefully to encourage others..

My Program:
Yoga: 75 minutes 5 mornings a week.

Started back doing tai chi. After the new year, I will be taking that class 3 times a week. M, W, F.

Will start over on my mini trampoline in the mornings after the first of the year.

Walking around the indoor walking track at my local Wellness Center -5-7 days a week. On days that I can't make it, I walk at home around my house. When it warms up again, I plan to walk outdoors around a pond at a local park.

Started using the NUSTEP machine and have worked up to 2.50 miles in 30 minutes. Will do that at least 2 times a week or more depending on time.

Gonna start back working out to my Tae Bo tapes. Maybe twice a week to start.

Water Walking at Wellness Center 20 minutes a day 2 days a week.

Swimming: 27 minutes 3 days a week.

Dancing: Want to do this one 7 days a week..Haven't started it back up..Will keep you updated on progress.

Weights: Started working out on Fit Ex

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Hobbies and things that interest me? Genealogy, love reading all sorts of things and I am also learning Hebrew. I'm interested interested in alternative healing and anything that promotes natural healing and health..



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NANCYANNE55
4/21/2015 4:07:41 PM

Let's do this an easier way- I am Nancy Anne Morris Martin on Facebook. Add me as a friend, then I'll add you to Better Body. How's that sound?



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4/13/2015 6:21:57 PM

Thank you for the comment on my blog! Did you ever find Better Body? If you search on Facebook for "Better Body", it should come up. We're a private group (you have to be a member to see the posts), so you need to request to join. :-)



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1/13/2015 9:51:56 AM

? ? ? ? ?~~FRIENDS~~REAL OR FAKE~~? ? ? ? ?

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12/17/2014 10:15:51 PM

Hi emoticon to the Torture Chamber, just give 100% of what you have, at your own pace, train hard & get results. "Just do your best and forget the rest!!" (from P90X)

Come join us on the journey to get fit, look for challenges on the Fitness forum, and look in the other forums for great ideas to help you along the way.

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