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What a great day today was well still is

Monday, September 23, 2013

HI Spark friends.
I had a great day today... very minimal pain and a nice fall day, my favorite season, early fall.
I also have read a lot on yesterday being 100 days left this year... well that usually makes me freak as my birthday is the last day of the year, and I always CHOSE to make it a blah day, focusing on not making my goals, not reaching what I wanted. Well I have done well this year, but haven't been consistent enough.
So I started yesterday in my art journal and today made myself a calendar of 100 squares. I am PROMISING myself that no matter, what goes on, ( all the drama that I create in my mind, and the real life stuff ie financial mostly right now), I will still take care of ME. All that stuff is still going to happen but if I can learn and try to approach it differently well I am sure it will help.
I have 3 things I plan to achieve every day - eat healthy ( as close to the naturopath drs diet as I can), do my physio and dr exercises daily and think positive for the most part of the day - so some type of mind care. My mental state can slide quickly when I start to worry.
I have a few pictures below and was going to put them all in the blog but decided that will just add them.
I hope this can inspire someone else to JUST DO IT. and also I am reaching out to a special spark friend that is having a hard time these days and a lot on her plate, but I know she can try everyday!! Come on you can do it too. HUGS

I want to be healthy and able to move and enjoy my life and my family, be here to see my grandkids wedding and babies. Oh how I hope so, I wish mum had seen my grandkids.

And when I think OMG I can' t keep this up I can say it is only 100 days, and count to 100.

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/24/2013 6:46PM

    love this happu positive and inspiring and motivating blog.

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NEW-CAZ 9/24/2013 2:54AM

    I heard someone on the TV saying 100 to 2014 and I freaked out too!
Hate it when the media forces you to think too far in advance LOL

You have a positive attitude Cinders, emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/23/2013 10:55PM

    Great idea to plan ahead so that you can look back on your birthday at the rest of the year and feel good about it.

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RAINBOWMF 9/23/2013 10:04PM

    Very encouraging blog. 100 days is doable. emoticon we will do it.

Hugs Mary

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DADDYS_GIRL6 9/23/2013 7:16PM

    Thanks for the encouragement!! Great ideas! I am learning to do the same since the Lord took my husband home. Worry and looking at the downside of things doesn't help. But knowing he is with Our Precious Lord and he still loves me as I love him so very much are great positives. Also knowing "the Lord will never leave me nor forsake me" is a great encouragement in itself! So will keep on keeping on and will be healthier in the long run!! I am too young to be a widow so I am too young to have an unhealthy life and life style!!

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SUSIEPH1 9/23/2013 7:14PM

    Hi Cindy .. Glad you are feeling better .. Loved your blog ..
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Yes we can do anything, if we want it enough .. Hugs Susie

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/23/2013 6:54PM

    What a great idea, I know you both can do it, you are both an inspiration keep up the great work

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NSMOOMAA 9/23/2013 6:12PM

    I think this is a great plan and as my birthday is just a couple of days before yours I will do the 91 + 9 =100 day challenge. I like oyur idea. Tonight I will start with my notebook and number my pages. I will keep you posted and you me. You have been such an inspiration since I first started here and you continue to be!! Hugs my friend!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thursday busy day but interesting

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Well I start the chronic pain fibro clinic Nov 19th till Decd 13th 3x wk. Tues, Wed, and Friday. Won't matter about trailer or anything cos it will be winter. Just driving downtown and finding parking in winter. BUT they gave me a ticket thing that gives me 50% off parking in the lot. So that is neat...
Lots of question and such and sounds like an interesting program. Physio and not ujust exercise but ways to lay better, walk better etc. and nutritionist 2 days one to talk about food, and other we go into a kitchen and prepare a meal and they tape us to see if we are standing right, cutting right etc. eeek A lot of mind stuff which is good for me lol
Then we went to target to see what all the fuss is about. ummm nothing. no diff than a dept store just a few diff clothes. So okay I went, will perhaps go back to get a bday present for Eva as they got her a handmade( 2nd hand but a grampa made it from hardwood fro his grandaughers who moved) kitchen . It is an awesome stove, sink and fridge. she loves the one she has outside just stays and plays. so should be fun. I will get her some food and maybe dishes or dishes for xmas.
I don't know how to get a pic so will get hubby to get it from the download on my email to my puter so I can share it. all wood eothe than the taps are real and sink is metal. but rest is wood spraypainted to look like metal or aluminum. so cute it is pink.
Well allie is at me anmd no reason as we just came back from a walk but she is sitting looking at me crying. guess will go sit for bit and pat her. taking her to her sisters this eve to play.
cya later

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/23/2013 10:58PM

    That clinic sounds great. I bet this will really be beneficial!

I loved play kitchens and dishes when I was little.

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NEW-CAZ 9/20/2013 2:38AM

    Hope all goes well at the clinic Cinders. You could use some positive help hun, hugs to Allie emoticon

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FENWAYGIRL18 9/19/2013 10:47PM

    Good luck with the clinic!!!! Watchout for Target they have a very strict return policy, I mean if you bring something back you have to get a store credit and only buy something from the department in which you returned something ....

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/19/2013 7:45PM

    sounds like a great day

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SUSIEPH1 9/19/2013 7:02PM

    All sounds really positive to me ... I am sure you will find it all very helpful .. Give Allie a pat from me .. Bobby sends doggie kisses .. Hugs Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHIRE33 9/19/2013 5:54PM

    Hope you get good results at your clinic. Whatever works. And sometimes it's the small things.

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Food for thought LOL

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I am responding to my last blog replies and just thinking again. I totally agree with the extreme diets and such and to eat minimal processed food and healthy food, move your body and such. My curiousity comes in when a body is so inflammed as mine and seems to be getting worse, if these elimination diets, strict though they are, can help get your gut on track which has been proven a lot of inflammation starts, even arthritis etc. why not try them. One of the ones on that page is by a noted reputable dr, the others are people that have tried and not had good enough success with just a healthy diet. LOL Hey Caz! perhaps if I stayed on just a healthy diet for long enough to see. lol but then naturopaths diet was restrictive to get my belly healed... I did believe what she was doing with me. SO DUH go back on that it wasn't super hard... just no gluten, dairy or sugar. The sugar was the hardest by far and still is what is blocking me.
Now as to being more costly. Yes it is expensive when 3 pepppers are nearly $4. and romaine lettuce is $2.99, celery 1.99, tomatoes go anywhere from 99 -1.69 lb. but okay a bar is easily .80-1.00, chips are outrageous at no less than 2 -3 bag and between hubby and I we could eat that bag in one eve. So at 2.50 on sala for that bag of chips I can get my tomato, celery and a pepper to go in that salad which will last at least 2 salad... I don't buy pop however have had 2 of dads pepsi lately, but at pop over a dollar a bottle, well 2 of them and there is some lettuce, cos there is deposit on bottle of .10cents and 15% tax. adds up guys.
And I have NEVER believed that oh my kids need the cookies, or the juice bars, the chips. Teach them early adn they won't have the issues we are dealilgn with. and I have so rarely I could almost say never bought froz dinners or pizza or stuff like that. Tastes like cardboard and yea is faster but there goes a huge chunk of money!
So to me, yea it is more to eat healthy cos most of what I buy, is only for me. If I make salad hubby will have lettuce, shredded only carrot, tomato and some dressing. So the broc. cauliflower, peppers, celery, cuke, are all for me... but have to say he doesn't often buy junk, sometimes a bag of cookies on sale. he would rather eat homemade. but does still eat his whole wheat bread. so I spend on flours for gf. too.
Anyway just my thoughts this am, as I get my puter time in before a busy but probably a tiring afternoon. An hr interview with a phsyciatrist and physiotherapist so they can figure if I need to go to the pain clinic 2 x wk for 8 wks or 3 for 6 wks. Oh well whatever, at least I am getting in. hope it proves benficial and interesting.

And I can go on.... for now this is enough to make me thinking I can and will do this yet again.

That and some special spark friends that never give up on me.
I so love you guys.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/23/2013 11:00PM

    I have thought about trying an elimination diet too. I buy food for my hubby that I don't eat but he will eat most of the healthy food I do.

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NEW-CAZ 9/19/2013 8:56AM

    Give it a whirl Cinders, if you don't try you'll always wonder if it might have worked.
As ANJAYS said........back to basics and STICK TO IT emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/19/2013 8:18AM

    you can do this Cindy just get back to the basics

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SUSIEPH1 9/19/2013 8:01AM

    You can do it Cindy .. Just get back on the way of eating and stick to it ... My way of eating has helped a lot with the Fibromyagia and the Athritis .. Your food plan you were on is much the same as mine .. So my lovely friend ... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon just do it xxxx

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Wednesday eve

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I am hoping to get some energy to have a tidy kitchen in the morning, but think it will all be waiting for me as I am so tired, just want to go to bed but no even 9 pm. Seemed later than it was since about 6. lol

So not on any plan but eat... drink ( no not booze) but juice, hot choc. even pop which I rarely drink and nothing but walking the dog.... Why oh who knows, pretty good guess would be stress. BUT just cos I got the letter written, took to the dr does that stop the stress NOPE. now the waiting begins and for me (and yea yea yea I know worrying doesnt help), the worrying about what if. Anyway I am repeating that it doesn't matter cos thinkng and obsessing about this isn't going to change anything this minute. I am not expecting anythign from my dr for a week or 2 at least.

My son sent me an email about a site that the woman has gotten her RA totally under control by changing her food.well nearly totally. He often sends me paleo, or primal type sites as he believes it but he doesn't do that great sometimes even though he has crohns. But he cares about me I guess. He so wants me to do the autoimune diet protocol but I know that you have to be in the proper frame of mind. it is super restrictive for a month to let your gut heal.
I knwo it would be beneficial and a lot like what the naturopath had me doing but can i handle it without deviating? I honestly don't think so, not right now.

Then I think , but if not now when... you always have a reason. Do you wait till you have cancer and get scared out of your wits? hmmm. I had that scare a few years ago with that spot on my breast, it terrified me but I stress ate not the opposite.

Often times I think if I had the $$ I would love to study natural nutrition but then laugh and think be like my old dr when I was a teen, he sat smoking with a filthy huge ashtray and told my boyfriend at the time ( now my hubby) not to smoke.. so I say don't eat this eat that but omg don't look in my lunch bag!

So been on puter off and on between walks with dog ( met our new neighbour) and walk around house and doing stuff, all checking the diff sites with paleo and or autoimmune diets/disease. Interesting stuff. and really 3 basic diets or lifestyles. Paleo, GAPS and Whals diet. the last you may have heard of as the dr that has gone from wheelchair MS to able to ride her bike again adn walk etc. But what is funny and so wrong is that while I read the comparison of the 3, I was thinking which one is the easiest! DUH.. still in wrong frame of mind. but coming around. Ask hubby if I do the autoimune plan tha I was doing when we were at the other campground and I had the problems with that med lyrica, will you support me. He said can we afford it, we have sucha strict budget right now. But if we can they yea of course. Although right now it is ME that is in the way of ME.

Okay just blabbing on , thinking via my fingertips I guess.

anyway off I go and for those interested here is the site my son sent to me. if you read a ways down you can click and read her part one. i is interesting. and I also read in her success stories the one with crohns ( my sons disease) and arthritis.

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    I have a friend who did the autoimmune diet and it really helped her a lot. I've thought about doing it too.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/19/2013 8:16AM

    well I am saying nothing on this one except KISS, keep it simply simple

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NEW-CAZ 9/19/2013 2:46AM

    You know my feelings on extreme diets Cinders, still reckon (as Suzie does) as few processed foods as pos, load up on freggies and have good quality fish./meat/poultry.
Your life is simpler, and healthier in an instant.
Intersecting link emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FENWAYGIRL18 9/19/2013 12:51AM

    I wish you the best I know how stressful that can be and the waiting is the worst! It's tough when we're on limited budgets because we're sick and can't really afford to pay for the real healthy foods like filling our fridges with all the good fruits and veggies, they are expensive.
Hang in there!

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SUSIEPH1 9/18/2013 9:42PM

    Thanks for the link Cindy ..
I have found if I just eliminate all processed foods and eat mostly salads it does the trick ... I have lost 67 kilos since I started Sparks nearly 4 years ago .. Now it is so easy as its become a habit ... You can do it Cindy ... You really can .. Hugs Susie ... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Monday evening

Monday, September 16, 2013

Boy I am so bushed. My cousin called while hubby and I were halfway through the 4th attempt at the LETTER lol and all I did was yawn. I didn't realize how much it was taking out of me, to change some wording, get it all in but not make it too long. WHEW!!!
But it is done and now in the morning I will photocopy it and the letter sent to me, along with a note to my dr and leave it for him. I hope he doesn't take too long and we can get that letter on its way.
So think I will go and read, I watched Amazing race Canada and the team that I wanted one. I only started watchign 3 shows ago but it was pretty good. Will watch again if they have another.
But for now I am heading to bed, I didn't sleep great last night, okay but would love a good nights sleep tonight. Had a good day, Great chat and tea with Mother Nature, talked to Anjays journey on the phone and fb chat with Von 1962. See what spark people has done! given me great support all over the world, from England, Australia and right in my own province and town!
HUGS and I emoticon my emoticon emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/17/2013 6:54PM

    Way to go on the letter being finished hope you had a great Tuesday

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/17/2013 9:24AM

    Congratulations on getting the letter done!! It was hard to do, but you did it!

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NEW-CAZ 9/17/2013 2:12AM

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KELLIEBEAN 9/16/2013 11:23PM

    I'm glad you got the letter done.

So great to have supportive friends and it makes it interesting when they are far away and we can learn about different cultures.

Sleep tight!


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SUSIEPH1 9/16/2013 10:17PM

    Great you finished the letter and that you emoticon emoticon emoticon are happy with it.
glad Hubby helped ..
Sleep well Cindy .. Hugs Susie ..

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    I'm glad that is over. It should be a relief off of your mind.

I slept pretty good last night but seem to always be tired lately.

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