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Good Samaritan Hospice Memorial Run/Walk

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Just got home from my first 5k walk, registration fees and contributions fund "Erin's Camp". A free to the child camp for children going through grief. What a wonderful program. Makes me feel good to have participated in such a good cause.

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ZIGGY122 10/13/2013 12:46PM

    emoticon emoticon on your first 5 k Hospice was great for us when my Twin lost her fight with breast cancer

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LINDA! 10/12/2013 6:43PM


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UMBILICAL 10/12/2013 11:08AM

  Luv 5K's

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Monday, August 19, 2013

I have just completed day 5 of trying to be gluten-free. I was at the doctor's last week, we discussed how I've been feeling, he had several suggestions about what could be wrong so I had blood work done Friday, 8/16, before beginning this new way of eating. One of the problems he suspects is a gluten intolerance, so he said I had nothing to lose trying to be gluten-free until my next visit (3 weeks). Between the blood work and the change in eating, he hopes to have an answer for me and help me begin to feel better.

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SHERWOODCYCLER 8/28/2013 12:45PM

    I found that when I avoid gluten I feel much better. I took a test and found that I was borderline gluten intolerant. Since then, I have tried to limit the gluten I eat (unlike Celiac's I can eat gluten, but just not that much). It is pretty easy to do, actually, if you are gluten sensitive, not gluten intolerant. if you need bread and crackers in your diet you can find gluten free ones. I like rice crackers I buy at Costco. And I buy Bob's Red Mill Oats that are gluten free for my oatmeal. And other gluten free cereals, too.
So I have found a way to avoid gluten without the crunchy cereal and crackers. I find that I don't like gluten free bread that much, so it is just better to skip it.

Let us know how it goes!

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COO_KIE 8/20/2013 12:09PM

    I hope that you feel better with the changes. It can be intimidating at first, but in general, if it is pure food, not altered by manufacturing, it is likely OK...wheat, rye, barley and oats are generally tweaked before they get to your plate, and are not safe for most gluten intolerant people. BUT, fresh fruits, vegetables, most dairy, most meats, unless marinated or 'tweaked' are safe.
After 42 years of symptoms, a doctor suggested trying gluten free for me. Finally, at age 62, I was living a new life. Good luck!

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Keep trying

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I have downloaded the app to my phone and my tablet, maybe this will help keep me on track

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EDDYMEESE 8/6/2013 11:10PM

    You can do it!

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Using the SparkCoach

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Started with the SparkCoach app yesterday, downloaded it to my phone in addition to using it on my computer. Hope it helps me get/stay motivated.

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EDDYMEESE 8/6/2013 11:11PM

    Looks like I need a new app :)

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MANDYLOVE_76 8/6/2013 4:58PM

    I was wondering. I use fitbit and compete with friends. That is my motivation.

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PENNYPEARLS 8/6/2013 3:05PM

    I also just signed up for the year of Spark Coach! I like having that little something extra to help. emoticon

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LIVING4TODAY 8/6/2013 1:13PM

    I love SparkCoach, it is keeping me focused and positive. I hope you have a wonderful experience with it too! emoticon

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Getting back on track, again....

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Every time I start to make progress, something bad happens. This time I hit rock bottom, I gained 6 pounds in 6 days. This one really hit hard.

In December, 2012 my husband passed away. On May 17, 2013 the best mother-in-law in the world passed away. On July 27th my mother passed away, just 7 days after the anniversary of my dad's death.

There's so much junk in the house right now, and I'm so depressed. I was enjoying my new fitness routine I started, I am going to get back on my fitness today and the eating will follow as the junk goes away.

All my friends know my weakness, so that's what they brought. The comfort foods are nice, I spent my evening repacking the foods in portion sizes to help me NOT sit and eat it all at one sitting. For a few days, I'm going to allow myself the comfort foods.

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    Wow! You have been through a rough patch. My sympathies to you.

Taking care of yourself is important. And getting control of what you can (that is how much of that junk you eat) may be helpful.... so Here's to packing away that food and portion control! You are an inspiration.

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SAM_FIT_2014 8/1/2013 12:16PM

I am so sorry for your losses. Words can't say enough.

But it sounds like you have some amazing friends - maybe you can reach out to them and get them to go walking with you (or something equally active and out of the house)...

Having been through a touch of where you're at, I know that getting out of the house makes a huge difference - even though it is crazy hard!

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NHES220 8/1/2013 10:29AM

    Good thinking on portioning out the foods. So sorry for your losses, they just seem to keep hitting you. When you are ready, jump back in. We'll be here!

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BLUECAFE 8/1/2013 8:51AM

    So sorry for your losses. I can only imagine how sad you're feeling. I'm sure the last thing on your mind is dieting, that said, please take care of yourself. I've suffered from depression and I know that physical activity and eating healthy will help you on your path to feeling better. Don't be hard on yourself.....nothing wrong with comfort food in reasonable amounts.

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BEE4357 8/1/2013 8:50AM

    I'm so sorry for all difficulties you've been facing! emoticon
It's definitely not easy to stick to healthy habits with that much stress. Take some down time and jump back in when you're ready. Good job with the portion sizes though! I probably wouldn't have done it....

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