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These are the gold tone jewelry magnets that I arranged in a heart shape!

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My son and I hanging out on his 11th floo balcony overlooking False Creek in Vancouver. August 2020

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I stopped my online business in early March 2020 because I couldn't source items from thrift stores and that had me sitting for two months. Finally I said "enough" and made the changes necessary to regain my health and my self esteem. I began walking around the block and gradually increased the distance and time. Today I am walking 50 minutes in the morning & aim for a 25 minute walk after dinner. Fortunately, we have a large yard that can keep me occupied outside and in turn burn some extra calories and get some sunshine to keep the spirits high.

Eliminated rum and cokes from my diet and have replaced with more water. A fruit smoothie comes after the morning walk and more vegetables at lunch and dinner.

I'm finding without the distraction of work I can devote more time & energy to my well being. I tend to be too "work driven/ ocd" so this is a great opportunity to focus on me. My success depends on me sticking to a routine, and so far, so good :)

Member Since: 7/6/2012

My Goals:
- Maintain a balanced life style
- Eradicate excess weight
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day
- Drink a fruit smoothie each morning
- Walk at least 50 minutes each day
- Minimize my time on the computer
- Log my nutrition and exercise daily

My Program:
- Walk at least 50 minutes each day
- Spend at least 30 minutes on the vibrating machine each day
- Stay within my allotted daily calories

Personal Information:
I have lived my entire life in B.C. Grew up in Northern BC, lived on Vancouver Island for 2 years, in the Okanagan for 13 years and now reside in the lower mainland. I'm 58 years old and have three grown sons and 4 grandchildren. Currently I share a house with my boyfriend of 10 years.

Some of the things that I like to do in my spare time (now that my online clothing business is no more) is to work on crafting projects. Several years back I started collecting costume jewelry (you know the kind with all the bling and sparkle) and turned a couple hundred of them into "jewelry magnets" with the idea of selling them. My reselling business took off and I didn't have time for the magnets any more. I have this huge desire to repurpose items, so also have metal trinket boxes that I want to decorate with the costume jewelry. Lots of things to keep me busy.

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  • v SPARKKITTY2016
    Deborah~ SO glad to be new friends. emoticon I am wanting to complete this Chrystal Tiger challenge strong. I had to quit the last one in Winter and skipped Spring. SO even if I just finish at all that is a WIN. We do have several things in common. I have LONG years of going without a crochet needle in my hands. Then I pick it up again. It does keep my hands busy and my mind calm. Although I only know a couple stitches...but I enjoy it and could always google more videos now.

    I hope you are enjoying this challenge and that you have a terrific weekend!
    132 days ago
    I just posted some pictures of my view. I love sitting looking at this
    134 days ago
  • v AMYNOW40
    Good morning! Looking for friends on here for encouragement and support. Love your jewelry! I am also missing the 2nd hand shops for my projects. Hope you have a great day!
    145 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to Challenged by Arthritis Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.



    145 days ago
    Thanks very much for the friend add. emoticon
    146 days ago
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