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After a recent 9 day hospitalization with high doses of IV steroids. Gained 20 lbs




Taken Christmas 2014 at one of my heaviest weights.




taken Mother's Day 2017


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update: 5/16/17:
I left Spark People about four months ago. I had recently lost 25 pounds and was feeling pretty cocky that "I got this"....however my appetite grew bigger and bigger. I do suspect that it is due to one of my 25 medicines I take daily. But be that as it may, I need to regain control of what I put in my mouth, and not have my appetite in control. I have come to realize that Spark People will only give back to me what I put into it....for an investment in Spark People is really an investment in myself. If I play games with the program, I am hurting myself. If I 'cheat' in measuring amounts or in tracking food eaten, I am cheating myself.

So I have come back, realizing that I need to change my approach. More humility. More commitment. More energy. More hope. I can do this. With God's help---and yours.

"Above all else, do NOT quit! The universe always bows to persistence.
The empowering approach is to see your physical challenges as assets, because overcoming obstacles forces you to develop discipline, determination and character.
These traits will carry over to other areas of your life and make you a stronger person.�
-Tom Venuto
I borrowed this quote from a comment on a friend's page. I have many obstacles to over come. Severe asthma and frequent courses of steroids. RA (rheumatoid arthritis) PsA (Psoriatic Arthritis) Sj (Sjogrens's Disease) and Glaucoma....Not to mention the 100 pounds I have to lose. According to this quote my persistence and struggle to overcome one of these obstacles will strengthen me and help me to overcome the next obstacle.

It's been a long and bumpy ride. I've been a member of Spark People since 2009....initially lost 70 pounds which later after many encounters with IV Steroids, I regained all of the weight I'd lost. Then I tried Dr Fuhrman's method of eating ...and I lost 25 pounds. Then enter more IV steroids and I've regained 10 of the 25 lost. My husband and I felt so much better on the Eat to LIve program ( Dr Fuhrman's book) and we had a very bad lapse in our diet .

Now I'm back to a regular vegetarian diet with very limited dairy....and am once again, tracking on SP. I WILL GET THIS DONE.


Member Since: 1/15/2010

My Goals:
To make it back to Onederland...a pedicure for reward (done)

to maintain at least short bursts of activity throughout the day.

To reduce pain levels and perhaps to avoid more surgeries.

To find ways to make my life more meaningful despite severe limitations...To help others whenever possible rather than always being the recipient of help.

to get rid of the HTN meds and hopefully reduce some of the other medications as well.



My Program:
--to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
--to make sure when I leave the house for the day, that I am bringing with me healthy food to eat to avoid eating at a restaurant

--to have at least 2 periods of ten minute long activity each day.

--to begin to journal this leg of my journey.

--to make 90% of my foods nutrient dense foods.



Personal Information:
I suffer from a debilitating form of a Rheumatic AutoImmune Disease (PsA)as well as RA and SJ (Sjogrens's Syndrome) and Glaucoma and have had 7 major joint replacement surgeries thus far, with 3 more pending

I love the Lord Jesus and wish to live a life of moderation and restraint.

I hope to begin to simplify my life. Shedding excess things and getting down to what really matters


Other Information:
I'm looking for ways to continue my creative output despite physical limitation.

In September,`14 my first book, a memoir, was published--that was a dream for years and now is a reality.




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  • v LUCYCAN7
    Good morning C wishing you a safe enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!Hope all is going
    well with you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    11 hours ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv
    idual.asp?gid=25339

    11 days ago
  • v LUCYCAN7
    Thanks C hope all is well,good to hear from you!HUGS,Linda
    13 days ago
  • v LUCYCAN7
    Hi Cynthia will send you a personal E-Mail emoticon
    19 days ago
  • v LUCYCAN7
    I did use the plan a couple of years ago and i lost 27 #s Since i had the HA
    i quit using it.Next month i am going to try it again.I have been doing good,
    thanks for asking!HUGS!
    41 days ago
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