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June 23, 2010 At the Rodeo Parade



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Well, I still mean it. Two years later, I have regained the weight lost, went back to the old food ways-eating emotionally, whatever suits my mood. Joints aching, belly bloated once again. The new revalation, 8 weeks of gluten-free, sugar free eating and I am down two pant sizes. The hard part of course is maintaining that eating plan. Christmas is behind us now, the sweets are done, damages were minimal, but it's been confirmed. Sugar increases the aches in my joints as well as setting me off on eating more of it. The gluten thing just causes me physical pain, eating it bloats me up, creates gastric distress and overall, just really isn't it worth it. So I'm off on doing my journey differently, as much as I possibly can. I'm learning new ways to make food tasty without added sugars and wheat, give myself treats and support this way of eating, not focusing on the weight, but on how food makes my body feel. It's a learning process...

Member Since: 1/25/2010

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My Goals:
To lose 23 lbs and truly change my behavior with food for good. To exercise daily. This is a lifetime goal, still a good one, but one I am realizing won't go away. To find something joyful in my life every single day.

My Program:
No more computer solitaire. It's like drinking to get numb for me. Track everything I eat. Make my diet whole foods, get my sugar from fruit and not from the box. Walk every day.
No matter what.

Personal Information:
I live in Hollister, a small town in a beautiful valley in Central California. I am an empty nester, my 82 year old mother with dementia lives 3 blocks from me in a nursing home and my adult daughter is a pre-school teacher at a local child development center. My husband and I are rediscovering each other. I am still job/work hunting after a lay-off 11 1/2 mos ago.

Other Information:
I want you to be happy,
to laugh, smile and rejoice in order that others may be made happy by you.

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  • v ANDI571
    Hey there, how are you?
    166 days ago
  • v BUGGYS
    Just like Andi, I am trying to reconnect as well!
    170 days ago
  • v ANDI571
    just checking to see if you are still on here
    364 days ago
    It's a musical keyboard. When I was in grade school and high school I took piano lessons - 8 years all told. In my 20's I moved to Colorado and left the piano behind. Then my parents and brother came to visit and brought it with them! And sadly, during my divorce, it got sold with the rest of the property.

    Years later I bought myself a little electronic board with only 49 keys and a few funky sound buttons. Fun, but not enough keys to play much. But what I really want is a full-size piano and now they make them electronically and they're portable. They sound so close to a real piano. The keys are weighted, so it feels like a real piano, and it's touch-sensitive, so you can play with emotion. Hit the key hard, it's loud. Barely touch it, it's soft. Can't really do that with typical electronic keyboards.

    I am so psyched. It's coming next week. Can't wait to make some music! emoticon
    996 days ago
  • v ANDI571
    Please, please, please join us for our new challenge. emoticon
    1033 days ago
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