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To Flourish - "to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way".

Member Since: 4/1/2011

Fitness Minutes: 277

My Goals:
I want my senior years to really be my "golden" years!

I want to be a healthy weight and have grace and balance.

I want to be able to fit in seats again; whether it's on a plane, a hockey arena or a theatre.

I don't want to feel pain walking and I want to be able to take stairs normally.

I want to be able to kneel down and garden.

I want to be a success story so that I can be an example to other survivors of CSA who struggle with food addiction as a result of that abuse.

My Program:
I followed the 17DD for 4 rounds in 2011 and lost 50 lbs. Now I'm taking those principles of carb cycling and clean eating and doing my own thing.

I also learned that - "I can do it". It takes constant vigilance, but it's doable.

Recently started Keto and IF (Intermittent Fasting). Haven't really made much progress in the last few years but this is a new decade and I'm determined.
I also learned that a sensitivity to gluten was a major roadblock in my previous weight loss efforts. I would never have learned that without the 17DD.

Personal Information:
I'm from upstate NY, married, no children. We have two dogs and one cat all rescues.
I have fibromyalgia/CFIDS. I'm very into organic gardening and like to travel. My husband and I have a small travel trailer. I'm an avid reader (fantasy fiction, psychology books and mysteries). I like New Age, classical and oldies music, and am very into meditation and mindfulness practice.
My DH and I are both retired.

Other Information:
I believe in the power of the individual to create their own reality.

Anything on MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction by Dr. Jon Kabbatt Zin is well worth checking out if you suffer from chronic pain like I do.

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    Hi Gabby.

    Welcome to Spark! emoticon :

    I saw your wise comment on Lindy's blog and wanted to connect
    with you. You might be interested in checking Jon Gabriel's book
    "The Gabriel Method." It speaks to this issue of childhood abuse
    and how we hold on the weight to protect us from deep injuries
    in our past. Jon lost over 200 pounds by following these ideas
    and now is passionate about sharing these concepts. He teaches
    that our bodies will only release stored fat when they feel safe
    enough to want to be thin.

    I share with you deep childhood woundings that have majorly
    affected my entire life. Gratefully, I have had much healing,
    but the healing is truly a lifelong journey to harmony and
    peace. Jon's book had a major influence on me. After
    many years of struggling, I finally found the way to release
    the extra weight and have been successfully maintaining
    my current weight for nearly a year.

    If I can support you in anyway, please contact me. It
    is so much easier when we travel this rocky road in


    3466 days ago
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