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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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    Hey there Gabby Sue!
    Yes, it IS sunny and hot where I'm at! Finally! We're at an RV rally in the Hill Country (@75 miles north of San Antonio). It's our 3rd year here, and while the rally only lasts a week, we booked an entire month in this park since it's so-ooo relaxing and in the country!

    Oh, my goodness! If you're going to convert your garage into a "summer" room, I can only envision that you're going to LOVE it!!! What a fun thing to look forward to! I'm happy for you!

    . . . s u s y . . .
    2479 days ago
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    Happy St. Patty's Day, dear emoticon !
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    (Not the green beer so much, but the good luck for sure!)

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    2503 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie, Gabby. You are so thoughtful. I have had an awesome birthday and it's still going.
    2503 days ago
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    Thanks for the goodie Gabby. The way things have warmed up all of a sudden spring might be here sooner than I expected. I better be prepared!
    2513 days ago
    Oh GABBY - thank you for my goodie of a laptop. I do have a laptop & sometimes it's just not convenient to type on it, and yet... it's really "INCONVENIENT" to type a lengthy message on my phone, only to have it... vanish?!?! :D

    And, so... here I sit on my LAPTOP this morning, attempting to get some post taken care of and read some old mail.

    You, my dear, enjoy this Tuesday we've been given. Stay warm & have a TERRIFIC day.

    : )

    2530 days ago
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