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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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    Awe, Gabby Sue! Thanks for thinking of me! I enjoyed your Spark Goodie and comment on my recent blog!

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    2623 days ago
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    emoticon for the goodie and the support!!!
    2704 days ago
    Just saw your post about slow cooked steel cut oats…what a great idea!!! Thanks for posting. Sounds delish!! emoticon
    2720 days ago
    Awww that poor baby. I cringe when I hear about how some people treat animals. It just makes me want to just...... well you know.
    I am so glad she got a home with you. I have several strays that know the love in this house is the best thing that ever happened to them.
    2722 days ago
    I appreciate your knowledge, and I see that we are on the same page when it comes to health, and putting the message out there. I am going to blog my GMO sticker and how to get one for any of the other Spark members that are interested.

    Your in to New Age music have you heard of Cusco? Look them up on Amazon and have a listen, I love their one CD Apurimac "Inca dance" Everytime I hear it I just want to get up and dance!!! lol

    Sorry not Indian dance, I listen to this all the time, I fixed it.
    2722 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/14/2013 2:03:40 PM
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