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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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  • v EMMABE1

    Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “Chair Exercise” Team
    Welcome to the most friendly, most supportive team in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
    It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, ideas and links to help and support you at all stages on your journey.
    To help you on your way I have sent you a Sparkmail with resources for exercises that are suitable for those whose mobility is limited, whether by age, physical problems or time. I hope you will find it a useful reference.
    I hope you succeed in all the goals you set.
    Enjoy the journey
    emoticon Hi from Australia
    Ann (Co-leader Chair Exercise Team and Stronger Seniors Team)

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    Catch a smile - be part of the SMILE EPIDEMIC!!

    3594 days ago
  • v KERSTIN814
    Awesome. They self seed easily so you will have them every where. The sap can be irritating, though I have never had any problem. The first year I had them, I managed to dry some perfectly and they lasted all winter until my English bully plowed into them. I have never been able to dry them at the right stage again. Will keep trying though!
    3594 days ago
    Hello Gabby308,
    I read your comment on the 17 Day Diet article and would like to say congrats on your weight lost so far. I'm currently on cycle3, second time around and have lost 25 lbs. This healthy lifestyle change has been great. Again congrats, stay positive and you can do this!!
    If you need support or have questions please don't hesitate to find me...
    3595 days ago
    Hiya Gabby!

    Thanks for dropping by my pages. Egg shells? Thats a new one on me but anything to help with end rot! emoticon
    3595 days ago
  • v CANNIE50
    Thank you for reading and commenting on my blogs. Yes, I definitely over-do for my 18 year old son. It has been a challenge to be the "stay at home" one while the rest of the family works for pay/goes to school/has commitments to sports teams. Delegating has always been a weak point for me. I am actually better with the 7 year old because I have seen the mistakes I have made with my older kids by doing too much for them. I also have a 35 year old son and a 20 year old daughter and I definitely treat them like the adults they are so I know I have it in me (somewhere)! Glad you took away the part about listening patiently to our elderly parents - certainly not easy but so valuable. Take care!
    3595 days ago
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