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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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    Yes the flower is real. I would like to return to growing edible flowers. So nice to serve a meal with colorful edible flowers like borage and nasturiums. Your breakfast sounds delicious. Let's support one another this month!!! I'll peek in on your everyday. emoticon Linda
    3638 days ago
    Hi. You know I haven't listened to his tapes in ages. But when I did I played them on the computer all night long - listened in my sleep and I did lose over 20 lbs but I worked my butt off on meal plans, too. It's not just the hypnosis. It's everything combined.

    I moved my bedroom to one in the back of the house and the bedroom I used to be in is closest to the computer where I could hear the repeat messages all night long. Maybe I could listen to the tapes just once before bed while I sit at the computer. I'll let you know if I wake up feeling any differently.

    We can do this. I am changing my stragedy and reading up on LEPTIN, and losing weight in our sleep by the times that I eat meals. Perhaps with this and listening to the tape I'll get a little more of those calories burned off while I sleep.

    Linda emoticon
    3638 days ago
    Hello and welcome to the Meditation and Mindfulness team!!
    3638 days ago
    Welcome to the team!
    3639 days ago
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    Welcome to the RV Team from me too ! Wishing you much success on your journey, and looking forward to having you participate in our team!
    Spark on! ♥

    3639 days ago
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