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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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    I see some of the girls have already beat me, but welcome to the RVenthusiasts. We look forward to getting to know you and in helping you to your goal in your journey to a new and healthier you.
    3601 days ago
    Hi, Gabby! Welcome to the RV Enthusiasts team. It is one of my two favorite teams and the members are so helpful and enthusiastic and fun.

    3601 days ago
    Hi, Gabby! Welcome to the RV Enthusiasts team. It is one of my two favorite teams and the members are so helpful and enthusiastic and fun.

    3601 days ago
    Hi Gabby, I just wanted to stop by and give a great big welcome for the RVers. I am fairly new to the team also. They are a great group of ladies. Hope you come often where we can get to know you. I am celebrating because I just broke out of the 300's, never to see them again, today at WII. So we both have a long journey ahead of us but we can do it. emoticon

    3601 days ago
    Thank you for visiting my Spark Page and for leaving
    the lovely comments.

    Visualization is a major part of Jon's approach. He
    even offers a free download of his evening meditation
    with his book. It was very helpful to me in actualizing
    my intentions.

    3601 days ago
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