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Me ~ MAMADEE ~ Andee ~ October 2019

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Doing a RE-SET as of 11/20/2020.
After about a 3-week hiatus, I'm coming back into ACTIVE mode here on SP. I'll keep my blogs, for now; but I've reset all my trackers and streaks. My blog at the end of October gives some background on why I took the time off. Not all of it - but some.

A lot of time went into reviewing my personal diet, various means to exercise, and my own responses to all I've done so far; with a little help from some nutritional, physiological, & psychological -minded friends, I've developed a more refined pathway for my personal health journey.

You are welcome to along. :)

I've been here on SP since April 2006.
No signs of stopping anytime soon!
Consistency is my TOUGHEST challenge in life!

I live in north central Wisconsin.
Mom to 6 grown kids.
We have a complicated life.
One of our most challenging complications was first mentioned several years ago, but in the last 3 we've realized many family members are affected, not just one first diagnosed; Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, aka, EDS. It's a connective tissue disorder. It's often accompanied by other issues like POTS, MCAD, FMS, CFS, ACM, and numerous other things. It's also confused or misdiagnosed far too often with one of the above or countless others.

Still - life goes on, doesn't it?
I'm 63 now. The day will come when all my kids will actually be living on their own and doing fine in managing all their own complicated issues. Something I've been doing for them for 39 years running - and still doing for some.
Then what?
My hope is to improve my own health, my own finances, my own life, etc. to the point that I can then travel. I want to visit in person with all the wonderful people I've met online!

Member Since: 4/20/2006

Fitness Minutes: 138,686

My Goals:
Losing weight,
Gaining health,
Having healthy kids,
Helping others be healthy,
Building a strong business,
Sharing Good News,
Bringing praise & honor to Jehovah God,
These are all things that will add to my happiness!

My Program:
As of 11/20/2020
SparkCoach Program
with the following books &/or programs:
28-day SPARK Program
Obesity Code
Diabetes Code
The Complete Guide to Intermittent Fasting
Bright Line Eating
R3 Weight Loss Plan

Whole Foods:
Fresh as possible,
Organic if possible.
Eating plan is an individualized form of all the above
Eating meat when I can get organic, grass-fed meats,
Eating wild caught fish,
Using only organic virgin coconut oil & olive oil.

Due to ALLERGY or INTOLERANCE the following foods are restricted or avoided in MY life:
Beef; Blueberries; Chicken; Corn; Dairy; Eggs; Gluten; Mangoes; Peanuts; Potatoes; Sodas; Soy; Sugar; Tomatoes; All Grains.

Lots of Water (80 oz or more)

Intermittent Fasting: 16/8 most days, sometimes 18/6; building towards 1-, 3-, & 5- day water fasts.
Longest sustained fasting period to date: 30 hours

Daily Moving:
SPARK! 10-min/day
Strength training
Build stamina

Personal Information:
60+ mom of six (or so); always busy;
helping others;
going green;
living simply;
working from home;
running own business;
always happy to share!

Other Information:
Ask me :)

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    Be patient. Impatience is only a manifestation of living in the future. However, when you are living in the moment, you create your future. Karen Downing.
    2 days ago
    Have a goal reaching week!
    2 days ago

    Accepting our present life situation is fundamental. Appreciating it is divine. Allison Blankenship

    5 days ago
    Spring is coming! Are you ready to join a Challenge and work on your healthy lifestyle goals? Biggest Loser Group is accepting members for it’s Spring Challenge starting the in March 3. The challenge consists of 10 Teams that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the link below or you can click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my Spark page. Join Biggest Loser Winter Challenge All Teams and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Wait List thread.

    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!"

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    When you remember that you are an infinite being, your day will be filled w/unlimited potential. Gail Lynne Goodwin

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