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I view my struggle with food as a unique opportunity to learn about the intensity with which I want to live my life. I no longer want to criticize or berate myself for my conflict with food, but accept that I nurtured myself in the best way that I knew of at the time with the tools I was given. Now that I am aware of the consequences and my behavior patterns, I am gradually letting go of my old ways of coping and allowing myself to explore new, healthy ways to meet my needs, both emotionally and physically. I accept my past as I learn better ways to nurture myself. I use the butterfly to illustrate my desires to emerge from my cocoon ( my overweight self) to a beautiful butterfly (myself at my healthy weight.). Once I reach my destination I will experience a sense of freedom from what has been holding me back. (Flying on my own set of wings.)

Member Since: 12/29/2007

My Goals:
My goals are to do my best and to never give up. I am going to do my best to stay within my calorie range set by SparkPeople and to take more of an active part in my treatment program for Pulmonary Hypertension. I am going to limit my sodium intake to below 2,000 mg. and preferably stay closer to 1,500 mg.

My Program:
To try and eat foods as close to their natural state as I can. To limit my sodium intake to around 1,500 mg. and to stay within my calorie ranges set by SparkPeople.

Personal Information:
I have been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and my prognosis isn't very good, although I am a survivor and am going to do my best to prolong my journey here on earth. I am also the proud mother of two wonderful children. I am also a proud grandmother of three granddaughters ( two of them are twins) and a grandson. I love them all with all of my heart.

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I will do what I need to do, in order to do what I want to do. - Jason Anderson

No one is a failure who keeps trying.

From small beginnings come great things.
-Anonymous Proverb

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.-
Lao Tzu

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
-Anonymous saying

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