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Have been away from SparkPeople for about 2 years. During that time I moved to another state, had health issues, and supported my husband who had stage 4 cancer. He fought hard and is now a cancer survivor. I am an emotional eater and my poison is sweets. I gained lots of weight as I ate but didn’t exercise. It’s time to get back to practicing healthy habits and taking care of me a little of each day.

Goals

1. Use portion control
2. Increase movement
3. Talk positively to myself at least one time a day
4. Establish a regular wake/sleep routine
5. Do 10+ minutes of exercise daily — stairs, walk, cleaning, PT
6. Drink lots of water
7. Continue to trust my God to help me get through the hard parts
8. Ultimate goal is to lose about 95 pounds.

I am a retired registered nurse. Forced to retire due to a back injury. I'm a walking orthopedic miracle — metal rods, joints, etc. I don't heal easily or quickly. After the back injury, I fought hard for almost 3 years to get the mobility I have.

Hubby learned to cook when I couldn't physically do anything but it was mostly frozen meals. We are getting away from that type of food as much as we can. I can't stand over a stove all day so we are having fun cooking together. I love fresh food with lots of flavors, especially southern and midwestern foods. No fancy ingredients or difficult recipes.

Of course, I have metabolic syndrome, plus some more conditions, and take medications that interfere with weight loss. I've tried losing weight for so long but kept slipping back.

I don't want a diet. I want healthy practices to become a way of life and not a short-term solution. I am changing my emotional relationship with food. It's not my friend. My ultimate goal - I really just want to drop some medications, be healthier, and hope to increase mobility while decreasing chronic pain.

I am blessed as I have a loving husband who treats me like a queen. He really does. Our children and 6 grandkids enjoy our company so we love spending time with them. God has blessed us with a close-knit family and I am forever grateful for that.

I vary in my activities depending on pain issues. I enjoy puzzles of all kinds from hidden objects, riddles, jigsaw, to word games. I crochet at times, want to start quilting again, read, watch a lot of TV (nothing else to do when I can't get around), and surf the internet. I play on the couch with my dogs.

We have 3 mini Dachshunds and a German Shepherd. They are a lot of fun.

We have lived and traveled across the USA and in Europe so have wonderful memories of crazy times and daredevil activities as I liked danger when I was younger. Miss my disco days. My husband and I have always had great philosophical discussions. We are interested in world issues, politics, nature, and are still dating each other.

I utilize Apple computer software MacGourmet Deluxe to store recipes, meal plans and to create shopping lists. It also has nutritional counts. Anyone else use that software on a Mac? I haven't been using it for a long spell. Just not interested in thinking of food every day.

I welcome everyone to be friends with me. This is a tough journey to do alone. I used to spend most of my day on Spark but really need to just work on making menus and getting in some exercise. I will check into SparkPeople often to see how everyone is doing.


Member Since: 2/5/2017

My Goals:
Get off medications
Reduce health conditions
Lose 95 pounds
Gain mobility
Control PTSD symptoms


My Program:
Easy to fix meals for 1-2 people as we are empty nesters
Eat more veggies & fruit
Drink more water



Personal Information:
Married, two kids, 6 grandkids - aged 3 to 24 years old, retired hospital nurse, love animals and have 3 Dachshunds and one German Shepherd dog. I sometimes crochet, read forensic science, biographies, and historical books. I collect cookbooks, crochet patterns, Dachshund and German Shepherd items.


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  • v BEACHCOMBER16
    Hi! If you go to your account and hit community. Click that you want to edit your page. You can then go to teams and click the team you want to get rid of. Scroll all the way to the bottom of that page and there is a place you can click over on the left side to remove it. Save your changes. I am not really great at explaining, much better at exploring. LOL I hope this helps.
    1551 days ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    emoticon much for adding me as a friend !....Happy sparking and hope to stay in contact. .....have a great weekend!
    1552 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    My hubby lived outside of Gardiner, Montana, outside of Yellowstone and he lived on the side of a mountain and worked the upper ranch as a ranch hand. Way too isolated for me. I like peace and quiet but not isolation. Too much like Alaska. Not into being off the grid. LOL.
    1552 days ago
  • v JOANN562
    Hello & Thank you for adding me as a friend =)
    I have been a 'junk food' vegan 95% of the time for the past year.
    The Eat To Live mindset is pretty much the same as the Engine2 one.
    Since doing a E2 7 day challenge (a bit stricter vegan/whole food with no tofu, processed food, seeds, nuts (except a handful of walnuts), no coconut products, non-dairy milks only for recipes or to wet cereal & no oils of any kind ...for only 7 days!) OMG...I am SOLD.
    It sounds crazy, but I felt amazing within a couple of days. The hardest part was figuring out what I liked to eat this way... I do like produce, so it wasn't too hard. It is just a lifestyle change getting used to not having meat substitutes. Sorry if I sound preachy, LOL. I just love it & wish everyone would seriously try. They have a facebook group that is very active with people sharing recipes & success stories...& lots of newbies that everyone steps up to help. emoticon
    1553 days ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    Thank you for your comment on my blog ......."Be Unstoppable!" ... emoticon . I appreciate you taking the time to read ...(I saw you have limitations ... just do what you
    are able and I hope things improve for you!

    1553 days ago
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