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Well, I still mean it. Two years later, I have regained the weight lost, went back to the old food ways-eating emotionally, whatever suits my mood. Joints aching, belly bloated once again. The new revalation, 8 weeks of gluten-free, sugar free eating and I am down two pant sizes. The hard part of course is maintaining that eating plan. Christmas is behind us now, the sweets are done, damages were minimal, but it's been confirmed. Sugar increases the aches in my joints as well as setting me off on eating more of it. The gluten thing just causes me physical pain, eating it bloats me up, creates gastric distress and overall, just really isn't it worth it. So I'm off on doing my journey differently, as much as I possibly can. I'm learning new ways to make food tasty without added sugars and wheat, give myself treats and support this way of eating, not focusing on the weight, but on how food makes my body feel. It's a learning process...

Member Since: 1/25/2010

Fitness Minutes: 31,019

My Goals:
To lose 23 lbs and truly change my behavior with food for good. To exercise daily. This is a lifetime goal, still a good one, but one I am realizing won't go away. To find something joyful in my life every single day.

My Program:
No more computer solitaire. It's like drinking to get numb for me. Track everything I eat. Make my diet whole foods, get my sugar from fruit and not from the box. Walk every day.
No matter what.

Personal Information:
I live in Hollister, a small town in a beautiful valley in Central California. I am an empty nester, my 82 year old mother with dementia lives 3 blocks from me in a nursing home and my adult daughter is a pre-school teacher at a local child development center. My husband and I are rediscovering each other. I am still job/work hunting after a lay-off 11 1/2 mos ago.

Other Information:
I want you to be happy,
to laugh, smile and rejoice in order that others may be made happy by you.

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  • v THATGIRL07
    Hear you have joined our awesome Challenge! Our mantra, one day at a time, lol. May all our challenges be overcome! Happy healthy journey to you! emoticon
    2746 days ago
  • v BUGGYS
    Glad you're on board with the new challenge!!! emoticon
    2748 days ago
  • v KIMS51
    Hi! I came back to the site about a month ago after gaining back all of the weight I lost last time. emoticon We were sparkfriends on my last go round and I was just checking out to see who was still here. I finally had both my hips replaced with artificial joints and then hung around on the couch too long. Dumb of me! Good to see you here too and sounds like you are getting it back on track too. I guess we fall down and we just have to get back up. Good luck to you and thanks for sharing! Kim
    2821 days ago
  • v DEBRITA01
    Thinking of you and wishing you a Happy Mother's Day...Enjoy!
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    2926 days ago
  • v SHAWWB
    I agree with you on the visualization. If you can see it you can do it. It is the right hip and surgery is Monday. Anything good thoughts you can send do it. I'm know it will be good and I can't wait to be out of pain.

    Thanks for the good wishes.
    2942 days ago
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