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updated 10/19.
Like many here, my weight history has been a gain/lose story. Now, I'm not the heaviest I've ever been...but still very far from where I want to be. Much of my weight was gained while on steroids. I have about 100 lbs to lose but would be thrilled with 20. I think that will be my next goal.

I have two forms of autoimmune arthritis which is a very different story from the arthritis most people think of when they hear the word.. I am almost housebound due to it.. spending 99% of the day either in bed or in my power recliner. I've had many surgeries and need many more. So keeping physically active will be difficult. But I'm determined to try to move as much as possible.

I love the Lord Jesus and am active in my church's prayer ministry. Praying is the one thing I can do that doesn't hurt!!! Although I had to give up kneeling. :)

I am grateful for a few Sparkfriends who have stuck by me in friendship even when I'd wandered from SparkPeople. You know who you are and I thank you!!

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It's been a long and bumpy ride. I've been a member of Spark People since 2009....initially lost 70 pounds which later after many encounters with IV Steroids, I regained all of the weight I'd lost. Then I tried Dr Fuhrman's method of eating ...and I lost 25 pounds. Then enter more IV steroids and I've regained 10 of the 25 lost. My husband and I felt so much better on the Eat to LIve program ( Dr Fuhrman's book) and we had a very bad lapse in our diet .

Now I'm back to a regular vegetarian diet with very limited dairy....and am once again, tracking on SP. I WILL GET THIS DONE.


Member Since: 1/15/2010

My Goals:
To lose 20 lbs.
To find ways to regain some lost strength.
To laugh more.
To help more than I am helped.



My Program:
I will try to make more of my meals rather than resorting to frozen meals ...This is hard because of pain . But If i DO eat frozen, I want to try to stick to the healthy brands ...Those limited portions are helpful.

I will try to drink more water and make the diet soda a rare treat.

I will limit my night time eating. That will probably also help me to sleep better

To try to get adequate sleep.

To blog and to talk to friends in order to be held accountable and also to receive encouragement..

Will attempt some gentle stretching and also some strength work focusing on my core.



Personal Information:
I suffer from a debilitating form of a Rheumatic AutoImmune Disease (PsA)as well as RA and SJ (Sjogrens's Syndrome) and Glaucoma and have had 7 major joint replacement surgeries thus far, with 3 more pending

I love the Lord Jesus and wish to live a life of moderation and restraint.

I hope to begin to simplify my life. Shedding excess things and getting down to what really matters


Other Information:
I'm looking for ways to continue my creative output despite physical limitation.
I have kept a blog since 2009 and have had 200,000 visitors. It is my "opus magnus"

In September,`14 my first book, a memoir, was published--that was a dream for years and now is a reality.




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  • v POSITIVEHOPE
    You asked for some easy and creative meals and snacks. I have severe asthma and have days when my level energy is really low.

    My DD who also has severe asthma explains it as spoons in a cup. You start out the day with a certain number of spoons. The exact number of spoons is determined by your physical issues and changes daily. You use spoons during the day for things like showering, getting dressed etc. when you run out of spoons you need to go lie down.

    On low spoons days, I need to limit activity. These are meals that I turn to on low spoon days.

    Breakfast.
    Overnight oats. Portion ingredients out per pkg. in a deep container. Let it sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, just nuke and eat. Add ins like sugar substitute and milk optional. I eat 2 fried eggs with my oats. Repeat for the next day.
    Lunch
    Soup and 1/2 sandwich add salad if you have the spoons to make it.
    Dinner
    Chicken baked over carrots, cubed potatoes, onions and mushrooms tossed with 2 tsp oil, poultry seasoning salt and pepper. Bake at 400F for 1 hr. Make this in the morning, let it sit in the fridge all day then bake at dinner time. Veggies will exude water and when water evaporates it’s done.
    Snack
    Baked apple in chunks with sugar substitute 1 Tbsp water. Bake it with the chicken. Can be eaten hot or cold.

    Hope you find these helpful.

    3 days ago
  • v no profile image TWIGBISKIT5
    Thank you for your comments on my feed this morning 👍. Happy Thanksgiving and have a blessed day 🙏 😇.
    7 days ago
  • v POSITIVEHOPE
    Sorry to read that you are going through such a difficult time. Your faith will help carry you through this situation and you will find His hand in yours.

    I will lift your name in prayer.
    14 days ago
  • v POSITIVEHOPE
    I reread my comment on your blog and realized it didn’t convey my thoughts. I totally realize your limitations are much greater than mine were. I hope you read my comments as only saying overcoming an adverse situation can often be done in unexpected ways. I pray that you find ways to improve your mobility.
    20 days ago
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    24 days ago
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