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Greetings!

I'm a beautiful woman as I am right now - I am a beautiful woman who knows she can be healthier and that's what this is about for me.

I am married to a man who still makes my heart skip a beat after 18 years together. We have created two passionate boys whom I want to be around for as long as possible; though the teen years are proving to be a little trying. ;-)

In October 2012 I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and a lupus variant called mixed connective tissue disease. The RA still seems to affect me more days than the MCTD does but for the most part, more often than not I feel 90% normal thanks to working with my Rheumatologist, stubbornness, and positive thinking.

Being a #spoonie isn't easy, but there is so much support from each other it is a true blessing indeed! Want to know what a #spoonie is read "The Spoon Theory" by Christine Miserandino here: http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles
/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/

From February 2012 - November 2012 I went back to school and earned my Massage Therapy License (yes I was diagnosed during school). I am proud of myself for having completed the program with the different honors I earned including Valedictorian.

I love being a Massage Therapist, a Reiki Practitioner, and a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist. My next goal is to be certified in Hospice Massage. Both young/ill kids and dying are underserved areas and working with both would still be easy on my body.

When I first joined SparkPeople in May 2011, I lost 20+ pounds. I am proud of myself for that. Sadly I have put all of that back on and a bit more, but I did it once and I know I can do it again. I recently re-watched a video that really reminded me that excuses are weak and that I AM STRONG. Here's a link to the video if you want to watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU0BzZlwU4o
&feature=youtu.be

Now I have come back around to SparkPeople and I will go back to setting monthly goals for myself to reach and if other family and friends want to join me they are more than welcome to.

Follow along with me on my weight loss adventure if you want to. If you don't thanks for stopping by and may you be blessed in your life.

In Gratitude, Love & Light,
Chrissi


Member Since: 5/5/2011

Fitness Minutes: 55,585

My Goals:
* To continue listening to my body and be stronger than the RA and the MCTD

* To slowly get back to my 5K training - oh how I miss running/jogging!

* To find the best me I can be and be her!


My Program:
My program consists of:

* being more mindful of what I eat

* being more mindful of how much I eat

* being more mindful of what and when I eat

* drinking more water

* exercising for at least 30 minutes each day

* reading & working through "The Writing Diet: Write Yourself Right-Size" by Julia Cameron

* reading & working through "A Course In Weight Loss" by Marianne Williamson

* restarting & finishing "The Spark



Personal Information:
I am a strong, healthy, whole daughter, wife, mom, Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, Angel Card Reader, and Oracle Card Reader. I will become stronger, healthier and more connected to myself with every passing day.


Other Information:
Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going.
~ Jim Ryun
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People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing -
that's why it's recommended daily.
~Zig Ziglar
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Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water.
Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash.
Be water, my friend.
~ Bruce Lee
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To sweat means you... have passion... are determined... are fearless... are changing... are unstoppable!
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  • v KALANTHA
    emoticon "Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil." (John Ruskin)

    Wishing you well in the week ahead!

    Kathy

    2579 days ago
  • v KALANTHA
    emoticon Hope your day is filled with a hundred shades of "HAPPY"!

    Kathy
    2583 days ago
  • v GENKI_WARRIOR
    Congrats on your weight loss and completing massage therapy school despite your diagnosis! I'm also a massage therapist, though I'm not currently practicing (I injured my shoulder during "clinicals" at school, and massage work has irritated it ever since). I've been keeping my license up because it feels good to have something to fall back on.
    Anyway!!--I'm motivated by your positive attitude and determination! Thank you!!!
    -Robin
    2802 days ago
  • v ZENCUBED
    Thanks for the sweet bear hug. Glad the sunshine I sent brought you some cheer. Hope today is kinder to you than yesterday.

    Sparkle on ;)
    ~Shana
    2830 days ago
  • v ZENCUBED
    I'm new to SparkPeople and really enjoyed your page. I felt moved to send you some "sunshine"... and add you as a new Spark Friend :-)
    2831 days ago
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