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I got turned around there for awhile and stopped doing the things that I used to do...the things that kept me healthy. You know how it is. Life happens and it can throw some real ugly challenges your way. I went through some pretty tough times, an ugly, long and drawn-out divorce, the death of a child, to mention the worst. I really lost control of a part of my life, gained a lot of weight and began having a variety of health issues.

In the past, I was a fighter. I didn't give up. If someone told me I couldn't, I'd say "Watch me!" When I did all I could until I couldn't do any more, I'd keep on pushing and do more anyway. That was then, before I lost my way. I didn't fall into feeling sorry for myself or anything like that. I was just knocked down so hard that I couldn't seem to get up again. I lost a part of myself back there somewhere.

I always had a hopeful spirit and I don't think I ever lost that, but somehow I think there was a part of me that was just numb, not able to feel. I have always felt that in whatever happens there is a lesson to be learned, a good to come out of it...even with the bad things...especially with the bad. Well, I still believe that and I can see positive aspects of some of my own sorrows. There were lessons and good did come.

Now, after many years, I'm ready to be whole again. I want to feel strong and whole and healthy again. I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready. So, if anybody tells me that I won't be able to make it, I'll just say "Watch me!"

Member Since: 7/31/2010

Fitness Minutes: 26,414

My Goals:
I am working on getting my life back together. I feel like I have been walking around in a fog for awhile and now the fog has lifted and I can feel the sun on my face.

My Program:
I go to the gym on my way to work 5 days a week. I do 35 minutes on the elliptical every day and weight training every Mon, Wed, and Friday for another 30 minutes. I try to Eat Clean and am pretty good at it.

Personal Information:
I live in Virginia. I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I still work, but have also started a photography business that is part-time.

Other Information:
Besides photography, I love to read, enjoy scrapbooking when I have the time, and spend time with my children and grandchildren.

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  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.

    Much success to you on your journey!

    2054 days ago
  • v MEGRYAN0131
    Hi Linda Lee,

    Thanks a ton for your comment on my blog the other day! It means a lot when people take the time to comment. I really appreciate you.
    3574 days ago
    Thanks for checking in with me. I don't "get around" on SP quite as much as I once did. The older I get, the faster times goes, and the slower I get. Hmmmmm....

    Hope you had a grand day.
    3575 days ago
    Hello Linda: My computer jammed up and could not add to my comments, but, it's ok today. And yes, I've been on the probiotics for some time now, I believe you left comments on them some months ago and I've been doing them pretty intensely. Yes, it is amazing, but, the probiotics really help my stomach. I now can digest non-fat vanilla yogurt. I've been cheating and adding instant coffee and Xylitol to it. But, only in the morning and not very often. But, it has probiotics too and seems to be ok on my stomach these days. My holistic doctor says Xylitol is the only sweetener that is safe. I don't have it very often. I am now able to also have about 2 servings of fruit per day in the early day. I have the most luck with cooked grains which I have been mixing up, but, the main one is Quinoa. Thanks to kind people like you who have been sharing information, and many others on this site, I've been getting much progress with my GERD. So, thank you so kindly again. Much gratitude for your sharing of information. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3591 days ago
    Hello Linda Lee: Thank you so much for your comment on my blog on GERD. I was wondering what digestive enzymes you take? I take 2 omegazymes and 2 Betaine HCL with each meal. It really helps me too. I found another product called something like solid gold digestive enzymes and they help in a pinch when I run out of the Omegazymes. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog. emoticon
    3592 days ago
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