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Seventh verse, same as the first....

Which is why I am still fat. And I have no one to blame except me. I am fat because I continue to eat unhealthy food items, and I do not exercise enough. Food is a reward, friend, punishment, comforter, slow suicide....all of the above!

This year I have had 2 major cervical spine surgeries within 6 months of this year. I have had enough steroids to disqualify a racehorse from Belmont. My body lacks a thyroid gland from previous treatment for severe thyroid disease, so I take pills to replace that very important gland. I have serious adrenal fatigue and take meds for that, too. My body is 45 years old and I feel like I am 80. I am excited that since my neck was fixed that I can now hold onto a coffee cup with either hand and walk without a walker or a cane now, too.

Here's to progress is in the making! I've now had 10 spine surgeries, and I am "surgeried out!" I want to become as healthy as I possibly can!

OH yeah...I also have a whole lot of food allergies: wheat, barley, rye, and corn; potatoes, tomatoes, peppers--aka, the "nightshades," as well as eggs, tree nuts, and dairy. Spark's diet does not apply to me. I get sick from it, so, I'm "free-lancing." I will eat what works for me and track it and ignore the warnings that "I'm not eating right." Phooey!

On February 28, 2013, I turn 46. I want to get there far smaller than I am, now.

My biggest challenge is believing that I can do this. I see myself now as a "fat person." What would it mean to me if I were healthy again? Why does that concept even frighten me? How do I break up with my lover, food?

I have changed my username a lot since I originally started. "RECON-AMY" is short for "reconstructuring Amy...." which is all there is left to do! Nope. Not a word. Until now. It's my word!

I am not giving up or giving in, so yes, I will give this ALL I got! I will blog, track, exercise (walking is what I can do), and drink the living water!

Member Since: 9/3/2011

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  • v JAZZID
    Hi, just stopping by to check on you. are you still on the team?.... we started a 21 day primal challenge Sunday, but it's not too late to join in.

    Did you purchase the book, The Primal Blueprint? I hope all is well with you, stop by when you get a chance and let me know how you are doing.

    Enjoy your evening. ~ Dee emoticon
    2913 days ago
  • v JAZZID
    Hi there, day 1 of the 21 day challenge. I have up a thread for us to post our daily summaries if you are interested. Click on the link below:

    Good luck!... I hope to see you on the thread emoticon ~ Dee
    2917 days ago
    Amy girl, How ya doin? Miss you! Let me know what's up so I can agree with you in prayer okay? Love Ya!

    3029 days ago
    You can do this Amy. Dont give up! I know there are times when it just seems pointless but its Not. Lord please be with Amy and encourage her. Help her to find what the eating plan that works for her body and help her just change one thing at a time. Thank you Lord for never giving up on us even when we lose hope and are totally frustrated. God you are good ALL the time ! Amen

    I've been at my Moms since Monday and haven't had a chance to get on Spark all week. My family usually hosts a big Fourth of July Celebration. My mom has been sick so my kids and I went to help her clean house, cook and get ready. It was good but my allergies started up very bad and now my asthma has kicked in too and feels like I'm getting a chest infection.... (boo) When I got to my moms she was really sick so I took her to urgent care. She had a kidney infection. Then yesterday she woke up with so much pain she was in tears. Took her to the ER and they think she may have shingles coming on. It's so frustrating as she has had one thing after another for a year!

    On another note, I ate too much good food while there but an confident I will lose quickly what i gained due to calorie cycling.
    3032 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/6/2012 10:48:58 AM
    Hey Amy Girl, Hope you are having a terrific day! You are the best! Thank you so much for my gift card! emoticon
    3060 days ago