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Six years ago I was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis. It is an autoimmune disorder that effects the connective tissues in the muscles. I have packed on the poundage from steroids and a complete sedentary lifestyle. I finally have the disease in remission and knew I had to get myself healthier so if I have a flare again I will live through it. I want to be able to just go shopping without being exhausted. This is due to the disease as well as all of the extra weight I have put on. My muscles are in a weakened state and being fat isn''t helping the situation. I began my lifestyle change in July. December is here and.life goes on. We are on vacation and my physical struggles continue. I am still trying to make smart choices and.just be able to move but this disease zaps me both physically and emotionally but I''m not giving up. No I''m not.

Member Since: 11/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 12,332

My Goals:
My goal is to be a normal weight. I don't know what that is to me personally, but according to the insurance chart it is much smaller then I will or want to be. I do know I want to be a "healthy" weight so my goal at this point is to lose about 50-60 more pounds. Baby Steps..Weekly goal 2-4lbs a week.

My Program:
Trying to eat a balanced meal. Eliminating all sweets!! drinking water and decaf coffee and occ. tea. Moving, moving, moving more then I used too. Increasing my protein intake as well.

Personal Information:
I am married with 5 girls and 6 grandchildren. My husband and I attend church regularly and we like to travel and go hunting.

Other Information:
It is better to remain silent and thought a fool, then to speak and remove all doubt.

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    Welcome to Funny I Don't Feel 50 or 60, It's All Good.
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    3784 days ago
    thanks for your response to my crazy neighbor blog.
    I posted the note asking everyone to please close the door on the SECURITY door itself (not to attack anyone directly), but the three garbage bags were hers, so I left it on the open bag of used cat litter. It stunk. She didn't even have the decency to put it in a closed garbage bag.

    I've tried having conversations with her before and she gets confrontational. When she first started using a rock to prop the security door open while she took her 'walks', I asked her to move the rock over to the side when not in use so that no one would trip over it. Her reply was that it was my problem. I should Just look for it and step over it .

    I'll contact management and let them deal with her if it continues. I think she has a mental problem.

    3787 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. You are AWESOME!!!

    3788 days ago
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    Thanks for responding to my blog. I viewed your page and I was inspired by you. You have done so much work to get you where you are today! Congratulations on all of the hard work you do. Im sure your body is thanking you for it.

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    3792 days ago
    Oh wow. Do I know about auto-immune diseases and weight from steroids.

    I have multiple sclerosis, and, have also packed on the pounds from steroids. I generally have one or more MS flare a year, and take a 5-day course of 1000 mg of steroids, followed by a taper. Gain weight every time.

    ~ Faith
    3794 days ago
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