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So where is Sharon???

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On my three year anniversary here on Sparkpeople, I thought I would just take the time to check-in. First thanks to everyone who stopped by to wish me well, say HI, or leave goodies. Thanks, thanks, thanks.

To catch everyone up, I had a rough time after my shoulder surgery. Did PT, massage, etc. but still was in pain. went off to see an acupuncturist figuring... what could it hurt. Well, I found out that I had muscle trigger points up and down my shoulder and into my neck that were causing most of my pain. I am happy to say that even though I have not total range of motion, at least I am pretty much pain-free now. WOOHOO! I love my acupuncturist and I consider her a miracle worker. Now trying to get rid of the pain in my hip. It sucks to get old.

During all this I went back to my main way of dealing with pain and frustration.... eating. I was planning on asking my acupuncturist for help with this issue too since she is also a certified diabetes educator and nutritionist..... one stop shopping for me. When talking to her.... and I really don't know why but I asked her to help me with my "food addictions". I had never used that term before but I have always felt that for certain foods, I could never just eat one. Once started, it was a full out binge. She suggested I go to a food addicts group which I did starting in April.

This group is a 12-step type group that admits we are powerless over flour and sugar. I felt like I had arrived home.... for so long I have known that something was going on but just not sure what it was with my eating. Now I know and have an answer. I have been off flour and sugar since April and call my sponsor daily with my food plan for the next day. So far so good.... I found out it was not so hard after all to give up sugar and flour. I eat lots of fresh fruits, vegs, etc. so feel very healthy!

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So that is what is happening in my life right now. Hope everyone is doing great out there in Sparkland!!!

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    It sounds like life got in your way. It is good to hear from you. You always have such spunk and optimism. I'm glad that you found some ways to deal with your pain that give you relief. It makes the quality of your life so much better.

    Have a great 3rd Sparkversary.
    3690 days ago
    Happy 3rd Sparkversary!
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    3690 days ago
    I've heard great things about acupuncture and wish we had one here.

    I am so glad your pain is better and your diet as well. You have come a long way.

    I've missed you. Keep in touch.
    3690 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    Good to hear from you! Glad the acupuncturist has helped so much and that you are "back on track" again!
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    3690 days ago
    Hello stranger! Glad to know you are back on track but sorry to hear you've had such a rough time. You'll win and you know you will! Didn't make it out east in March but plan to in 2012.
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    3690 days ago
    Great to hear from you!
    3690 days ago
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