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I'm finally here.

My initial goal is to get below 200 pounds before I turn 61; from there I'll figure out my next goal. My nephrologist (she treats my high blood pressure and proteinuria) recommended SparkPeople two years ago to help me lose weight, and it's taken me this long to get here. I realize I didn't entirely waste that two years. During that time I cleaned up my kitchen and diet -- no junk, all whole grains, organic, lots of fruit and veggies, and less meat. SP is ...
I'm finally here.

My initial goal is to get below 200 pounds before I turn 61; from there I'll figure out my next goal. My nephrologist (she treats my high blood pressure and proteinuria) recommended SparkPeople two years ago to help me lose weight, and it's taken me this long to get here. I realize I didn't entirely waste that two years. During that time I cleaned up my kitchen and diet -- no junk, all whole grains, organic, lots of fruit and veggies, and less meat. SP is helping me to take it to the next level, which includes overcoming a sedentary lifestyle. I love the community aspect.



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ELVISINTHEHOUSE EARNED: 25 POINTS FOR SPINNING THE BONUS WHEEL
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Member Since: 4/24/2013

SparkPoints: 12,313

Fitness Minutes: 2,952

My Goals:
By losing weight I can (hopefully) cut back on the amount of medication I need to take, which means I'll less side effects to deal with--that translates to feeling better and having more energy. Yay! More energy and weighing less means better mobility -- and a better quality of life.

My Program:
I'm exercising regularly for the first time in twenty years! I'm also learning portion control and consistently planning my meals. I consider that conscious eating rather than mindless eating.

Personal Information:
I am 60 years old. Twenty years ago I had two brain tumors that were successfully removed, but left me with limited mobility on my left side and a focal motor seizure condition that requires heavy duty meditation to keep under control. When I turned 60 this year, I realized I had to become proactive in improving my quality of life -- to lose weight and get moving.

Other Information:
I love reading, all kinds of music, hanging out with people who "think", and figuring out how to make healthy food taste good. If I were trapped on a desert island and could (magically) receive one TV station I would want it to be PBS.

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CAT-IN-CJ
7/23/2014 11:04:21 AM

Just because you are struggling does not mean you are failing. Every great success requires some kind of struggle to get there. Opportunity always comes with opposition. HANG IN THERE. unknown

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LTURSS
7/17/2014 3:00:46 PM

Sorry I'm just getting back to you now! I somehow didn't see your comment on my page!
Why were you away as well? Thanks so much for the well wishes. You're right, knee injuries sure are tough. It's been hard but it's finally feeling better and I'm ready to forget about it and move on!
Best of luck to you!



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JUMPINJULIE
7/17/2014 2:35:41 AM

Just wanted to say hi and I hope your having a great week. emoticon



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CAT-IN-CJ
6/27/2014 10:17:26 AM

Thanks for the sweet chocolate goodie! Yes, chocolate always makes me feel better . . . and hearing from you is icing on the cake!





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LINDAK25
6/27/2014 12:44:36 AM

Oh, thanks for sharing the wealth. I loved my Spark Goodie dinner. What a treat!

Linda



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