MRSRIGS1   54,775
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Christmas 2013

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Getting myself under control

My goal is to get my weight, diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure under control!
My goal is to get my weight, diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure under control!

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 Pounds lost: 14.0 

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Member Since: 5/16/2013

SparkPoints: 54,775

Fitness Minutes: 29,441

My Goals:
After my recent health scare, I maintain to:

(1) Take my medicines
(2) Take my glucose at least 3x/week
(3) Begin an exercise regimen
(4) Eat Healthy
(5) Keep a record of foods eaten

(1) I have NOT forgotten to take medicines since I added it to my goals. I am keeping it here as I do not want to slide
(2) Take my glucose daily
(3) I have started an exercise regime and will continue to do so. I began with walking around my block to now walking 8.0-8.3 miles a day. My goal is reaching 10 miles/day before the end of this year
(4) Must cut-down on the processed foods
(5) Track, track, track....

If in the process of maintaining my goals I lose weight, that would be the frosting on my cake!

My Program:
What is my plan!

(1) Make regular visits with my doctor (I will NOT stop going to see her)
(2) Use my meter
(3) Track my routes using SP
(4) Become a better consumer and READ labels
(5) Using SP! It couldn't be any easier
(6) Joining teams on SP such as the STARFISH to encourage, motivate and keep me accountable.

Personal Information:
My first name is Maria. I was born in Central America (Managua, Nicaragua). My mother, very bravely, moved us to the U.S. when I was just a child (4.5 years). I have lived in many towns in Southern California however my favorite is where I landed 3 years ago. I met my husband 4 years ago. Shortly after, we moved in together. We married 2 years ago (in September). I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Ventura! The town and temperatures ARE perfect!

Other Information:
My hobbies include but are not limited to:

Reading, Needlepoint, Crafts, RC airplanes, Hiking, Biking, puzzles, Soduko, entertaining, shopping and interior decorating.

I was injured 6 years ago. Unfortunately, those injuries prevent me from doing many of the things I've enjoyed. My goal is introducing them back into my life!

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Member Comments:
9/18/2014 8:48:26 AM

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Thank you for reading and posting on
my 'Rhythm and Sink' blog. ..(and the
silly Monday blog) .... Have
a great day! ........... Jan.
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9/16/2014 8:17:00 PM

"Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
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Thanks for taking the time to comment on my "Fresh Start" blog. I appreciate the support. Have a wonderful day!

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9/15/2014 5:27:12 PM

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Thank you so much for visiting my “New Beginning” blog!!!! I really appreciate your support!!!

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9/8/2014 7:20:04 AM

Thank you for the goodie. I love flowers! I think you are right that time doesn't heal the loss of a loved one. After awhile I learn to accept my new relationship with them which is memories and talking to them in Heaven. Some deaths are easier to accept than others, but they've all been a process for me and I just give myself time to grieve and come to terms with it.

It's so hard when you are in that position where you are suffering, but can't afford to be without a paycheck. Temping is the way to go when companies won't give you a chance otherwise because then you have a chance to show your worth and like you said, find out if it's a company worth working for. However, it's a tight rope because I don't think either of us can afford to do this for years, but it's good for now. It helps me pay the bills and keep a roof over Caley and my head. My dad helps me out with baby sitting during times when I don't have an affordable option of care for Caley so I'm appreciative of that.

Another day of work which means the money will keep flowing in.

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9/7/2014 1:17:23 PM

Thanks for adding me as a friend; I've added you back! Look forward to sharing progress with you.
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