SUSANELAINE1956   103,736
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November 2013 after T-day dinner - With my son, grandpuppy, and husband










George and I are going in for a swim. Falkland Islands, March 2014



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Becoming healthier and happier

Spring 5% exercise commitment:
1. 3 water aerobics classes a week, total 3 hours. MWF
2. 2 yoga sessions a week, total 2 hours. MF
3. 3 TnT/ST sessions a week
4. Additional 200 minutes minimum doing aerobic exercise to include walking, stationary bike, swimming, or videos. TWThSatSun
5. When out of town, increasing walking to make up for missed classes.

Nutrition Plan:
I track all my meals and snacks daily, aiming for low carb/ high ...
Spring 5% exercise commitment:
1. 3 water aerobics classes a week, total 3 hours. MWF
2. 2 yoga sessions a week, total 2 hours. MF
3. 3 TnT/ST sessions a week
4. Additional 200 minutes minimum doing aerobic exercise to include walking, stationary bike, swimming, or videos. TWThSatSun
5. When out of town, increasing walking to make up for missed classes.

Nutrition Plan:
I track all my meals and snacks daily, aiming for low carb/ high fiber (net carbs less than 100 grams), low sodium (1500-1800 mg), and 1200-1600 calories. I make at least one new recipe each week to keep things varied and interesting. I try to keep only healthy food in the house, but sometimes my husband will insist on having goodies. I am working at improving my willpower.


Improving my health is most important to me. I have a few serious issues I am dealing with, and I'm finding that SparkPeople is the right tool for me to deal with these issues in a healthy way.

One of my favorite sayings: You don't have to be perfect in order to be successful. ~Anonymous In the past, I've been so hard on myself that I don't maintain a program and give up. For over 3 years now, I have been recognizing that I am making progress. When I'm not perfect, I get back in line.

Since starting with SP in July 2012, I've brought my blood sugar and blood pressure down dramatically, with both numbers being in the healthy range now. I am exercising 6 times a week, for 45-90 minutes at a time. I am eating well for the most part, but really need to get better control of night snacking. I am finally sleeping well. I am feeling better and more hopeful than I have in a long time.



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Member Since: 7/28/2012

SparkPoints: 103,736

Fitness Minutes: 57,265

My Goals:
Control my blood sugar
Healthy blood pressure readings
More energy
Happier outlook for future
Achieve a healthy weight

My Program:
Tracking daily meal plans
Exercising at least 5 times a week
Daily blood sugar and blood pressure readings
Read articles, especially about motivation


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CEIL46
3/28/2015 4:55:23 PM

How is your day going? Are you feeling strong about the dinner tonight. Birthday cake usually isn't all that tasty, and you'll feel so much better if you avoid it. You can do it.

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FORGETCHOCOLATE
3/27/2015 11:00:56 AM

Wow, that sounds like a good day indeed! Enjoy and congrats! emoticon



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FORGETCHOCOLATE
3/27/2015 9:48:11 AM

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Hope you're having a marvellous Friday! :) emoticon



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SWEETNEEY
3/27/2015 5:47:53 AM

Sometime you apply the lesson & sometimes you get a fail. Hope you're doing well-



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MYTHMYTH
3/26/2015 9:49:57 AM

I signed up for the starfish in the spring challenge - not for any particular reason - other than I like starfish. Wish I had known that you were doing it - I would have picked the same team.



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