SUSANELAINE1956   172,691
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It's never too late, or too soon, to start. Our granddaughter at 5 months.










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Never Quit Pledge

*Today, I promise I will not quit.
*I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
*I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
*I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
*I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
*I ...
Never Quit Pledge

*Today, I promise I will not quit.
*I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
*I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
*I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
*I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
*I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!


Spring 5% exercise commitment:
1. 2 weight training sessions a week, total 2 hours.
2. 2 yoga sessions and 3 water aerobics classes a week, total 5 hours.
3. Additional 100-200 minutes minimum doing aerobic exercise to include walking, spinning, stationary bike, swimming, or videos.

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. I am trying recently to hand 3 meals and no snacks.


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.

In the past, I've been so hard on myself that I don't maintain a program and give up. For over 6 years now, I have been recognizing that I am making progress. When I'm not perfect, I get back in line. I have also found that having fun is what keeps me trying. I learned that I love taking classes at my gym and meeting new friends. I love participating in teams and challenges on SP.

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 45-120 minutes at a time. I am eating well for the most part, but really need to get better control of 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: 172,691

Fitness Minutes: 86,175

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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Member Comments:
SKCASON
5/3/2016 3:24:05 PM

Yet one more great loss. You are doing a fantastic job, keep it up.



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CAROL_31649731
5/2/2016 5:11:38 PM

Mini-Challenge for this week: “Count Your Blessings”

emoticon emoticon Don’t just count calories, and don't just count your reps … “Count Your Blessings.” Giving thanks can do a lot more than just change your outlook on life. It can also benefit your body, your health, and even the number on the scale. Be thankful of what your body can do, and think of exercise as a gift you’ve been given—rather than a chore. . . and you’ll be more likely to stick with it!




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SOOKIE
4/25/2016 9:30:51 AM

Join me for a little #mondaymotivation

"Take your body for a ride. Do the Monday Mile. Skip the elevator, take the stairs!"

Walking's not your thing … do something for 15 min (= 1 mile). Just move!

Have a healthy and fit week … don't forget to be emoticon !!!

Sookie, WL
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CAROL_31649731
4/24/2016 6:09:42 PM

Susan, what a fantastic NSV .... thanks for sharing that on team! Enjoy wearing that beautiful dress. Well deserved.



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SKCASON
4/24/2016 2:46:36 PM

WOW!!! What a fantastic loss this week. You are rocking this challenge, keep it up.
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