SUSANELAINE1956   112,112
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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. 1 spinning, 2 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 ...
Spring 5% exercise commitment:
1. 1 spinning, 2 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: 112,112

Fitness Minutes: 61,000

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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KATELJM
5/25/2015 9:16:55 PM

Susan, emoticon for stopping by my blog, "Ch-ch-changes: A Year in Review" and for the goodie. I "borrowed" extensively from you to set up my new member group. I recall vividly how much I treasured those first comments and goodies on my SparkPage! Time to give back!



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COOLMAMA11
5/25/2015 2:31:11 PM

Susan hope George is ok and it doesn't turn out to be food poisoning....I have had that happen to me before, though, just get sick and then all is ok, so let's hope for the best! emoticon



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SWEETNEEY
5/23/2015 12:26:24 PM

Seems like it was just the other day you were in South America. Enjoy your vacation.



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GRANDMASHUNGRY
5/22/2015 11:22:08 PM

Wow, thank you for the great goodie!
Have a wonderful time!
I've got back on track this past week. I hope to see a significant weight loss in the next 12 weeks.










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CAROL_31649731
5/22/2015 3:44:43 PM

Food-for-thought this week:

Diets have a start and a finish, but a lifestyle change will last forever. Imagine yourself where you want to be, and that is where you will go. Being mindful about your eating can help you stay focused on your weight loss plan. As you eat, pay close attention to all your senses. Use your tongue to feel the texture of the food, gauge its temperature, and take a whiff of the aroma. Ask yourself if it is something that is really satisfying your taste buds. Every choice is yours to make!




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