SUSANELAINE1956   116,886
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November 2013 after T-day dinner - With my son, grandpuppy, and husband










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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: 116,886

Fitness Minutes: 62,510

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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KATIE5668
6/28/2015 12:27:06 AM

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glad to read you are back on track..and no doubt the team helps so much!

We can do it..if we will do it ..but we must believe that we can do it...kind of a circular thinking..but that is what makes it work. ..

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FATFREE2015
6/27/2015 1:52:01 PM

Thanks for reading my blog and for the encouragement! I track my progress every week on Sunday with my weight and measurements in my fitness journal. It is definitely fun watching the progress :). Good luck with your goals!!!



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WINDYCITYCYNDEE
6/26/2015 12:25:55 PM

Have a great last week of June, emoticon Susan!



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COOLMAMA11
6/26/2015 5:51:17 AM

Hi Susan, just a little note to let you know how much I appreciate your friendship here on Spark, and all the support you have given me along the way , it is so nice to call you "friend!"





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CRUISEGAL55
6/25/2015 2:24:41 PM

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“The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.” ~Al Neuharth

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WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

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