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Me! 40 pounds gone! But I need to start over and do it again!



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    Aw, thanks for the Spark Goodie, Tammie! Things are getting a little better, phew! :) Also, I totally didn't see the note about your husband until just now -- sorry I didn't acknowledge that sooner! That's great that he's doing better, even if some of it is by osmosis! :) My paternal side of the family (my dad, and everyone related to him) has a very consistent set of health risks (including diabetes), and similar to what you wrote, most everyone has chosen a lifestyle to fight back those risks and yet we all retain the same round, hobbit-like body shape! We are all living proof that you can get tons of exercise (my 70 year old, spherical dad is a lifelong jogger!), make really healthy food choices, create great bp and heart rates, and still be round. Sigh. emoticon
    2063 days ago
    Thanks for your question, Puffpastry! My husband was hospitalized for four days last May, due to an irregular heartbeat. While he was there, they spoke to him about getting his diabetes under control, and they put him on a 1800 calories a day diet. That's when I knew I had to do something to help him. I went on line and looked at WW, Nutri-System, and then I found SP! I decided to try it out for a few days first, and I was hooked. Then I introduced it to my husband, but he didn't join me. So Plan B: I decided that I would stick with the program. From then on, only healthy meals and snacks in our home. While he's on "my watch" he has to make good, healthy choices! The good news / bad news: he hasn't lost any weight, but his blood work and other numbers are better than they've ever been! I am hoping that one day it will click, and he'll start making good choices AND try exercising, too! In the meantime, I'll keep setting the good example! : )
    2095 days ago
    So, Tamatos, I have a question. Your little intro section talks about your husband having a heart attack...how is HE now? Did he start doing SP also, or what did he do in the way of lifestyle and health changes? Inquiring minds want to know! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2112 days ago
    Awesome job on the bike riding! I had to laugh, because I do the same thing when conquering a hill on my runs. I just put my head down and the road looks flat. It's amazing how psychologically defeating our minds can be when we look at those hills. Let me know if you are going to try the 40/30/30. I found it nearly impossible and know it is not something I could incorporate into a permanent lifestyle change for me. I want to reach my goal in a manner that I can maintain for life.
    2170 days ago
    Thanks for the note, Tamatos! I'm so glad there are a few people on SP who don't read my attempts at humor and say "Huh?!" Is it okay if I add you as a friend? emoticon
    2182 days ago
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