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I have come a very long way from 226 pounds and 10+ repeated major weight loss attempts. After over 3 years on this site I wasted down in size... my lifestyle has been no match against high blood cholesterol, which is hereditary; I also have low blood pressure ...

I did not ask for any of of a whole bunch of chronic diseases (relatively expensive to manage well, and in tandem), but it's never too late to turn things around!

I now, finally, have a blog that doesn't ...
I have come a very long way from 226 pounds and 10+ repeated major weight loss attempts. After over 3 years on this site I wasted down in size... my lifestyle has been no match against high blood cholesterol, which is hereditary; I also have low blood pressure ...

I did not ask for any of of a whole bunch of chronic diseases (relatively expensive to manage well, and in tandem), but it's never too late to turn things around!

I now, finally, have a blog that doesn't have training wheels: http://tiniertina.wordpress.com/
Thanks to everyone here at SparkPeople, particular SparkCoach Jen, for encouraging me, through articles and team participation; and having participated in the Community Team, to encourage my putting up my first-ever blog site on SparkPeople...not counting that time I did the Dr. Phil diary website, because that was not really a blog in those years ... and nobody could post comments to it ...

Dancing is my passion ... again, and despite some bad, flat feet that give me pain. I still keep my hand in doing some yoga ... it used to be practically my sole form of exercise from 2011 through early 2013. Feeling underdosed on diabetes meds, I'd had to add intense low impact cardio. Since too much of it was my own Bellydance routines, I added Richard Simmons and Patricia Moreno (they both teach my kind of jazz aerobics) to the mix ...

Attention: while I believe "pre-diabetes" is a made-up diagnosis [I, personally, never went through that stage], any pre-diabetic who gets very into yoga should also supplement their yoga practice with actual cardio ...
that is, exercise that leads to both rapid AND deep or shallow breathing at the same time. Rapid--and deep or shallow--breathing, not just your heart pounding, not just a raised pulse rate!

And certainly not just by breaking a sweat!

You could get all those effects just by watching a horror movie ... doesn't even have to be in an overheated room!

Well, anyway, though--nutrition is more my bag ... no expert at either movement nor nutrition, at least not yet (and still do yoga.... occasionally ... I created my own practice which has been still a work in progress ...thinking I will put the half spiderman planks back in there AND leave the background music OUT ... hahahh! ) Changing a self-innovated routine really mashes things UP!

And as ever, YMMV ...

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Member Since: 1/2/2010

SparkPoints: 32,612

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I formulated and started my own diet on December 27, 2002, that I never went off of, literally!

Then, these 10 pounds... and soon 20... wanted back on me ....

I tried in vain to keep off weight I had been keeping off, for the previous 6 years before I became a SparkPerson ...

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Nutrition all the Way! 2nd UPDATE: Must be low-carb. Could be pescetarian under better circumstance. I have to ditch nearly all carbs, excepting breakfast and metabo-meal. I don't eat anything of the pig/pork family. Diagnosed as a diabetic in Jaunary 2013, but I refuse to give in without a fight.

Now on 1,450 - 1,600 delicious calories' maintenance program per dayŚwith my hectic life! Which includes too-little Cardio (managing high blood cholesterol AND diabetes!) ... but I am learning bit by bit.

And as far as cardio, to come back for second helpings ....

Personal Information:
New York City Born and Raised ... & I Came BACK! I had lived in the Dade County, Florida (Miami, Miami Beach, North Miami, Coconut Grove) as a year-round working stiff during the best years of my life. But New York City Rocks http://youtu.be/d1dTpVLb07o New York City, you will always rock!

Thank God for Mayor de Blasio!!!! A triumph for the everyday people who live in NYC!

Other Information:
You will be surprised what (unconventional) wisdom comes out of supposedly faddish diet books, such as "Six Weeks to OMG! Get Skinnier than All Your Friends", "Good Calories Bad Calories" as well as "The Great Cholesterol Con" ... in addition to, "Grain Brain"

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ECCOVISION1
10/27/2014 12:42:39 AM

Thank you for commenting on my post in the Pilates Team! Your feedback was very helpful. I hope you're having a wonderful autumn. emoticon



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7/22/2014 7:14:59 AM

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog about Breaking Free!




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MISSUSRIVERRAT
7/17/2014 2:13:21 PM

Thanks so much for commenting on my dance blog (Getting Unstuck #4). I am glad you (and MIAMOJO) shared your personal experiences with me and helped me understand what was going on. Sometimes when we are so gung-ho and one thing leads to another, it can take over our lives! No wonder we feel worn out and overwhelmed.




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MISSUSRIVERRAT
6/23/2014 8:47:50 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog about processing my day.
I am in a self designed line dance teacher program. I teach line dance to my friends and have taught at a community center and active senior center. I belong to a professional organization. But I felt the need to have lessons myself. I wanted someone to watch me dance and give me feedback....someone who knew a lot about all kinds of dance and whose opinion I would respect. So I found a wonderful ballroom dance teacher that has been a dream to work with. She suggested that she videotape me and then we could review it together. It was a great learning experience!



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5/16/2014 4:03:16 PM

"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone



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