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I know HOW to be healthy, but as I've gotten older, everything seems to have gone "South" and stayed there! In 1986 I swam laps 3x a week, cut out red meat and lost 30 lbs. in 6 months and was at 120-125 lbs. and a size 6-8 for four years! ( I routinely swam 32 laps -- one mile -- each workout in 50-60 minutes.) The biggest problem with that is I had become a "food bore." Every morsel was analyzed and most were rejected. I think I was sort of anoerexic, but not to the point of nearly starving ...
I know HOW to be healthy, but as I've gotten older, everything seems to have gone "South" and stayed there! In 1986 I swam laps 3x a week, cut out red meat and lost 30 lbs. in 6 months and was at 120-125 lbs. and a size 6-8 for four years! ( I routinely swam 32 laps -- one mile -- each workout in 50-60 minutes.) The biggest problem with that is I had become a "food bore." Every morsel was analyzed and most were rejected. I think I was sort of anoerexic, but not to the point of nearly starving to death. And because of the lack of red meat, I was also anemic.
Fast forward 22 years, 70 lbs, and four pregnancies (3 miscarriages) later...In 2008, an endocrinologist told me I was diabetic (an easy diagnosis when you see an overweight person and can quickly get rid of him/her by writing a couple of prescriptions.) She put me on Metformin, Lipitor and Byetta. All these meds did was make me glucose loopy, food paranoid and have the runs. Sure I lost some weight (went from 197 to 180, but I was ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE!) I stopped the meds in September 2008.
I've been working out with free weights, elliptical and stationery bike since October 2008 . Since joining SparkPeople, I've lost eight pounds (yea!), have gone from squeezing in to a size 16 to wearing a size 14 comfortably (can squeeze into 12s if they "stretch") and am working toward a goal of 135 lbs., which would put me at the high-end of a healthy BMI according to WebMD. Some charts put a weight range for my height at 105-130 lbs., but anything below 120lbs. is TOO thin for me. Trust me. I've been there!
Update: For 2011, I'll be working with a trainer at L.A. Fitness 2-3 times per week. I'm starting at 175 lbs. and almost no upper-body strength. I'm "resparking" for 2011.
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Member Since: 11/17/2008

SparkPoints: 12,121

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My Goals:
Get back down to 130-135 lbs and a size 10, and be able to wear my college ring by my 30th college reunion in October 2013. Stay off diabetic meds, which I don't think I need.

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I'm following a low-sugar, low-fat diet and working out in a gym 2-3 times a week with a trainer. I'm learning how to properly use weightlifting machines. I also have access to an indoor 25-meter lap pool YEA!

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I'm a native Southern Californian (born in Los Angeles) and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana with my family in 2009. We have a son and a big, 100-lb. spoiled black lab/rott mix named Lucky. (see pic of dog on couch.)

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"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

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1/11/2014 12:28:46 PM

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2/20/2012 1:52:16 PM

"Refreshment For Our Souls"

"When we call upon the Lord
He answers us in our need
He refreshes us with living water
Beside rivers of blessing He leads

For when we quietly meditate
And wait upon the Lord
He will speak into our hearts
And reveal to us much more

We shall find our souls refreshed
And a new hope shall emerge
Then we shall begin to worship Him
As He speaks to us His word

Our spirits need to be refreshed
As we quietly spend some time
Alone in our Lordís holy presence
For itís there that we shall find

A greater sense of Almighty God
His love, His mercy and peace
The worries that we have in life
We find will one day cease"

© By M.S.Lowndes shared with permission



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12/31/2011 9:29:06 AM

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!!!
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10/28/2011 11:56:48 AM

Welcome to the Careers Team.
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