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Now I sit me down to eat,
I pray the Lord I will not cheat.
If I should reach for cake or bread
please guide my hand to greens instead!
But help me Lord, if I indulge
and lose the Battle of the Bulge,
to understand that ounce for ounce,
It's Who I Am That Really Counts!

I'm a yo-yo dieter who's on the road to break that awful habit! No more diets for me, just a life-change that will start very slowly at first, taking one goal at a time until I have that as a life habit. Then I'll move on to the next goal and so on! I can overcome and will overcome, just one step at a time!

I'm excited for the 2017 Fall 5% Challenge I just joined. I'm a Determined Daisy and I'm excited! It starts October 7th and runs through Dec 2nd. 8 weeks of challenges, motivation, support, fun...can't wait!!!

Now, a little about my journey...
Sept 2013, when I went in for my 6 month check-up, I got a wake up call. My blood sugar was "a little high," my dr said. Since diabetes runs in my family (both my mom & oldest sister had type 2 diabetes), this news shook me up! My dear sister passed away 3 yrs ago from complications to diabetes. I am taking this serious and working on a few helps I've found. Now I have a meter and am trying to lower my blood sugar levels by testing myself and eating healthier, low-carb meals.

Member Since: 9/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 90,886

My Goals:
1: Drink 8+ cups water daily.
2: Walk 15+ minutes a day, 6 days a week.
3: Strength-Train for 10+ minutes on Mon/Wed/Fri
4: Eat no more than 60 Net-Carbs total for the day.
5. Sleep a minimum of 7 hrs, nightly.

Overall Goal: to weigh-in between 125-135 lbs.

My Program:
2017 FALL 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment: Oct 7th - Dec 2nd.
Cardio: Walking 15+ min a day, Mon-Sat, arthritis permitting.
Strength Training: at home with weights/stretchy bands and/or ball using DVDs or SP exercises. Mon/Wed/Fri for 10+ minutes per session.

2017 FALL 5% Challenge Diet Commitment:
1. Low-Carb/High-Fat; Ketogenic (trying to stay within 30-60 Net Carbs daily)
2. Intermittent Fasting
3. Water - 8 cups, daily

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I'm a 59 year old wife, mom and grandma who's on her way to a new, healthier life!

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    Hi Ruth-Ann - I am glad you enjoyed the Daisy team and that you have signed up for the fall challenge too. I really enjoy them as they help keep me focussed and on track; even when I may not do all that great, it is still better than I would do on my own.

    I had a good visit and time with my niece and her youngest two (boys - age 9 & 11), We played lots of games and shared lots of laughter. You and I are alike in that we love to have our family around us.

    I am counting down the days till my vacation. I am so looking forward to having a time away, although I do have a tendency to fret about my mom when I am away. I need to just place her in the Lord's hands and let go of my worry. I have started to make my packing list, but in truth I started it at the end of June when I made the final arrangements and paid for the trip. My sisters both make fun of my lists, but it helps me keep organized. And unlike them, I seldom go away having forgotten anything.

    Hope you are having a wonderful week. Blessings and Hugs. Jineane
    82 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon β€œTo insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” – William Londen emoticon emoticon emoticon
    82 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my averages blog! It really does make a difference what you eat over time, and not just in a single meal!!
    83 days ago
    emoticon Good luck on the nose surgery tomorrow!!
    97 days ago
  • v EDWARDS1411
    emoticon and emoticon to the **Walking/Leslie Sansone Team**!! It's great you've joined us on our healthy lifestyle journey - we're doing this together!!! So please stop by often & let us know how you're doing.

    Val :)
    105 days ago
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