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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 excited for the 2017 Winter 5% Challenge I just joined. It starts Jan 14th and runs through March 11th. 8 weeks of challenges, motivation, support, fun...can't wait!!!

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 slow 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!

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: 82,062

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 20 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 Winter 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment: Jan 14 - Mar 11th(???)
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 Winter 5% Challenge Diet Commitment":
Low-Carb/High-Fat; Keto
(trying to stay within 20-50 Net Carbs daily)
Water - 8 cups, daily

March 2017 A&I BSG March Challenge - The Toned Teammates
My Goal for Week 1: Drink 9 cups of water 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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