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Healthy and Active

To enjoy hiking, walking, sailing and playing with grandchildren isn't a dream anymore it is a goal!
To enjoy hiking, walking, sailing and playing with grandchildren isn't a dream anymore it is a goal!



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Member Since: 6/16/2007

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Fitness Minutes: 558

My Goals:
My most important goal is to be healthy enough to enjoy as much of the good things that life on earth has to offer and play with my grandchildren.

My Program:
I am following a healthy eating plan. I will be more active even if it is a little at a time. I will seek support and taking it one day at a time.

Personal Information:
I am a Christian woman, married and four adult children. I enjoy the out of doors, reading, cooking and sharing my life with friends.

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8/16/2007 5:39:16 PM

Hi haven't seen you post for a while, Hope you are doing ok and hope to see you on the boards more often!

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7/4/2007 12:13:13 PM

I wanted to follow up on your post and say that understanding the glycemic effects of food on your body is extremely important. It wasn't until I read Dr. Atkins book did I understand what my doctor had been telling for years about how carbohydrates effects the pancreas.
For example...My evening meals would consist of as much meat as I wanted, probably a cup and half of mash potatoes, 1/2 cup of corn, 1/2 cup of carrots, 3 to 4 dinner rolls and desert. And my sugar would hit in the high 300s I couldn't understand why because I wasn't eating anything different than I had in years. Well after reading Dr. Atkins book and the Glycemic Index book I realized I was destroying myself with high carb combinations.
I still have mash potatoes, but 1/4 cup, I don't eat carrots or corn when I have potatoes and visa versa. I have dinner rolls only when I'm not eating high carb foods, and my desert is soooooo small but delicious!
Feel free to ask me anything. What I can't answer for you I'll try to find the answer.

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