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Slow and Steady

I'm not setting any records with weight loss. But I am eating so much better, moving and exercising a lot more, and definitely moving in the right direction.

I have learned so much from the resources here on SP and also from my great Sparkfriends. There are so many friendly, supportive people here and I really want to thank all of you.

The food and exercise trackers have been priceless in helping me keep with it and always have an up-to-date idea of how I'm doing and ...
I'm not setting any records with weight loss. But I am eating so much better, moving and exercising a lot more, and definitely moving in the right direction.

I have learned so much from the resources here on SP and also from my great Sparkfriends. There are so many friendly, supportive people here and I really want to thank all of you.

The food and exercise trackers have been priceless in helping me keep with it and always have an up-to-date idea of how I'm doing and where I need to make adjustments.

I hope to come back here in another three months and report on my progress and continued success. Until then, I'll continue taking baby steps in my new healthy life changes.

Many thanks to Chris and staff and also to all my friendly SparkFriends who have help me keep going every day whether I want to or not.
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Member Since: 3/19/2010

SparkPoints: 9,557

Fitness Minutes: 4,318

My Program:
The main focus of "my program" is to keep going, no matter what, and never give up.

When I don't overreact to a slip up its easier for me to just move on and stay conscious of doing better.

It helps a lot when I have a general menu plan for at least the three days ahead. I'm not REAL good at this. I'm pretty much a spontaneous seat of the pants kind of girl, which I like about myself, until it comes to trying to eat right and stay moving.
So I take some time to jot down menus of what I'd LIKE to eat during the next 72 hrs then make a grocery list from there. Being prepared with healthy yummy foods really helps me stay on track.

For exercise at the very least I stretch and/or do dance aerobics for AT LEAST 10 minutes 3x per day. I also love to be outdoors and either walk or ride my bike. I love walking in beautiful places like the beaches of the Olympic Peninsula.


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Since I'm not on a diet, I never worry about going off it. Healthy lifestyle is the way to go!

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CLAIREINPARIS
4/30/2012 2:42:57 AM

emoticon I really hope you'll start taking pictures and blogging about your walk, it would be wonderful! This is how it all started for me: my Sparkfriend 1BEACHWALKER wrote to me as I was about to leave on my first hike and she said: 'Don't forget the camera!' Thanks to her, I went back to photography, which I had stopped years ago.
Thank you very much for always being so encouraging on my blogs! I think Paris is especially beautiful at this time of the year, when the weather is good like yesterday!
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BLESSEDBEING
4/28/2012 10:43:15 AM

emoticon on reaching a goal! (I saw your Seattle team huddle this morning.) emoticon Keep on Sparking!
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CLAIREINPARIS
4/23/2012 4:50:29 PM

Many thanks dear Grace for your wonderful comment on my blog about my trip to Lyon and the French Alps. I just realised one of the views from the top of Mount Salève was of the Mont Blanc massif... WOW!!! I am excited!
Actually, I work for a charity. I mentioned it in the past in blogs, but that was before we became Sparkfriends. :) Here is one about my trip to Burundi last June... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=4314913
I also wrote several blogs from Haiti last January. Haiti has a very special place in my heart!

Now I will have inserts and my ankle and foot will recover, I can't wait for you to come and visit so we can go on a lovely hike together! emoticon



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GRACEMCDOG
4/23/2012 2:30:31 PM

Hi Grace. Nothing for concern. I've had a long-standing appointment to have my legs assessed by a specialist. I've got hereditary varicose veins which have been made worse by hypothyroidism and years and years of working long hours on my feet. Even if they recommend surgery I'm not sure I'd have it done but I thought it would be good to know where I stand. I'll blog about it when I get home from the city...see if anyone has advice for me from personal experience.



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GRACEMCDOG
4/16/2012 9:05:48 PM

Weeellll, since you asked :-)

I watched this lecture last night. Very interesting and more than a little depressing and anger-making at the usual greedy suspects.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvKdYUCUc
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I've also been reading some of Dr. Jack Kruse blogs (Sorry if I mentioned that before.) I still haven't decided if he's brilliant or crazy.

How's everything with you?




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