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TIME TO PUT THE PEDAL TO THE MEDAL!!!

In January of 2015 , I will begin the 2015 Winter 5% Challenge. I love these challenges as they really do hold me accountable and help me to stay on track.

As always, I will strive to reach my 5% weight loss during the 8 week challenge. I was not able to achieve that during the past three challenges so I am hoping for success during this challenge. I know that I have got to get back on track and be good so that I do not become a diabetic. I have learned this past challenge that ...
In January of 2015 , I will begin the 2015 Winter 5% Challenge. I love these challenges as they really do hold me accountable and help me to stay on track.

As always, I will strive to reach my 5% weight loss during the 8 week challenge. I was not able to achieve that during the past three challenges so I am hoping for success during this challenge. I know that I have got to get back on track and be good so that I do not become a diabetic. I have learned this past challenge that I really do need to stick to exercise and a certain way of eating. I have had some health problems, DH has his problems, and my youngest daughter is going through a lot of health problems too. I have let stress and anxiety take over my life and not doing the things I need to do for myself.

I went to the dr today and will get the results of my blood work in a couple of days. I was very disappointed that I had gained 40 lbs and I am just praying that my A1C doesn't go any higher than the 5.7 that it was last time. The last visit to the dr, my A1C was 5.7 that was lower than last time when it was 6.0. I am 62 and my mom passed at the age of 66 from diabetes. That is just 4 yrs older than I am now! She was taking 2 shots of insulin a day. I am not there yet and I don't want to be so I have got to turn things around now!

I will be continuing on the diabetic diet the dr gave me. It has been working for me keeping me in the normal range. I have since then though kind of fallen out of my routine and have gained the 40 pounds I lost back. Some of this is due to water retention and this varies from day to day.

I will be committed to my team, team mates and myself. I will log my food, exercise daily using the treadmill, Leslie Sansone walking dvd's and other exercise videos as well as walking outside with the temps being cooler. I have also acquired the Rocking Body exercise program and I will be trying that during this challenge. I will encourage my teammates, comment on blogs, send goodies and anything else I can do to help keep them motivated and be successful. I will strive to do at the minimum of 60 minutes of exercise for at least 5 days a week. I also have the Zumba Dance game for the Wii and I am looking forward to using it. I will weigh in on Saturdays and I will do the Living the Good Life Challenges and post results. I believe that this will be my 13th, I think, challenge with the MIGHTY DAWGS!!

I am really looking forward to this challenge and I am ready to go.
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My Goals:
I hope to continue losing weight to avoid heart problems and diabetes as these are two health problems that run in my family. I am currently on a diabetic diet as I was borderline on being a bo diabetic. I will exercise every day and drink my water. I am participating in the 5% Winter Challenge and want to meet my goal during this challenge.

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I have a treadmill and an elliptical that I use at home. I also have several other exercise machines and various exercise videos I use. I use the pre-diabetic diet now and of course I use the tools available for me here at SP! I am slowly making progress and I know that one day I will reach my ultimate goal. I have dropped my A1c from 6.0 to 5.7 so I am in the normal range for not becoming diabetic.

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I am 62, the mother of 4 and have my 12 grandchildren. My husband retired from the Navy after serving for 27 yrs. I got to live in Rota, Spain and I also got to visit Bermuda. We celebrated our 43nd wedding anniversary this year.

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I live in TN and I am a retired Teacher's Asst. I worked with special needs children and I miss them terribly. I am trying to get use to not working every day and this is really a hard thing for me to get use too. I have developed some bad habits since I retired, like staying up too late and sleeping in too late. Things have got to change and get back into a regular routine.

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DIANEDOESSMILES
1/31/2015 1:02:04 AM

I just LOVE watching You as you HIT THIS RIGHT !! WOOHOOO !!

TY HON !



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DIANEDOESSMILES
1/30/2015 9:08:09 AM

WOW Sue !! it's soo EASY see that you WANT THIS BADLY !!! I ALSO Do, but I am weak when it comes to suragry treats !! how did you suddenly stop? Instead of brownies,, cakes,,, that type of stuff,,, I've switched over to lollipops,,,, 30 cals each,,,,,, that's NOT bad in itself. Hmmm ? for ya,,, my Moms not alive to ask this,,,,,, as we get older,, do you find taste buds change,,, not always for the best,, also when you eat sour things,,, or hard candies,,,, does ur tongue feel like its been cut up or hurt? I KNOW thats a STRANGE ? to ask,, but I am going thru this. Drives me NUTS !! For the lollipop idea,,, is saving me MANY BAD Calories,,,,,,

HUGS HON !! CONGRATTERS on ALL the GREAT Changes you have made ! I SO MUCH SO Look forward to ur weigh in this week !! Mine is going up a little this week, but I am now doing 120 mins,,, most of it either resistant bands,, building up my arms,, though of course they do NOT BULK,,, they are getting some bit of firmer,,, with NOT so much of the "bat wings" and also doing a TON of walking,,, my calfs are starting to look MUCH better,, firmer,,, so of course with that change,, is LESS FAT and MORE muscles,, which do weigh morah,,,, I'll take that as a trade in !! Next month I may do my measurements !



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DIANEDOESSMILES
1/29/2015 12:55:01 AM

HI Sue !1 I LOVE IT !1 Ur Dr did you such justice,, with the med.. Its GREAT that ur not any longer eating any junk food,,, etc,,, and drinking water (well coffee they have proven any times,, can be good for you ! Depends on how much sugar and cream one adds to it, but even than ,,, those cals are not much)).

CONGRATTERS Sue !!! I am SO HAPPY you have finally gotten the HELP you NEED !! I've cut back on the amount of food I eat,,, at first I was hungry,, I just drank water,,,, that helped. (When my brother was 17,, he had gone to work,, with no $$$ and no lunch,, he was so PROUD telling my Mom "I drank water at work today." "How come you didn't buy something? You work in a restaurant?" " I didn't have any $$$") well his proudness at how CLEAVER he was,,, made her VERY UPSET,, she told him "U ARE NEVER going to work without FOOD AGAIN !! I'l give you some $$ For llunches,, NO CHILD OF MINE is going to STARVE" !!! Thats where I learned water can be a filler,, of course I ate as a child,,, certainly did when put on the meds,, which made me SOOO HUNGRY I was NEVER FULL !!! So that's how I sharnk my stomach,, the water. Now I eat a LOT less than I was. You can try this as you do the med,,,, and than try it if you find when you decide to go without the med (That's UP to when,, between U and Dr).

CONGRATTERS I LOVE seeing you lose 111 WOOHOOOO its probably alost as well as seeing ME lose !! I am still eating junk, but a LOT LESS 11 I used to eat a box of twinkes every other day, or Suzy Q's,,, along with 4 to 6 candy bars a day !!1 A 1/2 of a large pizza,, and it was FINE 1 UGHERS 11

NICE GOING HON !




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DIANEDOESSMILES
1/25/2015 4:10:12 PM

WOW Sue !! WHAT a Saturday you had with the exercise also !! CLEARLY you ARE PUTTING the "PEDAL TO THE METAL" YOU GO GAL !!

IMPRESSIVE ! Its NO WONDAH you lost the weight you did !



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DIANEDOESSMILES
1/24/2015 7:27:22 PM

emoticon on ur weigh in Sue !! What r u doing differently?



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