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On March 26th I will begin the Spring Challenge. I love these challenges as they really do hold me accountable and help me to stay on track.

Last year was a rough year on me. I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. All the tests, the surgery and the chemo and radiation treatments put me and my body through a lot of challenging times. All the steroids you have to take, the high calorie diet they want you to follow and now taking Lyrica, my weight is a lot more than I am comfortable with.

This is a new year and no treatments going on so it is time for me to take my life back and bring it back to a healthier me. I am pre-diabetic so I have to keep my A1C in the good range. I also have to keep my cholesterol under control.

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 today.



I will do the best I can with my exercise. I know there will be days that I won't be able to do much and some days maybe not at all. I will use the support of my team and this challenge to help me strive to keep myself as healthy as I can through the 8 weeks and longer.


Member Since: 4/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 137,000

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% Spring Challenge and want to meet my goal during this challenge. I also will be fighting to keep my cancer from returning.


My Program:
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.



Personal Information:
I am 63, 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 44th 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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  • v DBEAU57
    Hi Sue! I just stopped by to say hi after logging my stats to the Spirited Underdogs right behind you!

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    34 days ago
  • v DBEAU57
    ♪♫•*¨HAPPY*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU!.•*¨*•♫♪
    ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
    ♪♫•*¨*•HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU!¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•¸¸♥ *•♫♪
    ¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫••.¸¸♥ ¨*•♫♪
    !♪♫•*HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY DEAR SUE!.” ♪♫•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
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    ¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU!♪♫•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
    *¨*•♫♪...¸¸.•*¨* ... and many more!!!•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
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    Sorry! I was out of town!
    42 days ago
  • v MSBEKANATOR
    Haaaaaaaaaappppy Birthdayyyyyyyy! Hope your day was amazing!!
    43 days ago
  • v MOMWANTSNOWAIST
    Happy Birthday ,Sue! I got you some shoes and GLAD the cancer is GONE and walked OUTTA HERE!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    44 days ago
  • v BDTHOM
    emoticon Happy Birthday to you . . .
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    Happy Birthday Sue!
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    44 days ago
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