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Welcome from Northwest Iowa!

You've heard the old addage; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is what helped me get started on this journey of losing weight. I believe being active and eating in a healthy manner are a better investment than concentrating on treatment. Instead of getting diabetes and then losing weight, I have lost weight first. My mother has diabetes, so my chances of having it was high. Senator Tom Harkin from Iowa says, "We've got to ...
Welcome from Northwest Iowa!

You've heard the old addage; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is what helped me get started on this journey of losing weight. I believe being active and eating in a healthy manner are a better investment than concentrating on treatment. Instead of getting diabetes and then losing weight, I have lost weight first. My mother has diabetes, so my chances of having it was high. Senator Tom Harkin from Iowa says, "We've got to change the mindset from treating sick people to preventing illnesses in the first place".

And Ben Franklin said "it is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them".

I have made it through the winter without gaining a lot of weight. :) Boy does that feel good. I'm determined to lose another 20 pounds and then I'll be where I want to be. Here goes!

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Member Since: 12/28/2006

SparkPoints: 122,091

Fitness Minutes: 78,093

My Goals:
I would like to lose about 20 pounds.

My Program:
I have totally changed my eating habits.
Instead of:
milk = soymilk
plain chips=baked chips
white bread=whole wheat bread
white rice=brown rice
bowls of ice cream=individual portions of ice cream

I've added much more fruit and vegetables to my menu.
I've made changes in recipes. For example I made an apple cake using whole wheat flour, sugar substitute, egg beaters, applesauce and soymilk.
I've added flax to my cereal each day, also blueberries.
I drink a lot of water each day and cut out the pop. My cereal is a whole grain one, Cheerios usually. I eat more chicken and 93% lean ground beef. I use a smaller plate for meals and fill the plate with 3/4 vegetables and little meat. I don't eat many potatoes, but use squash as my starch.


Personal Information:
I am married and live in NW Iowa. I have three children and I know when they were small I put all my energy into raising them. I didn't put so much into taking care of me. Now I realize that I need to take care of ME. I'm not getting any younger and why wait until I have a health issue to get healthy. So I'm taking care of me now.

Other Information:
I am now a retired teacher. Boy does that sound strange! After 33 years I have called it quits with full time teaching. I work in a book store during the summer. I will also be substitute teaching in area schools. So I will be busy.


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IMUSTLOSEIT1
5/1/2014 2:25:41 PM

emoticon so upset, just was able to get around to some of the sites, and finding out how to get where I wanted to go. And BANG just like FB they changed the format. I am old and don't like change, and it takes me a long time to figure things out. Not real computer savvy. emoticon just needed to vent. Linda



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GRAMPAM
4/28/2014 8:21:21 PM

Thank you for the goodie. This is so unusual for me but I am getting into it (a little.) I hope the rest falls in place.
We do need the rain so keep in mind...the treadmill is temporary!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1
4/28/2014 12:19:01 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I wish I could tell you how much I want to thank you for the article you posted in the announcements, it really opened my eyes. I thoughts snacks to lose weight had to be carrots, celery and the like. There are so many things to make. I checked out the Snack pages here, was amazed, I can't wait to try them all. From the snack pages I went to other pages and article and found out that I am starving myself and need to eat more to lose. If it had not been for that little side bar that said Annoucement among the Huddles, I would still be thinking I need to be starving to lose weight. A mere Thank You seem so small, so will send you a Goodie. Linda



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MARAGRAM
4/25/2014 10:12:32 PM

Thank you for the goodie and the caring comment1



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SPINNINGJW
4/23/2014 7:25:15 PM

Thank you for the goodie. Dish installation went well. Still trying to find the channels I like to watch, and noticing some that I don't get on the "basic" package that I ordered.



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