JOHAL52   46,661
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I have been on SP for about 7 years I think. In that time I lost 20 pounds, maintained it for two years and then gained five pounds per year. Mostly because I went inactive on SparkPeople and fairly inactive in my life. A recent diagnosis of pre diabetes has sent me back to the place where I was initially successful. To do it again. It is frustrating to think I can't wave a magic wand and start my healthy eating at the place I was five years ago but I know what it will take to eventually get ...
I have been on SP for about 7 years I think. In that time I lost 20 pounds, maintained it for two years and then gained five pounds per year. Mostly because I went inactive on SparkPeople and fairly inactive in my life. A recent diagnosis of pre diabetes has sent me back to the place where I was initially successful. To do it again. It is frustrating to think I can't wave a magic wand and start my healthy eating at the place I was five years ago but I know what it will take to eventually get there:
1) Exercise at least 45 minutes a day, 6 days a week, as well as walk sufficient steps to total 10,000.
2) Follow healthy eating plan, counting and recording calories, daily. Stick with pre-diabetes plan.
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Member Since: 2/20/2008

SparkPoints: 46,661

Fitness Minutes: 68,132

My Goals:
Waist no more than 27" and 25% body fat.

BMI down to normal.

Fit into size 10s and 12s again.

My Program:
Exercising 6 days a week.

Calorie counting.



Personal Information:
Originally from Montreal, have lived in several provinces and states and in England.

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Favorite authors right now: Peter Lovesey, Louise Penny, Charles Todd, Deborah Crombie

Favorite movie: Brave

Happy to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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MT-MOONCHASER
10/1/2013 12:51:23 AM

You wanted to know what I'm knitting. I think the proper question is what am I not knitting...

I have at least eleven sweaters in various stages of completion. (I think I must have knitting ADHD... I like to knit them far enough to see what the pattern looks like and then some other pattern catches my fancy.) I also have four baby afghans/blankets in the works. Plus some hats (those I usally get finished in a decent amount of time). And a pair of socks, and a shawl (not prayer), and a scarf or maybe two. And yarn for several more sweaters, and lots more hats, socks, mittens, etc.

I have about three more inches to do on one sweater (a short sleeved cardigan) and since the weather is cooling, I've been better about working on it.

I think it's time to get back to my goal of finishing at least two projects (not hats) before I start a new one.

One of the afghans is in garter stitch and at least for a while until it gets too big, it will be my project to work on during meetings, etc. I call it "mindless knitting." I can pay attention to the meeting because I don't have to look at the knitting.

I hope you have a nice relaxing time working on your prayer shawl.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE
8/23/2013 9:00:53 AM

emoticon Cheers to a happy, healthy August. Not much of it left but we can go out shouting because we're doing great!

How wonderful you have a pool available. Great exercise! emoticon & emoticon . Now that's my kind of program!





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PICKIE98
7/11/2013 6:04:04 PM

Congratulations on your monthly fitness minutes Val!!!



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SUZYMOBILE
7/7/2013 11:16:11 AM

Capt Tony himself passed on in 2008, so if that were MY photo, it would be a ghost. It isn't mine; I copied it from the website, and thus the photo credit beneath it.

Good to hear from you!



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AUTUMNHOPE
6/2/2013 7:49:10 PM

thank you for welcoming me to the LBF team. I'll ponder your thoughts. Much IS out of my hands , but you're right . When I do I can try to fill the binging time with other things.
Me taking time on this site is something I decided to do for my health. Instead of always saying I have too much housework.

It looks likke you travel. I could only dream of so much freedom, but I can go there for a moment through the pictures you've shared.



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