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Started this journey around my 40th birthday. Have lost around 60 lbs and have made some significant changes in my health and lifestyle. Would really like to complete this journey by my 50th birthday. Then, of course, I will still need to stay the course.

Started this journey around my 40th birthday. Have lost around 60 lbs and have made some significant changes in my health and lifestyle. Would really like to complete this journey by my 50th birthday. Then, of course, I will still need to stay the course.





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Member Since: 11/29/2009

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Fitness Minutes: 13,007

My Goals:
Will weigh 130 lbs. by 10/31/2010.
Will inspire others and be a good role model for my family and my patients.


My Program:
Track my calories in and calories out.
Drink at least 8 c. fluid each day, with more than half of it being pure water.
Monitor my portions and night time and mindless eating: plan my snacks, don't let myself get over-hungry, manage stress better.
Get an adequate amount of calcium, even if it means I need to take a supplement.
Eat less salt: within recommended range more than half of the time.
Some form of exercise every day. I walk (outside when it isnt too cold or icy), or go to the gym and do cardio machines or classes. I love to dance! I also do water aerobics, water jogging, deep water aqua, and some swimming. I also enjoy yoga. I play wii fit with my hubby. And I love to ride my bike on trails around Chicago.Add one or two new types of exercise : currently learning to swim/crawl ( I can already swim other strokes).

Personal Information:
Married with two grown kids.
RN.
Live in Chicago area.

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Walked two 1/2 marathons last year.

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DEBRA_T
1/17/2010 9:16:34 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment -- I had the same reaction, laughter at first for the absurdity of the story and then horror at how unstable the world we live in can be.

Cheers,
Debra





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SUTICA
1/13/2010 10:35:18 PM

Hope your week is going well!!!
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DEBRA_T
1/9/2010 9:15:06 PM

Cheers! We'll just have to keep on being shining examples, then.

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DEBRA_T
1/9/2010 8:25:05 AM

Exactly right in re: being an example of healthy living for your husband. Mine had a mild heart attack in October (no damage) which was quite a wake up call ... for me! LOL He has been less successful in grabbing onto a healthy pattern so far, so all I can do is shine a light.

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SAMMIE_GIRL
1/7/2010 7:42:10 PM

When my foot doctor suspected I had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in my feet, I started doing research. It turns out there is a chemical in most meats, dairy, nightshades and a few things that cause inflammation. I have nerve damage in my left leg; my knees had been acting up (one knee would look like there was a ping pong ball under the skin); when it is that time of month (TOM), the cramps are almost unbearable and my knees get very achy and down right excruciating at times. With all that said… I cut out the meat and went to soy, I like my milk so I went back to milk to see if it made enough of a difference keeping my milk or going with soy, I have kept the milk. I have been over two months since I cut out the meat (I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian) the pain has been minimal; TOM the cramps are there, but not bad; my knees are a little sore when the pressure is changing, but nothing I would even consider taking pain pills for. I personally have had a great response from going veggie. I don’t expect my parents to become veggies but cut back on the fattier meats, eat more fish (I personally can not stand fish, but the “RA diet” does permit it), drop from whole milk to 2% (every time I am with them when they buy milk they let me know they do not understand how I can drink the water with food coloring in it and call it milk [I drink skim]). I don’t expect them to make HUGE changes but a little here and a little there would make a HUGE difference!



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