Not much overall weight loss, but feeling so much better than when I started!
Curious Nala! 1 1/2 years old. Keeps me on my toes!
DD and bf (prom before dating) Couldn't get too close! Now can't keep hands off each other!!
Hi Everyone! I have been fighting a weight problem for more than 15 years and now it has come down to a health issue for me. I have just been granted disability so I have an entire host of health issues that I am dealing with. I joined a health club to work out at when the weather is bad, but I can only do so much in a day, or even in any given week. I am in pain constantly, I am an emotional eater and I need to find support.
I am in the process of stopping my Diet Coke intake. This is huge for me. I LOVE my D.C.!! I am increasing my water intake and starting to track my food intake with the Spark food tracker.
So, I am on my way to start my next 15 plus years on a healthier track. My husband needs me, my kids need me. I need them to be healthier and I need to lead by example. So I can use any and all support that is offered.
I am off for a walk!
1. drink 8 glasses of water daily
2. eat 5 fruits & veggies daily
3. walk and/or train daily & track on tracker
4. track food intake daily
5. Purchase one new fruit or veggie weekly to try when grocery shopping!
My overall goal is to get healthy and get off of the 11 prescribed medications that I am on. Even to get off of some of them would be a Win for me! My ideal weight would be 130 pounds, but to make it more idealistic, I hope to lose 50 by the end of the year (2011).
With the multitude of medical conditions that I have, it is difficult to do too much, but on most days, I can walk at a slow to moderate rate. This is what I will continue to do for as long as I can.
I will add in resistance training on the days that I can tolerate it. I know every little bit helps.
I am working on drinking my water, eating my fruit and veggies and tracking everything. I am an emotional eater and a binge eater. As long as I know that I have to track everything, I know that I have to be held accountable. This, along with the great support of the friends and community should help me on my way to my goals!
St. Charles, Illinois
Married 1986 to my soulmate Ken
Kory - dob - 5/90
Kaitlyn - dob - 3/93
I have a Golden Retriever puppy, Nala, that takes me for a walk when the weather is good. And we have two long haired cats that we rescued. Edgar is all black, and his brother Figo, is gun-metal silver.
I no longer work outside of the home due to medical reasons. I keep busy with house stuff and have to take frequent breaks to lie down due to pain.
I like to read, typically horror or medical suspense books.
I used to do alot of handiwork like crochet or needlework, but my hands don't want to work anymore due to arthritis. Now, I don't know what to do to keep my hands busy. Any suggestions?
I love animals and would have an entire farm of them if I thought I could!
I love the outdoors and being able to be with nature.
I cannot wait to get myself in a better place, physically and mentally, so I can enjoy the things that make me happy once again.
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Hey Kris :)
Thank you for my beautiful spark goodie - it made me smile :) How are you doing today? Much hugs, have a God Bless Sunshine Day
1844 days ago
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY MY PAGE WITH ENCOURAGEMENT AND ADVICE MUCH APPRECIATED :-)
1845 days ago
Thank you for your kind comment and supportive words. It's nice to know that there are sweet people like yourself out there who feel the same about staying away from toxic people. I like the term "wicked daggers" too. Makes me laugh about this otherwise dark and serious topic.
I also appreciate the tip about taking a brisk walk and releasing the pent-up upset energy.
your Spark sister,
1868 days ago
Thank you for commenting on my blog!
1869 days ago
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet and ecouraging comment. I read your bio and I am so sorry you are in such pain and have a hard time exercising. I can see that you are today and enjoying the sun and getting the pool ready for summer. The pool should help I hope! I know it helps me when I can swim because it is not so hard on my joints.
I look forward to reading your blogs, which is what I am about to do and learning more about you! I hope you will have a wonderful day and that we will talk soon! By the way, I added you too...thank you for the friendship!
1871 days ago