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It is good to be back! The rheumatologist appointment so long awaited was good news. The auto immune numbers were nothing to worry about! So now it is back to routine. Yoga, some exercise and careful diet. Happily, I do not need any medications other than supplements! (Unusual for an octagenarian) With Sparks help, my BP and cholesterol are back to normal and the doctor's don't think I need to lose any weight. However, I think we know our bodies best and I feel better when I weigh a few ...
It is good to be back! The rheumatologist appointment so long awaited was good news. The auto immune numbers were nothing to worry about! So now it is back to routine. Yoga, some exercise and careful diet. Happily, I do not need any medications other than supplements! (Unusual for an octagenarian) With Sparks help, my BP and cholesterol are back to normal and the doctor's don't think I need to lose any weight. However, I think we know our bodies best and I feel better when I weigh a few pounds less. At 5' 10" I can carry the weight, but my knees and hips say "thank you" when I lose a few pounds. I intend to stay with Sparks and continue tracking and exercising! It is too easy to slip back into old habits without careful monitoring.
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Member Since: 8/26/2009

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Fitness Minutes: 34,650

My Goals:
My goals consist of losing enough weight to lower  my blood pressure and cholesterol:  Improve my balance and mobility with exercise and generally feel better about myself.

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For the time being, I am just tracking my food intake and taking my supplements. After an appointiment with the specialist in June I will figure out a new regime.

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I am an avid reader and spend time gardening.  Trying to grow herbs and vegetables in the desert climate is a challenge but I am making some progress.

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KINEPS
1/22/2014 10:54:25 PM

Thanks so much for the friend add! My left hip has been giving me fits lately .... and I'm not happy about it! My surgeon had told me that I'd probably need a hip replacement .... d-o-w-n the road ..... I'm just hoping I've got a few more miles to go before I get to THAT road - lol!!

I do hope you find the team helpful. Please don't hesitate to ask questions either on the team thread or directly to Lynn or me. We are a good first source of information. Having gone through replacement surgery gives us a different perspective than that of the surgeon!

I wish you will on your decision.



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DIDMIS
1/21/2014 12:12:52 PM

You still look beautiful and young I am sure for your age. I don't blame you for leaving that picture up though. Not many people in our age group look that good.
Irene



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MCJULIEO
1/20/2014 12:59:33 AM

Welcome to the Artists' Spark Team!



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DIDMIS
1/19/2014 3:31:49 PM

Thank you Nadine for commenting on my blog. It is always good to see you.
How are you.
Irene



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CLAIREINPARIS
7/8/2013 5:24:13 PM

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog 'Sunday morning walk around the Buttes-Chaumont'.
I hope your week started beautifully!
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