M-BRUNER   33,239
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Hi - I'm Marcia. I recently retired from teaching elementary school for 35 years. I am counting carbs and exercising in an attempt to prevent Diabetes. Maybe in the process I'll lose some weight too.
Hi - I'm Marcia. I recently retired from teaching elementary school for 35 years. I am counting carbs and exercising in an attempt to prevent Diabetes. Maybe in the process I'll lose some weight too.



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Member Since: 9/15/2012

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Fitness Minutes: 41,477

My Goals:
-My first goal is to keep my carbs in check to prevent Diabetes.
-My next goal is to exercise 30 minutes a day for at least 5 days a week.
--My last goal is to lose 10 lbs by July 1, 2013

My Program:
-I will count my carbs before I eat and make sure that I am staying within my healthy carb range of 45-50 carbs per meal and 15-20 carbs per snack. This includes 3 meals and 2-3 snacks a day.
-I will start with baby steps by making sure I exercise at least 10 minutes at day. Then I will gradually stretch this out until I am up to 30 minutes a day. I will do cardio for at least 3 days and muscle strengthening for 2 days. I will walk when I pick my granddaughter up from preschool on Mon, Wed and Fri. On Tues & Thurs, I will do a Spark Fitness Exercise Video.
-By counting my carbs and exercising I should be able to lose 2 pounds a month. I will weigh myself at the end of every 2 weeks to monitor my progress.

Personal Information:
I actually retired last August. My vision of retirement was staying in bed all day, eating Bon-Bons, curled up with a good book. However, my retirement has been much more enjoyable! Instead, I have been changing diapers, cleaning up messes, watching “Yo, Gabba Gabba”, singing “Don’t Bite Your Friends”, playing “Horsie-cart” and reading “Hop On Pop” until I’m blue in the face!!! I LOVE every minute! I’m so thankful my daughter gave me this chance to stay at home with her kids and be a Stay-At-Home-Gma!!

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Member Comments:
12/31/2014 4:26:18 AM

emoticon for adding me as a SparkFriend! Best wishes on your journey to better health!

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12/28/2014 8:07:03 PM

Thank you for the Spark goodie. emoticon

You do have a wonderful son!

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12/26/2014 11:50:00 PM

No don't get any snow where I live(Central Florida) and like it but don't like the cold that goes with it. Arthritis gets upset with the cold weather.

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11/11/2014 4:25:07 PM

Book list for your book club:

The Help by Kathryn Stockard
The Secret History of The Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
The Glass Castle by Janette Wall
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Pagan Holiday by Tony Perrottet
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton.
The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman by Margot Mifflin
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Blowing My Cover by Lindsay Moran
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

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11/8/2014 12:27:00 AM

I liked this comment on Kanoe10's blog:
"4.Climber's Fatigue: Losing weight was an exciting, attention getting makeover. Permanence requires a relentless, daily attention to detail that no one but you may notice. This phase will only work if you learn to deeply love the new you and the very process that allows you to stay as you are. Not only can you do this, but it will also be highly rewarding. "
I want to remember this as I now struggle with keeping the weight off and remaining true to my exercise and nutrition plans.

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