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Hi - I'm Marcia. I 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 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: 48,787

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 15 lbs by Oct 1,2015

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 exercise for at least until 30 minutes a day. I will do cardio for at least 3 days and muscle strengthening for 2 days. I will walk in the evening 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 week to monitor my progress.

Personal Information:
When I retired, 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:
5/2/2015 7:36:54 AM

I got my dvd from the library. Her 30day plan is with without the dvd, but I like having someone to follow, especially on strength.
Her plan is at http://www.walkathome.com/sansone/walk-it-

1st Week Exercise Plan
F May 1 2 Mile
S May 2 1 Mile AM 1 Mile hPM Strength Training CORE S May 3 2 Mile
M May 4 1 Mile AM 1 Mile PM Upper Body
T May 5 2 Mile
W May 6 1 Mile AM 1 Mile PM Lower Body 3 sets of 15 Crunches 3 planks 20 sec 3 sets of 10 Chest Press with Dumbbells Bent Over Row with Dumbbells Bicep Curls Triceps Extensions 3 sets of 15 of Squats lunges

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5/1/2015 11:29:37 AM

10 minutes is still 10 minutes;-) Keep going! I started Leslie Sansone today

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5/1/2015 1:30:48 AM

emoticon Aloha and wishing you well.

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One person can make a difference, but TOGETHER...
we can ROCK this world!

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Have a Motivating and Magnificent May.
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4/30/2015 10:47:27 AM

GREAT WORK! I like that 21 day fix. It is really making me think about food differently. I CONTROL the food, not the other way around!!!! Great Job running!

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4/29/2015 4:45:35 AM

It is simple and easy! I love it! I had a slice of cheesecake yesterday that was leftover from Sunday, but that's one day. Just got to stick with it. I did not prep ahead of time. I am definitely going to do some batch cooking on Sunday. Then I can portion out in sandwich bags. Makes me realize how much more protein I need to be eating!

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