MARYDSAN
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I will do ST/PT 3-4x/wk, walk at lunch 5 days/wk. I will follow the clean eating life style. I will record my daily exercise and Living the Good Life Points, and on Saturday mornings I will weigh in and record it. I will check in with my team daily and leave a comment on the Discussion Board. I will read and comment on blogs as I have time.

GOAL: Increase strength/endurance/balance...build muscle, lose inches, and lose 9.5 more #...Strengthen my back and legs.


A friend (KADYDIDI) from our quilting guild introduced me to SP. I joined in August 2008, but didn't get around to doing this page until January 2009 when I signed up for the New You Bootcamp Challenge with my second daughter. I have struggled with weight issues for a while (since before the birth of my youngest-now 36). I want to get healthy, which includes losing some weight to help out my arthritis in my back, neck, and feet. I had bilateral total knee replacements almost a year ago. I herniated 3 discs in my lower back causing some nerve damage in February 2010 and am still trying to rebuild my strength. I was eating slow carb, but hit a plateau-so, I switched to clean eating and hope to lose a few more lbs.


Member Since: 8/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 58,954

My Goals:
To weigh in the normal range on BMI.

To eat to fuel my body.

To swim 4-5 days a week.

To do weight training 3 days a week.


My Program:
I go to PT, walk, and will go to the pool again as soon as I get my cast off.

I eat protein, veggies, complex carbs and fruit 3 meals/day, 7 days a week.




Personal Information:
God has blessed me with 3 children (2 daughters-1 son)and 4 grandchildren (3 g-sons, 1 g-daughter), one great grandson, and Spark People. My team mates so far have been great! I was also blessed to have Christian parents who have gone on to be with the Lord and have 3 great sisters-one a marathon runner (not me!) and one aunt who is 102 (for a few more months).


Other Information:
In my spare time, I quilt, study Japanese language, do an online class, go to Bible study, sing in the village choral group, teach English to Japanese children and adults, and swim! I also enjoy my beautiful view of the ocean.




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  • v KING_SLAYER
    Thanks for the blog comment Mary, good to see you :)

    My shoulder is pain free, except when I'm stretching and trying to regain my range of motion. I think I still have 6 physical therapy sessions left out of the 24 I have been authorized for. I know I could use more after that but there's no way that the insurance company is going to allow it.

    I don't envy anybody that has had to have knee replacements, I have been told that those are the hardest surgeries to recover from! My mom had both hips done, 4 months apart and that all went very smoothly, but her Dr. said that if it were the knees, it would take much longer to recover.
    17 days ago
  • v HEALTHY_DEBY
    Have you doubted your progress???
    Regretted your choices???
    Put yourself down???
    Remember that you are doing just fine. Remind yourself right now that no matter what it looks like, you are doing the best you can and getting better.
    ENCOURAGE yourself, SUPPORT yourself and CELEBRATE every little thing about yourself. - Iyanla Vanzant

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    18 days ago
  • v HEALTHY_DEBY
    "There's a lot that is good in your life, don't take it for granted. Don't get so focused on the struggles that you miss the gift of today." - Joel Osteen

    Congrats on your weigh in for the firecracker team. Keep up the good work and have a great week! emoticon
    19 days ago
  • v HEALTHY_DEBY
    Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be. ~Karen Ravn

    Have a healthy and relaxing weekend. emoticon
    22 days ago
  • v HEALTHY_DEBY
    Don’t simply exist in this world, but grasp life’s potential by the jacket.
    Dare it to be all it can.

    Make life historical.. a gripping account of accomplishment.
    Make life a mystery.. a challenging, bold adventure.
    Make life heartfelt.. an enduring, poetic romance.

    Whatever it is you make of your world, live the fairy tale.” - Richelle E. Goodrich


    Have a great month!
    26 days ago
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