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Getting Fit in Mexico

Hola, my name is Sallie and I am retired and living in Ajijic, Mexico. Ajijic, Mexico is about 40 minutes outside of Guadalajara. It's a small artist village along a 50 mile lake in the mountains. My challenge living here is figuring out the calorie and fat content of the Mexican cuisine. Mexico does not have the same nutritional labeling laws as the USA. The good news is that there are plenty of wonderful fruits and vegetables to select from. Now if only margaritas could count as a ...
Hola, my name is Sallie and I am retired and living in Ajijic, Mexico. Ajijic, Mexico is about 40 minutes outside of Guadalajara. It's a small artist village along a 50 mile lake in the mountains. My challenge living here is figuring out the calorie and fat content of the Mexican cuisine. Mexico does not have the same nutritional labeling laws as the USA. The good news is that there are plenty of wonderful fruits and vegetables to select from. Now if only margaritas could count as a nutritional fruit, I would be in heaven! I am serious about loosing the last 10 pounds and getting into shape to stay healthy.

Most people don't realize that I have struggled my whole life with weight. When I frist went to a diet program at age 20, I weigh in at around 185. I have a hard time finding "before photos". I must have destroyed the evidence. But if you think I never had a weight problem, check out my photos and the last one titled 'A "Tail" of Two "Butts" and you will get a sense of where I have come from.
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Member Since: 8/7/2008

SparkPoints: 218,820

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My Goals:
To eat right, exercise and be healthy and happy. Not too much to ask, right! Now that I have found Sparks that will be easier. Don’t want to end up like many of my relatives who ended up overweight and with many health problems. I was on my way to being just like them. Many do not know that I was once close to 200 pounds on a very small frame. Lost the bulk of the weight 30 years ago but continue to struggle daily with weight and constantly think about food all the time.

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Walk dog daily up and down the mountain we live on and track it on SP. 45 minute walk. Track everything I eat on SP Nutrition. Log into SP daily for motivation.

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Moved from the Seattle area 4 years ago to Ajijic, Mexico after selling my software design company. Fortunate to retire early to land of eternal spring. Now very active and busy with the many charities here at lakeside. Just trying to give back a little.the internet.

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Love living in Ajijic. Wonderful artistic community with great people. Excited about finding SP and connecting with many other wonderful people who are challenged with weight issues as well.

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7/5/2014 8:17:51 PM

Glad your FIL is improving. **SIGH** Wow, so difficult to be in bed for so long. But, whatever it takes for a good surgery outcome. Hugs and prayers that a good recovery continues.

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7/5/2014 3:28:45 PM

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7/4/2014 12:37:13 PM

Friday – Happy Birthday USA! NO special plans, just a BBQ later in the evening (nothing fancy, grilled portabella burgers, broccoli slaw, banana “ice cream”. Will watch the fireworks on TV. I am so over getting into huge crowds like that!

Things went well @ the dentist. Have yet another molar with a cracked filling. He was pushing a crown but after talking about it he agreed . . . . he’d re-do the filling and that would be just fine. Uh huh . . . one less payment towards his yacht! Ok . . . don’t know if he has a boat, but you know what I mean! LOL

Did get my morning walk in. The downtown area is all ready for the parade, decked out in buntings. Looks pretty!
Lots of canines and their humans walking!

Hope y’all have a wonderful and safe 4th. HUGS and blessings for our soldiers and their families.

All those in the path of Hurricane Arthur, please be safe!

Happy 4th!!
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