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Hi everyone!

Thank you for stopping by. It is always nice when friends come to visit!!

FYI, for those that don't know our internet is a challenge, so if I don't respond right away I apologize.

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Member Since: 8/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 86,743

My Goals:
I have to get my weight down as well as my blood sugar levels. My goal is to lose something, anything, to get this plateau busted. My blood sugars have been slowly coming down but that is only if I exercise and watch my carbs.So tracking is also a goal as well as 30 minutes plus exercise each day.

My Program:
Since we are far enough from town to limit joining a gym I have made a nice home gym here. I just need to use it. I have loads of DVDs, a pilates reformer, fitness ball, weight and bands. Our treadmill burns up its motor so once it warms up outside I will also walk around our property.

Watching my carb intake makes all the difference in my blood sugar levels. I am not sure just how low I can consistently go with my carbs. I eat and test to see what is working and what does not. Basically no eating of nasty white stuff: sugar, flour, etc.

Personal Information:
I am 66, been on Sparks a long time and will always be a Firecracker. We are originally from Baltimore, MD and now live in wild, wonderful WV! I miss some of the convenience of 'city' life but do love country living even if it takes 25 minutes to get to town. My 2 children are grown and I miss them so I spy on FB whenever I can!!

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I use LoseIt to track my food because I don't have to be online to do it. I have had a Fitbit since 2010. I love Walk It Out on my Wii, still enjoy looking for the rainbow!

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    Thanks for stopping by my blog - so glad you'll consider the team...loads of fun and Spark Guy is the leader. emoticon
    3 days ago
    First day of Sunmer 5% Challenge!! Are ya ready?! :) Go, Firecrackers!!
    19 days ago
    Sent you a fitbit request, Emily!
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    19 days ago
    Hi Emily, I appreciate all you have done for the Firecracker Team. I hope you will decide to continue the 5% challenge this Summer. When I looked, you hadn't weighed in yet, so I hope your Internet and Power are working. I didn't gain or lose during the Spring Challenge, but I consider that great as I am not gaining, so I will continue to do my best and keep trying to LTGL and make small changes to my diet and try to exercise more as my hip and leg continue to heal. I am still in pain from my back and hip, but that doesn't keep me from doing upper body exercise and stretching and I try to walk a little bit each day, so let's both get going for the Summer Challenge and/or join the in between challenge. I am going to take a break from having to post each day, but I will be ready to take off more weight for the Summer Challenge, so I hope to see you there and have a great weekend!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    47 days ago
    Congratulations Emily on your weight loss this week!!! emoticon I have been stuck this whole Spring Challenge and I gained a little bit this week, so hoping to get a loss the next couple of weigh-ins. I am going to have to shake things up to get a loss. So anyway, great job on continuing your loss! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    58 days ago
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