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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: 83,329

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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  • v MARCIAC10
    emoticon Hope you have a great day as FOTD!
    23 days ago
  • v LOIS_1950
    Congrats on another GREAT week! emoticon emoticon I'm SO PROUD of you! Give yourself a pat on the back emoticon emoticon You deserve it!

    On to week 6.....out of sight...out of mind LTGL challenge. Better to not bring those red light foods into the house. Remember to drink emoticon to curb any tummy rumblings...LOL.

    Best of luck as you continue your healthy lifestyle journey... emoticon emoticon
    Go Firecrackers!! emoticon
    34 days ago
    Hi, thanks for the Goodie. We follow the Phantoms of the Lehigh Valley. They are part of the AHL league which feeds the NHL teams. Our team is the feeder team for the Flyers. I can't say that I'm a Flyers fan since I grew up on Long Island and remember them as " The Broad Street Bullies" when I cheered for the Islanders.- LOL. AND- we just lost our best center as he was called up to the Flyers. This is the 3rd year we have been attending the games. They built a new arena in Allentown PA and my DH works nearby. He was able to reserve our tickets before they broke ground. It has been a lot of fun and gives us something to do during the long winter months.
    I use to live in DC and cheered on the Caps back then- umm - 30+ years ago. Our big rival, the Hersey Bears, are the feeder team for the Capitols.
    41 days ago
  • v LOIS_1950
    End of week 2 challenge...... emoticon emoticon Lets GO FIRECRACKERS emoticon
    57 days ago
  • v LOIS_1950
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great job on your first week with the 5% challenge. Now to gear up for week 2.....drink....drink....drink... emoticon and track. emoticon Inch by's a cinch. Just NEVER GIVE UP emoticon
    Proud of you!!!! Go Firecrackers! emoticon
    62 days ago
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