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How I Got Here...Now What Am I Going To Do About It?

HOW I GOT HERE
I wasn't always overweight. I started gaining my weight during my first pregnancy...50 lbs to be exact. I ate what I wanted and didn't worry about gaining. I should have. I didn't take off the weight once my daughter was born. But I should have. I carried that weight, give or take a few pounds, for 7 years until I was again pregnant, with my son.

I joined Weight Watchers and followed their pregnancy program during the whole pregnancy. I did very well and ...
HOW I GOT HERE
I wasn't always overweight. I started gaining my weight during my first pregnancy...50 lbs to be exact. I ate what I wanted and didn't worry about gaining. I should have. I didn't take off the weight once my daughter was born. But I should have. I carried that weight, give or take a few pounds, for 7 years until I was again pregnant, with my son.

I joined Weight Watchers and followed their pregnancy program during the whole pregnancy. I did very well and managed to weigh in at my starting weight after my son was born. I had only gained and lost baby weight. You would think that I was smart enough to just keep on going and lose the rest of the weight. No...6 mos later I was pregnant again.
I gained about 20 lbs with this pregnancy and didn't bother to lose this weight either.

Thirty nine years later I still carry that weight and more. At my highest weight I weighed 281. Now because of nagging medical issues like Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Diabetes taking off the weight is more important than ever. Not only is it life threatening but also a matter of quality of life. I don't have a choice, I have to lose the weight.

NOW WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
Well, that's a good question. First off...I HAVE to get serious. I mean REAL serious. For all those people out there who know me, they know I'm not an exerciser. I joke about being allergic to exercise, I'm not. I also don't like to sweat but sweating is actually a good thing. My main hurdles are exercise and motivation so working on those will definitely get me started on the road to success.

My GOALS for EXERCISE are going to be simple to start.
1. Exercise 3X a week...do anything for any amount of time.
2. Do at least one strength exercise a week.
3. Use the Wii for balance exercises.
4. Walk the dog daily.
5. Track fitness daily.

My GOALS for NUTRITION are:
1. Track food daily.
2. No eating 2 hours before bedtime.
3. Drink mostly water and tea.
4. Try new recipes.
5. Eat more whole foods and fiber.

My GOALS for WELLNESS:
1. Bedtime no later than midnight.
2. Get up earlier.
3. Eat breakfast within 1 hour of waking.
4. Eat meals the same time everyday.
5. Take medications on time.
6. Make a vision board.
7. Take a "before" pic.
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Member Since: 2/19/2010

SparkPoints: 19,213

Fitness Minutes: 7,228

My Goals:
To be healthier.
To be more active.
To reduce or eliminate
my medications.
To reduce or eliminate
pain.
To be here for my
grandchildren.
To enjoy life.









My Program:
Be postive.
Eat whole foods.
Drink more water.
Move more.
Sleep more.
Enjoy everyday.











Personal Information:
My name is Sandy. I am a Type 2 Diabetic, with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.

I joined SparkPeople to regain my health and take control of my weight.

I have been married for 41 years to a wonderful, sweet and caring man. We have three children, two beautiful granddaughters,11 and 9 and a sweet Beagle, named Molly, 4.


Other Information:
My interests are:

~Photography:
Anything that catches
my eye but mostly my
grandchildren and
Molly, our Beagle.
~Old movies on TCM
~Reading...biographies,
non-fiction, self help
~Games and puzzles:
Card games, UNO,
Yahtzee, Scrabble. I
also play games on the
Internet
~Crafting: Scrapbook,
stamping, jewelry
making
~The beach. It's
beautiful no matter
what season.
~ Sunsets and nature.
~Favorite TV shows are
Criminal Minds,
House, Dr. Oz, Ellen
Degeneres, HGTV
anything.
~Adventuring with my
granddaughters.



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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ
10/9/2012 4:53:30 PM

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SOULOFWELLNESS
10/8/2012 7:56:19 AM

A new day has dawned. And with it, countless new positive possibilities have been born.

Today, find something you love; something that sets your heart on fire, something that makes you come alive. Then get busy doing it. Don't wade around in the kiddy pool. Get serious and jump in the deep end with both feet and swim like crazy.

Today, don't wait for something wonderful to happen, make it happen.

Today don't wait for success to come knocking, set out to find it.

Today don't look for a miracle, become one.



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MONAKIN314
10/1/2012 11:47:05 AM

Welcome Back to the Starfish Team!!
Here's to making this the best challenge yet!
Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
If you haven't already, don't forget to stop by the introduce yourself thread (cause we have several new Starfish).
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SOULOFWELLNESS
9/23/2012 10:08:55 PM

Live in joy. Laugh with abandon. Love with your whole heart. I hope you have a wonderful week and conquer any challenges life may present.

~ Becca



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MOSTMOM1
8/30/2012 9:26:41 AM

Thanks for coming along with me on my 40 lbs lighter vacation vlog. It was fun sharing it with my SparkPeeps. Hope you've had a great summer too!
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