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Peace Love Rain

Starting over with everything.

Member Since: 3/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 19,256

My Goals:
2017 - year of rejuvenation
goal weight: 158
increase energy
become stronger
eliminate meds

My Program:
My doctor wants me to count calories, drink more water and walk every day. The basic plan, I think, and often a good one, but I don't want to count calories. I have grown weary of trying to enter things into the tracker, and it never fails that something isn't in there or the info is wrong. It's too time consuming. So perhaps I'll just write down what I eat with good ol' pen and paper, and maybe even start counting carbs again. In the past I did this, with success, and it was easier than counting calories, but I didn't stick with it, it didn't become my new lifestyle, it was just a diet I was on then went off of. That is what I need to focus on... a new lifestyle, not a diet to go on and off of. I read a lot of diet books and they all have something good to contribute, so I'm going to try to incorporate ideas from my favorites into something that I can do the rest of my life.

Personal Information:
51, 5'7", married, 4 grown children ages 16 to 25

I've lost and gained over 50 lbs numerous times during my years here on SP. Each time I gained back the weight, it was more than I lost, how cliché, huh? So I ended up at the heaviest I've ever been in my life over the summer, 272.5. Unbelievable. I've slowly been losing again by eating better and increasing my water intake. On an 11-18-16 doc appt. I was down to 259. but still, my blood pressure is outrageous and I also found out my triglycerides are high, couple this with my depression and anxiety... I'm one unhappy camper. So, she (doc) put me on 3 meds to help with all of this crap going on with me. I don't want to take meds forever. I know the meds can help with all those symptoms I have... but it's good food choices and exercise that can cure it, so why do I find it so hard to do? I know... poor habits and inconsistency. Both must change.

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I love horror movies, rock music, books, rain, thunder, snow, sunshine, the ocean, silence.

I sometimes feel I say too much, I sometimes feel I need to say more. I can't find that comfort zone.

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    8 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by. I love your page too. Hard to believe that this year is almost over.

    Happy Holidays

    8 days ago
    emoticon so much for the snowflake goodie and the nice note. I appreciate it. I hope you and your family all have a Happy Thanksgiving! God bless. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    14 days ago
    emoticon emoticon to Christian Women with Depression...We love to make new friends. Hope you visit often
    34 days ago
    I'm sure you have a long road ahead of you and I'm sure that any little bit of progress is celebrated. emoticon That's good news about the Physical Therapy! I know all to well what it's like to hop around with a walker. You might want to get some sort of padding for the handles. After a while they'll start to tear your hands up and make them sore. I think, if I remember correctly, we got some PVC pipe insulation that we could wrap around the handles. When I was a kid, my mom taped a ton of gauze on the handles because back then they didn't have cushioned handles. She just covered the gauze in tons of surgical tape. lol Glad to hear your son is making some progress though! emoticon emoticon emoticon I hope he'll be seeing more progress soon. You're so welcome! You can send me a Spark Mail or send me a message on facebook if you ever need to talk!! I can give you my phone # too if you want to talk on the phone. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    34 days ago
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