Me - Curacao, Jan 2011
Me - St. Thomas, Jan 2012
Me - Dec 2012, approx 20 lb weight loss!
"I will do what I need to do, in order to do what I want to do."
Jason Anderson, Certified Personal Trainer
"If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results." ~Jack Dixon (SparkPeople)
I've been a SP member for since June 2011. In 2011 I ran two 5K's - my first ever. In August, 2012, I was diagnosed w/Type 2 diabetes, a month before I turned 56. Not a surprise, given family history. My mother died at age 69 from complications of Type 2 Diabetes; I'm not going to let diabetes win!
I will return to logging what I eat, and exercising faithfully.
1) exercise regularly
w/walking 3 days a week and other strength building exercises 2 days a week
2) be a positive roll model to my daughter (17)
3) l lost over 10% of my weight between Sept 2012 & January 2013. Goal as of Feb 1st is to lose another 10% or 18 lb. At that point I will be within my goal range.
4) Manage newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes, preferably w/out meds
February 1, 2013
1) Walk at least 10,000 steps a day, 3 days a week
2) Strength training 2 days a week, esp for upper arms, thighs, and body core
3) track and log food on SP
4)use Fitbit to track steps
I am a Lutheran pastor, married for 30 years and a mother to 3; our youngest and only daughter is 17.
I love to read and am more 'in my head' than physical, as is my husband, so I have to be intentional about getting exercise.
I learned about SparkPeople from The Spark, which I loaded onto my Kindle (I LOVE)...
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| current weight: 202.0
Thanks for the goodie! I am glad the blogs were helpful.
1613 days ago
Good to see your status update! I am also getting ready for autumn, and trying to prioritize the things that matter (including my physical and mental health!)
1683 days ago
I have been AWOL for a bit, and so I am gradually reconnecting. I haven't been running, but I've started some low impact step aerobics, which will do for now. I hope things are well with you. Happy mid-Lent!
1836 days ago
Congrats on 500 monthly sparkpoints!
1938 days ago
Thanks for the encouragement!
1978 days ago