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May 23, 2014
Once again, I start again. I have lost count of how many do-overs this makes. Maybe this time it will make a difference! I have my physical in a month and it won't be pretty if I don't get my act together. So, looking into ways to lose the weight and to increase the exercise....comes down to stop eating so much! DH was told today he will have to follow a low fat diet, so that means I will as well. I also want to cut back on my carbs. I am going to set my trackers up to ...
May 23, 2014
Once again, I start again. I have lost count of how many do-overs this makes. Maybe this time it will make a difference! I have my physical in a month and it won't be pretty if I don't get my act together. So, looking into ways to lose the weight and to increase the exercise....comes down to stop eating so much! DH was told today he will have to follow a low fat diet, so that means I will as well. I also want to cut back on my carbs. I am going to set my trackers up to track protein and carbs. I am sick of looking the way I do. I am sick of being the fat one in the pictures and not looking the way that my mind thinks I look.
Spark friends, I am asking for your help in my journey this time. I need to commit to one way of eating and one way of living. The clock starts now, tonight, for the rest of my life.


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PURPLESPEDCOW is so happy that DD2 and family are on the way to Georgia!
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Member Since: 1/18/2010

SparkPoints: 143,676

Fitness Minutes: 61,348

My Goals:
keep diabetes under control
to continue to have good cholesterol, A1C, and blood pressure numbers.

My Program:
have blood sugars where my doctor wants them after meals
wii 3x week
focus on blood sugars vs weight loss

Personal Information:
I am a military brat who has traveled and lived in Europe three different times in my life. I am a special ed teacher who has taught children with autism for the past eight years. I am in my last year of teaching. I have a self-contained classroom for children with autism. I love watching my students learn, grow, and change!

Other Information:
I live in Georgia. This is the longest I have ever lived anywhere. We have been here for 16 years now.
I like to crochet, read and do word search puzzles.
I have three children and 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson.

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JOYINKY
8/12/2014 10:18:52 PM

Retirement is an adjustment. I retired to a part time job at the public library and that made for a smoother transition. Today I'm closer to those co-workers than those I taught with. But I'm fully retired now and enjoying it. It took time to reinvent myself and that meant developing new friendships too. We keep growing and changing, but we need to get "out" to do that. Hugs.



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KEELYDEUS
7/25/2014 8:53:16 PM

Thank you for the suggestion about having something special to touch to help with anxiety. I am going to give that a try! :) emoticon



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CORKYTHEMOM1
7/5/2014 12:27:39 PM

I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:


emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon


S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!


~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon



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GOOZLEBEAR
6/30/2014 10:54:54 PM

That is wonderful news to have DD2 so nearby, what a great time for you to be retired!!! You will be able to see more of her and the grands!!!! Hope she finds a good apartment/house.

Lucky you!!!!! emoticon



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CORKYTHEMOM1
6/29/2014 1:52:53 PM

emoticon for your continued prayers and support in my healing from the accident. It's wonderful to have special friends such as you! Embracing you with love and hugs. Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday!


~ Monika ~ emoticon



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