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I am 59 years old and recently retired. I have had a lifelong struggle with weight. I have asthma and high blood pressure. Recently I was told by my Dr. that I was prediabetic. This news really put a fire under me and I am determined to lose weight and get fit once and for all. I am going to the gym regularly and have just joined group sessions of personal training. As far as weight goes I am not concentrating on numbers just getting healthy and feeling better. Since I have started going to the ...
I am 59 years old and recently retired. I have had a lifelong struggle with weight. I have asthma and high blood pressure. Recently I was told by my Dr. that I was prediabetic. This news really put a fire under me and I am determined to lose weight and get fit once and for all. I am going to the gym regularly and have just joined group sessions of personal training. As far as weight goes I am not concentrating on numbers just getting healthy and feeling better. Since I have started going to the gym regularly, I am 10 pounds down but even better have more energy and my skin glows. I am hoping the spark site will help with that fire I have lighted.




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Member Since: 11/29/2011

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My Goals:
I would love to reach a healthy weight to prevent diabetes 2. Most of all, I would like to be able to maintain this healthier weight.

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Basically, I am following just common sense healthy, clean eating. Also, as a former Weight Watchers I have lots of recipes. I am working out at the gym 3-4 times a week. In addition, I am trying group personal training for the next 12 weeks.

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I am recently retired after working for 32 years at the New Westminster Public Library. I was a Reference Librarian specializing in historical photographs and local history. I live in Vancouver, B.C. Canada with my husband Steve and twin sons Gavin and Ryan.

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KIRSTENLYNN62
9/13/2014 12:05:46 PM

How's the new program going? I hope you are enjoying your weekend! emoticon



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RISINGBLUESTAR
9/7/2014 11:29:27 PM

Thanks for the info. That sounds like too much wheat for me and wheat makes me feel unwell but I am going to look into other anti-inflammatory books. See if I can find some useful information.

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RISINGBLUESTAR
8/29/2014 1:11:18 AM

Luckily, I hardly ever have that problem but occasionally, it happens but the blog was to really encourage others who are afraid and have that fear. There are kind people and rude people everywhere but it shouldn't discourage anyone from doing what they want. Sometimes, I read blogs about people not even wanting to go on a walk and that's not cool so I just hope it encouraged anyone who ever felt like they didn't belong in the gym or out in the world. :)

We all make snap judgments. In one of my classes, there was a guy who was fit and had the looks and I thought he was going to be a snob but he was SO nice and we discovered we actually had 2 classes together. I try my best not to judge but sometimes we do that unconsciously because we fear judgment from others.

Even fit people can be attacked. I don't like the term "skinny b....." Because that is putting down someone too.

Hope your day went well. :)



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KIRSTENLYNN62
8/26/2014 9:49:28 AM

Hi here! I hope you are enjoying what is left of summer, and that it has been cooler for you than it's been here in Portland. emoticon



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OVERACTIVEELBOW
8/20/2014 4:46:19 PM

on my computer,,, I highlighted the image then right-clicked and copied it to a new tab... then I right clicked on my control button (top-right hand corner of my browser) and zoomed the the image to 150% making the writing more of a reasonable size. Not sure if that is any help to you..

I tried to make the image larger in the blog... but could not figure out how to do it.

Hope your Summer has been a great one. Are you traveling this Fall or Winter?
Audra



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