ROBBINBIRD1959  
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I joined Sparkpeople in May of 2008. I pretty much lurked and read the articles and did the wheel spin but I never really got into the trackers. I was going through a lot of stuff and was guilty about not taking care of myself.

What made me change? When I gained almost the total weight that I lost the last time I "changed my life". I have a bag of size 0-2 jeans proving I could do it.

I found out it took constant attention to make sure I was making the right choices, ...
I joined Sparkpeople in May of 2008. I pretty much lurked and read the articles and did the wheel spin but I never really got into the trackers. I was going through a lot of stuff and was guilty about not taking care of myself.

What made me change? When I gained almost the total weight that I lost the last time I "changed my life". I have a bag of size 0-2 jeans proving I could do it.

I found out it took constant attention to make sure I was making the right choices, changing my mind-set towards food and exercise. It really tired me out because I had so many other things going on in my life at that time.

The final straws:
Not being able to fit into my work pants
The new tapered blouses the company wants us to wear is too
tight
Counting how many meds I really have to take a day
The cost of the tests I need to keep me alive is ridiculous, but
I don't get my meds until the tests are done (every three
months)

The Good News:

After losing these 8 extra pounds, I will be able to control my
blood sugars
I am 2 weeks into a habit of walking everyday-in 4 more weeks
it can be considered a lifestyle
In tracking my food, I can analyze where I am at as far as carb
fats and protein goes. I am real good at that.
My core is stronger by the exercise; playing with the
grandkids will be easier
I'm making an effort to get out or get moving on my days off
(altho I think I deserve to lay around))

Since I have been hanging out here on a more regular basis the last couple of weeks, I have been blogging more, page-surfing other blogs and finding people I think are interesting with similar
interests. Then I find their links which leads me to other links I never heard of and I learn a lot of things. I have found one link I have added that is a supplement to this site. This is my #1 site.
But I do like my new one "Fit By Fifty" because it is the closest to my goal right now.
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Member Since: 5/14/2008

SparkPoints: 0

Fitness Minutes: 2,088

My Goals:
TO LOSE 10 POUNDS TO BE ABLE TO LOWER MY BLOOD SUGAR 10 POINTS FOR GOOD CONTROL

TO LOSE THE FAT I FEEL IN MY THIGHS WHEN I WALK

TO BE ABLE TO FIT IN MY NEW WORK UNIFORM WHEN I GET IT

TO LOSE THE "HI HELENS" THAT JIGGLE WHEN I LIFT MY ARMS TO WAVE

TO MAKE IT THROUGH MENOPAUSE WITHOUT MAKING MYSELF OR MY FAMILY CRAZY

My Program:
EXERCISE SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY -WED: (10 AM)
TREADMILL 1 1/2 MI.
TUES-THURS:
WALKING FOR 40 MIN
TUES-SUN:
SPARK EXERCISE
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Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Southern Oregon and besides a couple of trips back East, I have been here all my life.

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ONLYTEMPORARY
1/2/2009 3:30:23 PM

Welcome to the Spark Oregon team! Nice to have another member join us. Be sure and check out the Spark America topic in the teams General Discussion forum page and use your Spark Points page to help you use and learn all the fantastic tools we have here for our use. Drop by our pages for a get better aquainted visit. Again, welcome to SP and the team.



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NATTSO78
11/27/2008 8:53:01 AM

hiya! Thanks for stoppin by my page - most of the pics are mine. Hope you're doing well & Happy Thanksgiving!



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MACMOM57
11/21/2008 5:41:17 AM

Hi I would love for you add me as your friend. I will add you also. Blessing Nancy



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JIBBIE49
11/19/2008 2:35:14 AM

Oh, Hon, that just thrills me to know you are going to take care of your health. Diabetes is really a serious illness (I've read so many Spark articles) but it can be controlled and it doesn't have to pay havoc with your body if you deal with it. SO, I'm happy!!!

I had a friend, who was a Type 1 Diabetic. He was 8 and his mom dated a doctor who came to their house and he was watching him, and said "Allen I wonder if you have diabetes?" That was how they found out he was a serious diabetic. His brothers were 6'5" and he was only 5'8" because the diabetes had been that hard on his growth. I asked him once if he missed eating candy bars and he said "Would you crave something that made you deathly ill?"



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SSSHAYES
11/11/2008 8:30:48 PM

Welcome to 50+ Females. Good luck on your weight loss journey.



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