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How did I get to my 60's and NOT realize how important health is?
Being overweight most of my life became a habit.
I mean... I knew I was "FLUFFY" and needed to lose weight but I didn't realize how important having good health is.
ALSO how much my eating habits can influence my health. Now that my health is failing I've finally realized that I do have control and the ability to make good choices. I can do this. I just wish I had done this sooner. But no looking back. Only ...
How did I get to my 60's and NOT realize how important health is?
Being overweight most of my life became a habit.
I mean... I knew I was "FLUFFY" and needed to lose weight but I didn't realize how important having good health is.
ALSO how much my eating habits can influence my health. Now that my health is failing I've finally realized that I do have control and the ability to make good choices. I can do this. I just wish I had done this sooner. But no looking back. Only forward. I have lowered my A1C results from 10.5 in October '09 to 6.1 March '10. It sure is hard work. But I get much encouragment from the stories and articles here.

Update 06/07/2011: Iím no longer in my 60ís. Boo hoo But time marches on.

I have been maintaining a 70 lb. loss since January. Amazing for me. Now to get on with the rest of the "fluff".
I'm making a new commitment to journal, weigh and measure foods and stop being so indulgent. I need to eat more veggies and fruits , and less "healthy treat" foods. My goal is at least 25 lbs. by the end of the year. I've done it before. I can do it again.
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Member Since: 9/25/2006

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My Goals:
To eat healthfully every day. to limit portion sizes, and stay with in guidelines my Dr. set for kidney disease.
I will stay with in 1,000-1300 calories a day.
Recently changed to this to stay under 1,300 cal. It's still slow going but what have I got to lose but weight and time?

My Program:
1,100-1300 calories a day. I tried a higher amount but only losing 1-2 lbs a month was discouraging.
This new lower amount seems to work.
Follow the diabetic guidelines from my dietician. Changing the calorie amount again. Going to try for under 1350. I've discovered slow is ok. As long as it's a steady loss downward, I'm ok with it.

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I live near San Francisco, CA. a few miles from the coastline. I am a grandma/great-grandma of almost 12. LOL One is due in July. Well we had that new little one. A girl, Nina and she is 5 months already-Dec. Well add two more to my great grandchildren list. Uzziah Sept 2012 and Natalie, Dec. 2012. Total 14! Precious-every one of them.

Baptized in 1969 as a Jehovah's Witness. My religious beliefs and actions make me who I am.

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SANDRA2BTHIN
4/23/2014 12:06:04 PM

I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.
I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.
I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.
I was ready to climb the mountain today. But I had so may other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will have to wait.
I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in all it's majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.
I had forgotten about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately. I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.
He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain. for the longest time I told myself I was going to try to climb it but never made any progress."
"I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could. One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams would eventually die."
" The next morning, I started my climb. It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed, stop! I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight. I kept moving forward. I could not quit because I knew I had come too far to stop now. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN."
"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"
I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB."
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4/22/2014 2:46:30 PM

Weight loss is NOT a physical challenge, it's a MENTAL one.
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4/21/2014 9:53:40 AM

Wake up with DETERMINATION. Go to bed with SATISFACTION.
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4/19/2014 10:15:39 AM

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4/18/2014 11:23:32 AM

Eat better to feel better.
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