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Changing my Life

After a number of starts and tapering off, I am back on track - the difference this time is my mind. Something is different. There have been a number of times when I said "NO MORE!" But this time? I'm not sure what the difference was - more aware? More willing to accept responsibility in a very real and profound way?

In February of 2012, I cried in my doctor's office as we discussed my need for cholesterol medicine. I had refused several years ago to start taking them because ...
After a number of starts and tapering off, I am back on track - the difference this time is my mind. Something is different. There have been a number of times when I said "NO MORE!" But this time? I'm not sure what the difference was - more aware? More willing to accept responsibility in a very real and profound way?

In February of 2012, I cried in my doctor's office as we discussed my need for cholesterol medicine. I had refused several years ago to start taking them because we were open to having more children, and statins have a great risk of birth defects. But, I don't have more children. And these past years I could have been taking a drug that would have helped control a serious health concern.

After leaving his office, I realized that I am the only one who can improve my health. Maybe if I had, we would have more children by now. Maybe if I had, I wouldn't be on the cusp of 37 years old and just beginning to get this under control. My dad, who was not obese, died at age 38+2 months due to arterial disease. I have been slowly killing myself. And that became a reality in a new way in February. I have allowed this poor health to affect me and my family for the past 12+ years.

And I am the only one who can change it.

And I am.




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Member Since: 1/24/2006

SparkPoints: 5,565

Fitness Minutes: 3,494

My Goals:
I want to be fit, healthy, and energetic. And I'd love to shop for clothes in the misses section at a department store.

I want to walk to my friend's house in 8 minutes or less.

My Program:
Tracking my food intake again and making sure I eat an appropriate amount of fruits and veggies. This made such a difference when I followed these steps before.

I'm also going to step up my expectations for exercise.

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Just a girl who wants to live for her family. And God gave me this body to allow me to live - I have to choose to take care of it so I may.

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RAEOFLIGHT
4/11/2008 11:16:54 PM

Hey you! I just started back again here at Spark people. How are you?



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RAEOFLIGHT
10/10/2007 10:23:48 PM

WOW! You are doing awesome! Way to go!
I am doing well, getting a little nervous with all the parties and holidays coming up. But I continue to workout as much as possible.
Thanks for stopping by. And I see that Becca has joined, YEAH!



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FINDINGBECCA
10/10/2007 12:35:41 AM

Hey! I'm here!! I decided I can't do this alone. I don't know when I'll log anything or update, or how to join groups, or what to join.....any suggestions? God Bless. Love your dedication up there. I need to remember this is the body God gave me....I need to nurture, love, and ACCEPT it!!!! Love you, and congrats on 30 lbs!!!



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RAEOFLIGHT
9/30/2007 9:11:59 AM

Being consistent with your tracking is a huge key to success.



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RAEOFLIGHT
9/20/2007 10:51:13 PM

30 lbs!!!! YEAH! You are doing GREAT!
How are you feeling?



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