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SHELLPRO'S: Mis-Adventures in Fitness & Health.

MY Goals & Accountability for food, life, & health:

I've come to realize at this stage in my life that all actions have consequinces! Its how we "re-Act" to those consiquences & realizing how we've arrived there that makes the difference in our life. As the saying goes: You can't get change by doing things the same way over & over. You will always get the same results. Only by changing your actions & thoughts, can you acheive a different out come.
A little about my ...
MY Goals & Accountability for food, life, & health:

I've come to realize at this stage in my life that all actions have consequinces! Its how we "re-Act" to those consiquences & realizing how we've arrived there that makes the difference in our life. As the saying goes: You can't get change by doing things the same way over & over. You will always get the same results. Only by changing your actions & thoughts, can you acheive a different out come.
A little about my background:
I've had no living parents-since I was 23 yrs. old. My family history of Cancer, Diabetes, Morbid Obesity & Heart Disease make it a point for me to be health concious. All died by 60 yrs. of age. In 2004 I weighed 185 lbs. my highest weight to date. I had been a 'stocky' child as my Mom put it, since I was 12 or 13. And could never- no matter how little eaten or how hard I worked out lose the weight. Looking back, it probably was alot attributed to my Thyroid Probem that was't diagnosed until 2002. My brother had high blood pressure, bouts with gout & was already on Diabetes Med's. He had been refered by his Doc. to the Atkins Diet. He at that time weighed in at over 300 lbs. (he's only 5' 7). He soon lost 80 lbs. with Atkins. I couldn't get the book fast enough! I've used Atkins/Zone Diet as my guide food guide, variying with the Diet's depending on my work outs & the way my body feels. And it doesn't consist of just Burgers & Bacon! Dr. Atkins book had already diagnosed a majority of 'my' health problems. It was then I started to really pursue an answer to why at 37 yrs. of age I was so miserable & in pain the majority of the time- with so many variying diagnosis & blood work results. It has taken years & being declaired 'disabled' dispite my quest & constantly seeking options to maintain my weight loss, fitness & health to get where I am now & maintain it. As long as I still fit into my sz. 2's, I'll be happy!
If I can just get my 'inside' persona to fit the outside! There's nothing so depressing as being constantly told- "Too bad you feel so bad. Cause you sure look great!" I want the inside me to match the outside me:) Though I admit, I felt more depressed when I looked as bad as I felt! I still haven't gotten to what anyone would consider 'healthy' in terms of my metabolism, immune system, pain, memory, etc.

*02/2008-Consiquences of possible permanent damage & side-effects of the Thyroid being so weak, damaged & finally removed haven't been determined or if in fact if my original diagnosis in 1997 of Lupus- may be true. It may have caused all my problems to date & possibly lead to more in the future:( I try to take it one day at a time.

*05/22/08- My most recent hardship? After years of monitoring my Fibrocystic Breast (which there's very little of now thanks to all the weight loss!) *lol*. There's been a big enough change that ONLY 'surgical removal' of the affected area from the breast will do. I'll just have to gather more info & keep everyone posted. And on these really bad days-one step, one prayer- at a time:~

*08/28/08- I've gone & injured my right hip/back! Felt a 'snap' along that hip & all the differing diagnosis just aren't viable! Right now dealing w/anti-inflammatory Med's & potential Phys Therapy for answers & fix it hopefully:(

**10/02/08- Diaognoostic Mammogram done finally & there has been growth to the area of past concerns & additional 2 more. No choice but to have a Surgical Biopsy done ASAP.

***11/13/08- Lumpectomy performed & its OK! But GG! I know now why those who aren't so Lucky opt to have BOTH breast removed!

****02/26/09- Follow-up Mammorgram from earlier proceedure doesn't look good. Waiting for Specialist Appt.

*****03/18/09- 2nd Breast Biopsy, again Benign!

******09/090 Tenittis & Cyst of Wrist.

I've purchased a Cardio Glide Machine-working on my 3rd tension canister replacement! An Eliptical Trainer-broke the belt in less than 6 months. Working on replacing it too. Got a Treadmill-its still working, I just don't enjoy it as much as getting outside to walk. 2 sets of Hand Weights- 6 lb. & 10 lb. weights, I train at least 2 times a week. I enjoy Yoga/Stretching. And I really need the Meditation I do with it right now! *lol* Basically, I'm either too hard headed for my own good (or too onery to give up & die Hah!)
And the Good Lord is & has been guiding me to this point of total reliance on Him. And of course my Belief & Strength is that : ) With God, Good Friends & a Good Dog...All Things are Possible!!
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Member Since: 4/27/2008

SparkPoints: 70,944

Fitness Minutes: 102,794

My Goals:
To maintain & reach my ZONE again. That point you reach where it comes second nature to just DO IT! And to Support Sparks Members as Co-Leader 4 Sparks Teams: Class April27-May3,2008 & Low-Carb for Dummies & SparkMemphis.

My Program:
Atkins Based Low-Carb/High Fiber Diet.

6-7 Days Wk.- Walk/Jog, 5-10 mi. w/The Hounds on Off days- CT at least 3 days week. * Newest Goal- Get Back to doing ST/Yoga.

Personal Information:
From Memphis, TN area. Married 17 yrs. Chronic Health issues- Lupus,Thyroid Disease, Fibromyalgia, IBS. I know! without the God Lords care I should be dead or crazy by now : )

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My passions are: reading,music,health, fitness & nutriton,landscaping,art & my hounds. And my Faith in God & Bible Study.

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HICKOK-HALEY
5/30/2011 8:39:33 PM

For some reason some of my spark friends have disappeared from my spark page. I'm pretty sure we had added each other as friends a couple of years ago. Oh well, at least we are back on track again!
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5/22/2011 7:52:58 PM

Hi! Just came by to visit your spark page.



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5/22/2011 12:41:34 PM

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5/14/2011 8:11:05 PM

Been missing you around here. Hope everything is okay.



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5/14/2011 4:48:16 PM

Hi! You look great in your pics. Way to go!

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