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Starting over - again!

January 2014 - I have gained 30 pounds and from this point I am going to get back to taking care of myself! I have lapsed in the last year and have not used this amazing resource (sparkpeople) to take care of myself. It starts fresh now... like todays quote says ..."Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent". That was temporary!

I started Sparkpeople in 2007 slowly working on reaching my goals. In September 07 doctor said I was diabetic--my blood sugar ...
January 2014 - I have gained 30 pounds and from this point I am going to get back to taking care of myself! I have lapsed in the last year and have not used this amazing resource (sparkpeople) to take care of myself. It starts fresh now... like todays quote says ..."Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent". That was temporary!

I started Sparkpeople in 2007 slowly working on reaching my goals. In September 07 doctor said I was diabetic--my blood sugar was 208 (ONCE!) and my A1C was 6.4. I have a STRONG family history (Grandfather, Mother, and 6 out of 8 siblings). My cholesterol was 231, triglycerides 201 and blood pressure 156/96 and my weight was 220. I have watched my older sister and my mother struggle with diabetes my whole life and I vowed I would not go down that road if it was at all possible.

I started watching my calories and walking as exercise. I lost about 20 pounds in a year and my blood sugar had gone down but I started been slacking.....
I decided to step up my exercise program...I had been seeing my sons running and the amazing amount of food that they consumed without gaining weight and decided that i needed to start running---I was 204 pounds and i had NEVER run in my life. I started the couch to 5K podcasts by Robert Ulrey downloaded to a cheap MP3 player. (My son later bought me an IPOD because he was so proud of the effort i was putting in)

That 9 week program took me 4 months to finish and at the end when I was running 30 minutes (AMAZING!) I was still only actually running about 2.4 miles (very slow but my sons kept saying time didn't matter as long as I was doing it). I have kept up running and really started counting calories--and the weight has started coming off regularly---the more i run - the better i eat---the more i lose---who knew!

BUT if you slow down it comes back at you!

Time to be held accountable!
My worst.....
January 2014-
Weight: 194
A1C: 6.8!!! (The worst ever!)
Have not run in a MONTH!
Cholesterol: 152 -- the best ever-but i took the pills :(
Triglycerides: 96
Blood pressure: 134/85

My Best:
Weight: 162.4
I ran my best 5K in 28:50
A1C ---5.4
cholesterol---171
triglycerides ---78
blood pressure---132/79

I will weigh 145 pounds----by August 1, 2014
I will run another half marathon in October with my best time!
I will not take medicine for diabetes
I will get rid of cholesterol medicine and GERD medicine
I will enjoy my life as I get older and not worry about sickness....
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Member Since: 1/31/2007

SparkPoints: 12,787

Fitness Minutes: 21,457

My Goals:
FINALLY get to my goal weight 145 by August

But more important - reduce my A1C

Next half marathon-Harvest Half Marathon
October 2014



My Program:
1200-1500 calories a day

30 minutes of exercise 6 days a week

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Personal Information:
Still happily married after 31 years

Empty nest
Time to focus on me!

It was a busy year last year with two weddings and some back issues for my husband and I did not focus on what my body needed. (Excuses---enough of those!)



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The great man is one who does not lose his child's heart.....

My children are my success story

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Member Comments:
RENIESSPARKIN
8/31/2013 9:43:53 PM

Hi, I started out with some very unrealistic goals, but I'm keeping them up there to remind me I didn't get this way overnight and it will take more than a week--month--whatever to get it off.

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Good luck,
Renie



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PB04090
1/25/2011 4:20:23 PM

Hope you guys are doing okay in all this snow and cold!! I've moved my walking inside and onto Jim's treadmill!!



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KARVY09
1/10/2011 12:14:01 PM

Good to see you back. Lemme know if you need a running buddy someday!



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BUDRFLY31
10/4/2010 8:26:32 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the sparkgoodie! It always gives me a warm fuzzy when someone gives me a sparkgoodie!

I hope you had a good race in NH. 3 of my running friends and I are running in the Manchester, NH half on Nov. 7th.



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KARVY09
10/3/2010 8:19:55 PM

It was good to see you today! Sorry I didn't see you after the race but I hope it went great for you! I had a wonderful time.... sore now though!



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