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hi, my name is Kathy. I'm 47 years old, married and a stay at home mother of 2 aged 11 and 14.
My current weight is 112kg (247lbs) and I'm 4 foot 9 and a half.
My dr has entered me in a program for people who have high risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes. At yesterday's health assesment my blood pressure was 160/105. I tried saying that I'm extremely anxious, but I have to face the facts that I'm double what I should weigh, and I need to do something about it.
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hi, my name is Kathy. I'm 47 years old, married and a stay at home mother of 2 aged 11 and 14.
My current weight is 112kg (247lbs) and I'm 4 foot 9 and a half.
My dr has entered me in a program for people who have high risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes. At yesterday's health assesment my blood pressure was 160/105. I tried saying that I'm extremely anxious, but I have to face the facts that I'm double what I should weigh, and I need to do something about it.
The only exercise I get is when I'm at school volunteering, but that's only light...I'm a huge TV fan and a couch potato

I need all the help I can get cause I have NO motivation




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Member Since: 6/10/2010

SparkPoints: 1,882

Fitness Minutes: 135

My Goals:
lose weight, lower blood pressure, feel better, be stronger

My Program:
WII fit, follow the low soduim diet plan, walk, play with the children more

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I'm 47, married from Toowoomba Queensland Australia

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I love reading, movies, TV, internet, travel...all the "sit down and take it easy" stuff LOL

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EMMABE1
9/1/2011 2:06:23 AM

Enjoy the challenge!!

Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “Chair Exercise” Team
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Welcome to the most friendly, most supportive team in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, ideas and links to help and support you at all stages on your journey.
I suggest that you leave your Sparkmail turned on for this team so that you receive the monthly Chair Exercise Team E-Magazine – Chair Treasures – as well as any important notices.
To help you on your way I have sent you a Sparkmail with resources for exercises that are suitable for those whose mobility is limited, whether by age, physical problems or time. I hope you will find it a useful reference.
I hope you succeed in all the goals you set.
Enjoy the journey
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Ann (Co-leader Chair Exercise Team, ~Indygirl Challenge, and Sparkies Down-Under)

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KATZLAF
8/31/2011 8:51:27 AM

Thanks for stopping by on my page and your kind thoughts! Glad we're SP Friends! emoticon



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LADYVOLSFAN1954
8/30/2011 5:35:49 PM

I see you have high blood pressure. Mine is slowly coming down. I'm about 125/80 most of the time. I have type 2 diabetes and it's getting closer to insulin for me. I am determined to beat all this. Rest assured that on SP you have friends who know what it's like and can feel your pain as well as your triumphs.



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EMMABE1
8/30/2011 3:55:53 PM

Challenge details will be in your Sparkmail box - very soon!!



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TIMOTHYNOHE
8/29/2011 7:34:37 AM

I see in your HowdyDo above that your BP is 160/105 "half what it should be". After I had lost my first 30 pounds or so and I was still on BP meds, mine dropped to 80/45. Please, don't let it go that low with out seeing a doctor. Hypotension is sneakier than hyper tension. It puts you gently to sleep before it kills you.



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