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I have come a very long way from 226 pounds and 10+ repeated major weight loss attempts. After over 3 years on this site I wasted down in size... my lifestyle has been no match against high blood cholesterol, which is hereditary; I also have low blood pressure ...

I am also perceived as "chintzy" ... well this underwater-world New Yorker says, "Eat It!" and don't forget to wash it down with a hefty mug of consumerism. I did not ask to fall on hard times. Nor did not ask for any ...
I have come a very long way from 226 pounds and 10+ repeated major weight loss attempts. After over 3 years on this site I wasted down in size... my lifestyle has been no match against high blood cholesterol, which is hereditary; I also have low blood pressure ...

I am also perceived as "chintzy" ... well this underwater-world New Yorker says, "Eat It!" and don't forget to wash it down with a hefty mug of consumerism. I did not ask to fall on hard times. Nor did not ask for any of these diseases, but it's never too late to turn things around!
But I'm not leaving Sparks any time soon, though I did go low carb due to blood sugar being tough to control.

Sparkpeople is hosting my first-ever blog...not counting that time I did the Dr. Phil diary website, because that was not really a blog in those years ... and nobody could post comments to it ...

Anyway, Walden Pond is not suitable for swimming, anyhow ... my tough schedule and other matters made swimming a distant memory ... until a WEEKEND a few weeks ago ... woohoo!!

Dancing is my passion ... again, and despite some bad, flat feet that give me pain. I still keep my hand in doing some yoga ... it used to be practically my sole form of exercise from 2011 through early 2013. Feeling underdosed on diabetes meds, I'd had to add intense low impact cardio. Was practicing yoga regularly for almost 7 years!

Attention: while I believe "pre-diabetes" is a made-up diagnosis [I, personally, never went through that stage], any pre-diabetic who gets very into yoga should also supplement their yoga practice with actual cardio ...
that is, exercise that leads to both rapid AND deep or shallow breathing at the same time. Rapid--and deep or shallow--breathing, not just your heart pounding, not just a raised pulse rate!

And certainly not just by breaking a sweat!

You could get all those effects just by watching a horror movie ... doesn't even have to be in an overheated room!

Well, anyway, though--nutrition is more my bag ... no expert at either movement nor nutrition, at least not yet (and still do yoga.... occasionally ... I created my own practice which has been still a work in progress ...thinking I will put the crunches back in there ... hahahh!) Changing it up really mashes things UP!

And as ever, YMMV ...

Thanks to everyone here at SparkPeople!
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Member Since: 1/2/2010

SparkPoints: 32,219

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I formulated and started my own diet on December 27, 2002, that I never went off of, literally!

Then, these 10 pounds... and soon 20... wanted back on me ....

I tried in vain to keep off weight I had been keeping off, for the previous 6 years before I became a SparkPerson ...

My Program:
Nutrition all the Way! 2nd UPDATE: Must be low-carb. Could be pescetarian under better circumstance. I have to ditch nearly all carbs, excepting breakfast and metabo-meal. I don't eat anything of the pig/pork family. Diagnosed as a diabetic in Jaunary 2013, but I refuse to give in without a fight.

Now on 1,450 - 1,600 delicious calories' maintenance program per dayŚwith my hectic life! Which includes too-little Cardio (managing high blood cholesterol AND diabetes!) ... but I am learning bit by bit.

And as far as cardio, to come back for second helpings ....

Personal Information:
New York City Born and Raised ... & I Came BACK! I had lived in the Dade County, Florida (Miami, Miami Beach, North Miami, Coconut Grove) as a year-round working stiff during the best years of my life. But New York City Rocks http://youtu.be/d1dTpVLb07o New York City, you will always rock!

Thank God for Mayor de Blasio!!!! A triumph for the everyday people who live in NYC!

Other Information:
You will be surprised what (unconventional) wisdom comes out of supposedly faddish diet books, such as "Six Weeks to OMG! Get Skinnier than All Your Friends", "Good Calories Bad Calories" as well as "The Great Cholesterol Con" ... in addition to, "Grain Brain"

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CHANY009
6/15/2013 3:03:13 PM

Hey! How was you're week? Mine was pretty stressful! I did a long yoga set last night and some meditation after that definitely helped! I should have been doing it all week but instead I was curled on the couch watching movies most of the week emoticon I hope your weekend is going well!



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NOSNACKER-57
6/13/2013 8:24:08 PM

Thanks so much for joining in on the discussions on the Low GI team threads, it is very refreshing to have some new ideas, comments popping up!

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CHANY009
6/5/2013 2:11:42 PM

Hey! Yoga is good! I did a jog and strength training yesterday so I started my day this morning with about half an hour of yoga as a more relaxing cardio set :) plus it was a great way to stretch out my aching muscles! I think I will stick with that routine and keep it up on my "off days" so to speak! And that's good! Hopefully with a bit more spare time you can get into it more!
emoticon that is one I've been working on but my arm strength is not there yet! lol



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CHANY009
6/2/2013 8:50:20 PM

H! I just wanted to say thank for your comment on my blog and for your reply on my Yoga Lovers message! It was so sweet and wonderful to read! I have always preferred working out at home, the idea of paying to drive to a gym to run on a treadmill always seemed silly! I usually make up my own routines as well, I have a standard that I use , although it varies from day to day as well.

I am looking forward to getting fit and and improving my yoga along the way! Hopefully we can motivate each other :)

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RUNCHOOSE
5/29/2013 8:05:44 PM

Hey, VisionQuest2, welcome back to the team. Admittedly, my resurgence there was short-lived. Your presence there is much-needed. I'm sorry to hear about your hours...best wishes.



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