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I am person who is very happy with life but unhappy with losing the ability to move around better as I age. I have a supportive family who has helped me while my doctor and I have discovered the roadblocks and how I can now overcome them. Looking forward to achieving my goals.
I am person who is very happy with life but unhappy with losing the ability to move around better as I age. I have a supportive family who has helped me while my doctor and I have discovered the roadblocks and how I can now overcome them. Looking forward to achieving my goals.


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Member Since: 9/10/2009

SparkPoints: 40,008

Fitness Minutes: 22,700

My Goals:
Long Term Goals:

Keep my A1c levels in normal range

Lose approximately 90 pounds

Lower cholesterol to normal levels

Lower blood pressure to normal

Short Term Goals:

Lose 4 pounds a month

Control A1c through diet and exercise for next lab report in July 2015

Show reduction in blood pressure by doctor's appointment in July 2015

Show reduction i n cholesterol level by July 2015

My Program:
Spring 5 % Challenge Exercise Commitment


Cardio exercise 40 minutes 6 days a week

Strength train 3 times a week using resistance band and dumbbells

Use SparkPeople Deiabetic Suggested Meal Option with tweaking according to personal options. I will use diabetic suggested ranges for various nutrients.



Personal Information:
I am a retired teacher who 4 years ago was referred to an endocrinologist. We have discovered that my high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inability to lose weight and significant hair loss on the top of my head are due to Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. This means I have enlarged adrenal glands which release too much of a variety of hormones. I am insulin resistant. I am now on Metformin and we are working to find the right dosage. My hair is growing back and my blood pressure is down. I now have hope of losing this weight for the first time in 15 years. I would get down to around 205 and nothing would happen. The trainers I worked with over those years were stumped. But I have renewed hope and commitment.

Other Information:
I am married with a very supportive husband, 2 grown sons, the best daughter-in-law ever and 2 grandchildren - Luke, 2, and Josie, 1. I need energy and the ability and flexibility to keep up with them.

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BESSHAILE
7/28/2014 7:13:00 AM

Thank you for the blog love on my bike riding post. We're still sighing and talking about the fun we had and we plan on doing others. emoticon



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/16/2014 7:47:05 AM

"Never wait for the proper mood to start a thing, nor until the spirit moves you. Make your own mood. Make your own spirit. How? ACT. Do something – anything. Inspiration seldom generates action. Action always creates inspiration."
-Author Unknown
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Thanks for commenting on my "Trusting The Process" blog. Have a healthy day!




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PIXIE-LICIOUS
6/22/2014 10:33:47 AM

"Your dreams are calling to you right now, calling for you to begin living them in this very moment.
Stop holding yourself back, and let yourself be all you know you can be."
-- Ralph Marston
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "No More scale." I hope you have a very healthy week!




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PIXIE-LICIOUS
3/27/2014 1:48:39 PM

“Participate in your dreams today. There are unlimited opportunities available with this new day.
Take action on those wonderful dreams you've had in your mind for so long.
Remember, success is something you experience when you act accordingly.”
-Steve Maraboli
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Today Is The Only Day That Matters." Make the most of your day!



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SHERYLDS
2/26/2014 10:58:04 PM

Hi ...thanks for stopping by...the crazy weather I was talking about is in Bergen County, New Jersey...25 minutes from Manhattan.



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