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DASHing to being healthier!

I started sparking with the DASH diet in August 2013 and I have made some significant progress. Lost 22 pounds and headed into holidays 2013 in better shape than in many years. January/February 2014 brought some tougher times and I struggled with emotional eating. For March I signed on for the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge and started walking. I completed that challenge successfully and it has helped me get moving again. I'm now working to continue exercising ...
I started sparking with the DASH diet in August 2013 and I have made some significant progress. Lost 22 pounds and headed into holidays 2013 in better shape than in many years. January/February 2014 brought some tougher times and I struggled with emotional eating. For March I signed on for the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge and started walking. I completed that challenge successfully and it has helped me get moving again. I'm now working to continue exercising regularly, and to eat mindfully. I've lost some of the weight I regained, and have a little more to go before I can start to get my weight loss ticker moving in the right direction. Til then, I'm leaving it right where it is to remind me of my success, my goals, and as a motivator. I am trying to focus on using SP as a tool for health and less as a social outlet.

Catch ya later, I'm going for a walk!!!
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VMMMAY thinks today's trivia ??? were annoyingly on target: #1 about menopause #2 about sugars/carbs #3 more carbs. Geez. while I am struggling with carbs & eating. the sparkiverse is watching me.....
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Member Since: 8/19/2013

My Goals:
my goals are simple:

new goal, 4/13/14: to keep going getting fit and shedding pounds and wear my sweet Hawaiian shirt on our trip there this December! for motivation I've made it my background photo! Isn't it pretty?

DID IT! lost 10% body weight (total of 20 pounds) DONE 11-25-13

DID IT! bring my blood pressure down to readings that will make my CRNP smile (DONE 3-4-14)

DID IT! get my cholesterol readings into numbers that will make my CRNP smile some more (DONE 3-4-14)

YUP! DID THAT TOO! keep, or even improve, my annual A1-C (3-4-14)

ON MY WAY! keep going through my annual checkup (3-4-14) and beyond to achieve and maintain healthier lifestyle

My Program:
working to walk at least 20 minutes 5 or more times a week

eating fewer processed foods, lots of veggies and smart proteins

continue to drink at least 8 glasses of water / day

Personal Information:
Living, working and getting healthier in central Pennsylvania! in my spare time I crochet, bake, craft, garden and relax.... and do laundry :)

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Spark People make a difference in my life. I am grateful for this site- it has brought so many good and inspiring sparkfriends into my life! Even when I am walking all alone my sparkfriends are with me cheering me on, keeping me company and sharing the fight! I LOVE SP!

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PUPPIES4ME
3/31/2014 6:31:20 AM

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WELCOME to the.......100 DAYS TO A NEW YOU CHALLENGE ....Ongoing



You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

Welcome on board for some fun and challenges.

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Marj


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PATRICIAANN46
3/29/2014 6:27:37 PM

Hi........Just a note to Thank You for your well-wishes. I really appreciated them.
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
3/29/2014 5:27:05 PM

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew -"
~ St. Francis de Sales
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Thanks a bunch for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, "Not The NSV I Had Planned On..."
Have a fabulous day!



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CIROHIO
3/28/2014 7:27:41 AM

Just dropping by with a quick emoticon Wishing you a Fabulous weekend emoticon Stay focus, stay on track and keep your eye on the prize! emoticon emoticon



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PATRICIAANN46
3/25/2014 10:40:45 PM

Thank you so much for your prayers. It means so much.
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