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I'm Back!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A year since I posted. Why did I quit using Sparkpeople? Because it took up time for a busy person? Because everyone else came first? Bad, bad reasons.
This past March I began seeing a counselor for stress due to a number of family and professional stresses. After a few months, she finally convinced me to put myself first. She said to me, "You think exercise is a waste of time, don't you?"
I had to have a deep look into myself and admit that yes I did, even though I have diabetes and high blood pressure and STRESS. Not to mention hip and knee problems due to my weight.
Now I am exercising to reduce stress. Eat right for pleasure and for health. Not to think about losing weight but to reduce stress, including stress eating.
I am back on the wagon. Off to take out the dog.

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BETRHO48 8/7/2014 7:53AM

    emoticon Don't beat yourself up over being away.
Celebrate coming back.

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Walked in my first

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I actually walked 3 km (2 miles) in my first "race" ever yesterday, the practice run for Run for the Toad. Lots of hills! I was sweaty at the end but did it. Now I have signed up for the actual walking part of the "Run for the Toad" . It is 25 km but I am aiming for a single round of 12.5 km. I can't believe I am actually doing this. Got out the eating clean book because it will be better with some weight off.
this is the first time I am getting in shape not for medical reasons or "to lose weight". Amazing
Wow me.

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LINZEE118 8/31/2013 7:47AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing fantastic!

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DWSCHUYLER 7/28/2013 11:03AM

    Super! emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/28/2013 10:17AM

    Good job!!! emoticon

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Update to 10 years ahead

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A member of my church told me this morning that she wil be 70 in a few weeks. She is my goal person. She is in great shape, full of good humor and hikes 10 km every weekend. Yes!

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LINZEE118 8/31/2013 7:40AM

    I love your positive attitude! Keep up the good work!

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PINKNFITCARLA 4/25/2013 2:24PM

    Sounds like a great goal person!

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10 years ahead

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Next week I turn 60. I'm having a party and I have no bones about telling people I'm 60. Because 10 years ago, it looked like I wouldn't make it. In the last 10 years all my eating and no exercising sins caught up with me. High blood pressure, diabetes, sore hip and knees, asthma, insomnia, incontinence what a dreary list obesity presented me with.
But now I've lost 20 pounds and I exercise for 40 to 60 minutes a day. My goal, 20 more pounds gone this year by staying in my calorie zone and exercising.
My blood pressure isn't perfect but it is down, my sugar excellent for 6 months. Knees painfree, sleeping better, and I can go up and down stairs and bend over with no problem.
Still working on that painful hip and getting up off the floor, but Woo Hoo.
So how will things be in 10 years?
At my goal weight, will have walked in a 26 kilometer walk, still exercising because walking and aquacise are for any age. No incontinence as I continue my exercises. Good blood pressure and sugar, no asthma, sleeping quite well. I will be retired and my books published. Continuing with volunteer work, traveling, writing and being with my friends. Playing with my many grandchildren.
Looking forward to the next 10 years.

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AUNTB63 4/24/2013 6:54PM

    Well said.....your positive attitude should be an inspiration for so many. I will be turning 67 this May and feel like I am 57 now that I have lost some weight and exercise regularly.....Here's to a happy and healthy next 10 years. emoticon

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NHES220 4/24/2013 5:42PM

    Well good for you and I hope you have a great party. You certainly have reason to celebrate and plenty to look forward to. Your grandson is pretty adorable and your health is getting better! So, enjoy the party and celebrate with your family and friends!

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Woo hoo lost two pounds!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

This week I lost two pounds. How did I do it? For me jumping on the scale is misery or joy or just a great big addiction. This week I put it under the bed and I didn't get on it from Sunday to Sunday. That's right, I weighed myself once a week.
Exercising has become a routine and instead of emphasizing the scale, I have decided to get eating well within my calorie range as automatic as exercising is. I found the spark calendar under the pounds lost reporter on the left side of my home page. It gives me a gold star each time I stay in my calorie range. This week I got two gold stars. (The other days were too high by about two hundred calories but I did exercise a lot). Next week, I will work at 4 gold stars instead of jumping on the scale.
Overall? I'm having a great lifestyle, eating properly and exercising. Sugar down, easier to move.
Woo hoo!

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DILLONNAN 3/17/2013 9:04PM

    Thank you for adding the info about the spark calendar because I didn't realize it was there! Congrats on lbs. lost.


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MCFITZ2 3/17/2013 3:39PM

    Good for you. emoticon

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REBIRTHDIVA 3/17/2013 12:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

i, too, have a love hate relationship with the scale that can border obsession emoticon so now i'm just weighing myself once a month. emoticon

keep up the good work! emoticon

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ALICIA214 3/17/2013 12:45PM


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