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Making progress

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I am committed to continue on the SP program to reach my goals and to be healthy and strong. I have set some small goals such as tracking my food daily, exercising at least 10 minutes a day, then 10 minutes twice a day, then 10 minutes three times a day...I received a FitBit for Christmas and my goal is now 10000 steps daily. I keep track of my steps thru the day and then do my walking tape in the evening and almost always go past my 10000 steps. It feels good to meet my goals and set new ones. As I accomplish each goal, I gain confidence that I can meet the next one that I set. I have now lost twelve pounds and am having good control of my elevated blood sugars. I would like to lose about sixteen to twenty more pounds and maintain that healthy weight.
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DONNA0256 3/18/2013 10:19PM

    Great job and good goals! I like the 10 minute a day idea. Once you do the first 10 minutes, you usually want to keep going because it feels so good!

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BARBANNA 3/17/2013 9:42PM

    Happy St Pattys Day and Good Luck! emoticon

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Beautiful Day.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

We have had a beautiful day in Oklahoma today. We got a sprinkle of rain very early (we need several inches as we are in a terrible drought) and then we had lots of sunshine with mild temps. Snow is supposed to be coming on Tuesday. Yea!
I did 47 minutes of Leslie Sansone 4 mile tape and I think I am getting addicted to it. I always feel so much better when I am finished. This is the first time I have done all 4 miles and I was sweating like ever.
Hope everyone has a great week. Keep tracking and keep sparking.

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LILYBELLE12 2/10/2013 8:44PM

    emoticon I have a couple Dance Tapes for "Chair Dancing" (I'm disabled) that I LOVE!!!!! So I know how addicting some can be. Even my husband loves doing the Chair Dancing Tapes and he is not disabled.... he usually stands to do them.
Also, we use to live in Oklahoma. My husband was Active Duty Air Force and we lived in Midwest City for 5 years. Both of my sons were adopted while we lived there!

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Continuing on the journey

Friday, February 08, 2013

emoticon I have been consistantly tracking and exercising since December 2012 and I have lost 6#. I have a goal of 10000 steps per day and I can get that pretty easy if I get on the treadmill or do Leslie Sansone walking tape for a mile or two. I received a fitbit for Christmas and that has help me met my goals. I need to loose at lease 20 more pounds, continue to eat healthy, continue to exercise.
Today I saw my doctor and he approves of my goals and encouraged me to "continue on the journey" and my A1C should be down when we recheck it in a few months. I shared the info about my fitbit and sparkpeople with my doc and he agreed that these would be very helpful on my journey. All my other lab was near perfect, just have to get this sugar under control so I don't have to take meds for it.
When I get weary with my progress, I just remind myself that I must be consistant and I Will see results.


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SEATTLE58 2/8/2013 10:24PM

    Good going, Girl! You are doing so well, you deserve a medal! emoticon You just keep doing what you're doing and you'll be getting this... emoticonand this.... emoticon emoticon

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CAROL494 2/8/2013 10:16PM

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Concerns confirmed

Friday, February 01, 2013

I have been concerned that I may be having a problem with my blood sugar. I recently had some lab done that confirmed that. My A1C indicates that I am prediabetic. I really do not want to go on meds so that makes me that much more determined to lose at least twenty pounds and continue to be consistant with my exercise. I am tracking food and exercise and since December 23, 2012 (when I got my fitbit and got serious) my numbers are improving and I have lost a little weight. I am moving onward toward my goal of getting healthy.

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SEATTLE58 2/2/2013 8:52AM

    I am so happy for you! I saw your blog on the side of the Losing 10-24 lbs. team and it caught my eye so much, because I'm pre-diabetic too. I've lost 67# to help change that because I got so scared after my sister died from diabetes and then I was showing some of her same symptoms. emoticon But now since the holidays, I've been steadily gaining some back little by little and I feel scared that way now, but I have to get more scared to start being more sparkable again! Ugh! I still get my spark back and it's when I see blogs like yours, that help me to get it! emoticon and I'm going to add you as another one of my buddies. I hope you don't mind. Take care and have a good week-end and I'll try to too! emoticon

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FLAMENM 2/1/2013 10:25PM

    Keep moving. Moving away from medication is always a wonderful goal.

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2BEHEALTHY2014 2/1/2013 8:54PM

    Good for you! Staying off medication is a great incentive to stick to your plan.

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Consistancy is paying off.

Friday, January 25, 2013

I received a fitbit for Christmas and it has helped me to do physical exercise every day. My goal is 10000 steps daily, which I don't always get but it is something to shoot for. By being consistant with exercise and tracking I am finally starting to loose some weight. I am feeling healthy and stronger each day. Being consistant has always been a challange for me, but I will continue to work on this each and every day.

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SWEETNEEY 1/25/2013 8:47PM

    The FitBit is addictive. I went for a run today and almost halfway through I realized I'd forgotten to wear the device. I wanted to stop go home and get it or just quit exercising. I had to remind myself that even if the Fitbit did not log the exercise, my body and mind would - so I finished the route.

The only way I do 10k steps is to exercise. It should me how sedentary I was. It's amazing.

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