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Does Exercise and Better Nutrition Really Help?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I'm not perfect. While I exercise regularly now, I still have my challenges with the calories. But overall, I am eating much better than I was 4 months ago when I finally decided to get healthy again. So ... did it work?

In June, I weighed 238 pounds. Today I weighed in at 204.4.

I just saw my doctor this past week. Here was the result of my lab work:

In July, my cholesterol was 181 (I had already been on the program for a month). It's now 152!

In July, my HDL was 35. It's now 42.

In July, my LDL was 111. It's now 94.

In July, my triglycerides were 175. They are now at 81.

So I not only feel better now, but I am actually a lot healthier!

None of us are perfect. We all have our weaknesses and setbacks. But as long as we journey towards a healtheir lifestyle, we will get there!!

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THISTIMEMYWAY 11/4/2012 7:34AM

    Congratulations on your lab results!
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PPELTON 11/1/2012 10:04PM


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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/28/2012 11:06PM

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BOILHAM 10/28/2012 8:50AM

  You are doing great! Look better, feel better, and better health. Keep up the good work.

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YIWEN39 10/28/2012 4:22AM

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NWFL59 10/27/2012 5:28PM

    Great improvement in the numbers and dropping off that weight had to help make exercising a little easier to sustain. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SNOWFLAKELILYM9 10/27/2012 5:17PM

    Wow, what progress!! Congratulations on your weightloss, you have worked hard and it's paid off!! Congratulations on the great numbers on your test results. You are an inspiration!!!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/27/2012 12:35PM

    What a great difference four months makes! May you keep your focus and perhaps even find it a little easier as you continue a healthier lifestyle -- the benefits just can't be denied. Great work!

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_RAEVEN_ 10/27/2012 12:08PM

    WOOHOO! That's fantastic.
Congrats on being a healthier you

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JALEPENOANN 10/27/2012 10:04AM

    Wow! That's gotta make you feel great. Congrats and keep up the good work!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 10/27/2012 9:50AM

    That looks pretty perfect to me. Congratulations!

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DNRAE1 10/27/2012 9:37AM

    Fantastic progress, Bill! Isn't it great when your blood work comes back and shows that all this work is doing some good work inside as well as outside!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEARGODDESS 10/27/2012 9:18AM

    You're gettin' pert near perfect as far as I can tell!! Your progress is really great and I am proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Starting Over

Friday, October 05, 2012

I've tried to clean up my SparkTeams by deleting ones I haven't been active in. Unfortunately, this inadvertantly deleted my "streaks" associated with them. Yesterday was also an extremely busy day and I only got 9,500 steps in - stopping my 10,000 step streak at 102 days and my 12,000 step streak at 28 days. So today starts a new day and I'll start working on those streaks again. Taking part in 5% Fall Challenge as a Teddy Bear will help make it easier. Good luck to all of you in your journey to a new lifestyle!

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PPELTON 11/1/2012 10:05PM

    I am always challenged to keep going with streaks....Keep going and reach for the stars!

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BEARGODDESS 10/6/2012 7:47AM

    The Fall challenge is a great time to restart your streaks! Good luck fellow Bear!
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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/6/2012 12:13AM

    Starting over means new streaks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TWNOMWE 10/5/2012 1:35PM

    I did the same cleaning out and ended up deleting my exercise plan now I can not track strength training minutes. But it is good to clean up once in while. Good luck with 5% fall challenge The BB are going work hard so I hope so will the Teddy Bears!!! emoticon emoticon

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ADRIENALINE 10/5/2012 12:55PM

    You are a winner. You deserve one day off, especially if your important activities impede. Don't give it another thought!

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WAUSUP 10/5/2012 10:43AM

    Good for you! Starting over isn't always a bad thing. Your steps are impressive. My busy day would never get anywhere near 9,500. That is an area I need improvement. Best wishes to you in the 5% challenge!

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Having A Bad Day?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

All of us have bad days. For example:

You're so busy you revert to old habits.

Those food tempations are just too great.

You feel tired, so you quit your program for a day or two.

Something happens in your life making your fitness efforts much less important.

These things happen to all of us - just don't get discouraged and give up. As I've said in previous blogs, remember the progress you've made and remember how hard it was to start over again when you gave up on a program in the past. Use exercise to help relieve the stress - even do it (in moderation) when you're tired. Just don't give up on yourself - you're worth the extra effort!

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PPELTON 9/27/2012 7:23AM

    Positive blogging at its finest! Never give up and always B*E*L*I*E*V*E* in yourself!
I believe in you!

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VONBLACKBIRD 9/26/2012 10:28AM

    Thank you for the reminders...and won't give up!!!

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Overcoming Adversity

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I had my first real setback this week when I just couldn't seem to keep my calories under control. Eating out 3 times, visiting Costco (with all the samples), and "grazing" at night just did me in. Instead of letting it get to me, though, I buckled down and exercised more. The last three days, I also got the calories back under control and starting eating healthy again. There was a time when I would have let this setback get the best of me, and I would question whether it was all worth it (and whether I could even do it). But I'm committed this time - I will get back in shape and I won't let a momentary lapse get in the way. My progress may be a little slower this week, but I'm still making progress! ...And I don't want to ever have to "start over" again.

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ANDYINBC 9/24/2012 8:52AM

    Way to go...that's the spirit! This is a lifestyle change not a race. We have good days and bad. I am noticing my weekends are tougher than weekdays to keep my calories under control, so I am trying to get more activity in to compensate. You will figure out how to deal with this minor setback and the other ones that will challenge you. With your attitude you will succeed!

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PPELTON 9/23/2012 10:46PM

    This Journey can be slow , But worth its rewards in the friendships gained. Never give up and Always B*E*L*I*E*V*E* in yourself. I believe in you and your sucess!

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NWFL59 9/23/2012 10:26PM

    emoticon on moving forward and not letting the past rule your present and future!
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BUTTERFLYBLUE67 9/23/2012 9:12PM

    One meal at a time . Great job getting back on track.

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LPNTIGGER 9/23/2012 8:18PM

    Sometimes just getting back on the horse is all you have to do. You can do this..

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SALEX52 9/23/2012 8:18PM

    Stick with it. We all have days where we lose some control. The success comes from learning how to manage with "real life."

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Walking to Become Fit

Monday, September 10, 2012

About 2 months ago, I began using a pedometer again and found that I had a hard time getting 10,000 steps a day. When I worked, I walked all around a large building (with steps), meeting with people instead of talking with them on the phone. 10,000 was easy then. To help me reach my daily walking goals now, I decided to start walking outside each day. There is a large park near the house and I began morning half-hour walks. I then discovered a path along a creek and I mapped out a new 2 1/4 mile route. The other day I even walked for 4 miles - just exploring a new area. I really enjoy getting out now - seeing all the animals and saying "hi" to folks that I happen to pass. Where I used to have trouble reaching my goal, I rarely get under 12,000 steps now and usually it is 15,000 or more. It is amazing the progress you can make by just "getting out and doing it." You not only get a sense of accomplishment, but you start actually enjoying the activity!

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LYNNIERN 10/6/2012 9:49AM

    Excellent blog; I have a hard time reaching my goal of 10,000 some days and appreciate all your great suggestions! emoticon

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YENGLISH100 9/23/2012 3:22PM

    Walking is difficult for me due to arthritis, but I am working on it. Thanks for the ideas.

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MOM23JS 9/13/2012 4:50PM

    Great job!!! Not just great for the body but the mind always enjoys these walks too!!

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NWFL59 9/10/2012 9:01AM

    Excellent! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I too 'visit' several different areas to vary the scenery, people I meet and the walk experience in general. It definitely helps me keep moving. I still spend way too much time in the sitting position either using my computer, watching TV or doing some drawing project. emoticon

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MYBULLDOGS 9/10/2012 8:20AM

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my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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ANDYINBC 9/10/2012 8:20AM

    Fantastic, absolutely fantastic! I somewhat understand where you are coming from. Each day at work I average 8000 to 10000 steps, on this past weekend I reached a high of 3000 yesterday. It was tough!

Good for you on getting out, exploring and hitting those 10000 plus numbers. Keep up the great work!

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