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7 years off not smoking..woohoo! - Heart healthy month!

Monday, February 22, 2010

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I am celebrating 7 years of NOT smoking... woohoo!

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The hardest time I have is my anniversary month. I crave cigarettes more then any other time of the year. emoticon

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The reason I quit? I did not want to die from heart disease. emoticon

However, with Spark I have learned that smoking is only ONE factor of heart disease. I am still at great risk because of my history and my genes. Both of my parents have heart disease. I was malnourished for part of my life, and I have a few chronic issues that may impact the health of my heart.

When I quit, I was just learning about nutrition and how it affects the body. And too, how important nutrients are and that they are a vital part of a balancing it all.
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With spark I am learning the imporatance of daily exercise. Especially the importance of strength training. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I do use spark trackers as often as I can; I try to be consistent, because tracking my calories and water intake is vital to my well being. I need to balance what is going in and what is going out.
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I just keep on keeping on! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Spark friends motivate and encourage me - as I hope I am motivating and encouraging them. I need encouragement and support sometimes! Just as I am sure you do. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

This month is heart healthy month - what are you doing to have a healthier heart?
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