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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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SHAPECHANGER 2/22/2010 6:55PM

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And you're truly and inspiration with your positive thinking and can-do attitude. emoticon

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YATMAMA 2/22/2010 5:31PM

    Exercising four to five times a week for the first time in my entire life. Congrats for stopping smoking! I quit New Year's Eve of 2001 and have never had a drag since. My husband has been smoke free since New Year's Eve of this year. I am so proud of him!!

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SPARTANJAI 2/22/2010 3:34PM

    WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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P31W247 2/22/2010 2:30PM

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AKSTACEY70 2/22/2010 11:33AM

    emoticon my friend.

It is a wonderful feeling to be taking care of your health. emoticon

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BIGDAD1211 2/22/2010 10:07AM

    Great Job my friend! That is such a blessing! Way to go!
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IDAMAE1966 2/22/2010 9:40AM

  CONGRATS,GREAT JOB. emoticon emoticon

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