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Change is in the Air

Sunday, May 13, 2012

After growing bored with my routine, diet, and just general day to day things, it's time to switch things up a bit.

I joined a few new teams and created one of my own. (Here's the link if you're curious. *wink, wink* teams.sparkpeople.com/ch
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)I've noticed I do this every few months or so (join new teams) and leave the ones that just aren't active or aren't providing anything for me. Of course, I have a few that I'm positive I'll always be in, because they are just that awesome.

Interesting that this also coincides with the end of the Spring 5% Challenge. I didn't participate as fully as I wanted to in the challenge. After I moved, I just sort of felt overbooked and I "took off" more days than I really intended to.

Anyway, back to the subject at hand. So I joined some new teams, one of which was for the spark 5K programs. I can't run yet, but I can jog for a little bit without my ankle yelling at me. My goal is to get myself jogging more, walking less. At this time, I don't really plan to compete in a race, but I'm not completely ruling it out either. I'm just going to go slow and listen to my body and see where this takes me.

Another change is that my fiance was told by his doctor that he has prediabetes. Which of course changes everything. We'll be re-vamping everything we eat (and the way we eat it) to nip this in the bud before it has a chance to become full blown diabetes. And while I don't have this condition (though diabetes runs rampant in both sides of my family), changing things can only be good for me. His doc is setting him up with a dietician and I plan on going to that appointment with him. I've never had the opportunity to talk with a dietician, so this will be extremely beneficial as I'm the one who shops and cooks 99% of the time. His diet will be my diet, as I'm not in a position to be cooking separate meals (nor do I want to).

But I believe that this one change will be the most significant. Nutrition has always been the hardest part for me, and now that we're in a position of "having to" fix it, I think it will make it easier for me.

So anyway, good changes in the days to come!
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CELIAMINER 5/14/2012 10:23AM

    Love the way you dive right into the challenge of keeping your fiance (and YOU) healthier. Should be some good eatin' with lots of fresh fruits and veggies!

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TEDYBEAR2838 5/13/2012 7:55PM

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You have the spirit & you want to.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 5/13/2012 6:13PM

    Change can be scary but also exciting! This is a change that will help you both have better health! What a great way to start your life together!
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SEATTLE58 5/13/2012 5:43PM

    Sounds like a good plan to me! Go for it, girl! It'll be so nice to help your boyfriend too! I was told that I am Insulin Resistant and to me that's the same as Pre-Diabetes, so that scared me and got me thinking and wanting/needing to lose weight. Well, it's working so far, but slow with being on Prednisone! If we put our mind to it, we can do it! I'll have to look up the SP team that you created. Cool girl! I know, I'm like you, when I get bored with a team I just get off unless it's really related to me like the RA team. Good luck to you!!

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