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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Day four soda free! Today I walked for two hours with a pace under 17 min/mile ~ 16.7! I always use to walk about 17.1 every time! I expect my new glasses tomorrow. My last Doctor visit my blood pressure was 125/87 down from 140/90. I have had heart disease in my family history so this was great news. I have been cutting down on salt in my nutrition. I use to have between 3,500 -4,000 mg per day. Now I am down to 2,000 - 2,700 every day! I think this will help with the blood pressure too. By the way, cutting out the diet pepsi helped a lot bringing the salt down! Win -win situation. Now I drink black ice tea and water! My weight at the Doctor visit was 152 down from 175, during my visit in January, which caused me to come back to SP! AND I am so glad I did! I have connected to so many positive and encouraging sparkers!

I am looking forward to my Aunt Jean and Uncle Ed's Golden Anniversary in Denver on June 1st! There should be about 80 friends and family at a three day bash! I go Friday May 31st through Sunday June 2nd. I am so looking forward to this vacation/celebration!

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K1TT3N 5/18/2013 10:57AM

    Awesome ....... all kinds of great things ..... Have a great weekend

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JGIRL5799 5/18/2013 5:34AM


That is a great accomplishment!!! Way to go

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ONTHEPATH2 5/17/2013 11:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Soda free is a tough one! Day four is awesome! One day at a time, keep going!

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KONOHA-NIN 5/16/2013 3:38PM

    Little late to the party but I am proud of you! You are doing great! emoticon

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JESS0107 5/16/2013 11:36AM

    emoticon emoticon You are doing amazing!!

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LILLY77771 5/16/2013 8:56AM

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Steven I am so happy for you. I hope that your trip is all that you expect it to be. emoticon emoticon

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CIRANDELLA 5/16/2013 8:30AM

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CONGRATULATIONS, STEVEN!! Picture me sittin' here with my eyes wide open, just staring at your words on the screen! You, my friend, are your very own wise physician - and you have followed your own sage advice. I'll bet the doctor was thrilled with your progress! That is an OUTSTANDING drop in your blood pressure, and yes, sir, lowering sodium like that will help - as does the incredible exercise you do! Congratulations, too, on being so successful at lowering - even measuring! - your walking pace!!

You will be one of those folks in your family who does not get heart disease, in all likelihood - not with your conscientiousness! I applaud the wonderful work you do and appreciate the uplifting effects you have on the entire Spark community. All the best, Susan

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PATTYKLAVER 5/16/2013 8:03AM

    Great news on the health issues. I hope you have a wonderful time on your mini vacation.

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WHISPERINGPINE9 5/16/2013 7:53AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on ALL fronts. You are doing a FANTASTIC JOB Steven. Keep up with the great work that you are doing. I'm very proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 5/16/2013 7:01AM

    That is awesome - thanks for sharing it.

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CAROLYNL8E 5/16/2013 6:48AM

    Congrats on the weightloss and your blood pressure reading! I am so happy that you are able to go to your Aunt and Uncle's for their anniversary. emoticon

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USFBULL 5/16/2013 1:42AM

    Way to go, keep up the good work. emoticon
Congrats on the progress, I have a 12K coming up the fifth time for Bay to Breakers in SF. This sunday. Never thought I would look forward to doing an event when I started, but now it seems like a habit.... what's going on, LOL Really good to here your BP results and kicking the Soda to the curb, good riddance. I probably have less than a six pack of sodas all year, and I used to be a soda hound. Try some of that green tea and use a little natural honey with a little fresh lime. Its not bad. Spark On! emoticon

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STEPBYSTEP_ 5/16/2013 1:28AM

    Congratulations on all the healthy changes you've been making! emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 5/16/2013 1:28AM

  it's surprising how much sodium is in soda. keep up the good work.

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ITSABSURD 5/16/2013 1:21AM

    Good luck!

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