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Day 46 and 47 - 5th Year Sparkversary!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

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My fifth sparkversary came and went yesterday!

I was busy working in our yard - cleaning up pine needles... pics of the trees and my yard.

(my apple tree came down by a strong wind.. the trees I am working under are like the two big pine trees (we have about 20 on our property).

I was in so much pain yesterday I took two pain meds last night, my bad ankle!!

I am creating new goals monthly and meeting them!
I have found sitdown videos for working out on spark and I use them most everyday - my goal is 5 of 7 days!
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Things that I have changed - that are now habit and natural

Don and I now split most cuts of meat in half - I only buy lean meat

we eat a lettuce salad every day- keeping ingrediants to 3! Sometimes I eat two of them (lunch and dinner) no dressings!
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we eat more fruits
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we eat fiber one cereal

I have never been one to drink pop, but Don was a big pop drinker... he is now drinking mostly water - not my 10 servings a day, but close to 6! We go through a 35 pack of water a week!
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I no longer buy junk food! Who says eating healthy is more expensive?! I am actually spending less money on groceries than before SPARK.

I am finally setting goals to lose weight and I am succeeding! (I lost one more this week - weigh in day is Friday)sooooo I have lost 12 pounds in the last 7 weeks - emoticon emoticon emoticon

Don now takes walks with me

I am doing some activity every day! even if only 10 minutes on my off days...
I love spark videos that I can do from my chair! I make sure I do two good cardio workouts a week... my goal is to increase to three days in two weeks. My goal right now is 45 - 60 minutes 2-3 days a week, builing up to 4-5 days a week.
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When I have a bad day with my ankle or my chronic kidney disease - I take the day! Do what I have to do and pick up the next day that I can and move forward!
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Going to school full-time takes it toll on me. I have to finish so I can work.

In my five years on spark I have gained much health!! That was my original goal when I joined spark 5 yrs ago. I have let 6 specialists go and have lowered my cholesterol (no meds! only the spark way!), maintain my chronic kidney disease, migrains, sinus and allergies, and chronic pain.

I am doing this and so can YOU!

My happy stance last Sept.

God Bless you!
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  • STRINGI719
    I love how happy you look in that picture!!!
    1707 days ago
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    You are doing so well this year! With everything else you have going on, it's amazing you find time to squeeze in some exercise!

    (Now, if I can just convince you to stop buying plastic bottles of water....)
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    1708 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/17/2013 1:48:49 PM
    I love that picture of you, Jean! Happy emoticon !!! Keep up the great work. :D
    1708 days ago
    Great inspiring blog. Keep up the good work. I am behind you all the way. emoticon emoticon
    1709 days ago
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