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    SBECKER526   220,544
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Lifestyle changes are great.

Monday, September 09, 2013

I have used SparkPeople for over 2 years. I now exercise 6 days a week for a minimum of 1 hour per day. I enjoy golf (18 or 9 holes) several times a week during May through mid October. I love body combat, zumba, and cycling classes. I train 3 days per week. I try to find time to do water aerobics classes, but couldn't so my trainer is customizing a class for me. I have exercise stuff at home to do if I don't get to the gym.

I shop at the natural/organic foods area of my Giant. I do not buy much normal food. Much produce is bought at the Farmers' Market next to my Giant. We eat in restaurants no more than 2 times per week. I cook on my husbands diabetic/renal failure diet.

Tracking is so important.

I have a social network and good friends. I take me time each day and try to minimize my stress. I feel so much better.

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SBECKER526 9/11/2013 9:38AM

    We follow the diabetic diet as our main plan. I then must adjust for potassium, phosphorus, calcium and sodium levels. Basically my husband is low for potassium, phosphorus and sodium. He is above normal for calcium. He is now able to eat cheese in moderation. He needs to have the calcium lower and the phosphorus increase. What a balancing act. The renal dietitian was not very helpful. I focus on my own reading and use the nutrition tracker.

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MADEIT3 9/11/2013 9:33AM

    Sounds like you have things all together. Would love to know what eating plan the dietician came up with for renal/diabetes issues. I spoke to a dietician about five years ago when I had acute renal failure, and basically she told me "you have a problem." Not very helpful!

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KERRYG155 9/10/2013 11:41AM

    emoticon You do a great job keeping yourself and your husband right on track.

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