Hello and welcome aboard. I admire you for your honesty and direct approach to your personal issues. It appears to me that you have a good plan in place and I am glad that you have chosen this team to help you on your journey.
There will be virtually no limit to the help and support that you will receive from this team simply for the asking. I have written a few blogs on the subject of getting "from here to there" and if you like, please just click on the "My Spark Page" button and you will find them.
Please stay in touch and stay safe out there.
Frank, Co-leader of this team
"It is easier to raise good children than to fix bad men" by Fredrick Douglas.
Welcome, love your mantra!!!!.....I too have a family history of heart disease, and have been diagnosed with high cholesterol,,,,,,must get this under control, before too late too!..(my mother just had a quadruple bypass with valve replacement!
Pounds lost: 20.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,014) Posts: 60 1/7/13 11:21 A
HI! Wanted to introduce myself. My dad died young and healthy issues run in my family so I have always been aware of a need to take good care of my heart. I have had some healthy struggles lately that have made me realize I am not getting any younger and I need to get it together. I have a grade 3 MCL tear I am healing from so I am currently limited to walking and the incumbent bike. I also do some gentle yoga and beginning tai chi classes that I love. I look forward to moving towards some more challenging stuff. However, I have anhydrosis (born with no sweat glands) so I can not do strenuous cardio activities or anything that causes me to get too hot. That means I usually work out alone, or with an older crowd. It can be a little depressing sometimes, but I see people who have taken good care of themselves and how well they look as they age. I have sons who are 2, 4, and 5 years old who I want to keep up with as we all get older. I also have a 15 year old daughter and loving husband who I want to encourage to be healthy and be good examples for them. So doing this thing right is important to me. I am a total weight yo-yoer and my intent this time to find support, good healthy friends, and make some real life style changes that will help me stop the rollercoaster. I look forward to meeting some new great people on their own journey. I teach full-time so don't always have time to check the board so if you want to chat sometime be sure to message me or post on my blog. Wishing everyone a great, happy day.
My Mantra: Every day I get to make a choice about what kind of response I am going to give back to the world, what kind of mindset I will meet my challenges with, what kind of life I am building. Each day I will focus on making choices that make me feel good about myself. Each day I will focus on making choices that help my family be happy and healthy.
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