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12/31/09 3:03 P

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good goals to have!

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12/31/09 12:25 A

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The worst part of 2009 was when my doc told me I had all the symptoms of CHF. It was a relief when the tests did not support this, but the symptoms persist and the doc still thinks that is my problem, so he put me on 1000 mg sodium per day.

It has been a real uphill battle, because I hateto cook and over the past few years, became a can chef not to mention a frozen dinner diner. (lol) I would come home from work so exhausted that I couldn't even think of making anything, so I would just open a can of soup. That was the hardest babit to break and the temptation to just get a can and open it is still very strong!

I still have several goals to work on. I often start out with good intentions and buy the lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, cabbage, &/or cole slaw mix, intending to eat that for my meals, but I often just don't feel like it, so it sits in my fridge. I have to make more of an effort to eat those veggies I buy. I need to actually cook, and make whole meals from scratch. And I am still having trouble in the portion (lack of) control. Most importantly, I still have to work on getting my daily sodium down on a daily basis, not hit and miss..........

I have not worried about losing weight because I figure if I ever get the other goals in line, the weight will have no choice but to melt away. (I weigh occasionally, but not consistantly)

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HLTHYLIVNCCJ's Photo HLTHYLIVNCCJ Posts: 5,366
12/29/09 2:49 P

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All wonderful goals....anyone else want to join in on their reflections and new goals for the year?

-Cindy-
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12/29/09 10:57 A

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My goal in 2009 was to get out and walk more in which I did do. There for a few months in the spring and into the summer I was doing pretty good. I felt good and lost about a few pounds. By October of this year, it started falling apart with school shutting their gates on the tracks I was walking on and my asthma coming unglued. With the no exercise and extra stress with a family death and it was a no brainer to the end of this year.

I am not real sure what's coming in the new year. I keep saying I want to increase that water intake, but staying awake is essential to my second and third shift work and I need that caffeine...still not getting that right...

I guess just trying to get in more movement...I'll say that...movement...maybe in a few more weeks I'll have a better plan...for now...no real good plan to come forth with.

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12/29/09 8:39 A

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A year ago I weighed 40 lbs more, so yes this website has worked. Almost to my goal, will get there in 2010. Happy with what I did for 2009, but was not happy with the B/P readings and the cholesterol numbers after losing almost 35 lbs by summer. So for 2010 my goals are :
getting cholesterol numbers down under the 200 mark
keeping my salt levels down for the B/P
keep my cardio going and adding more work outs
and hanging in there with my sister, so we both keep each other on track
Looking back over the year, things went pretty good. Just know I have to keep going, because the B/P and cholesterol I've gotten from my mom, so got to keep track of that from hear on out. That's the one thing this website has shown my sister and I. And now we have the tools to keep a eye on things.

Hey, good luck to all in the coming year. We all can help each other get to and keep our goals.

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HLTHYLIVNCCJ's Photo HLTHYLIVNCCJ Posts: 5,366
12/28/09 9:59 P

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My goals are the same as 2009. I didn't do bad, though didn't do great either. My biggest issues were illness and getting diagnosed with Meniere's Disease, which threw me for a loop and had to overcome severe vertigo to be able to exercise again. So it was an up and down rollercoaster of illness, emotions, etc. But, think I am finally going in the right direction.

Goals for 2010:

- Eat a good amount of veggies and fruits
- Keep sodium levels below 2000 mg per day
- Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water, or more, per day
- Strength train at least three times a week
- Cardio/aerobic train at least two to three times a week or short periods of exercise every day
- Get a minimum of 5,000 steps in per day, preferrably more
- Lose at least half of my remaining goal weight in 2010.
- Get my triglycerides looking better and blood sugar levels down lower (thinking one of my medicines may be playing a factor in the blood sugar levels)
- Eat 100 grams or less of carb a day
- Look good, feel healthier and feel better than ever before!

This is my year to win, so bring it on 2010!!


-Cindy-
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12/28/09 9:58 P

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Sorry there have not been any challenges for several days. Between the in-laws being here, plus the excitement my sone was having over Santa coming, and the fact that our internet had outages for 4 days, well....it has been difficult to get on here. But, thankfully the in-laws left today and the internet is back up!

This is an easy challenge....the only one for this week, think about this year and all the things you accomplished, wanted to accomplish and didn't quite make. List those things either here or in a blog. Reflect on 2009 and list all the positive things you want to achieve in 2010.

We may have thought we were going to shine in 2009, but we are definitely going to win and look thin in 2010!!

Have a wonderful and safe New Year!!


-Cindy-
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"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. " - Walt Disney


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