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I am a 12 year breast cancer survivor and also had a mild heart attack. In August 2015, I decided that since I made it through those events, I was not going to let my inactivity take years off the rest of my life. I saw something mentioned on MSN about SparkPeople and went online to check it out. I joined that day. Since then, I am proud to say that as of now I have lost 75 pounds and quite a few inches and was given the okay by my doctor to discontinue my cholesterol meds completely. I was able to discontinue my beta blocker and my blood pressure meds last year. I have so much energy and love to walk, which I do every day unless I am sick. No other excuses allowed.

Member Since: 8/8/2015

Fitness Minutes: 240,681

My Goals:
To get back to my final weight goal of 138 (+/- 3%) .

To restart working on decluttering my house for at least 15 minutes 3 days a week and giving away, donating or throwing away at least one item per day.

My Program:
Exercise goals

1. Do at least 15 minutes of ST exercises three times a week

2. Walk at least 8,000 steps per day including three 20 minute walks. Steps, time and mileage tracked by my Fitbit.

Nutrition Goals are to track all food eaten on the SparkPeople tracker and stay within the calories and nutritional goals set by SP for eating a heart healthy diet.

Drink at least 8 glasses of non calorie, non-sweetened liquids a day.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in South Haven, Michigan but have been living in central Ohio for over 30 years. I love the outdoors and am a country gal at heart. I am married and DH and I live on a 5 acre wooded site surrounded by farm fields in a small rural town in the heart of Ohio. I have 3 married children and 7 grandchildren whom I love dearly.

Other Information:
I reached my weight goal of 138 pounds (+/- 3% 134/142) and since have regained 15 pounds. I am now working on getting that 15 pounds back off. Right now I seem to be on a plateau and am struggling. I am hoping that the challenges I am doing will make me accountable and help me shed those 15 pounds. I am geared up and ready to do this.

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    Don't measure your success by someone else"s ruler. Also success should never be measured against the ideal. Instead measure success as the difference between where you are now and where you started.
    1 day ago

    Comment edited on: 6/17/2021 7:52:25 PM
    Three magic words to speak even before the fact; emoticon Speak it, believe it, do it. emoticon
    2 days ago
    It was such an amazing "revelation", that I received over time, when I finally knew it was OK that I am not perfect right now, today. . I am in God's most capable hands and I am loved unconditionally and acceptable to Him, right now just as I am.. That complete understanding came when I forgave myself for being imperfect and loved myself anyway. It makes it so much easier to treat my body with respect now that I love myself. Love really is the key and the missing puzzle piece that kept me stuck in my diet, binge syndrome..
    emoticon .

    3 days ago
    Learning names on fb going to be a real challenge for me and trying to keep up with all the comments, but I'm giving it a try. So sorry for this change, but God will see us through. Blessings to all those who stay in touch and those who are unable to.
    8 days ago
    Hi Carol---thanks for the blog support through much terrain here. It means so much to me. Glad you are jumping over the fence to join the group----Do you mind adding me--if you see my name---cos I won't be on my computer til tomorrow----and can't from my kindle. I am Jan Bodner there. I will watch for you--in case I add you first. Will be good to have some kind of safety net. Thanks again. emoticon here and there too!
    11 days ago
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