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I was here over 5 years ago and became very sick and almost died and have not returned until now.

I had lost all my weight from being sick and kept it off for two years, but then I became very exhausted every day only to find out I had severe anemia.

All I could manage for almost 4 month's between work was to sleep. Because I was so tired I craved sugar and junk food, after 4 months I had gained 25 pounds, but it did not stop there.

Allot of changes at work where happening, some not good and I became angry and stressed for months, I became lazy both in fitness and in caring about what I ate, until recently where I have had a headache none stop for two months and nothing would help so finally went to see the doctor and went through many tests including a ct scan of my brain.
Although I did not get some results in yet, I did find out that for the first time in my life my blood pressure was high, and my cholesterol is high. Cholesterol by itself did not concern me, but the two together was a red flag for me.

I went to see a health consultant and worked out a food, supplement and fitness plan to help me get back into shape and reverse my high cholestrol and blood pressure.

I have also started back with my gi gong, meditation and soon yoga.

I am 47 going on 48 and I have been in surgical menopause for 13 years, with a very high family history of heart disease and strokes, so the odds are not with me, and I do not like that, as I would like to get older with grace, health, and fitness, and go into my golden years down the road with my husband being healthy so we can still do things together, this is what has really spurred me on to get started and the sooner the better.

I have a picture of what I look like now and what I use to look like, although you cannot see a close up of my face on two of them, I looked much healthier and radiant.

So tomorrow is officially my start date Sept. 10/2014 even though I have started getting information together and visiting a health consultant, and a week ago I have started a mild detox since I am on holidays for two weeks and not going anywhere, I have decided to make these two weeks about me and my health.

Both weeks I have bookings at the spa for my first facial, messages and steam baths. Taking time to research all I need to know about reversing blood pressure and high cholestrol naturally and getting what I need for that. And trying to get some needed down time.

It feels good to know sparks is still here for me and I look forward to using as much resources from here as I have time to, to help me on my journey.

Member Since: 9/5/2014

Fitness Minutes: 3,561

My Goals:
to loose all the weight I gained 35 pounds, but this time to take it further and loose an extra 15 pounds to put me at the middle to low range for my healthy weight.

Also to gain back my strength and endurance, but to raise the bar this time and increase my strength and endurance and add to it flexabilaty and inner peace through yoga, stretches, chanting meditations and gi gong

My Program:
I am starting off very slow with being so out of shape and my health issues.

I plan to start off with stretches and 10 Min. of cardio for two weeks, and every two weeks to increase it by 5 minutes until I have reached 45 min.

I also plan to start my gi-gong and chanting meditations right away.

In about a month I will start my yoga, as by then my cardio and strength should be good enough to handle beginner yoga.

I am starting to take Krill oil, Magnesium, b12, vit. D, Q-10, other supplements to help lower blood pressure and cholestrol like Red Rice Yeast, among a few other needed supplements.

I have also added green tea to my breakfast, and Abiscus tea 3x a day for lowering my blood pressure.

I think that is it, and also trying to get a better sleep by having a routine an hour before bedtime and trying to go to bed and get up at the same time every day.

Personal Information:
I am down to earth, easy going and open minded, and appreciate honousty in my friends.

I'm a world traveler, have no kids do to emergency surgery, I have two cats and a dog, a jack russel.

my husband is my best friend and we have been married 26 years.

Other Information:
I love movies that inspire, make me laugh or make me think.

I like almost all kinds of music, and from all over the world.

I love to read, mystery romance is one kind.

Photography is one of my many hobbies as is gardening

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