AWESOMECAROL55
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Hello everybody.... welcome to my Sparkpage! What a journey it has been!! On March 2, 2010 I weighed 250+ lbs. I found myself at 55 years of age lying in CCU in a hospital. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, & was stressed to the max. Luckily my heart was okay, but my cardiologist questioned where I would be in 10 years if I didn't drastically change my life!! Upon my release, I decided it was time to take control of my life. I immediately started on a journey to develop a healthy lifestyle, & I was determined nothing was going to stop me from reaching my goal!! I started walking for exercise, & watching what I ate by counting calories and trying to eat a healthy, balanced diet. All went well & by August 2010, I had lost a total of 35 lbs....but something seemed to be missing! While I had the support of family & friends, for the most part I felt that I was alone on my journey. That is until my doctor recommended I check out the website called Sparkpeople.com!! It changed my life!! Never before had I experienced the support & resources that I have found here. 10 months after joining Sparks, in April of 2011, I met my goal. Almost 6 years later while gaining back a few lbs I am very happy to be weighing in at 135 lbs. So the journey continues....maintaining!!

Member Since: 8/22/2010

Fitness Minutes: 246,244

My Goals:
Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Maintain my weight

Stay active in Sparkpeople

Help motivate others


My Program:
Exercise 4-5 days a week

Monitor calories & sodium

Eat balanced nutritional meals

8 glasses water minimum per day

Strength training 3 days per week

Track Fitness

Stay active in Spark people and de-stress!!



Personal Information:
I'm a 63 year old female from America's heartland--Kansas. I have been employed in the aircraft industry for the past 26 years. Always an animal lover I am the proud mama to a Chug, 2 Japanese Chins, and a rescue kitty Lucky. I am married to love of my life who I have been with for the past 33 years.


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This is how I Ifound Spark people. I woke up in a hospital bed in CCU in March of 2010, hospitilized for chest pains. I weighed 230+lbs, had high cholesteral & high blood pressure. Luckily my heart was okay & I was diagnosed with stress which caused the chest pains. My doctors advised me to lose weight & get active. Being in CCU was the most humiliating experience of my life.. You don't put a 240 lb person on a bed pan with good results!! I was determined to do whatever it took to prevent ending up in that place again. Upon being released from the hospital I immediately started walking for exercise & watching my calories, sodium, & fat intake. At a doctors appointment in August 2010 I had lost 40 lbs, but it was hard sustaining the enthusiasm & determination I had upon my initial release from the hospital. My Dr. told me about the web site for Spark people & here I am. I look forward to a long wonderful relationship with Spark people!!




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