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Hi All
Carl P-S here. Been on Spark People for a long time but haven''t used this part of the program, up until a couple challenges ago!!!! Now I'm addicted!

I''m a 24/7 Caregiver for my spouse & life partner, Mark who is paralyzed on the left side after a stroke.

I'm really stoked! With the help of the 5% Challenges and lots of encouragement, I'm down 205 pounds! I'm getting set for the 2016 5% Summer Challenge. This needs updating: it's 215 pounds down and 26' off the waist!!

My Nutrition Plan is the Diabetes Low Carb, higher Protein meal plan.

I will continue to Exercise as follows:
- Zumba classes twice weekly
- Drum Fit class weekly - On hold - hand (trigger finger) problem
- 120 minutes of mixed exercise daily (minimum)
a. Gardening
b. Strength training

I am also going to take the Zumba Jumpstart Gold Instructor Training during the Summer Challenge (that's a 10 hour training!!!)
PS I took it and am now a licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold Instructor! 7/10/2016

To think that 4 yeas ago I earned my permanent handicapped Motor Vehicle tags - now look at my activity feed!

Member Since: 3/12/2011

Fitness Minutes: 198,073

My Goals:
My goals are simple, I've got to get serious about getting healthy for me! Getting healthy is more than just loosing weight, or getting rid of excess weight (if you loose, you might find!). I've finally started keeping a twice daily walking workout!

I just crossed the 200 pound mark on my journey to the "new" me. The "new" me also goes to two Zumba Gold classes and a Drum Fit Class per week. I walk 8-10,000 steps per day and eat simply - but it gets recorded!

My Program:
1, Tracking what goes into my mouth!
2. Tracking two walking exercises per day - no matter what!

Trying to do each monthly challenge on the Spark People program.

Personal Information:
Born in Sweden a long time ago! Languages are a hobby - I speak eight!

Other Information:
"Nemo dat quid non habeat!" or
Ya can't give what ya ain't got!

Been on a diet all my life or so it seems - now I'm on an eating plan. Tired of the yoyo syndrome!

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    My dear Carl, how is Mark doing? How do you feel? Hugs, Ana
    637 days ago
    emoticon Carl for all the hard work and dedication to our family team. I am praying for you and Mark with every thing you have a lot going on. I will pray for healing, rest and support.

    You do such a great job balancing all the things that you do while still succeeding at all the goals you have set for yourself.. I really do admire you.

    I think I can speak for all of us. We know that you have a ton going on and that you will be back to all of the amazing things that you do as soon as you are able to. In the mean time I will be looking at some Fall pictures of the area around us. I am still not able to walk on my foot but I have an amazing view out Kurtis' bedroom window. I have been meditating and working on relaxing for a minimum of 10-15 minutes. I love seeing all of the colors and I am looking so forward to the challenges.

    You are the best at what you do!


    664 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/6/2019 2:52:12 AM
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    emoticon I hope everything went well with Mark's surgery! emoticon

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    673 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/26/2019 12:55:47 PM
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    You are who you are, and nothing can change that. You’re beautiful just as you are. Karen Flaherty
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    Just thinking of you.
    684 days ago
    emoticon for you and Mark. Thinking of both of you today and many other days as well.. Keeping you in my prayers..

    emoticon to both of you.

    689 days ago
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