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Well, I finally, after many attempts let go of 42lbs since I began in earnest February 23rd. Bad blood results scared me silly and was the motivation to take back control of my health. I went SOS Vegan overnight (Salt, Oil, Sugar Free), no white anything, no animal protein, no dairy, no eggs, no soy, no corn, no gluten :-). I ate whole foods, plant based and the results are clear. It works. In all 4 months later and I am UNDER my goal weight. More importantly I dropped by AIC score from 5.7 (Pre diabetic) to 4.8 HEALTHY :-) I dropped cholesterol from 277 to 200 - Normal and thyroid is now fully functioning. No calcium in my heart and carotid artery clear. I have not always loved every day of this weight loss journey but I can tell you that I love the outcome. Feeling healthier, lighter and happier in heart, soul, body and mind that I have in a long time. I am now back into my size 6/8 clothes that I kept just in case and now adore. I weigh the same as I did in my 30's and very happy. Shopping for clothes is now a joy not a labor of misery. The 5K My Way challenge program helped me enormously to learn to run safely and without injury and I am on my second go round of the program to keep me on track and cross-training and running in the correct format. I now run 40 minutes without stopping and I never thought that was possible. I am training for my first 5K and consistently now run a 10 minute mile.... SERIOUSLY...never would have believed I could do that. Next stop is to HIKE the Half Dome at Yosemite in the spring of 2019...there is no stopping me now. The SP program sustained me many days as the kind friends, folks, stories and information is wonderful, inspiring and helpful. If I can do it - SO CAN YOU....Hugs

Member Since: 10/3/2011

Fitness Minutes: 123,181

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Staying healthy, slim, fit, happy, healthy and wise :-)

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I am using Yoga/Qigong to help BE in my body. I use P.A.C.E, biking and walking to burn calories; body pump twice a week (weight training); TAPPING (EFT) to reset my thinking; meditation using both guided, transcendental and Joe Dispenza's work to really enter the river of change to a FULLER and NEW me.....I juice and Nutribullet daily in some form for nutrition and healing....and of course SPARKPEOPLE :-)

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Life is glorious opportunity to learn, grow, experience and CHANGE. We are the only species that can watch and observe ourselves, our thinking and CHOOSE a better mind....very kewl

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    Thanks for the fruit salad Goodie. A good reminder while visiting MIL in the nursing home. This area of Tennessee isn't known for a lot of healthy food, but it is possible to find it. I'm glad we are on this spark journey together..
    1256 days ago
    I receive much wise counsel through the Holy Bible. Scripture is full of wisdom for all, whether they are a believer or not. Here is the wisdom I receive today as I prepare for April's focus on developing a willingness that makes me able to succeed:

    Isaiah advises us, "For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, 'In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.' But you were not willing" ~ Isaiah 30:15.

    We miss out on good things in life when we are unwilling to cooperate in doing what is needful for achieving the good we desire. God through Isaiah tells us that our consenting to cooperate with laws, rules, guidelines, etc., leads to our eating "the best of the land" (Isaiah 1:18-20). Willingness to do what we must for what we want is a necessary mindset for overcoming temptation and the failure to achieve. Develop a willingness to do what it takes within the boundaries of what is good, right, and true, and you will go far in life.

    "If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself" ~ John 7:17.
    1326 days ago
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    AND the day AFTER Easter it's time to GET MOVING and work off the Easter Basket CALORIES

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    1330 days ago
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    Happy Shamrock day. emoticon
    1342 days ago
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    Hi Dina!
    Just checking in, haven't heard much from you lately. Spring is in the air here, hopefully where you are too.
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    1346 days ago
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