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It's never too late, or too soon, to start. Our granddaughter at 5 months.

October 2013 - formal night on cruise


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Never Quit Pledge

*Today, I promise I will not quit.
*I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
*I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
*I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
*I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
*I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

Spring 5% exercise commitment:
1. 3 weight training sessions a week, total 3 hours.
2. 2 water aerobics classes a week, total 2 hours.
3. Additional 200 minutes minimum doing aerobic exercise to include walking, spinning, stationary bike, swimming, or videos. If my knees allow, a daily neighborhood walk 4 days a week.

Nutrition Plan:
I am working at mindful eating, meaning I eat when hungry and stop when satisfied. Food is mainly lean meats and veggies, low sodium. I try to keep only healthy food in the house. I have 3 small meals and 2 small snacks. I prefer to eat low carb/ high fiber (net carbs less than 100 grams), low sodium (1500-1800 mg), and 1200-1600 calories. I make at least one new recipe each week to keep things varied and interesting.

Improving my health is most important to me. I have a few serious issues I am dealing with, and I'm finding that SparkPeople is the right tool for me to deal with these issues in a healthy way.

In the past, I've been so hard on myself that I don't maintain a program and give up. For 8 years now, I have been recognizing that I am making progress. When I'm not perfect, I get back in line. I have also found that having fun is what keeps me trying. I learned that I love taking classes at my gym and meeting new friends. I love participating in teams and challenges on SP.

Since starting with SP in July 2012, I've brought my blood sugar and blood pressure down dramatically, with both numbers being in the healthy range now. I am exercising 6 times a week, for 45-120 minutes at a time. I am eating well for the most part, but really need to get better control of snacking. I am finally sleeping well. I am feeling better and more hopeful than I have in a long time.

Member Since: 7/28/2012

Fitness Minutes: 140,075

My Goals:
Control my blood sugar
Healthy blood pressure readings
More energy
Happier outlook for future
Achieve a healthy weight

My Program:
Tracking daily meal plans
Exercising at least 5 times a week
Daily blood sugar and blood pressure readings
Read articles, especially about motivation

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  • v BLKATZ2
    Thanks for the goodie. It’s been a rough day!
    7 days ago
  • v COOLMAMA11
    Thank you Susan, great loss for you also..I plan to stick to it, been doing pretty good, carbs today 36. emoticon
    16 days ago
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    18 days ago
  • v JOJO2348
    Ye Haa on a great job this week - emoticon Jojo
    20 days ago
  • v BATGURL250
    Thank you for the birthday wishes.
    40 days ago
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