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SUSANELAINE1956 is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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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!

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: 165,120

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 - just started Bright Line Eating 3/19/19 and have a renewed spark
Exercising at least 5 times a week
Daily blood sugar and blood pressure readings
Read articles, especially about motivation

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    The flowers and blossoms are filling the air with the smells of Spring. This is the time to start preparing for the Summer. Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of June. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

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    1 day ago
    Glad you had a good day yesterday.
    Sat. I took my Mom out for lunch and yesterday I stayed home and the kids and Grand kids visited and brought me flowers.
    Thank you for the sunshine! The sun is actually shinning here today with no rain in sight!
    Have a good week. emoticon
    10 days ago
    “The best six doctors anywhere and no one can deny it are sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet.”- Wayne Fields
    Happy Friday!
    13 days ago
    Today is a new day. emoticon
    Fresh start!
    Think happy thoughts, emoticon
    Exercise, emoticon
    Drink lots of water, emoticon
    Don't just eat,
    Fuel your body, emoticon
    BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY! emoticon
    15 days ago
    WELCOME MAY! emoticon
    MAY you be happy.
    MAY you be well.
    MAY you be safe.
    MAY you find comfort.
    MAY you find healing.
    MAY you have peace.
    MAY you have joy.
    MAY you be filled with loving kindness.
    22 days ago
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