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Monday, December 06, 2010

If no one reads or comments, it’s ok too.
I think we all came here for one common goal, to improve our lives in one way or another. That need, want, desire, whatever prompted us here truly can be achieved by utilizing the recourses available from this website. I am aware of how hard it is to change habits, especially the ones we don’t even realize we need to change. The combination of diet and exercise is the healthiest modifications we can make for our well-being. This affects ourselves, our families, friends, co-workers, and communities.
I’m down 130+ lbs since starting my journey, 5 away from down 140, from a size (tight) 28, to now size 8. I was diagnosed with being morbidly obese, dangerously high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes (my teammates For the Love of Horror team should love the irony of the candy-cane), and all of the horrible side effects and problems that come with this. All stemming from when I had broken every bone in my right foot (they were going to amputate at one point) eight surgeries and removing bones, inserting plates pins screws (some out, many still there forever) and one year until I broke both of my lower leg bones, yep right leg again.
I track my food and my activity minutes, LUV the trackers here. I’m so extremely very lucky/blessed to have a job working physically in a distribution center of 150,000 sq ft. Of the 10-13 hr days I’m physically active all but 1-2 (computer chores). I lift and carry boxes of all shapes and sizes to 80 lbs. up and down ladders. Operate forklifts, picture climbing up and down from one every couple of minutes to lift another box almost as big as myself. Running, sprinting, jogging (not cause I have to but because I can=calories burned!) pushing a cart from one length of the warehouse to another to get a box, instead of using the forklift. Do I count these as workout minutes? You dang well bet I do! It is a very hard pace to keep steady and it is one that I could not have done before I lost the weight.
My health dangers are all but gone, I never did fill any of the RX the Dr wrote (bad Lisa!) but they are no longer issues. I only have to remember to eat small meals or a snack every four hours or so and before and after I work out to stabilize my blood sugars. I’ve talked to other people that work out and it’s something they do as well anyway, seems to work for me.
I have a day off today, I’m calling it a mental health day (: and I’m taking time to write this before I head up to the collage track. I guess my body wants to move, and I’m going to let it.
I’m not sure why I’m writing this other than I haven’t for over three months. Some people do one to three or more blogs a day, and to those I say hooray and keep Sparkin’! Those who havn't yet blogged that are new, jump right in your surrounded by friendly people here (:
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    Dang.....want tremendous success you have had. You need to making blogging a habit. We need your inspiration.
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    2727 days ago
    Great Job !! Many times I wished I had a physical job. Sitting behind a desk and computer all day you'd think I'd want to exercise, but it makes me more lazy I believe !

    Keep up the program, and Yes, my body need to eat every 3-4 hours also (even sitting behind a desk).

    Thanks for posting.
    2727 days ago
    You have acheived amazing results. Congratulations on all your hard work!!!!!
    2727 days ago
    What a fantastic transformation you've made... and I'm glad that you did take the time to write it down... because if it gives just ONE of those "new" people on here (or even more importantly, someone who's been here awhile & is possibly struggling a bit) a little bit of hope & motivation, then it's a blessing!

    Thanks for sharing... and also thanks for all the times you've stopped by my blog or page & left a comment... your words give me alot of encouragement & motivation!

    2727 days ago
  • JWARD199
    Lisa, you have made an amazing transformation of your life. When I read about you exercising, it makes me want to get moving!

    Spark on!
    2728 days ago
    You have a great attitude! Congrats on all your are definitely an inspiration to those who think they can't do it. I'm glad you got healthy - it definitely pays off mind, body and soul.

    2728 days ago
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