Monday, January 30, 2012

I started on my latest transformation about two years ago when my Dr. told me I needed to get my glucose level under control. If it was high again at my next check up he was going to put me on meds. I joined WW and lost about 20 lbs. I started walking and even walked 4-5Ks that summer.  Sabotaged myself and gained some back. Steroid asthma meds and new BP med caused an additional increase in weight. Back to where I started. 

Jolted back to changing for better health by the need for another breast biopsy.   Fortunately, this one was negative. I decided to do something to better my general health. Got back to Sparkpeople a bit more seriously than I had been. Discovering BLC 17 was just the boost I needed. Tracking food and exercise, participating in weekly challenges, support from teammates and team leaders (thanks, Golden Phoenix).  I lost weight and gained strength. 

Strength to make better choices, strength to exercise when I didn't feel like it, strength to participate the best I can, strength to transform into a healthier me.
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    Buddha quote :"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

    Do not allow yourself to get hung up on things that have already happened, or worry about things that may happen. Concentrate on what you are shooting for right now and everything else will take care of itself.

    All the little steps count.

    I believe you CAN! What do you believe?

    3271 days ago
  • FITAT50
    I love that you lost weight and "gained strength"! Sometimes we are meant to have a little scare to open our eyes to what we need to do. I'm glad you saw the strength in your scare.
    3271 days ago
  • no profile photo THEMRSH
    It takes a strong person Beth to look diseases in the eye and say "I WILL WIN". I admire you for that. So many people would just throw the towel in and succumb to whatever medications the Dr. dishes out as a quick fix. No one thinks, hey what if I just get healthier? Glad that you've found Spark and the support that you wanted.

    3271 days ago
  • LCDM83
    I love your comment about strength. You are strong to have weathered the storm and still came out ready to fight for more. emoticon
    3273 days ago
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