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3/19/20 10:58 A

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I'm finally feeling better today. So time to have some steps to do to lose the weight, again ,so I can reach my healthy weight.

The one thing I will do daily is to exercise at least 10 minutes a day. I'm starting to journalize again and do weigh-ins twice a week.

Stay safe during this trying time that has the world under attack with Covid-19.

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7/12/19 9:11 A

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I went to see my doctor this week. I took my BP machine with me and showed her my last 60 takes. She said it was definitely to low, I explained how I felt; like sweating while wiping dishes, walk and literally drag my feet, falling asleep in my chair etc. I had my husband in with me for support and didn't want to miss anything. She then explained that my BP (DIA at 36) was so low that my metabolism was also at it's lowest - not burning any calories - therefore the weight gain of 6 pounds - , the profuse sweating while wiping dishes was like a healthy person running a mile for me etc. She cut down one of my medication by half. The down side of this is that my kidneys don't eliminate as they should and I'll be swelling again soon. My feet then will be sore again and make it difficult for me to walk, Either way it affects my weight and make it hard to lose every pound lost. It is a battle that I will win but have to work really hard at it. My heart isn't good so the water retention is not good for me either so we will try this for a month. The only good thing about this is that I now have an explanation about my weight gain. AND thanks to Spark, another member urged me to visit my doctor!

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5/10/19 2:17 P

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May 2019: It's been a while but I'll never give up until I get it right. April 14th was my day to take my health very seriously. That's why my ticker only has 234 lbs

This month
1. I will eat healthy
2. I will exercise 5 times a week for 10 minutes a day
3. I will read a blog or spark success story daily
4. I will weigh-in every day but change ticker on Sunday
5. I will post and login-in daily
6. I will track my food and read the nutritional report daily
7. I will drink at least 40 ounces of water daily

The reason I weigh-in daily is to keep me accountable. It may seem like a lot to do but I've been doing this for 26 days now and I'm seeing results. I' pushing forward and will realize my goal; Be healthy again!



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3/20/17 1:37 P

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Thanks, I'm trying for 3 times a week. I didn't succeed the first week but did last week. Today was my weigh in day and I had lost 2 pounds. It's hard to believe the little exercises I did and my poor record at drinking the water still gave me a positive result. I know it won't always be like this so I'll enjoy it this week. emoticon

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3/14/17 10:46 A

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Congrats on joining a gym I totally know how you feel about drinking water. I drink a glass with my pills in the morning and another after my exercises then always have a glass near me whether I'm doing Sudoku, watching a movie or cooking.

I'm sure with the gym you will lose and at the same time get physically fit emoticon

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3/13/17 10:08 A

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Hi, I've been a member of Sparkpeople for years but was MIA for most of them. (I know, shame on me) emoticon . I need to recommit as I do need to lose and get fit in the process. I like the idea of the binder to track my progress and my commitments as I'm a visual person too. I joined a gym last week to get more physically fit and overcome my laziness. I only went twice last week and will be going again today. I know I can do this; it's just a matter of committing myself to it. Another biggy for me will be to start drinking water. I can easily drink 7 coffees in a day but a full glass of water is a chore. So those will be my starting points: exercise and drink water!

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3/11/17 7:59 A

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I lost a pound and happy about that but really thought I'd lost more that that with all the exercise I did this week

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3/10/17 10:26 P

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I doing fairly well tis week: .walking longer distance in shorter period of time, the eating and water drinking..;;; going to bed by 11 I did more frequently this week. happy with the results. Stationary bike did 22 km today

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3/8/17 2:55 P

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KKLIER3 l love this site too. Whatever works for you is great; it's personal or myself like my scribbler because I can see everything at a glance I still use this site every day - doing the walking challenge this month and also participate on other topics this msg board has. Recipes for low calories too
Good job on your steps!!

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3/8/17 2:46 P

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CAPECODLIGHT Thank you for posting I like writing /recording because I'm a visual person. Last night I looked at my recording from January 1rst ill now and was amazed at my progress; I also saw some places for improvement lol

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3/8/17 2:40 P

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CHUBBYNOMORE3 Thank you for posting. You have a great plan and I will borrow some of your ideas for my own program I love te idea of meal planning before breakfast.

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3/7/17 9:41 P

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I write down everything I eat and drink. I plan at least 2 meals every day before I eat breakfast and try to plan all 3 unless we are going out. Put them on my nutrition page. Listen to my body and work out on my total gym M W F or sometimes give myself 2 days if I am too sore, but drink a protein smoothie as soon as I finish the workout and another first thing the next morning, as I find that helps prevent soreness. Am working out to build muscle because muscle burns more calories than fat and keeps my blood sugar in check. .I walk 2 miles on the treadmill on the same day as my workout and work in at least one day a week that I walk 4 miles (not on a workout day).


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At 144 I will be within my acceptable weight range.


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"I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be." Albert Einstein

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3/7/17 9:09 P

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Thanks for sharing your plan!
I am trying to track with sparkpeople for food and water.
Walking everyday...today 15940 steps. My goal is 10000-12000 steps a day.
This is to start. Making 10% goals.
Good luck everyone! emoticon emoticon

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3/7/17 8:36 P

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I think writing it down is a very good idea. I have just been carrying my plan in my head.





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3/6/17 5:20 P

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Did my exercise today drank my water, went to bed at 10'38 last night

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3/5/17 9:31 A

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You're very welcome!

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3/5/17 9:06 A

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You are an inspiration as you are now in the maintenance stage. I'm sure we can learn from you as to how to get there Thank you for posting!

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3/5/17 8:47 A

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I am in maintenance, so my plan is to

follow my nutrition plan - measure, weigh, track

follow my exercise plan - do my CV and ST, walk or hike, use treadmill when inclement

ME time!

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3/5/17 8:17 A

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To achieve a goal we need a plan. To save money , pay of debts , we set goals and plan or it Losing weight is the same thing. So what are we planning to do to achieve our goal?

I started doing this last December. I used loose leaves and design my plan to lose weight. I started by writing down what I was ready to do for a 2 week period to lose weight as my header. Made a grill for a two week period to record if I had done so and how long and how many km for my exercise, then at the bottom a place for comments.

I have as page 1 my initial weight on the 1rst day and I weigh-in every week, on Sunday, which I record. I can see my progress at a glance.

This has worked for me so I thought it may work for someone else..... GOOD LUCK on this journey. TOGETHER we CAN do it!

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MOMTOLJ's Photo MOMTOLJ Posts: 2,507
3/5/17 8:02 A

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This month I will:
- drink 3 glasses of water per day
- stationary bike 3 times a week
- not eat after 7;00 P.M.
- go to bed by 11:00 p.m.
ADD walk 3 times a week

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