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Getting and Staying Healthy For Life

It has taken me a lifetime to get where I am today, it wasn't so fast!
I have been up & down on the scale so many times I just want it to end!
In 2009 my doctor told me I would have to take cholesterol meds to lower my cholesterol and then when the Long Term Health Care application was rejected because I was 20 lbs over their limit, I knew it was time again to try to get to a healthier weight. Besides, I hated how I looked in a pic!
Really to stay motivated isn't very easy ...
It has taken me a lifetime to get where I am today, it wasn't so fast!
I have been up & down on the scale so many times I just want it to end!
In 2009 my doctor told me I would have to take cholesterol meds to lower my cholesterol and then when the Long Term Health Care application was rejected because I was 20 lbs over their limit, I knew it was time again to try to get to a healthier weight. Besides, I hated how I looked in a pic!
Really to stay motivated isn't very easy for me, I need a support system, and constant reminders. The weight creeps back in to my life when I don't keep my goals in check.
The SP Fitness Tracker is awesome, I love mapping the different routs we take. After logging my food I use the daily analysis, it is great to see that my eating and exercise was in sync or not!
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Member Since: 12/24/2011

SparkPoints: 55,432

Fitness Minutes: 55,470

My Goals:
1. Workout in a.m.
2. Eat within my calorie zone
3. Drink 8 - 10 or more water daily
4. Stay focused
5. Track my meals and fitness
6. Log into SP daily
7. Support others and engage in a support system
8. Go to bed early and wake up early (8 hrs)
9. Maintain a healthy weight the rest of my life

My Program:
Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment. What type of exercise will you do? Cardio: Stationary bike 30 min, step aerobics dvd 45 min, Leslie Sansone walking 45 min, outdoor walking 45 min or more and biking for 45 to 60 min corecamper.com (full body in under 20 min) SP bootcamp, and strength training from dvds, & my own routine. my daily goal is between 45 & 60 min up to 90 min depending on activity (5 or 6 days a week.)
I am not perfect, but I am persistent.

It is hard to stay within my calorie range I take psyllium husk with almond milk most nights (in with the good & out with the bad)
I am most successful when I plan ahead by thinking about what I will eat in the upcoming week


Personal Information:
Walking, biking, aerobics, and strength training, are my favorite way to be active. Using the hula hoop is fun too, but I don't burn off many calories doing it. If you want to hula hoop, make sure it is as round as you are tall. A weighted one will be easier to use.
I am determined to stay motivated!
Everyone at SP is a great network for support and strength!
Since before we retired, my dear hubby and I have been walking for over 10 yrs and he is one of my best hiking & biking partners!

Other Information:
Leading OSM, a support group that I started in August (2014) for myself and a few of my friends. We already have a new member! We are all struggling with food issues. Ask me what O.S.M. stands for.
I am more determined than ever to get back to my goal weight. My DH & I celebrated 29 yrs of marriage this year and have been snowbirds for 4 yrs now. We are expecting our 5th grand baby this November. I am a self-taught knitter and crocheter. Just learning how to knit.
Turmeric is a great pain reliever and it reduces inflammation in the body.
Challenges keep me on track!

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KRYS210
8/29/2014 3:48:45 PM

Welcome to the Teachers Learning to Lose (TLL) team! Looking forward to getting to know you. Spark research has shown that people who use the threads and posts tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

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8/29/2014 1:37:19 PM

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The next time you're stressed~~~
take a step back
inhale and laugh!
Remember who you are
and why you are here~~~
You're never given anything
in this world that you can't handle.
Be strong,
Be flexible,
Love yourself,
Love others!
Always remember
keep moving forward!

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***** ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!! *****

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8/27/2014 10:08:23 AM

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Here's a tip to keep you on your Spark plan:

Enjoy and fill up with seasonal produce! Visit your local farmer's market or take advantage of the bountiful crops from your garden. Add produce to everything you eat, including topping pizza with veggies, adding more vegetables to soups or scrambling eggs with veggies. This enables you to fill up on high-fiber, low-calorie foods rather than unhealthy options!

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8/26/2014 2:08:00 PM

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Happy Tuesday,

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✰ MAKE TIME TO DO YOUR STRENGTH TRAINING TODAY!!!✰

I'm looking forward to your support and encouragement this week as I've set some lofty goals!

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ZELLAZM
8/22/2014 11:09:23 AM

Thank you for your comment on my page and your Firecracker support. Have to confess that I didn't lose during the 5% challenge and in fact had a slight gain. Just want to be honest - I expect to do better in the Fall as I won't be traveling and keeping up good habits will be easier.



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