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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: 51,629

Fitness Minutes: 52,838

My Goals:
1. Workout in a.m.
2. Eat healthy food
3. Drink 8 - 10 or more water daily
4. Stay focused
5. Reward myself for goals met
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:
Stay within my calorie range
Plan ahead by thinking about what I will eat in the upcoming week.
Joined a fitness center-take a class 2-3 X a week
drink water - no soda pop!
eat more freggies (fruit & veggies)
Stay dedicated to the 5% summer challenge





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 help you keep going.
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:
I am more determined than ever to drop 8 lbs in the next 8 weeks. My DH & I have just celebrated 29 yrs of marriage 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.

Love turmeric

Eat for the body you want, not for the body you have. Be fit, be healthy!

Challenges keep me healthy!

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Beach Towel
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SIRIUS2014

Thank You Card
From:
GRANNY2B2

Hula Hoop
From:
SETTIMIA

Bear Hug
From:
GRANJERRY1

Flowers
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MARILYNROBERT

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MAPFARMS




Member Comments:
ZELLAZM
7/13/2014 4:53:27 AM

Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope the 5% is going well for you. I'm still tracking on and off (spark points, ya know!) but not as focused on it.
Works for me at the moment...



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IRON_RESOLVE
7/9/2014 11:04:23 PM

ComeON, you can lose it!! One Pound Down in the Dog Pound!!!

Let's Kick that Pound to the Curb!! Oh, wait, you are teariing up the ticker. Can you even do this, with all you've lost so far??

Who knows, it's worth a shot!



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POLYANNA2
7/8/2014 12:22:04 PM

Thank you so much for those plump, perfect blueberries. Got them just in time to throw into my yogurt for lunch - yummm!
Have a spectacular afternoon!



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GRANJERRY1
7/6/2014 12:32:47 AM

Dear Alley thank you for stopping by my blog.... And the lovely comments, alas didn't think of getting one of my kids to click my pic in the hospital...but have uploaded some of my DGGDs wedding pics as well as a couple of Father's Day pics

Love you loads

Granny



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IRON_RESOLVE
7/2/2014 11:27:15 AM

Way to track it all Alley!! emoticon



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