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This is Shadow, she is the cat we have that is crabby all the time! But we love her.



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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: 54,899

Fitness Minutes: 55,034

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
Take psyllium husk with almond milk every night
Plan ahead by thinking about what I will eat in the upcoming week
workout in my fat burning zone for at least 45 min 6X a week
drink water - no soda pop!
eat more freggies (fruit & veggies)
Stay dedicated to the 5% break 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 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:
Today, is the first day of my OSM, a support group that I started for myself and a few of my close friends. 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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Member Comments:
RAYLINSTEPHENS
8/18/2014 6:15:01 PM

In part, Thanks to YOU!, I am back on track again.

Looking at my pics showed me where I could wind up if I get too sloppy with my tracking.

Not going to happen.

A little late, but better late than not at all.

Hugs,
linda



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RAYLINSTEPHENS
8/17/2014 8:42:23 PM

anything worth having is worth fighting for. it's a struggle sometimes, but I am worth it.

I know it's a struggle for you too, but you too are worth it. Is that 8 lbs to your finish line? I am just so happy for you. Maintenance is not as easy as I thought - my body fights me sometimes and I just have to wait for it to catch up and get over it, lol. So I do some binges until it settles down.

I never did this when I was younger - I was just obese all the way through until I turned 56 and started having heart flutters. I never realized that "skinny people" have to work at it to stay skinny. At least most of them.

Thanks for looking through my journey pictures - it made me go back and look through them too - I think maybe I needed that. With luck, it will get me back on track to realize how far I have actually come in my journey.

Looking forward to another 8 weeks of Challenge time!

hugs,
linda



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MARILYNROBERT
8/17/2014 5:56:52 PM

R and I were riding our bikes near the tiny town of Knickerbocker when a truck drove by and threw a little black 6 week old kitten out the window of the truck. We stopped and I stayed with Knicky while R rode home to get our truck so that we could take Knick home with us. His mouth was injured from hitting the ground but that healed. He is the most 'talkingest' cat we've ever known...non stop talking. emoticon emoticon He's almost 14 now.



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MARILYNROBERT
8/17/2014 12:54:31 PM

I did good this time on the 5% challenge, with all the stress of three sick cats. Amazing emoticon emoticon emoticon



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NEWCHINELO
8/13/2014 1:04:55 PM

Thanks for commenting on my photo!



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