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Bettie committing to a healthy lifestyle

My name is Bettie Colley. I am 60 years of age. Due to type 2 diabetes, I suffer from many other medical problems: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, and other problems.

What I need is to learn to eat more healthy foods and to commit to exercising consistently. I have learned a great deal from SP about the affects certain food has on the body. This has been extremely helpful in shopping for food that will help me achieve my goal of a healthy body.

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My name is Bettie Colley. I am 60 years of age. Due to type 2 diabetes, I suffer from many other medical problems: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, and other problems.

What I need is to learn to eat more healthy foods and to commit to exercising consistently. I have learned a great deal from SP about the affects certain food has on the body. This has been extremely helpful in shopping for food that will help me achieve my goal of a healthy body.

I have also learned various exercises that will help me strengthen my body. Without exercising I will never be able to get my medical problems under control.

I look forward to working with the SparkCoach to, hopefully, become more commited to my goals.
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Member Since: 6/14/2011

SparkPoints: 70,093

Fitness Minutes: 50,404

My Goals:
My major goal is to lose 56 pounds. I have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. Losing weight will help me with all of these conditions. I need all of the support I can beg, borrow, or steal.

My Program:
I am starting again to get healthy. Sparkpeople appears to be one of the best website I have visited that give me the support I need. Setting the amount of calories, sodium, carbohydrates, etc. that should or should not be taken in on a daily basis is (as the kids say) the bomb(?).

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I was born in Rome, Ms. We moved to Chicago in 1964. I now live in DeKalb, IL the home of NIU (Northern Illinois University). For those who care my email address is bmcolley53@yahoo.com

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My favorite author is Dean Koontz. My son does not like him because he writes too descriptive. I like him because he is the right amount of scary. Anything else you would like to tell people. Could include things like your favorite books or movies, a quote, anything.

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SPARKFRAN514
10/23/2014 3:57:37 PM

Get your mojo moving into Thirsty Thursday so get that water in today
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DIANEDOESSMILES
10/22/2014 10:11:12 PM

HI Bettie,, we have a joke,, only its a TRUE one on this one. Here in Maine,,, we are 10 to 20 BEHIND the rest of the nation. We are just electricity !" Hmmm it IS true,,,, tht in some large prts of Maine,, they do NOT have plumbing though now most have elect,, MOST , but NOT all. Also the internet is NOT in much of Maine, but they r working on it.

I called my BFFs therapist today,,, my BFF has been NOT telling her the truth !! She told her "I am a :LITTLE: messy". LIE ! I told her T the truth,, every bit of it. NO DOUBT she will be PIZZED as CAN BE when she finds out. I DID NOT ask for it to be a secret.

IF tomorrow,, if she finds out she didn't pss,,,, than I will call her T,,,or 774 HELP,, which is local crisis unit,,, and they can convience her of needing real help. BUT !!! With just her T,,,, I found out they DO have programs for those who need them,,, including case workers,, which I've been trying to get her to do,, but, she has been REFUSING One. I still have one from my own deep, dark depression,,, 20 / 14 yrs go when it started to really clear up,, with the past 8 yrs,,, as being very good. Still from time to time,,,, I can use help,,, so I keep her. :) I m at a loss about this,, so my CW is coming over tomorrow,, to lso take me to a Dr's appointment,,,,, for I can't drive,, and from the car accident,, what you tell me,,,, I'll most likelynot remember tomorrow,, unless it ws shocking. Thats why I work so well with SPARKS or online,,, which I did with AOL b4 SPARKS. I was also doing mamagement for AOL,,,, in the mentl health field,,,, so I am well aware of what is availablr in most area's,,, locally and state,,, I also used to work in the mental health fiend in social services. I did tht for MANY yrs, with the city. LOL at first it was SAFE to work there,,,, but, than it started to get really dangerous,,, so we had a security guard work there with us, to protect us. That's when I said NO MORE !! My life is WORTH WAY more than the $$$$ I was making. I went to retail,,, and quickly climbed the ladder. There they sent me to special classes for the ADA law. Than I went back to our local store,, and taught all the other managers. Its been a FUN LIFE,,, with SO MUCH more for me,,, NOW to get Karen to DReaMING again about life,, she has totally given up.



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ARNETTELEE
10/21/2014 12:56:55 PM

Didn't go out to "play" in the rain, but the weather was quite warm!



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SPARKFRAN514
10/20/2014 10:53:06 PM

You can always do more than you think you can." ~John Wooden
The difference between want & need is self-control!
" do Don't expect to see a change if you don't make one!
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10/20/2014 5:41:34 PM

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