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Now I sit me down to eat,
I pray the Lord I will not cheat.
If I should reach for cake or bread
please guide my hand to greens instead!
But help me Lord, if I indulge
and lose the Battle of the Bulge,
to understand that ounce for ounce,
It's Who I Am That Really Counts!

I'm excited for the 2017 Winter 5% Challenge I just joined. It starts Jan 14th and runs through March 11th. 8 weeks of challenges, motivation, support, fun...can't wait!!!

I'm a yo-yo dieter who's on the road to break that awful habit! No more diets for me, just a life-change that will start slow at first, taking one goal at a time until I have that as a life habit. Then I'll move on to the next goal and so on! I can overcome and will overcome!

Sept 2013, when I went in for my 6 month check-up, I got a wake up call. My blood sugar was "a little high," my dr said. Since diabetes runs in my family (both my mom & oldest sister had type 2 diabetes), this news shook me up! My dear sister passed away 3 yrs ago from complications to diabetes. I am taking this serious and working on a few helps I've found. Now I have a meter and am trying to lower my blood sugar levels by testing myself and eating healthier, low-carb meals.

Member Since: 9/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 82,198

My Goals:
1: Drink 8+ cups water daily.
2: Walk 15+ minutes a day, 6 days a week.
3: Strength-Train for 10+ minutes on Mon/Wed/Fri
4: Eat no more than 20 Net-Carbs total for the day.
5. Sleep a minimum of 7 hrs, nightly.

Overall Goal: to weigh-in between 125-135 lbs.

My Program:
2017 Winter 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment: Jan 14 - Mar 11th(???)
Cardio: Walking 15+ min a day, Mon-Sat, arthritis permitting.
Strength Training: at home with weights/stretchy bands and/or ball using DVDs or SP exercises. Mon/Wed/Fri for 10+ minutes per session.

2017 Winter 5% Challenge Diet Commitment":
Low-Carb/High-Fat; Keto
(trying to stay within 20-50 Net Carbs daily)
Water - 8 cups, daily

March 2017 A&I BSG March Challenge - The Toned Teammates
My Goal for Week 1: Drink 9 cups of water daily.

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I'm a 59 year old wife, mom and grandma who's on her way to a new, healthier life!

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  • v BARBIE176
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    "The best six doctors anywhere
    And no one can deny it
    Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
    Exercise and diet.
    These six will gladly you attend
    If only you are willing
    Your mind they'll ease
    Your will they'll mend
    And charge you not a shilling.:
    ~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990
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    20 hours ago
    F.E.A.R. has two meanings -

    Forget Everything And Run


    Face Everything And Rise

    The choice is yours. emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon just stopping by with Monday's food for thought. "Always remember, there is more strength in you than you ever realized or even imagined. Certainly nothing can keep you down if you are determined to get on top of things and stay there." ~ Norman Vincent Peale. I hope this week finds you determined to stay on top of things! Have a fabulous week. emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v DBELLE39
    Way to go to you & your teammates, the Toned Teammates for your win in the A & I BSG Challenge! emoticon Teamwork!
    2 days ago
  • v CANDOK1260
    Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
    -George Bernard Shaw
    have a emoticon day
    4 days ago
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