FLEMIDG is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I am a retired secretary. I joined Sparks to help me lose weight. I have recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes and high chlostorol. I have been trying to ensure I exercise every day and follow a better eating program.
I have been part of Sparks People for a year now. I have not reached my goal as I had wanted, but I have lost weight and I plan to continue with Sparks until I reach my goal and beyond. I love Sparks People.
My goal is to lose about 100 pounds, become more flexible, gain balance and become healthier.
I am determined that I am going to reach my goal. I have begun a walking program, and I have purchased a pedometer that works. I am aiming to walk 10,000 steps a day or more and to perform strength training exercises at least 3 times a week. I will eat healthier and ensure I track my fitness and nutrition each day so that I can keep track of how I am doing.
My name is Darlene I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
I am a christian and I enjoy volunteering at my church. My faith in God has helped to get where I am today, and I know that with His help I can reach my goals. My husband and I have 7 children (all boys), and 14 grandchildren. My husband passed away in September, 2011.
I have been an avid reader since I was 4 years old. In my spare time I love to read mysteries and do crossword and suduku puzzles. I also enjoy reading christian books by Joyce Meyers, Stormie O'Martian, and others.
Leslie Sansone 2 Mile Walking Workout, low impact
| current weight: 197.1
Don’t completely eliminate foods that you actually LOVE.
Chances are that if you completely cut out foods you absolutely love, you’ll spring back into old eating habits pretty quickly. Unless your doctor informs you of a health condition that requires food elimination, or unless you choose to eliminate a food for personal reasons, let go of the idea of “bad” foods and learn to enjoy them in moderation instead. Pasta? Rice? A piece of chocolate cake? Enjoying these once in a while won’t derail all of your hard work and they aren’t “unhealthy” in proper portions. It is all about portion control...
Things do get a bit tricky with this “don’t” though. You have to figure out the best method of non-elimination for you. For example, if you keep your favorite food in the house and know you aren’t able to control how much you eat, then don’t keep it in the house. Instead, enjoy it only when you go out.
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Evening Hello Darlene,
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...(✲) (✲) ★Dropping by to Say Hi ★
.......║ ∕⁀•´And Sprinkle ♥ God’s Love•.¸★
.......║-.¸★¸.☆,,,& Blessings ♥`•.¸☆
And wish you a Great Weekend ahead,
Thank you for your valued friendship ...
Also want you to know that I
Hope you come back soon!! My prayers continue for you Darlene....
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