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Hello Sparkfriends!

Since joining Sparkpeople a couple of years ago I have made a complete change in the way I live.

I am now aware of what it takes to stay fit and healthy. I use to eat whatever I wanted and not be concerned about what it might be doing to my health. As a result I had high blood pressure and cholesterol and weighed more than the Dr. said I should.

I have changed the way I eat and exercise and after being on blood pressure medicine for 7 years was taken off of it last year!
I have been able to keep it at a normal level trough diet and exercise. I have brought my cholesterol down 36 points this year also. I don't think I would have been able to do it without the help of Sparkpeople. This site is full of so much information to help you be the best you can be.

I am not perfect and sway away from the program from time to time but my Sparkfriends are always there to get me back on track. Sparkfriends are very special to me! Thank you all for the support.

If you are just starting on your journey with Spark hang in there you will gain knowledge and friends that will stay with you through your ups and downs.

May 2016 bring great things your way!!!

Member Since: 10/8/2012

Fitness Minutes: 54,287

My Goals:
To get healthy by eating right, exercising on a daily basis and losing weight along the way.
My short term goal is to get to 130 lbs.
My long term goals are to weigh 120 or less and not have to take BP medication
any more.

Goal met 11/7/14 No longer have to take BP medication.

My Program:
I try to exercise a min. of 20 mins. daily.
My favorite form of exercise is walking.
I have been making healthier food choices.

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I love to be outdoors. Summer is my favorite season. I love to be by the water and go swimming. My favorite thing to do is go to the pool and swim and read a good book. Ah, how relaxing.
I'm 59 years old.
I have been married for 39 years and have 3 children and 8 grand children .

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    Hi Terri. Glad the party was fun. I always did enjoy having parties and entertaining. Hope your week is going well. Glad you could join Curves and are enjoying it.
    I'm ready for the World Series to begin tonight and will be cheering on the Cubs. My daughter and her husband were at the game Saturday night when they made it to the World Series. They'll be going this week when the games are in Chicago as they had season tickets, so they were able to get tickets for the World Series.
    Have a good week
    7 hours ago
    Thanks Terri,
    No rain today, or thunder or lighting.
    Have a great week emoticon
    8 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 10/25/2016 5:16:05 PM
    Thanks for commenting on Amelia's latest picture. She is 18 months old now, a week away from 19 months. She looks like a little girl now. emoticon
    2 days ago
    Here's to a sparking good week.
    8 days ago
    Have fun at the Toyota plant tour. Sounds fun. I remember when we were young we toured Western Electric where my dad worked and we also toured Pepperidge Farms where you actually got loaves of bread to take home. Yummy!
    We have something in common. I am also not a fan of hotdogs. If I eat one I also have to have it burnt from over the fire or under the broiler and even then one is more than enough!
    Have a good weekend.
    10 days ago
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