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READY TO SPRING INTO ACTION DURING THE 5% SPRING CHALLENGE!!!!

In January of 2015 , I will begin the 2015 Winter 5% Challenge. I love these challenges as they really do hold me accountable and help me to stay on track.

As always, I will strive to reach my 5% weight loss during the 8 week challenge. I was not able to achieve that during the past three challenges so I am hoping for success during this challenge. I know that I have got to get back on track and be good so that I do not become a diabetic. I have learned this past challenge that ...
In January of 2015 , I will begin the 2015 Winter 5% Challenge. I love these challenges as they really do hold me accountable and help me to stay on track.

As always, I will strive to reach my 5% weight loss during the 8 week challenge. I was not able to achieve that during the past three challenges so I am hoping for success during this challenge. I know that I have got to get back on track and be good so that I do not become a diabetic. I have learned this past challenge that I really do need to stick to exercise and a certain way of eating. I have had some health problems, DH has his problems, and my youngest daughter is going through a lot of health problems too. I have let stress and anxiety take over my life and not doing the things I need to do for myself.

I went to the dr today and will get the results of my blood work in a couple of days. I was very disappointed that I had gained 40 lbs and I am just praying that my A1C doesn't go any higher than the 5.7 that it was last time. The last visit to the dr, my A1C was 5.7 that was lower than last time when it was 6.0. I am 62 and my mom passed at the age of 66 from diabetes. That is just 4 yrs older than I am now! She was taking 2 shots of insulin a day. I am not there yet and I don't want to be so I have got to turn things around now!

I will be continuing on the diabetic diet the dr gave me. It has been working for me keeping me in the normal range. I have since then though kind of fallen out of my routine and have gained the 40 pounds I lost back. Some of this is due to water retention and this varies from day to day.

I will be committed to my team, team mates and myself. I will log my food, exercise daily using the treadmill, Leslie Sansone walking dvd's and other exercise videos as well as walking outside with the temps being cooler. I have also acquired the Rocking Body exercise program and I will be trying that during this challenge. I will encourage my teammates, comment on blogs, send goodies and anything else I can do to help keep them motivated and be successful. I will strive to do at the minimum of 60 minutes of exercise for at least 5 days a week. I also have the Zumba Dance game for the Wii and I am looking forward to using it. I will weigh in on Saturdays and I will do the Living the Good Life Challenges and post results. I believe that this will be my 13th, I think, challenge with the MIGHTY DAWGS!!

I am really looking forward to this challenge and I am ready to go. I have my exercise clothes ready, I have a new pair of Gravity Defyer tennis shoes, and I will be using my Fitbit Zip to help track my steps and my calories burned.
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Member Since: 4/10/2008

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My Goals:
I hope to continue losing weight to avoid heart problems and diabetes as these are two health problems that run in my family. I am currently on a diabetic diet as I was borderline on being a bo diabetic. I will exercise every day and drink my water. I am participating in the 5% Winter Challenge and want to meet my goal during this challenge.

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I have a treadmill and an elliptical that I use at home. I also have several other exercise machines and various exercise videos I use. I use the pre-diabetic diet now and of course I use the tools available for me here at SP! I am slowly making progress and I know that one day I will reach my ultimate goal. I have dropped my A1c from 6.0 to 5.7 so I am in the normal range for not becoming diabetic.

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I am 63, the mother of 4 and have my 12 grandchildren. My husband retired from the Navy after serving for 27 yrs. I got to live in Rota, Spain and I also got to visit Bermuda. We celebrated our 43nd wedding anniversary this year.

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I live in TN and I am a retired Teacher's Asst. I worked with special needs children and I miss them terribly. I am trying to get use to not working every day and this is really a hard thing for me to get use too. I have developed some bad habits since I retired, like staying up too late and sleeping in too late. Things have got to change and get back into a regular routine.

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DIANEDOESSMILES
5/25/2015 5:15:50 PM

Hi Sue!!! We r more than thrilled to have u back with us during the break!!!! Yeah!!!!

How r u doing,,,coping?

I 'll know more tomorrow. Having problems with the foot and the ulcer,,,infection. Hopefully it'll soon work out. I don't want to deal with more carp. I had foot surgery last week, just to take out the screws and plate,,,, we knew when they went in, they'd come out. It was a very easy surgery. Hoping when I go back in next week, the stitches will come out, and once the ulcer,,, which I hope is much better,,, I wanna return back to the pool and walking!!! Today I did a 1/2 gr8 of walking using my knee walker, 1/2 hrs of yoga moves on the mat, no standing, and a 1/2 of very easy stretching. Wooohoo go Dawggies!!!



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1BEARWIFE
5/1/2015 12:52:32 PM

Hello Sue, I am so saddened to learn of your recent diagnosis. You have my prayers, that's for sure! Please keep me informed as to what treatment the docs decide on. I am sending you my love along with the prayers! emoticon



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SPATTEN2001
4/29/2015 9:18:13 PM

Sue .... prayers are lifted for you and your family as you are faced with this diagnosis and treatments, etc. Trust in the Great Physician -- He's got this!!



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DIANEDOESSMILES
4/29/2015 1:10:02 AM

Sue Hon, please do NOT worry about supporting the team with exercise/LTGL. Instead use this energy towards working on winning the battle u r facing.

Know Hon, my heart is heavy, knowing you are facing much. Just cause someone knows "someone else" who's been through this it does NOT diminish what ur going through. We r here, please continue to stay with us. We've written the options for you. Please take us up on them, using us for support, as u have done so awesomely in done for many others, including myself. Helping me to smile when all I wanted to do was cry.

emoticon Hon,,, staying besides u. Some may back off,, as if this is catchy, or worried they will say "the wrong thing", please keep in mind, they are scared for you Hon. They don't mean to be hurtful though it does. That's where loving forgiveness comes in.

U have my number, please use it. emoticon



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IAMLION
4/28/2015 7:24:01 PM

emoticon emoticon on being Dawggie of the Day!! emoticon emoticon



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