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TIME TO PUT THE PEDAL TO THE MEDAL!!!

On the 20th of this month, , I will begin the 2014 Fall 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 ...
On the 20th of this month, , I will begin the 2014 Fall 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 10 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 5.8 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. normal range. I have since then though kind of fallen out of my routine and have gained a couple of pounds back.

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 10th, I think, challenge with the MIGHTY DAWGS!!

I am really looking forward to this challenge and I am ready to go.
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Member Since: 4/10/2008

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Ihope 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 borderline diabetic. I will exercise every day and drink my water. I am participating in the 5% Fall 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 5.8 so I am in the normal range for not becoming diabetic.

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I am 62, 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 to late and sleeping in too late. Things have got to change and get back into a regular routine.

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DIANEDOESSMILES
11/12/2014 7:20:11 PM

HI Sweetie,,, how are you today? SO SORRY you were sick on Tues. Yet though you were sick, you STILL managed to do some exer ! WHAT A WOMAN !



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NANABERNIE
11/1/2014 10:56:32 PM

We can join forces and DO this! I miss those beautiful hills; now live in Fl. Did you get snow?



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BMCOLLEY
10/30/2014 6:26:49 PM

Thank you for the friend. I have also added you as my SP friend.

Bettie



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DIANEDOESSMILES
10/29/2014 10:46:29 PM

WOOHOOOO Sue !!! UR SOOO GOOD hon, on sleeping !!! OH YEAH !! I WISH I was !!!! I tend to NOT sleep well,,, maybe 4 to hrs a night.

LOVE that you get to enjoy this !



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RAYLINSTEPHENS
10/15/2014 12:35:27 PM

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. –Teddy Roosevelt

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins

Today is always "Day ONE!" Get with the program! - me! emoticon emoticon



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