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Very soon I will be starting the 2017 5% Winter Challenge. This is not my first challenge by any means.

Having had breast cancer, my body was put through a lot and there were days I wondered if I would make it through all of the treatments. I did make it through chemo and radiation and if I can do that then I know I can make it through any thing life may throw my way;

I have 2 meds I have to take for the next 5 to 10 years and one likes to make me gain weight and the other causes joint pain and I just have to work through it and try to kill two birds with one stone as the saying goes.



This is a new year and no treatments going on so it is time for me to take my life back and bring it back to a healthier me. I am pre-diabetic so I have to keep my A1C in the good range. I also have to keep my cholesterol under control.

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 today.

My DH is a 100% disabled vet and he has good days and bad days so my schedule is never the same each day.

I will begin by aiming for 30 min a day and work on increasing that each week. I will aim for strength training 3 times a week.



I will do the best I can with my exercise. I know there will be days that I won't be able to do much and some days maybe not at all. I will use the support of my team and this challenge to help me strive to keep myself as healthy as I can through the 8 weeks and longer.


Member Since: 4/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 142,975

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% Spring Challenge and want to meet my goal during this challenge. I also will be fighting to keep my cancer from returning.


My Program:
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 64, 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 44th 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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  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    emoticon Happy St. Patrick's Day emoticon

    St. Patrick was a gentleman
    Who through strategy and stealth
    Drove all the snakes from Ireland.
    Here's toasting to his health.
    But not too many toasting so
    Lest you lose yourself and then
    Forget the good St. Patrick
    And see all those snakes again.
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    9 days ago
  • v SUEFROMRI
    Thank you for being an inspirational and supportive Dawggie. We are here for you now!
    21 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/4/2017 2:42:36 PM
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    I thought of one more helpful thing. In the Find Badges Here thread, if you look at the very first post, it gives great instructions including screen shots. emoticon
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    If you go to the Find Badges Here thread, and right click on the Co-Landing Badge image you'll be prompted to save it to your computer. Save the image wherever you like. Now it is available for you to use just like you would any other photo. For example, it could be one of your three featured photos. Or your profile photo. The same way you uploaded photos for those spots would be the way you used that now-saved photo. Let me know in SparkMail if you have more questions. Glad to help!
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