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Roses and a daylily by the front steps





A daylily that I find breathtaking. Don't know the variety.





My pride and joy hibiscus, finally blooming after three years.



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Hi! My name is Sue, and I'm trying to stay motivated to eat in a healthy way and exercise. I'm an enthusiastic gardener and live in Coastal Maine.

In the past two years I've been diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus, caused by longterm acid reflux, and Type 2 diabetes. I lost 46 pounds, but have been doing a lot of stress eating in the past six months because of famiy illness and have gained back 14 pounds.

Barrett's esophagus can be a precancerous condition (though ...
Hi! My name is Sue, and I'm trying to stay motivated to eat in a healthy way and exercise. I'm an enthusiastic gardener and live in Coastal Maine.

In the past two years I've been diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus, caused by longterm acid reflux, and Type 2 diabetes. I lost 46 pounds, but have been doing a lot of stress eating in the past six months because of famiy illness and have gained back 14 pounds.

Barrett's esophagus can be a precancerous condition (though the doctor said it's unlikely that mine will become cancerous), and diabetes can cause very serious health problems. So it's all the more important for me to get to a healthy weight.

I've joined the 2016 Winter 5% Challenge, so I'm going to post my exercise plan here, as they suggest. I will do aerobic exercise for at least 45 minutes five days a week and will do strength training three days.

I would like to lose 20 pounds and get to 145.

Recommitting!
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Member Since: 6/21/2007

SparkPoints: 27,747

Fitness Minutes: 41,700

My Goals:
I'd like to stop binging and eating compulsively, and let my body get to its natural weight. I'd like to live the rest of my life strong and healthy.

I also want to look better!

My Program:
I'm exercising five or six days a week, doing step aerobics,spin classes, and machines such as the elliptical trainer. I'm also doing strength training.



Personal Information:
I'm from Portland, Maine, and live near the ocean. I love gardening. I'm a Buddhist and a recovering alcoholic sober for 29 years. I'm also an avid knitter!

Other Information:
"Pay no attention to the faults of others,
things done or left undone by others.
Consider only what by oneself is done or left undone."

-- Buddha, the Awakened One

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NORASPAT
3/4/2016 8:53:20 AM

Sue my computer misses a "B" sometimes and I miss it. If it is "B" less just add it in your head.
We are members of the gardens and that gives us an excuse to go there. Go to a GOODIE!! emoticon



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NORASPAT
3/3/2016 12:20:01 PM

Hi SUE, I love to log too. ((((HUGS)))) Pat in Maine Off to A GOODIE



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NORASPAT
3/1/2016 3:09:26 PM

HELLO, I just wanted to say hello. It is still not time to be in our gardens but it will be here soon. I hope you and your sister are well. Take care and think of me I often think of you. ((((HUGS)))))


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BARBIE176
1/15/2016 5:47:00 PM

" The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly." ` Buddha

emoticon wishing you a blessed weekend filled with relaxation. emoticon emoticon



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CGPS1795
1/7/2016 3:25:57 PM

emoticon Thanks for your support and comment on my recent blog entry! It's nice to know that I have spark friend like you to count on!

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