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Just like everyone else here I'm on the journey to a healthier lifestyle. I have some medical differences but I know with the support and guidance here I can even overcome them to have a better way of living. And I like friends, so don't be shy to comment
I am reaching goals now and getting my new healthier lifestyle set up. It's time to set new goals as I intend to keep right on going with this healthier non emotion driven way of eating, controlling my medical conditions with exercise as well, and learn to appreciate and adjust to the new person I am becoming.

This time I am facing truths and taking a look at myself with open eyes. I am looking inside to see what I have been doing to myself and facing myself...seeing the truth and not lying to myself anymore. Daily now, I am facing me and trying to fix what years of neglect has done to my health and my weight and mobility abilities. Its Time to challenge myself and get the doing done and stop just wishing I could!!

Member Since: 1/27/2013

Fitness Minutes: 5,978

My Goals:
I am still working at changing my nutritional levels to healthy levels and keeping my diabetes, gastroparesis and arthritis under control. I have reduced my salt intake. Now I am working on balancing my LDL and HDL cholesterols and reducing my Fiber for the GP condition.
My long term goal is to get to 200 lbs and be off my diabetic meds for life. Short term I am at 246.8 lbs and have finally reach a 40 year goal, and my first goal of being under 250lbs at which time I will just be Obese. And will not need oversized wheelchairs and disability equipment. The next leg of my weight loss journey is to get to 235 lbs, which could happen in about 12 weeks or the 3rd week of November.
I am now facing my emotional eating triggers and actively learning to over come them.
I am active outside of my wheelchair now and doing more steadily. My next activity goals are to walk outdoors out of the chair more often.
I am doing my strength and core training. My goal is to be able

My Program:
Searching for more healthy nutritional versions of the foods I eat and tracking them each day, making small changes and adjustments daily.
Continued research on my medical conditions and how to live a healthy lifestyle in spite of the challenges they create.
Also to face up to the truths about myself which includes positives and the challenges of not eating emotionally when I feel stressed overwhelmed or defeated but instead to find healthy coping mechanisms.
Exercising: Cardio tapes, flexibility and strength and core - toning in chair and standing. with workout videos, chair leg and arm exercises and walking time. I am increasing the intensity and weight used in my workouts gradually.
I am doing team challenges and enjoying the benefits of those.
And I am continuing to look for and exchange positive information support and encouragement with my friends and team members on Spark.

Personal Information:
I go by the nickname Kacey, I'm 59 born on March 25th 1956. I live in Chicago I am Scottish and Native American.
I am a Christian.
I have diabetes, arthritis, a few other medical conditions, and I am mobility impaired. I like people and crafts, especially knitting or crocheting and Origami. I read comic books and fantasy fiction, Janet Evanovich and Mercedes Lackey books. I enjoy Nova programs. Dr Who, Nature and Sociology programs and archaeology, conservation and natural harmony with nature. While I like most kinds of music I love classical and opera and enjoy watching ballets. My favorite place to visit is the Art Institute in Chicago.

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Life is an active dance, one step back and two forward. Don't worry about the big boulders in the road you can go around but work on removing the pebbles in your shoes that stop you dancing.
I believe only when you face yourself and see everything just as it is can you conquer your bad habits and replace them with healthy ones. And only then can you begin to see all the positive beauty of yourself not just the ugly programmed beat up on yourself things you've fed yourself for years. Its a lonnnngggg process that didn't get programmed in in a day and won't be retrained in a day or by just wishing and not actively doing day by day to fix it.

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    Hi Kacey, dropping by to check in again. Hope you are doing much better than me. I have gained 3 lbs recently, while trying to lose! I must make more changes, but I'm comfortable, so change is hard.

    Paris attacks show me my troubles are so small. So many have so much more to worry about. Guess I need to pull up my boot straps and get busy!
    192 days ago
  • v HAWTGRANNY2014
    Hey how are you doing? We miss you on the team. Maybe you could drop in and say hi or just let me know how you are doing. Hugs, Pam
    193 days ago
    Hi Kacey, emoticon emoticon
    I love the new colors on your page! I just sent you a Spark mail, wanted to make sure you knew in case you don't check your mail often.
    197 days ago
    Hi Kacey! Good to hear from you. Sorry to hear you had to have more surgery. I hope all is well with you now. I am not doing too well with weight. DH and I have done a lot of traveling and the eating out is really packing on the pounds. I must do better.

    I still have the same email. So good to hear from you.
    198 days ago
  • v BEVIEG41
    Hi Kacey - Been on a 15 day Hawaiian cruise. So I am back on SP today for the first time. Sorry to hear about your surgery, hope all went well. Contracted Mosquito Inbourne Disease on Honolulu so under a doctor's care with antibiotics. Fell once in stateroom bathroom. With my bad knees took 30 min of sweat and tears to make it up. Ship encountered 65 mile an hour winds and 12 foot swells. People were falling all the time. I had the patch so the rocking and swaying didn't bother me. 15 days was a long time, but glad I am home and so nice to hear from you. Lets stay in touch.
    198 days ago
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