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I have been on SP for about 7 years I think. In that time I lost 20 pounds, maintained it for two years and then gained five pounds per year. Mostly because I went inactive on SparkPeople and fairly inactive in my life. A recent diagnosis of pre diabetes has sent me back to the place where I was initially successful. To do it again. It is frustrating to think I can't wave a magic wand and start my healthy eating at the place I was five years ago but I know what it will take to eventually get ...
I have been on SP for about 7 years I think. In that time I lost 20 pounds, maintained it for two years and then gained five pounds per year. Mostly because I went inactive on SparkPeople and fairly inactive in my life. A recent diagnosis of pre diabetes has sent me back to the place where I was initially successful. To do it again. It is frustrating to think I can't wave a magic wand and start my healthy eating at the place I was five years ago but I know what it will take to eventually get there:
1) Exercise at least 45 minutes a day, 6 days a week, as well as walk sufficient steps to total 10,000.
2) Follow healthy eating plan, counting and recording calories, daily. Stick with pre-diabetes plan.
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Member Since: 2/20/2008

SparkPoints: 44,825

Fitness Minutes: 64,898

My Goals:
Waist no more than 27" and 25% body fat.

BMI down to normal.

Fit into size 10s and 12s again.

My Program:
Exercising 6 days a week.

Calorie counting.



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Originally from Montreal, have lived in several provinces and states and in England.

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Favorite authors right now: Peter Lovesey, Louise Penny, Charles Todd, Deborah Crombie

Favorite movie: Brave

Happy to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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GRAMMAJ6
1/19/2014 4:28:47 PM

Hi Val! Where are you now? Sent you a Christmas Card and got it back the other day saying not at this address. Hope you had a good Christmas and all the best health and happiness for 2014.

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FITN2014-TSP
12/11/2013 11:46:32 AM

Wishing you a very Merry Chistmas emoticon emoticon emoticon .

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10/31/2013 10:32:41 PM

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FITN2014-TSP
10/27/2013 3:08:03 PM

Just dropping by to say Hello. It has been awhile. I have not been very active on Spark People but I am on track for some serious weight loss. Look forward to sparking with you. I will keep you posted about my progress. Hugs... emoticon



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MT-MOONCHASER
10/1/2013 12:51:23 AM

You wanted to know what I'm knitting. I think the proper question is what am I not knitting...

I have at least eleven sweaters in various stages of completion. (I think I must have knitting ADHD... I like to knit them far enough to see what the pattern looks like and then some other pattern catches my fancy.) I also have four baby afghans/blankets in the works. Plus some hats (those I usally get finished in a decent amount of time). And a pair of socks, and a shawl (not prayer), and a scarf or maybe two. And yarn for several more sweaters, and lots more hats, socks, mittens, etc.

I have about three more inches to do on one sweater (a short sleeved cardigan) and since the weather is cooling, I've been better about working on it.

I think it's time to get back to my goal of finishing at least two projects (not hats) before I start a new one.

One of the afghans is in garter stitch and at least for a while until it gets too big, it will be my project to work on during meetings, etc. I call it "mindless knitting." I can pay attention to the meeting because I don't have to look at the knitting.

I hope you have a nice relaxing time working on your prayer shawl.

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