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Hi. I'm Lin. I have been dieting, off and on, for 60 years. I've learned over the years that popular or trendy diets are not for me. Since joining SparkPeople, I've learned that dieting isn't the answer period. I am now making life changes that I hope to carry out from now on. I have several chronic conditions (Heart Disease, Diabetes, Crohn's Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea). I want to lose weight, I need to track my nutrient intake, and I need to find ...
Hi. I'm Lin. I have been dieting, off and on, for 60 years. I've learned over the years that popular or trendy diets are not for me. Since joining SparkPeople, I've learned that dieting isn't the answer period. I am now making life changes that I hope to carry out from now on. I have several chronic conditions (Heart Disease, Diabetes, Crohn's Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea). I want to lose weight, I need to track my nutrient intake, and I need to find exercise that I am capable of doing to augment what I currently do (and that is able to be modified for when I am in heart failure). My weight is always up and down but by the end of each year, I lost 18 lbs. in 2012 and 18 lbs. in 2013. Because of Congestive Heart Failure, I can gain 1-5 lbs. overnight and with medication, lose 1-8 lbs. overnight - all water.
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Current Status:
KSGAMMA had a pretty good follow-up check-up at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital yesterday. No increase in heart function unfortunately but implanted clips of last Jan. holding and stopping leaking in valve.
set 18 hours ago


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Member Since: 7/23/2008

SparkPoints: 32,709

Fitness Minutes: 34,621

My Goals:
to lose 80 lbs - not get to an "ideal weight" but one I know I'll be comfortable with; and to do daily exercise to improve my self esteem and my health conditions but that my heart condition will allow. Originally the whole kit and kaboodle was my goal. Another member posted her goal and I want to adopt a similar one - every day I will say to myself, today I will stick to my change to a more balanced lifestyle -- I will eat only my healthier diet and do my exercises.

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I am working on following the Nutrition Goals for Diabetics on SparkPeople modified to include tracking of sodium intake as that is restricted due to my heart condition (up to 1200 mg a day). I have been unsuccessful losing weight at the recommended daily calorie intake and have modified my program for 1000-1500 calories a day. I am tracking my daily exercise activities to see how many calories I burn such as Aquafit 4/week and walking (slowly). Significant time spent on vigorous household chores and in the garden are also logged, With husband Paul, I lost 27 lbs. with a Health Clinic Vitality Diet 4 May 13 to early July. I tried to keep that weight off but also to continue losing weight to meet my goal. Before you can go on the above diet again, you have to wait 6 weeks. That passed and I tried the diet again on my own without success. I would like to try again with my DH when hockey season is over. While on the first part of the diet you are not to exercise more than a 1/2 hr.

Personal Information:
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
Married - "the 2 of us were married for the 2nd time on the 2nd day of the 2nd month, of the 2nd year of the 2nd millennium, at 2:20 pm
02/02/2002"
(not planned but just worked out that way!)
I was a single mother for most of my daughter's life - a daughter who has grown up to be a beautiful woman inside and out. I am now a Grandmother and loving it!

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I love being a wife to my DH, Mom to my DD, Grandma to my DG, and Mom to our cat*. I love to read, garden and paint. I paint using acrylic paints and do landscapes, animals and birds, pet portraits, and some decorative painting. I currently have a tiny vegetable garden and I have 12 perennial gardens. A 13th is under construction by my DH.
* We lost our beloved cat Chloe Dec 19 2013.

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KSGAMMA
4/21/2014 9:29:04 PM

We didn't give each other treats this weekend and we were doing so well until my 5-year old DGS gave me some of his - he won't even try chocolate or any candy among many many other things.



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1BOSSMOMMY
4/20/2014 12:09:00 PM

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Hope you have a great day without too many temptations. Today I am grateful for the SP program and how blessed my life has become because of all the things I have learned here.





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1BOSSMOMMY
4/10/2014 1:26:12 AM

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Hello. I should have come and visited your page sooner. You are such an interesting person from all the forum messages I have read. I'm just now getting past the learning about my needs and what I should be doing and now part of my journey is discovering the needs of others here. Basically I'm classified anti-social and here at SP I want that opinion of myself to change by becoming more aware of what happens in the lives of other members. Reaching out more and offering support which is one of the reasons I accepted Lise when she offered me the co-leader position. I have added you as one of my friends because I feel a connection with you.
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I have 2 children (1 daughter & 1 son), 4 grand-kids (only one a grand-son who is as tall as me at 12, three outgoing, over active grand-daughters, 10, 3 1/2 and 1 1/2).
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I do scenic oil painting although I haven't in a couple of years (that's one of the things I need to get back doing again).
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When we retired my husband built me a new flower bed every year. Last year was the first year I was too ill to work outside in the gardens. I'm so much healthier and stronger now and can't wait for my first spring flowers to come up. We had snow again today so it's still going to be a couple of more weeks before I'll get to play in the yard.




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ALEXSGIRL1
4/6/2014 3:43:39 PM

wow you are talented keep up the great work hugs



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YICHE12
4/6/2014 7:21:48 AM

emoticon emoticon there. I read your comment on my Spark Page. I totally understand your love for your grand-son. Grand-children are a blessing. Enjoy him while you can because they grow up so fast. Would you believe that my grand-children range from the age of 20 to 13. The youngest grand-son is now 6' tall!!! Yeah, with me being 5'1.5", I will now have to look up to him! Smile. At least my grand-daughters are a bit more my size. I so enjoy them when I'm in Canada.

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