KSGAMMA   48,389
SparkPoints
40,000-49,999 SparkPoints
 
 
Chloe, our girl - gone but never forgotten





Grandson showing "Gamma" some of his dance moves, Jan 2013





Lin Before and After - 2009 - 2014



I have 34 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
Lin's SparkPage

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.
Read More About KSGAMMA (Updated February 5)


Current Status:
KSGAMMA is thinking that with all the snow falling and blowing, the daisy that was still blooming in the front bed will finally bite the dust!
set 4 days ago


SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 Pounds lost: 19.2 
 
0
9.5
19
28.5
38


 
Interact with KSGAMMA

Send Member a Private Message







Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 7/23/2008

SparkPoints: 48,389

Fitness Minutes: 53,803

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.

My Program:
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!

Other Information:
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.

Profile Image





 
 



Happy Thanksgiving
From:
PITTER6

Happy Face
From:
Gardening

Welcome Banner
From:
MSLZZY

Balloons
From:
IRONBESS

Fruit Salad
From:
Motivation Stat...

Hot Tub
From:
YICHE12




Member Comments:
PITTER6
11/23/2014 2:39:39 PM

Keep up the great work.
emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
ALEXSGIRL1
11/16/2014 11:44:47 AM

just stopping by to say hi hope you are doing okay keep shining and sparking and have a great week



Report Inappropriate Comment
PUPPIES4ME3
11/10/2014 8:20:14 PM

♥~*-::-*♥~.* )♥~*-::-*♥~.* )♥~*-::-*♥
♥~*-::-*♥~.* )♥~*-::-*♥~.* )♥~*-::-*♥

WELCOME to the.......WORLD'S BEST GRANDMAS AND GRANDPAS TEAM



Welcome to our team you will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

Marj
Leader

♥~*-::-*♥~.* )♥~*-::-*♥~.* )♥~*-::-*♥
♥~*-::-*♥~.* )♥~*-::-*♥~.* )♥~*-::-*♥

Leader: Get To The Heart of It Team
Leader: Morning Cup of Coffee or Team Team
Leader: 100 Days to a New You Challenge....ongoing Team
Leader: 60s and Beyond and ~Still Rockin It~ Team
Leader: Worlds Best Grandmas and Grandpas Team
Leader: Whole Foods...Plant Based Eating Team
Leader; Little Black Dress Team
Leader: Elliptical, Stair Climber, Treadmill Users Team



Report Inappropriate Comment
HONOURIA
10/16/2014 9:35:23 PM

thanks so much for the gold trophy. I kinda earned it though, LOL.



Report Inappropriate Comment
YICHE12
9/30/2014 1:03:53 PM

Good afternoon Lin. Let us know how your reunion went. I personally would love to hear all about it. emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (141 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page