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FINALLY... I've Found a LifeStyle!!

Most important...I'm healthier than I was Dec 2012 at 151lbs; and 140lbs is in sight! And I'm NOT stopping until I see it between my toes on that scale. It felt really good to be there before. I know I'm able to do many things which health issues prevent others from doing. So I am grateful and looking forward to maintaining my health as much as I can as I get older. (Medicare is in sight...shheesh!)

Like almost everyone, I have some health issues lurking in my Life. I picture ...
Most important...I'm healthier than I was Dec 2012 at 151lbs; and 140lbs is in sight! And I'm NOT stopping until I see it between my toes on that scale. It felt really good to be there before. I know I'm able to do many things which health issues prevent others from doing. So I am grateful and looking forward to maintaining my health as much as I can as I get older. (Medicare is in sight...shheesh!)

Like almost everyone, I have some health issues lurking in my Life. I picture it as sitting at a campfire with the wolves circling: there's one named Pre-Diabetes, one names Gout; one is Metabolic Syndrome...with its offspring: High Cholesterol and High Blood pressure. As long as I keep throwing "good nutrition" and 'exercise" on my fire, I will keep them at bay!

November 2015: Create Change! I've been too long simmering along in the high 140's...when I need to be in the low 140's. If I don't do a course correction NOW, my A1C is going to be higher than it should be in January.... I really don't want to let my pre-diabetes get out of control. So time to Change Up My Game, and do the hard work to drop those un-needed pounds.

Remember this is a continuing Journey, not a destination!

In Nov 2015 another Sparker posed a question: What is Life in Recovery look like? After some serious thought, I responded:
Teaching myself that food is for nourishment;
Being pro-active about eating healthy foods before I am hungry;
Learning to recognize the feeling and concept of *Enough* to sustain my body;
Experiencing the personal empowerment of saying "No...I can make a better choice"
Accepting that if I want health, I am choosing to keep living this way...One Decision At A Time....and that this IS a Lifelong Journey!!
all the best to you while you travel in your Journey,
patti


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Member Since: 10/12/2012

SparkPoints: 54,975

Fitness Minutes: 41,940

My Goals:
Jan 2013: 151
Dec 2013: 142.5
Dec 2014: 144.1
2015 Weekly Ave:
Jan 1 144.0
Feb 1 144.1
Mar 1 146.7
Apr 1 148.1
May 1 149.5
May 8 149.8
May 15 148.1
.... mostly around 149 all summer....
Nov 13 147.6 !!


My Program:
Exercise enough to stay healthy as I age, and eat foods that I enjoy and are good for me (for the most part!) :)

Personal Information:
Western Washington
Retired and Lovin' it!.

Other Information:
"Its not the Mountain ahead that wears you out, but the grain of sand in your shoe..."

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings

"You will never leave where you are, until you decide where you�d rather be." ( from Kathy--don't know who wrote it)

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch." Coach Jen

"you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view" Obiwan

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2/4/2016 12:53:18 PM

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Feelings are the language of soul calling us home – to embody our full-blooded human nature. To ignore them is to be cut off from the neck down. Mags MacKean
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ARCHIMEDESII
1/13/2016 5:00:15 PM

May the odds be ever in your favor ! We'll see if our ticket wins tonight ! :)



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PJDANIELS
1/9/2016 12:10:08 PM

Day 9 for me, Day 7 for you, so far so good on the no "white stuff", I'm 100% on that. I am adding to my challenge however. No evening snacks, unless I want a glass of milk, no snacks. I am eating extra calories AFTER dinner, This is a habit I want to get rid of, so here we go, including this in our challenge here. I do use raw honey, or raw brown sugar occasionally. Neither one sets me off and neither one is processed, which is really what I want to avoid, refined/processed/artificial. Hope you have a great weekend, I'm sure ready for one. --Pam



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MOVING_ARLENE
1/7/2016 8:00:04 AM

Thank you for your insightful comment on my blog yesterday. I too helped take care of my mom but I had no idea how it would affect me mentally when a spouse. I wish no one would ever have to deal with this - and I know hubby and I are lucky, so far. There are so many much worse off than we are.



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1/7/2016 6:35:21 AM

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You may not always get what you think you want, but when you grow older and look back on your life, you will see that you got what you needed. Jennifer Sparks
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