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New Motivation...New Challenge...New Goal!! My doctor wants me to get to the low end (!) of my weight range now that I'm dealing with hip osteoarthritis and sacroiliac joint issues. My goal is a 17 lbs loss, which realistically is going to take me into July 2017 to get there. But I am accepting his challenge!!

My Doctor suggested I self monitor my blood glucose. Discovered my fasting glucose average is 103! So, starting there, its a pretty small window to aim for a peak BG 140. Cutting carbs a moderate amount to 25 net per meal seems to be working. We do what we must if we choose healthy!!

Like almost everyone, I have 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 named Gout; one is Metabolic Syndrome...with its offspring: High Cholesterol and High Blood pressure. ..and these have been in control for some time. And now...Osteoarthritis. As long as I keep throwing "good nutrition" and "exercise" on my fire, I will keep them at bay!

I will 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,

Member Since: 10/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 49,820

My Goals:
Jan 2013: 151
Dec 2013: 142.5 start of 3 foot surgeries...
Dec 2014: 144.1
Dec 2015: 148 last foot surg in Mar 2015

Plan to Lose 17lbs:
start: Apr 19 2016: 147
Apr: 145
May: 143 end of May: 144.2
Jun: 141 -- June 15 141.4; Jun 22 141.7 Jun 30 141.3
Jul: Goal: 139
Aug: 138
Sept: 137
Oct: 136
Nov: 135
Dec: 134
Feb: 133
Apr: 132
Jun: 131
JULY 2017: 130

Its going to be a long slow process requiring Change and Commitment

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!) :)

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Western Washington
Retired and Lovin' it!.

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"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

New Rules: Veggies; then Protein; then Carbs! Exercise 10 min after meal...!

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    Thank you for the comments on my blog.

    I take another supplement from the peoples chemist called daily dose it has "Boswellia" in it along with Tumeric and and Bromeloin (found also in pineapple) which is great I did not mention that in my blog perhaps I should have.

    Thanks so much for your suggestions, I will look at them all carefully.

    Have an awesome weekend.

    Take care, Paula emoticon
    17 days ago
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    28 days ago
    Hi Patti KB7TMM. Great to meet another YL. Hope you can get back into it someday. I love doing DX, contests and special events. I'm quite competitive with myself. My first call sign was KD4ERH with my Tech Plus license. Then when I got my General, I changed my call to show I was a General class, hence N3OMO at that time. I started studying for my Extra this past year but then I became too busy with my music and decided I didn't need to be stressed out about the test and end up with not that many more privileges on the bands.

    Have a good rest of the night. Thanks for coming back to my call..I mean blog! emoticon emoticon

    29 days ago
    Just saying HI, thanks for the visit. Catching up here; I've been offline since Friday morning. Looking forward to getting to know you. Joy
    35 days ago
    Hi........First of all, Thank You for commenting on my blog today. I appreciate it. Second, I am starting with my driveway first due to the spinal stenosis that is causing me so much pain and fatigue. As my strength and stamina increases and I know that I can walk further and further without pain, I will head for our wood trails and then on to the huge park 7 miles from our home. I am hoping that I will be able to use the poles with snowshoes this winter if all goes well.
    I too, have osteoarthritis in my entire spine, hips, knees, (let's face it...........everywhere!!!).

    39 days ago
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