LILYBELLE12   8,129
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The Journey of a Lifetime begins today!!!!

My name is Linda (Lily Belle is my little Chihuahua)and I am 60, a Retired RN, and Disabled with well over 200 lbs to lose! I need all the Help and encouragement I can find to make my goal weight over the next 2+ years I expect it to take. I do realize that this will take some major "lifestyle" changes as well as changes in how I think about food and fitness. I have some physical and medical issues as well that are making this both hard and necessary! I am hoping that with support from my ...
My name is Linda (Lily Belle is my little Chihuahua)and I am 60, a Retired RN, and Disabled with well over 200 lbs to lose! I need all the Help and encouragement I can find to make my goal weight over the next 2+ years I expect it to take. I do realize that this will take some major "lifestyle" changes as well as changes in how I think about food and fitness. I have some physical and medical issues as well that are making this both hard and necessary! I am hoping that with support from my Family, my Physician, and Spark People I will meet my goal and maintain it the rest of my life!
September 18, 2013 After a long summer and a definite falling off the "road" and into a deep ditch, I have crawled out and am determined I have to do this, even though I have had some major set backs with my health that have affected my weight and not in the direction I needed it to go!
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Member Since: 1/3/2013

SparkPoints: 8,129

Fitness Minutes: 1,770

My Goals:
1. Be under 300 lbs by May 2014.
2. Lose at least 2 lbs a week steadily for now.
3. Keep my blood sugar between 70 and 110 in AM (fasting) and 100 to 140 two hours after meals.
4.Improve my sleeping, or rather getting to sleep at night, so I can get a good 7 to 8 hours sleep at night.
5.Lower my Blood Pressure to 110/70 or less where my physician recommends it should be.
6. Keep my Carbohydrate intake to 40 for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and 15 for 2 snacks a day as recommended by the Diabetic Dietitian I saw recently.
7. Drink at least 8 8ounce glasses of water a day.
8. Keep protein to 50 to 55 grams per day.
9 Keep my pain level to below 4 at all times.
10. Watch for signs of increased Shortness of Breath and Tiredness.
11. Follow up with my Primary Care Doctor at least once a month and the Cardiologist once every three months.

My Program:
1. Measure and record everything I eat.
2 Eat three meals and two small snacks a day to maintain a healthy Blood sugar level.
3 Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night.
4. Make sure I take in adequate Potassium every day since increased need for diuretics.
5. Start to do some form of exercise even though it needs to be Chair Exercises due to disability for now.


Personal Information:
I'm 60 years old and retired from a Nursing Career of over 38 years due to disability. I am the wife of a Retired Air Force/ Army Officer and have two adult sons in their 30's who are not married. I live in a small town just NE of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Other Information:
I love to crochet and to cook and bake. I tend to enjoy being home instead of getting out much, especially in winter here in Colorado. In the summer I like to be more active in Community and Church activities. I am Christian (Catholic). I have been married for 36 years as of January 1, 2013.

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