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Getting Fit in Mexico

Hola, my name is Sallie and I am retired and living in Ajijic, Mexico. Ajijic, Mexico is about 40 minutes outside of Guadalajara. It's a small artist village along a 50 mile lake in the mountains. My challenge living here is figuring out the calorie and fat content of the Mexican cuisine. Mexico does not have the same nutritional labeling laws as the USA. The good news is that there are plenty of wonderful fruits and vegetables to select from. Now if only margaritas could count as a ...
Hola, my name is Sallie and I am retired and living in Ajijic, Mexico. Ajijic, Mexico is about 40 minutes outside of Guadalajara. It's a small artist village along a 50 mile lake in the mountains. My challenge living here is figuring out the calorie and fat content of the Mexican cuisine. Mexico does not have the same nutritional labeling laws as the USA. The good news is that there are plenty of wonderful fruits and vegetables to select from. Now if only margaritas could count as a nutritional fruit, I would be in heaven! I am serious about loosing the last 10 pounds and getting into shape to stay healthy.

Most people don't realize that I have struggled my whole life with weight. When I frist went to a diet program at age 20, I weigh in at around 185. I have a hard time finding "before photos". I must have destroyed the evidence. But if you think I never had a weight problem, check out my photos and the last one titled 'A "Tail" of Two "Butts" and you will get a sense of where I have come from.
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Member Since: 8/7/2008

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My Goals:
To eat right, exercise and be healthy and happy. Not too much to ask, right! Now that I have found Sparks that will be easier. Dont want to end up like many of my relatives who ended up overweight and with many health problems. I was on my way to being just like them. Many do not know that I was once close to 200 pounds on a very small frame. Lost the bulk of the weight 30 years ago but continue to struggle daily with weight and constantly think about food all the time.

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Walk dog daily up and down the mountain we live on and track it on SP. 45 minute walk. Track everything I eat on SP Nutrition. Log into SP daily for motivation.

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Moved from the Seattle area 4 years ago to Ajijic, Mexico after selling my software design company. Fortunate to retire early to land of eternal spring. Now very active and busy with the many charities here at lakeside. Just trying to give back a little.the internet.

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Love living in Ajijic. Wonderful artistic community with great people. Excited about finding SP and connecting with many other wonderful people who are challenged with weight issues as well.

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4/8/2015 1:36:17 AM

Hi I doubt if you remember me. I have been on Sparkpeople for a log time. I remember seeing your user picture on someone's Spark page and went to your page & wrote a comment.

Thank you for reading my blog and leaving an emotion. I haven't read that blog which used to be my intro for my Spark page in a couple of years now. It has been on my Spark page for the last 7 years. (That is how long I have been a member here) I just posted it as a blog the same day that you read it. I decided to change my intro since it has been the same for so long.

I started to read it a few minutes ago and tears fell down my checks. It happens every time I read it. It was such am emotional time of my life, and all in all through set backs, and visual problems I continued to experience... visual problems continued for 10 years! But, so many miracles, and soooo many more blessings. My life is so good now. But it is still life, and I have other tragedies now with family illnesses, death, and other things that are all part of life. But what I have learned is that through your relationship with God no matter what happens His strength, grace, love, and peace can swallow it up! Yes you still feel the pain, but it becomes a dull pain. You still become scared, but only a little frightened. You still become stressed, but through talking to God, reading the bible, and through your prayers He comforts you and tells your heart, "You are not alone."

I teach Sunday school to a group of mentally challenged adults. I also started an activity group for them which I lead. There are several other things I do for my church. One of which just started. I began train for a ministry called Stevens Ministry that I am very excited about. After a 7 month period of training I will become a Stephen minister. My training will prepare me to help others through a serious life circumstance that they are in. While meeting with them once a week for an unlimited period of time God will use each Stephen mister to help and heal them. It is a blessing to help a person in such a way, I am grateful that God has chosen me t help people in need. I normally don't talk about the things I do for God, because in the bible it says, do not let your right hand know what your left hand is doing. But God knows my intentions. I am just sharing with you because it is those kinds of things which I am involved with that enriches my life like nothing else could.

So, I thank you for dropping by my blog. Several people have read it, and that doesn't always happen the first day you post a blog. You know how it is, sometimes people don't read a blog at all. So, know that however you came across my blog,... Well, I'll just say it. I believe God directed you to my blog.

I know this is getting long, and I should just shut up! emoticon But as I mentioned above, I have been to your page before. Your user picture as been the same for a long time. I have looked at your album, I just have to say that you are so very beautiful!!! Your pictures are amazing. I wish nothing but the best for you friend. You have a wonderful day! emoticon



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