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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

SparkPoints: 230,885

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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. Don’t 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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BOOKLADY36S
9/13/2014 2:03:22 PM

Thank you so much for the goodie! That really means a lot to me. As I'm sure you know, you don't get a lot of thanks from your kids for all the hard work along the way. But I know one day she will realize the gift I gave her of self-reliance and responsibility.
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9/13/2014 9:49:42 AM

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BOOKLADY36S
9/12/2014 7:22:20 PM

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I really appreciate your encouragement.

The example of your grandaughter is unfortunately so typical of our society today. Parents take the easy path, and give into their kids to avoid confrontation. If they could only realize what they're doing to their children, they're setting them up for a disappointing and frustrating life when they venture out into the real world. Tough love worked for me growing up, and I really appreciate the discipline my mother gave me. I value it and apply it to my parenting. I know doing the hard work today, will produce a well-rounded adult prepared to go out into the world, and she'll be able to deal with disappointment and difficult situations.



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9/12/2014 10:18:37 AM

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9/11/2014 11:04:41 AM

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