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Getting myself under control

My goal is to get my weight, diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure under control!
My goal is to get my weight, diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure under control!

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MRSRIGS1 is thankful for FRIDAY!! I wish you all a wonderful weekend.
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Member Since: 5/16/2013

SparkPoints: 56,169

Fitness Minutes: 29,441

My Goals:
After my recent health scare, I maintain to:

(1) Take my medicines
(2) Take my glucose at least 3x/week
(3) Begin an exercise regimen
(4) Eat Healthy
(5) Keep a record of foods eaten

(1) I have NOT forgotten to take medicines since I added it to my goals. I am keeping it here as I do not want to slide
(2) Take my glucose daily
(3) I have started an exercise regime and will continue to do so. I began with walking around my block to now walking 8.0-8.3 miles a day. My goal is reaching 10 miles/day before the end of this year
(4) Must cut-down on the processed foods
(5) Track, track, track....

If in the process of maintaining my goals I lose weight, that would be the frosting on my cake!

My Program:
What is my plan!

(1) Make regular visits with my doctor (I will NOT stop going to see her)
(2) Use my meter
(3) Track my routes using SP
(4) Become a better consumer and READ labels
(5) Using SP! It couldn't be any easier
(6) Joining teams on SP such as the STARFISH to encourage, motivate and keep me accountable.

Personal Information:
My first name is Maria. I was born in Central America (Managua, Nicaragua). My mother, very bravely, moved us to the U.S. when I was just a child (4.5 years). I have lived in many towns in Southern California however my favorite is where I landed 3 years ago. I met my husband 4 years ago. Shortly after, we moved in together. We married 2 years ago (in September). I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Ventura! The town and temperatures ARE perfect!

Other Information:
My hobbies include but are not limited to:

Reading, Needlepoint, Crafts, RC airplanes, Hiking, Biking, puzzles, Soduko, entertaining, shopping and interior decorating.

I was injured 6 years ago. Unfortunately, those injuries prevent me from doing many of the things I've enjoyed. My goal is introducing them back into my life!

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Member Comments:
9/5/2014 6:20:27 PM

Thank you for commenting on my blog Happy Labor day weekend. I really hope my uncle is resting in peace considering all that's happened after he's left. His wishes are not being honored and I understand why, but hoping that he's happy up in heaven. He was so positive and my daughter was so attached to him. We went up to his place the weekend before Labor Day and my daughter told me it wasn't the same and I told her that it won't be the same. She wrote a letter to my uncle and she said it was helpful so I'm going to do the same, but put it in the box with the little bit of ashes I got that were his. In a 3 month period I lost 2 uncles and an aunt this year. The hardest one is the one I was closest too because there are more things to remind me that he's not here. The other 2 lived in CA so Christmas will be really hard this year when I have 3 less cards to do and no Christmas call from my uncle in CA. I know my life will go on and eventually I will be able to think of them and smile, but today is not the day. Tomorrow is not looking good either. LOL

It's so frustrating when the body breaks down like that. How do you exercise with your neck and shoulder injuries or did the surgery help heal them. This weekend I think I'm going to look up what exercises I can do and have a plan so that all I have to do is bring up the video for the day and away I go.

7 years of unemployed...that's really hard. Have you been temping here and there or are you finally working temp after all that time without work? I will keep you in my prayers. I spoke to HR at the place I'm temping at and she wanted to know how I liked it here and I told her that I was very happy. I guess they will be having some serious talks about me as I get closer to 6 months to see if this will be a full-time opportunity or a temporary one that goes away. Right now, I'm just happy to have a steady paycheck coming in even if the amounts differ. Something in the kitty is always better than nothing. Right? Especially since I'm a single Mom and it's solely my income that decides my daughter and my fate.

It's nice to meet someone on here that understands what transition is like. That's what I feel like. I don't know what my next day will bring. I know someday everything will be okay again, but I don't know when and all I can do is stay optimistic and do my best. What's hardest is I keep having recruiters calling me with more temporary job opportunities and I have to gamble. Basically I've been politely turning them down now because I'm hoping this might become a full-time opportunity, but there's no guarantee. I just know after talking to HR that they won't leave me dangling for too long so if they find out that in 2 months or so that there won't be a full time need for me, they will let me know so I can look for another job I suppose. It's hard to say what will happen because there has been a lot of flux here, but I like that I get some work/life balance so I'm hanging in there. We'll see what happens.

Again, thank you for reaching out to me and letting me know I'm not alone.

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9/2/2014 9:22:17 PM

emoticon Thanks for reading my blog! Hope it was helpful.
Have an great week!

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9/2/2014 4:48:13 PM

Thank you for the support! Have a great week!

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8/29/2014 4:55:40 PM

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8/16/2014 8:00:17 AM

Thank you for the bloglove on my bike ride post. I am thinking it would be fun to go in the other direction sometime in September.

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