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Member Since: 8/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 81,564

My Goals:
I have to get my weight down as well as my blood sugar levels. My goal is to lose something, anything, to get this plateau busted. My blood sugars have been slowly coming down but that is only if I exercise and watch my carbs.So tracking is also a goal as well as 30 minutes plus exercise each day.

My Program:
Since we are far enough from town to limit joining a gym I have made a nice home gym here. I just need to use it. I have loads of DVDs, a pilates reformer, fitness ball, weight and bands. Our treadmill burns up its motor so once it warms up outside I will also walk around our property.

Watching my carb intake makes all the difference in my blood sugar levels. I am not sure just how low I can consistently go with my carbs. I eat and test to see what is working and what does not. Basically no eating of nasty white stuff: sugar, flour, etc.

Personal Information:
I am 66, been on Sparks a long time and will always be a Firecracker. We are originally from Baltimore, MD and now live in wild, wonderful WV! I miss some of the convenience of 'city' life but do love country living even if it takes 25 minutes to get to town. My 2 children are grown and I miss them so I spy on FB whenever I can!!

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I use LoseIt to track my food because I don't have to be online to do it. I have had a Fitbit since 2010. I love Walk It Out on my Wii, still enjoy looking for the rainbow!

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  • v LOIS_1950
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great job on your first week with the 5% challenge. Now to gear up for week 2.....drink....drink....drink... emoticon and track. emoticon Inch by's a cinch. Just NEVER GIVE UP emoticon
    Proud of you!!!! Go Firecrackers! emoticon
    20 hours ago
  • v DESIREE671
    Thank you so much for the encouragement on my blog. Having yet again made a mistake..... not sure if I can manage this challenge. I'll try for a bit longer though.
    7 days ago
    "November comes
    And November goes,
    With the last red berries
    And the first white snows.

    With night coming early,
    And dawn coming late,
    And ice in the bucket
    And frost by the gate.

    The fires burn
    And the kettles sing,
    And earth sinks to rest
    Until next spring."
    - Elizabeth Coatsworth

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    80 days ago
    Yes, I love my elliptical and I found mine cheap at WalMart. I liked it because the stride length is shorter and I am shorter and it wasn't big and bulky, so it doesn't take up a lot of room. I listen to books while walking instead of music and find it motivates me more to walk longer to see what happens next in the story. emoticon
    81 days ago
    Thanks for joining me in the Find 10 Challenge!
    81 days ago
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