SUSANELAINE1956   108,557
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November 2013 after T-day dinner - With my son, grandpuppy, and husband










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Becoming healthier and happier

Spring 5% exercise commitment:
1. 1 spinning, 2 water aerobics classes a week, total 3 hours. MWF
2. 2 yoga sessions a week, total 2 hours. MF
3. 3 TnT/ST sessions a week
4. Additional 200 minutes minimum doing aerobic exercise to include walking, stationary bike, swimming, or videos. TWThSatSun
5. When out of town, increasing walking to make up for missed classes.

Nutrition Plan:
I track all my meals and snacks daily, aiming for low ...
Spring 5% exercise commitment:
1. 1 spinning, 2 water aerobics classes a week, total 3 hours. MWF
2. 2 yoga sessions a week, total 2 hours. MF
3. 3 TnT/ST sessions a week
4. Additional 200 minutes minimum doing aerobic exercise to include walking, stationary bike, swimming, or videos. TWThSatSun
5. When out of town, increasing walking to make up for missed classes.

Nutrition Plan:
I track all my meals and snacks daily, aiming for low carb/ high fiber (net carbs less than 100 grams), low sodium (1500-1800 mg), and 1200-1600 calories. I make at least one new recipe each week to keep things varied and interesting. I try to keep only healthy food in the house, but sometimes my husband will insist on having goodies. I am working at improving my willpower.


Improving my health is most important to me. I have a few serious issues I am dealing with, and I'm finding that SparkPeople is the right tool for me to deal with these issues in a healthy way.

One of my favorite sayings: You don't have to be perfect in order to be successful. ~Anonymous In the past, I've been so hard on myself that I don't maintain a program and give up. For over 3 years now, I have been recognizing that I am making progress. When I'm not perfect, I get back in line.

Since starting with SP in July 2012, I've brought my blood sugar and blood pressure down dramatically, with both numbers being in the healthy range now. I am exercising 6 times a week, for 45-90 minutes at a time. I am eating well for the most part, but really need to get better control of night snacking. I am finally sleeping well. I am feeling better and more hopeful than I have in a long time.



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Member Since: 7/28/2012

SparkPoints: 108,557

Fitness Minutes: 59,190

My Goals:
Control my blood sugar
Healthy blood pressure readings
More energy
Happier outlook for future
Achieve a healthy weight

My Program:
Tracking daily meal plans
Exercising at least 5 times a week
Daily blood sugar and blood pressure readings
Read articles, especially about motivation


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STORMY96
4/26/2015 11:44:54 AM

come and join our 10 pound challenge ....cut and paste link below!!


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CAROL_31649731
4/25/2015 11:44:25 PM

Sharing another little tid-bit I read (in Womans World Magazine):

Drinking tomato juice is an easy, convenient, inexpensive way to get lycopene, selenium, and Vitamins A & C into your diet. Tomatoes contain many powerful compounds, and the bottled or canned juice, which is made from cooked tomatoes, makes these compounds more readibly absorbed in our bodies. Plus the thickness of the juice is very satisfying & makes you feel full.

Hint: Champions, if you are doing the Wk #4 Challenge - EAT A RAINBOW, think RED . . . check! emoticon emoticon



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GRANDMASHUNGRY
4/22/2015 11:12:15 PM

I bet your having a great time being a Grandma!



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CAROL_31649731
4/22/2015 1:07:41 PM

Little mini-challenge for you: Gain energy from eating some vitamin C-rich foods.

Over the next few days, concentrate on adding foods rich in vitamin C to your meals or snacks. There are plenty of options, including red or green bell pepper, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, strawberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, and papaya. Or get a liquid dose with a glass of orange, grapefruit, or vegetable juice. A chewable vitamin C is also a viable option (I find this easiest, actually).

A deficiency in vitamin C may deplete your levels of carnitine (a substance that helps your body burn fat for energy) by as much as 50%. As you'd expect, that can make you feel a lot less energetic! Many of us don't get the C we need, so adding one vitamin C-rich food can help you bring those levels up and keep you going strong throughout the day. emoticon emoticon




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4/21/2015 12:58:51 PM

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You've been tagged!

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