SUSANELAINE1956   129,481
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November 2013 after T-day dinner - With my son, grandpuppy, and husband










George and I are going in for a swim. Falkland Islands, March 2014



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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: 129,481

Fitness Minutes: 68,375

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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JJMPLSMN
8/28/2015 10:42:10 AM

Susan:
Trust me, you probably don't want to KNOW what your son did in high school and college. Some of the stuff my Daughter has shared with me made me feel like an ignoramus. Here I thought I was doing so well....SPARE ME THE DETAILS!!!

Kids always have a secret life, and we never know about it. My Daughter is a good kid, a good adult and she did some things that I would have been much happier not knowing. Plug your ears and move on!!

I am totally excited about the BLC, and all it has to offer.

Spark on.



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CRUISEGAL55
8/27/2015 11:36:33 AM

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Successful, and unsuccessful people, do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

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We can reach our goals, if we want it bad enough!!!!
Hope you're having an AWESOME Thursday.

♥ NEVER GIVE UP ♥
Judi



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SWEETNEEY
8/26/2015 3:59:12 PM

Thanks for the comment on my spark plug. Yes I'm sure it will be exciting for him, expensive for me



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JJMPLSMN
8/26/2015 10:38:59 AM

You keep showering me with gifts...I could get used to this :).

Thanks for the pointers on the Tracker....I didn't know if I was supposed to post every time. I will take that new one down and add to the old one. I couldn't have done this without you!!!!!

The points seem easy, because I was already doing most of the stuff on the lists. I added swimming to my list of activities, and that gets me the extra workout points. I am finding this relatively easy so far. I hope I am not doing something wrong!!

Thanks again for your friendship and kindness.

Spark on.

Jane

Comment edited on: 8/26/2015 10:39:49 AM

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TRICIALICI
8/25/2015 2:52:27 PM

You're welcome, and thanks for the compliment on my family!



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