SUSANELAINE1956   158,342
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Never Quit Pledge

*Today, I promise I will not quit.
*I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
*I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
*I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
*I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
*I ...
Never Quit Pledge

*Today, I promise I will not quit.
*I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
*I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
*I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
*I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
*I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!


Winter 5% exercise commitment:
1. 3 weight training sessions a week, total 3 hours.
2. 2 yoga sessions and 2 water aerobics classes a week, total 4 hours.
3. Additional 200 minutes minimum doing aerobic exercise to include walking, stationary bike, swimming, or videos.

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.

In the past, I've been so hard on myself that I don't maintain a program and give up. For over 6 years now, I have been recognizing that I am making progress. When I'm not perfect, I get back in line. I have also found that having fun is what keeps me trying. I learned that I love taking classes at my gym and meeting new friends. I love participating in teams and challenges on SP.

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 45-120 minutes at a time. I am eating well for the most part, but really need to get better control of 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: 158,342

Fitness Minutes: 79,365

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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Member Comments:
SWEETNEEY
2/5/2016 6:21:16 PM

I know my mother helped me out alot with my son when he was young, even when he was a teenager and I never had any worries about him. It was like me looking after him. So I know she appreciates your help. It's a real load off your mind to know there is a mirror of yourself looking after your child.



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SWEETNEEY
2/4/2016 9:08:29 PM

Just come from visiting the grandbaby?



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CAROL_31649731
2/2/2016 8:40:03 PM

Mini-challenge for you: "TIDY UP"

Set aside 5 or 10 minutes every day .... to straighten up something, whether it be your desk, a cluttered table, junk drawer, or the kitchen counter. Return items to their rightful places, recycle, and put papers you need to go through in a folder for later.

A chaotic or disorganized space makes everyday tasks seem harder because you feel like you're always running behind. Cleaning up even one small physical space can help clear mental space, allowing you to be more efficient the rest of the day.




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BUGTRAIN
1/30/2016 10:05:10 PM

emoticon week for you! emoticon on your loss!



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BUGTRAIN
1/26/2016 8:24:15 PM

Your mini-challenge ... There are 3 Important Things to Remember this week:

Every good thing you do for yourself is a step toward good health ... whether it is moving more, getting more sleep, or eating clean.

Don't get caught up in the "all-or-noting" mentality trap. Ten minutes here & there really DOES add up, and IS better than nothing.

Set reasonable, small goals. And then when you have achieved them, set another small goal .... and continue on your health journey.

emoticon emoticon emoticon GO CHAMPIONS!!!!



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