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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 ...
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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SUSANELAINE1956 just got back from a nice walk around the neighborhood. The highlight was meeting Willow, the sweetest Golden Retriever. Reminded me of our old dogs. :)
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Member Since: 7/28/2012

SparkPoints: 54,279

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

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Tracking daily meal plans
Exercising at least 5 times a week
Daily blood sugar and blood pressure readings
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WHITNEYTEACHER
4/24/2014 3:19:32 PM

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SANDRA2BTHIN
4/24/2014 12:15:19 PM

Stop focusing on being skinny, start focusing on being healthy.
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EMSSBEARS
4/23/2014 5:28:14 PM

Thank you for adding me as a emoticon I have added you as well I look forward to encouraging and supporting you on your journey here. Look forward to celebrating your weight loss victories.

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ZELLAZM
4/23/2014 4:25:14 PM

Thanks for visiting my blog and helping me to celebrate my (our) Sparkiversary! See you soon in the BLC!
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SANDRA2BTHIN
4/23/2014 11:06:14 AM

I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.
I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.
I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.
I was ready to climb the mountain today. But I had so may other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will have to wait.
I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in all it's majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.
I had forgotten about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately. I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.
He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain. for the longest time I told myself I was going to try to climb it but never made any progress."
"I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could. One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams would eventually die."
" The next morning, I started my climb. It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed, stop! I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight. I kept moving forward. I could not quit because I knew I had come too far to stop now. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN."
"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"
I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB."
~ Unknown ~

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