SUSANELAINE1956   112,667
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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: 112,667

Fitness Minutes: 61,335

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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COOLMAMA11
5/29/2015 9:46:53 PM

Susan , just saw Mia's pic and she is so adorable, and growing so fast, what a little trooper getting her needles!



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CAROL_31649731
5/29/2015 2:33:56 PM

Little mini-challenge for you: Can you name 2 songs you can listen to the next time you need to brighten your mood?

Think about the music on your playlist and pick at least 2 songs that are proven mood-brighteners for you. They can be upbeat, slow-tempo, or anything in between . . . as long as they put a smile on your face! Keep them in mind for the next time you need a quick pick-me-up. Music has a proven effect on well-being! It can lift your mood, boost energy, and stimulate positive thinking. It can even help relax you at the end of a long day or during a stressful situation. emoticon



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KATELJM
5/25/2015 9:16:55 PM

Susan, emoticon for stopping by my blog, "Ch-ch-changes: A Year in Review" and for the goodie. I "borrowed" extensively from you to set up my new member group. I recall vividly how much I treasured those first comments and goodies on my SparkPage! Time to give back!



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COOLMAMA11
5/25/2015 2:31:11 PM

Susan hope George is ok and it doesn't turn out to be food poisoning....I have had that happen to me before, though, just get sick and then all is ok, so let's hope for the best! emoticon



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SWEETNEEY
5/23/2015 12:26:24 PM

Seems like it was just the other day you were in South America. Enjoy your vacation.



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