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I am person who is very happy with life but unhappy with losing the ability to move around better as I age. I have a supportive family who has helped me while my doctor and I have discovered the roadblocks and how I can now overcome them. Looking forward to achieving my goals.
I am person who is very happy with life but unhappy with losing the ability to move around better as I age. I have a supportive family who has helped me while my doctor and I have discovered the roadblocks and how I can now overcome them. Looking forward to achieving my goals.


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Member Since: 9/10/2009

SparkPoints: 43,472

Fitness Minutes: 24,771

My Goals:
Long Term Goals:

Keep my A1c levels in normal range

Lose approximately 90 pounds

Lower cholesterol to normal levels

Lower blood pressure to normal

Short Term Goals:

Lose 4 pounds a month

Control A1c through diet and exercise for next lab report in July 2015

Show reduction in blood pressure by doctor's appointment in July 2015

Show reduction i n cholesterol level by July 2015

My Program:
Spring 5 % Challenge Exercise Commitment


Cardio exercise 40 minutes 6 days a week

Strength train 3 times a week using resistance band and dumbbells

Use SparkPeople Deiabetic Suggested Meal Option with tweaking according to personal options. I will use diabetic suggested ranges for various nutrients.



Personal Information:
I am a retired teacher who 4 years ago was referred to an endocrinologist. We have discovered that my high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inability to lose weight and significant hair loss on the top of my head are due to Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. This means I have enlarged adrenal glands which release too much of a variety of hormones. I am insulin resistant. I am now on Metformin and we are working to find the right dosage. My hair is growing back and my blood pressure is down. I now have hope of losing this weight for the first time in 15 years. I would get down to around 205 and nothing would happen. The trainers I worked with over those years were stumped. But I have renewed hope and commitment.

Other Information:
I am married with a very supportive husband, 2 grown sons, the best daughter-in-law ever and 2 grandchildren - Luke, 2, and Josie, 1. I need energy and the ability and flexibility to keep up with them.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
5/17/2015 10:44:29 AM

Thanks a bunch for commenting on my blog, "Friday Temptations, & Reward For Staying On Track." Have a healthy week!
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"You've heard the old procrastinator's turn of phrase, "Don't do today what you can put off until tomorrow." Well, the same goes for procrastination itself. Put if off until tomorrow. Seize the future you want by seizing the present you have. Get started now – not tomorrow, next week or when you get around to it. "Around to it" never seems to get here."
-Lee J. Colan




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SUBMOM2
5/13/2015 12:31:16 PM

Sorry I missed your Daisy Day. I hope it was a good one. Go Daisies!!



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MLKDUD
5/12/2015 10:32:35 PM

Hope you had a good daisy day!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
5/12/2015 9:15:16 AM

"Direct yourself, consistently and persistently, toward the places, situations, experiences, people and results that you wish to have in your life. You have more than enough energy, opportunities and ability, when focused in a specific direction, to achieve whatever you choose. So choose to choose. Decide how your life will be, this hour, this day, this year, this century, and live the true richness of making it happen."
-- Ralph Marston
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Thanks for commenting on my blog, "Day 13 of my Streak." Have an awesome day!



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