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Journey to save my life

Hi, I'm Leslie, I'm 48 married with two kids (high schooler and college). In December of 2012 I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure brought on by high blood pressure. They also diagnosed me with diabetes. The cardiologist stood in my hospital room on Christmas Day and told me that if I didn't make a change he didn't see me surviving for more than 10 more years. For me, this is not only about fitting into a smaller jeans size. I'm saving my life.
But the smaller clothes sizes and ...
Hi, I'm Leslie, I'm 48 married with two kids (high schooler and college). In December of 2012 I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure brought on by high blood pressure. They also diagnosed me with diabetes. The cardiologist stood in my hospital room on Christmas Day and told me that if I didn't make a change he didn't see me surviving for more than 10 more years. For me, this is not only about fitting into a smaller jeans size. I'm saving my life.
But the smaller clothes sizes and enjoying shopping again are a great fun motivator along the way!
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Member Since: 5/21/2012

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Fitness Minutes: 14,789

My Goals:
Walk 30 minutes without dizzyness or shortness of breath - Achieved March 2013

Strengthen my heart to normal function - Achieved April 2013

Maintain healthy blood pressure - Achieved July 2013

Eliminate blood sugar medication - Achieved October 2013

Make it to ONEderland - Achieved April 14 2014

Get out of the obese BMI range -

Get to and maintain a healthy cholesterol number -

Find my healthy maintenance weight number -


In summaryt my goal is to have my health be the best it can be. That means achieving a healthy weight. Stabilizing my blood sugar and my blood pressure. Exercise every day. Eating foods that strengthen, feed and heal my body. Last but not least, taking care of my heart by doing all of the above.

My Program:
Lower sodium diet of no more than 2000mg per day preferably closer to 1500. 1200 - 1500 calories a day consisting of lean meat, lots of fruit and vegetables and healthy whole grains. I try to choose nutrient dense, rather than empty calorie foods and limit processed foods. I walk 30 minutes every day. I practice doing one thing at a time throughout my day to reduce stress. I focus on things that bring me pleasure and calm, like my family, music and my pets.

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FIT4HZGLORY
4/18/2014 7:14:13 AM

So sorry I missed your Birthday. I am glad you had a wonderful day. I have not been on the site for a week. I am keeping my grandson who is 6 and he is a ball of energy. I wish I had some of it. emoticon .

Take care and God bless.



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4/17/2014 5:44:51 AM


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"In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours." Mark Twain. I miss you! Sorry I've been absent for so long! LOVE, Emmy :))
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KEELIE21
4/7/2014 4:36:04 PM

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FIT4HZGLORY
4/4/2014 7:46:35 AM

What is the date of your birthday? I had a great day and I hope you will have the same. Thanks for the comments. If I have missed your day... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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FIT4HZGLORY
3/17/2014 4:45:54 PM

Hey, I do appreciate you commenting on my blog. I sure needed someone else's perspective on this exercising hurdle that I am trying to jump across. Thank you for your encouraging words. Look forward to hearing more for you. I will continue to hang in there and hope for the best.



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