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DASHing to being healthier!

I started sparking with the DASH diet in August 2013 and I have made some significant progress. Lost 22 pounds and headed into holidays 2013 in better shape than in many years. January/February 2014 brought some tougher times and I struggled with emotional eating. For March I signed on for the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge and started walking. I completed that challenge successfully and it has helped me get moving again. I'm now working to continue exercising ...
I started sparking with the DASH diet in August 2013 and I have made some significant progress. Lost 22 pounds and headed into holidays 2013 in better shape than in many years. January/February 2014 brought some tougher times and I struggled with emotional eating. For March I signed on for the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge and started walking. I completed that challenge successfully and it has helped me get moving again. I'm now working to continue exercising regularly, and to eat mindfully. I've lost some of the weight I regained, and have a little more to go before I can start to get my weight loss ticker moving in the right direction. Til then, I'm leaving it right where it is to remind me of my success, my goals, and as a motivator. I am trying to focus on using SP as a tool for health and less as a social outlet.

Catch ya later, I'm going for a walk!!!
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Member Since: 8/19/2013

My Goals:
my goals are simple:

new goal, 4/13/14: to keep going getting fit and shedding pounds and wear my sweet Hawaiian shirt on our trip there this December! for motivation I've made it my background photo! Isn't it pretty?

DID IT! lost 10% body weight (total of 20 pounds) DONE 11-25-13

DID IT! bring my blood pressure down to readings that will make my CRNP smile (DONE 3-4-14)

DID IT! get my cholesterol readings into numbers that will make my CRNP smile some more (DONE 3-4-14)

YUP! DID THAT TOO! keep, or even improve, my annual A1-C (3-4-14)

ON MY WAY! keep going through my annual checkup (3-4-14) and beyond to achieve and maintain healthier lifestyle

My Program:
working to walk at least 20 minutes 5 or more times a week

eating fewer processed foods, lots of veggies and smart proteins

continue to drink at least 8 glasses of water / day

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Living, working and getting healthier in central Pennsylvania! in my spare time I crochet, bake, craft, garden and relax.... and do laundry :)

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Spark People make a difference in my life. I am grateful for this site- it has brought so many good and inspiring sparkfriends into my life! Even when I am walking all alone my sparkfriends are with me cheering me on, keeping me company and sharing the fight! I LOVE SP!

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SHARON-IN-IOWA
7/29/2014 12:10:09 AM

Thank you so much, my friend, for the new pair of shades and the prayers and the comment on my blog. I really appreciate your thinking of me and praying for me. I've been very much out of it socially online, but am glad to feel more like posting. Hope you are doing well!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/16/2014 7:43:53 AM

"Never wait for the proper mood to start a thing, nor until the spirit moves you. Make your own mood. Make your own spirit. How? ACT. Do something anything. Inspiration seldom generates action. Action always creates inspiration."
-Author Unknown
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Thanks for commenting on my "Trusting The Process" blog. Have a healthy day!




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CIROHIO
7/10/2014 11:41:07 AM

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Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going!
~~~Jim Ryun~~~

So do something fun, go for a walk enjoy the beauty around you, go bowling, go golfing, do some yoga, just get moving and make it an everyday habit! Have some fun emoticon you will be glad you did and will be jumping for joy emoticon ! As always emoticon Cathe



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CIROHIO
6/29/2014 3:58:44 PM

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Hooray, Hooray! Yippee, skippy! Let the new week begin. Let us have a positive, winning attitude to start our week off on a good note. Remember a good attitude is good, for the body, mind and soul. A good attitude is a step in the right direction towards success. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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CIROHIO
6/19/2014 11:56:21 AM

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It's the Weekend Eve! emoticon The yummiest of fresh fruit emoticon and veggies emoticon are coming into season, so enjoy the bountiful of the season. Good weather forecast for the weekend , so take time to enjoy your surrounding, go for a emoticon . emoticon Jump for joy and be happy emoticon Live life to the fullest. I am here emoticon emoticon you on emoticon Cathe



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