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My Banner is it a sunset or a sunrise? That choice is up to me. THANKS to SPARKPEOPLE AND YOU ALL grand support I've lost so much weight!! I am so very appreciative. SO VERY MUCH SO!!

We are about to start the 2021 SUMMER 5% CHALLENGE and it's time for me to REALLY GIVE THIS GOAL A GO!!! HOPING my body will agree and obey, but LOL We'll find out. It often has a mind of it's own.

This will be our last challenge on SPARKPEOPLE though we are looking for a different site, still it'll be different without all of our core members. Its with much sadness to say goodbye to many I've leaned on, helped through the past 10 1/2 years. But life has a way of changing. So many times we've all changed schools/ living areas when we were kids, as adults perhaps we've moved to a new area, gotten a new job(s) MANY jobs for me, people always come into our lives, and some leave. That's how I am looking at this, it's a change I didn't want, but I'll adjust. In the meantime PARTY TIME IN THE KENNEL AND WITH ALL OF YOU!!

I've lost well over 100 lbs during my years, I've regained my health, to have it go back downhill again. BUT there's NO DOUBT if I hadn't of taken care of myself I'd be so much worse, if even still on my own or even possibly I'd not of made it.

We get so many chances to improve or NOT improve our lives. But at some point if we do not do so, those times can come to a sudden end. Let's DELAY THOSE!!

WOOHOO GOOOO DAWGGIES and ALL Teams in the 2021 Summer 5% Challenge and ALL the other Challenges including the 2021 Summer Biggest Loser Challenge and YEAH Invincible Indigos!! It's an HONOR to be back with you also!!

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 214,536

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My Program:
Exercise 40 to 90 mins a day as I can. Somedays I'll do more, a few days less. I've learned to listen to my body, it'll treat me very well as I do it. After all my body is ME!

I'm on a glycemic diet now. My glucose level went CRAZY so this will hopefully help.

Watch my sodium level has been lowered to 1500 due to heart failure, at first this was so HARD, but it's not now. Adjustments one has to make can be scary. We are all making adjustments, I'll be with SPARK360 and I did keep my Dianedoessmiles name.

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WEIRDLY my cat is also in Heart Failure, hers is enlarged. Imagine how strange this is. You can learn A LOT from pets!!! Izzy has NOT been upset by this news, indeed she plays daily (A LOT!) her most favorite spot is my LAP causing me to slow down and ENJOY the simple things. I NEED that and she needs my lap. A WIN WIN!!

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