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How did I do This? Surgery? No. Keto? No. Was it EASY? Oh NO!! Far from it!! I had/have many health issues(currently broken foot. It's break #6 for that foot) so HOW??? Please read my blog "How did do this"?? www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6619268

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Sometimes we may lose our way and need to refocus. Such is a time. I've been thru a couple of injuries, illnesses lately and it's thrown me around. Emotional eating happens often for us at these times. Mine wasn't that bad, and it was mostly I wasn't able to exercise as I normally would.

I am still facing more Dr appointments, and tests, but I am HOPING the worse, the scariest stuff is over. I do have another brain scan left to go, but I am hoping that's been taking care of with an increase in a medication. Sure, I'll bruise very easily again and I HATE that (ever had a stranger come up to you in a store and say "If you are being hurt, I'll help you" and while it's so loving strangers care, it's also YIKES Its embarrassing. Yet, it also gives me a chance to assure them I am fine. If they ask any further questions, i am open about why I am on a blood thinner due to a brain aneurysm that fortunately was found by accident. If they mention a close relative (parent/sibling/ child) has had one I do urge them to at least get a MRI done. It can save their lives.

COURAGE helps to SLAY anxiety of "is something wrong"? Often times our minds FEAR the worse, but RARELY are things that bad, and 95% of the time we fear whats not realistic.


Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 170,034

My Goals:
My Eating:
To stay in my calorie range that Sparks has set up for me. With my carbs, proteins and fats in the allowable allowance. HOW? Meal PLANNING!! WOOHOO!!
My Exercise:
As we will start the 5% Challenge (GOOOOO AWESOME A team!) I'm in week 3 of a broken foot, and it may take another 3 or 4 weeks, perhaps more to fully recover. It's still quite painful. So my PREFERRED exercise is WALKING, but that's OUT otherwise than using my knee scooter which does burn calories so well, but can hurt my leg so I need to be aware of it. So instead I am working on my core muscles, my arms and I'll do a TON of stretching with easy yoga! Sitting of course!

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I LOVE my family of which includes "the little guy" who is 2 years old. He's the 1st GGS and awww not at ALL SPOILED at Grandma's! LOL Right!!

Have learned cooking is a GREAT means to YUMMY, but much healthier food!! It's not complicated, but still very tasty.

I am OWNED by a brown tabby her name is Izzy, but she's as sweet as they come. Yet, she sure does make me laugh and laugh!! I am so fortunate to live right on the harbor!! What a view!! I am grateful for this.

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    Whew, I finally made it in today.....now for the long promised message....
    I didn't know you played Guitar, those Deans are great aren't they, Terry has an electric acoustic Dean made from Hawiian Koa.... he also has and Ovation electric and a Takememea (SP).....anyway he plays a lot of country.
    I will give some thought to songs that you might like that are inncocent lyrics....would you like the hard riffs or the slower ones?
    I am excited to start the challenge tomorrow, I need some focus..... I haven't been out of control just random about eating and I am so tired... I sure could use about 15 hours of sleep straight just to catch up.
    On the Spring Challenge I almost met my goal I believe I was only a bit short.... I should have waited till the last day to post but I didn't and so the stress of Terry being in the hosp and not eating had me plus one for the last week.....but I was proud cause I knew why and that I'd done well the rest of the time. During this challenge I hope to reach Onederland.... so I may need you to kick my rear...LOL.... BIG HUGS for your patience I felt horrible not having the time to answer you sooner..... TTYS, Sheryl
    3073 days ago
  • v MARTY19
    My daughter is away for the weeked so a before picture won't be posted until Sunday at the earliest.

    3073 days ago
    Thanks for your comment - and yes, I do love your spelling emoticon I'm good at reading out loud, and then hearing what it says emoticon
    3073 days ago
  • v RUFFIT
    Good morning Diane, Yes I was good last night and yes I did have a piece of b'day cake too!! I ordered salmon with a blackberry glaze, baked potato, asparagus and a salad. YUM-YUM!! I even doggie-bagged 1/2 the meal because a couldn't finish. Not like the old days. The piece of cake I split with my hubby so I even did well with that!! Go figure!!! Am I getting you hungry again?? I know it is all my fault!! Sorry... Have a great day, Moni emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3073 days ago
    Diane, so far I've just been using the Quick Track on the Start Page for fruits and vegetables. Is that enough or do I have to fill in for the whole day in Nutrition too?


    3074 days ago