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I am a 12 year breast cancer survivor and also had a mild heart attack. In August 2015, I decided that since I made it through those events, I was not going to let my inactivity take years off the rest of my life. I saw something mentioned on MSN about SparkPeople and went online to check it out. I joined that day. Since then, I am proud to say that as of now I have lost 75 pounds and quite a few inches and was given the okay by my doctor to discontinue my cholesterol meds completely. I was able to discontinue my beta blocker and my blood pressure meds last year. I have so much energy and love to walk, which I do every day unless I am sick. No other excuses allowed.

Member Since: 8/8/2015

Fitness Minutes: 172,919

My Goals:
To get back to my final weight goal of 138 (+/- 3%) .

To restart working on decluttering my house for at least 15 minutes 3 days a week and giving away, donating or throwing away at least one item per day.

My Program:
Exercise goals

1. Do at least 15 minutes of ST exercises three times a week

2. Walk at least 8,000 steps per day including three 20 minute walks. Steps, time and mileage tracked by my Fitbit.

Nutrition Goals are to track all food eaten on the SparkPeople tracker and stay within the calories and nutritional goals set by SP for eating a heart healthy diet.

Drink at least 8 glasses of non calorie, non-sweetened liquids a day.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in South Haven, Michigan but have been living in central Ohio for over 30 years. I love the outdoors and am a country gal at heart. I am married and DH and I live on a 5 acre wooded site surrounded by farm fields in a small rural town in the heart of Ohio. I have 3 married children and 7 grandchildren whom I love dearly.

Other Information:
I reached my weight goal of 138 pounds (+/- 3% 134/142) and since have regained 15 pounds. I am now working on getting that 15 pounds back off. Right now I seem to be on a plateau and am struggling. I am hoping that the challenges I am doing will make me accountable and help me shed those 15 pounds. I am geared up and ready to do this.

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  • v AMY_1217
    If it weren't for the fact that it's my front tooth, I'd jump at the chance to just have it pulled. I've about had it with this tooth! lol

    I hope you're having a great week! I'm sorry it's so bitter cold there. Spring and Fall and still absolutely my favorite seasons! lol
    1395 days ago
    Thank you for the Sparkgoodie and congratulatory wishes to celebrate my eight year sparkversary! It is much appreciated. Have a happy and healthy day!
    1395 days ago
    Can you add me as your mutual friend? Then I think we'll be all set. Thanks
    1399 days ago
    I commend you for keeping the exercise up. I signed up for 2 challenges not knowing how much was involved. I'm not a quitter though and want to try and stick it out
    1400 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my trash blog! I am thinking I will just avoid calls during work hours and when they text maybe wait on most of those as well. And be up front with them. Thank you for the advice!
    1402 days ago