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In a 50's dinner theater show for my church

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Hi there! I've been with SparkPeople since November 2010. I've really been enjoying all the resources here, and they have contributed to my success, though in May 2011 I slowed down on my exercise. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2014. This was not a surprise - my grandmother, mother, father, and sister are/were all diabetic. I was doing ok with it initially but I'd let my role as my mom's main caretaker get in the way, so my numbers crept up.

I recommitted in a big way to doing things more healthfully. As of 12/31/2016, I've gone to the gym daily. I tracked food and fitness daily for all of 2017 and have started again in 2019. It's a bit stop and start, but I'm committed to improving my health numbers..
For the first seven months or so of 2017, I had twice a week sessions with a personal trainer, which helped give me a solid exercise habit as well as ideas for varying my workout. I continue to post progress on Facebook, though not as frequently as before. I've been rewarded with lower morning blood sugar numbers and slow but sure weight loss. Spark also has tons of resources to help with this journey, so I have redoubled my efforts to actually use them to learn about and help my fight against diabetes. I know i want to be healthier and more active than my aging mother is at 85. I rejoined Weight Watchers at Work in January 2018 to add accountability, as I had gotten lazy in my food consumption and tracking.

As some of my pictures will note, I also have a hobby in medieval recreation, so I dress up in pretty clothes and keep busy with that hobby frequently throughout the year. I also enjoy singing with a local chorus and a quartet for the Sweet Adelines organization (a barbershop group for women). Looking forward to much success here and to making many new SparkFriends.

Member Since: 11/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 48,908

My Goals:
Wanting to start by setting achieveable goals, I am starting small:

1. Be active at least 10 minutes per day

2. Reduce empty calorie intake

3. Drink 8 cups of water daily

My Program:
I am tracking everything I'm eating.

I am performing intentional exercise every day.

I am drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily.

I am taking at least a 20 minute walk each day.

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  • v 2020ISTHEYEAR
    TGIF emoticon Just stopping by to remind you to stop by the Firecracker page and post any unposted Fit minutes/LTGL points by 11:59 tonight and weigh in by 11:59 Sat night. Have a great weekend! emoticon
    150 days ago
  • v MTNGRL
    Hi Sandy, we need you!! Here is your friendly Firecracker reminder to post any Exercise and LTGL points before 11:59 tonight, Friday and weigh in on Saturday by 11:59PM.
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    157 days ago
  • v 2020ISTHEYEAR
    Hey Firecracker:-) It's Friday, so don't forget to post any unposted Exercise and LTGL points by 11:59 tonight. Weigh in is Sat by 11:59pm. emoticon
    164 days ago
  • v 2020ISTHEYEAR
    Hey There! I hope you are enjoying the 1st week of the 5% Challenge:-) Just stopping by to remind you to post any Fitness min/LTGL Points, that you might not have already posted, by 11:59 tonight. And then the 1st Weigh-in is Sat. So be sure to weigh-in by 11:59 Sat night. Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon
    171 days ago
    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the Biggest Loser Challenge that starts in early December. Each week 10 teams of 24 Active members do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge, it can be modified to meet your needs. I hope that you decide this might be for you. If so, you can leave your name on the Wait List for the Winter challenge. To get to the List visit my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon; copy The Team Page Address below or let me know so I can send you an invitation. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat thread.
    If searching through Spark enter Biggest Loser Winter Challenge All Teams.

    To reply or get to my Sparkpage click on the arrow on the top right corner of this message, click on My Sparkpage or click on My Username.

    224 days ago
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