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Officially, this journey is about lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and I can measure these things to see if I'm making progress and reaching my goals.

I can also measure my heart rate, my weight, my waist, my pants size, my energy level, my caloric intake, and my calories burned.

None of these measurements are the real goal. Don't get me wrong - they measure specific areas of progress, but they don't measure my life. My job right now is to show up and do the work every day. The measurements are there to confirm that progress is being made in specific areas. But they are not the goal.

The real goals are the benefits and changes in my life that result from this work that I'll see along the way. I can predict what some of them might be, but I'm certain that there will be many more that are wonderful surprises. I'm certain that this journey will take me places I never thought imagined it could.

Those are the real rewards, and I look forward to discovering them.

Member Since: 1/2/2011

Fitness Minutes: 2,119

My Goals:
Have the energy to walk around a town or along a trail without making everyone 'wait up' for me while a take long breaks to get my breath back.

If I have an apron, it will be the kind I put in the washer, not the kind I wash in the shower.

Rediscover what life is like without hip pain, back pain and back spasms.

Tucking shirts in will no longer be a faint memory, but something I feel good doing.

Okay, okay - make my Dr and family happy by reducing my cholesterol and blood glucose levels to within healthy ranges.

Wear tunics because I want to, not because I'd be mortified wearing anything that didn't cover the pouch.

"Go ahead, take my picture!"

waist -2.5"
hips -0.5"
thigh -0.5"
upper arm -0.5"

My Program:
Stock up on healthy snack choices at home and work.

Practice looking at drive-thru's with disgust until the feeling just comes naturally.

Eat slow and wait for my body to register satisfaction.

Exercise daily with Wii Fit Plus and EA Sports Active.

Look for signs of progress everywhere and celebrate each one of them.

Personal Information:
A 45-year old woman with a spouse, two teenagers, one cat, and lots of pottery. I'm an Asst. Manager at a retail store and am interested in fair trade, photography, anthropology and sundry artsy stuff.

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  • v no profile image VALEO75
    Good morning!
    Just checking in to see how you're doing. Hope all is well and that you are having a great start to your week!
    3110 days ago
  • v no profile image VALEO75
    Hi there!

    Its been a while since we've heard form ya, so I wanted to check in! Hope all is going well and that we hear from you soon. Please let me/the team know if you need any support!
    3156 days ago
    Thanks for the Goodie!
    emoticon ~ Mona
    3224 days ago
  • v JC____
    Thank you so much for dropping by my sparkpage, and for your kind comment! It made me feel much better about having said something about that issue. I'm enjoying reading your blogs, so I will start following them now.
    Thanks again!
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    3229 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/1/2011 2:40:18 AM
    We must have started around the same time on sports active tonight because your stats showed up between my 9 week program workout and my ending boxing routine. Great minds think alike. Also great job keeping so active on there! Your stats keep going up and up and up!!!
    3231 days ago
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