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Just Getting Started

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I'm still finding my way around the Spark site, learning how to use all the different features. And, there seem to be quite a lot of them! Today I was looking at all the ways you can graph nutrition.

I've made three comments that I thought were blog entries and then wasn't sure why they didn't show up here, but turns out they were Journal entries, so I guess I still have so much to learn.

Other blogs are so inspiring. I'm just amazed and humbled by what courage and perseverance people are exhibiting and I'm sure I haven't even scratched the surface.

Well, my plan is to become healthy. In the process I hope to lose about 50 lbs. I am approaching this challenge with the aid of a nutritionist/coach and using SP to track my eating plan and exercise. Last week I got some blood results back and was shocked by the cholesterol, glucose, and triglyceride values, although in hindsight it shouldn't have come as a shock at all! I didn't gain an extra 50 lbs by eating healthy, did I?

I began tracking my food and changing my habits on Saturday. My exercise had been consisting of a daily dog walk with my husband and our two German Shepherd Dogs, Sasha and Dieken. We usually walk down our county road to the end of the pavement, a round trip of 1.4 miles. Our Sasha is 9 yo and my husband is 82 (today, in fact). I decided to add another walk, taking the younger dog, 5 yo Dieken, and go farther, making a total of 3.88 miles between the two distances.

The weather has not been cooperating on a couple of days and I'm letting it prevent me from the additional mileage, but it has to stop snowing at some point!

I turned 65 this month, and have some big plans for the future!
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