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These feet walk 7500 to 10,000 steps a day. They said I could not walk!!! BELIEVE IN YOU!

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OH COOL!! I MADE my 5% GOAL!! Gone 9 pounds in 8 weeks! Its rare I do.

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Izzy's FAVORITE Place. My lap.

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LOLOL Okay my title is a little strange!!

BUT!! What isn't strange is how much success I am having on both the 2020 Spring 5% Challenge and the 2020 Invincible Indigo teams!!

My total weight loss as I write this is 119 lbs from 288 lbs!! I'd LOVE to say "Oh it was pretty easy", but I can't say that. I've needed guidance along the way. Why? This is NO easy feat!! But, thanks to SPARKS and these 2 challenges,,, I am doing it. FINALLY!!

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 179,740

My Goals:
To continue this journey successfully I want to do the following though it won't be perfectly:

Eat on the lower end of my calorie range: 1330-1440
Exercise: 60-90 minutes of exercise a day. Adding in strengthening and core workouts (easy ones)

Why do I want to lose weight? Improve my eating? Feel?

1) My body still has and likely always will damage from being a diabetic (no longer officially one my AC 1 is around 5.2 to 5.4 now and has been for a few years, but we keep me in the category due to the damage it's done. If you are prediabetic or diabetic and not taking this seriously I've had 23 surgeries on my feet, neuropathy,,, my feet are now totally numb as are my lower legs. I've stepped on a sewing machine needle and it went up into my foot in the STRAIGHT Position and I had NO pain. NOT good).
2) My back feels better without the 115 plus pounds on my body,but still it can feel better.
3) I want to just feel freer because I eat better
4) To move faster. LOL I have

My Program:
I've been working on eating 3 or more freggies a day. It's NOT PERFECT but there is progress!! WOOHOO I'll stay with that!!

Personal Information:
No longer using a power chair, and I've not done so now for 3 years!! WOOHOO to that!!! But, I've gone thru shoes!! I am ALL FOR THAT!! I can now walk 7500 to 10,000 steps a day.

Izzy (Cat) is MY BOSS!! LOL So she thinks.

Other Information:
I LOVE Cribbage and I do play in a local tournament and have WON!!! I'd of not done this when I was 288 lbs because I'd of needed special transportation to get there, and was severely depressed. If one is shut up inside due to health depression goes hand in hand. Thankfully the depression also lifted years ago, but if you know someone who is, please be compassionate. It's a horrible place to be.

I also paint and love reading, but of all things I love so much for activity is walking!!

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  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon emoticon emoticon "Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again." ~Gustav Mahler emoticon emoticon emoticon I am sure many people are feeling this way right now and thankfully when Marv and I got out for our walk this morning there were very few out and about so we had no problem practicing social distancing. emoticon Have a fabulous weekend. emoticon emoticon
    7 days ago
  • v no profile image HARRIETT14
    Thank you for your warm welcome back to Shooting Stars. I am looking forward to accomplishing my 5%. I didn't make it through the Fall and Winter but that is not saying that I won't in the Spring. Time will tell.
    7 days ago
    Hi Diane, thanks for the Goodie! I am working from home. I work for a school district and we are closed til March 30th (at this point). My job is mostly student data so working from home is not difficult. We are also trying to provide remote support to our teaching staff who are all trying out E-learning for the first time. I have had some quality time with my dog, she loves going for walks and does not always get the idea that I am working! She wins every time!
    10 days ago
  • v JAISON60
    Thank you for the encouragement-pods being our today—close the 20 and then off to Ct. blood pressure is testing me —much too high—dizzy 2 days now. Have a few days of rest then pack the car and off. Thank heaven my son is flying down to drive me
    11 days ago
    Thank you so much for the sweet welcome! Sorry I haven't been on since signing up. We were trying to get a little spring cleaning done in our LR. I had carpal tunnel surgery done Fri. & not typing too well . I get the (R) done in April, so neither hand is that good !!! ; } I will get eith it as soon as I can. Take care.

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    13 days ago
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