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Greetings! I'm Susan. I am a New England native who has lived in sunny Florida for most of my adult life. I have a great husband and two wonderful grown sons. The Lord Jesus Christ saved my soul and I'm so thankful to know I have a home in heaven. What about you, friend? These days I am walking my way to a weight of 140. (Edit: I’d be thrilled with 148). More importantly, my desire is to live a healthy lifestyle and remain mobile and in my right mind all the days the Lord gives me on this earth. Thank you to Chris Downie and to everyone at SparkPeople for this great community. Together we can reach our goals!

Member Since: 7/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 18,574

My Goals:
I want to weigh 140. I want to be healthy and in shape. I want to lower my triglycerides and raise my HDL. I would like to be able to get off my cholesterol & triglyceride medications. I want to learn to cook heathy and delicious food that my whole family will love. I just figured out on the BMI calculator that I will be out of the "obese" category when I weigh 174.8. As of today, May 1, 2014, I am 41.6 pounds away. Today I weigh 216.4, down from an all-time high of 223 or so in February. I finally gave up soda on January 22, 2014 - even diet soda - and my A1C dropped from 6.0 to 4.9!! Huge accomplishment for me. Huge.

October 1, 2020 Update - I now weigh 237.8. I don't even remember how long I went without soda the last time I quit. I think about 8 weeks. But I actually did give up soda on July 8, 2019, and have not had any since. My last A1C was 6.3 (6.5 is considered diabetic), but my triglycerides were within the normal range. My HDL is still too low. I just retired about 4.5

My Program:
Weigh and measure all my food. Track all my food and fitness minutes. Read the Bible every day. Get 10,000 steps every day; do strength training 2-3/x weekly. Adhere to low carb eating plan.

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"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2: 8 & 9

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  • v 2020ISTHEYEAR

    Happy Friday emoticon

    Just stopping by to remind you to post any Fit Minutes/LTGL Points by 11:59 tonight and then Weigh-In Sat by 11:59pm. Have a GREAT weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash
    5 days ago
    Hope you have a GREAT WEEK Sis ( hey at least we are not in TEXAS 😱🥶) prayers for our sister over there in the madness... it’s nutty north of here, but hasn’t hit here yet 😬
    9 days ago
  • v MTNGRL
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    Sending you lots of Firecracker love!!!!!

    Here is a little reminder to post your exercise and LTGL points before 11:59PM tonight. Weigh in on Saturday by 11:59 PM as well. .

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    12 days ago
  • v 2020ISTHEYEAR
    Hey There emoticon I hope you're having a great week:-) Just stopping by to remind you to post and unposted Fit mins/LTGL Points tonight by 11:59pm. And then Weigh-In Sat by 11:59pm. You can always weigh in earlier, if it's more convenient. Have a GREAT weekend!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    "A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world."

    Paul Dudley White
    19 days ago
  • v MTNGRL
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Time to post your Exercise Miles and LTGL points by 11:59 PM tonight, Friday. Also don't forget tomorrow, Saturday, is weigh in by 11:59PM but you can always do it earlier if you need to but late is not good emoticon emoticon emoticon
    26 days ago
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