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~~~ Hi and Welcome to my SparkPage ~~~ My name is Brenda. My sister-in-law introduced me to this incredible community on New Year's Eve 2016. Wanting and needing to make a positive change in my life, I joined January 1, 2017. Life may not be perfect, but I am blessed. Health issues hinder my daily existance. Everyday I strive to alleviate and/or abolish any of them.

Member Since: 1/1/2017

Fitness Minutes: 15,584

My Goals:
I aim to gain control of my weight & ultimately obtain OPTIMAL HEALTH.

I plan to not only reduce, but ELIMINATE at least 100 pounds of unwanted weight. I intend to accomplish this by May 2018.

A few new healthy habits I plan to adopt on this journey are:
~~~ Drink 8-12 cups of water daily
~~~ Eat a small low-glycemic, low calorie, fuel-enhancing meal every 2-3 hours
~~~ Increase daily movement
~~~ Sleep 7-8 hours nightly

Tracking on SparkPeople daily will assist me with attaining these goals. My other helpful resources are water, food, fresh air, and my recumbent bike. I also plan to get a FITBIT.

I endeavor to be comfortable again in my own body.

I venture to want to play a great game of tennis again one day. (It's been over 25 years) Never say never!

UPDATE: 1/3/18 (1/1/18 ~ 1year SparkVersary)

~Got a FITBIT CHARGE 2 ...love it!
~Also got a FITBIT Aria 2 scale....Helpful resources aiding me on my journey!!

My Program:
I am actively changing my world from an obesigenic existence to a leptogenic life with the aid of OPTAVIA.
Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen has written several books of which I am in the process of reading. The way these books are written are fantastic; very easy to understand and comprehend (a little amusing, too). I met Dr. A September 9, 2017 at a talk he hosted. What a wonderful speaker; he also signed my book!
My sister-in-law is my personal certified OPTAVIA Health Coach; she also happens to be a registered dietitian. She is the same (and only) sister-in-law that introduced me to SPARKPEOPLE. Her support is immeasurable! I thank her for getting me on board with this program. It is changing my life for the better every single day!!

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    Thank you so much, for your comment. I have been put on indefinite hold with my surgery, because President Trump put a freeze on all federal funds, and the place that the VA wants me to go, will not touch another veteran, until the federal funds, become unfrozen. I pray that will be at the beginning of their new fiscal year, which is October 1, 2017.


    - Nancy Jean -
    1075 days ago
    emoticon Thanks for reading and commenting on my 40 Bags in 40 Days Blog! emoticon
    "Be Gentle with Yourself! Every disappointment is an opportunity to start over. It's a blank slate, a clean, white piece of paper. And don't worry--if this time you still can't color within the lines, you'll get another blank sheet, as many new beginnings as you need."

    Just as we are entering a new month and the oneth of the month ALWAYS feels like a new beginning for me. I have been doing really well this year and entered the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge and feel so great about my weight going down and my fitness miles increasing. 2017 is off to a great start...and I'm convinced it can continue, especially with wonderful Spark Friends like you to keep encouraging me to do my best. Glad to be on this journey with you!
    1229 days ago
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    It buffered the whole time and was a minute long. So maybe have to bring it up on phone. Gonna do a different YouTube work out...
    1258 days ago
  • v POGIRL17
    What does that entail?
    1258 days ago
  • v no profile image CHEECHMCPETE
    Am going to do a 28 day Sparky boot camp and kick Hashimos butt a bit. Wanna join me?
    1258 days ago
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