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I am a 12 year breast cancer survivor and also had a mild heart attack. In August 2015, I decided that since I made it through those events, I was not going to let my inactivity take years off the rest of my life. I saw something mentioned on MSN about SparkPeople and went online to check it out. I joined that day. Since then, I am proud to say that as of now I have lost 75 pounds and quite a few inches and was given the okay by my doctor to discontinue my cholesterol meds completely. I was able to discontinue my beta blocker and my blood pressure meds last year. I have so much energy and love to walk, which I do every day unless I am sick. No other excuses allowed.

Member Since: 8/8/2015

Fitness Minutes: 233,738

My Goals:
To get back to my final weight goal of 138 (+/- 3%) .

To restart working on decluttering my house for at least 15 minutes 3 days a week and giving away, donating or throwing away at least one item per day.

My Program:
Exercise goals

1. Do at least 15 minutes of ST exercises three times a week

2. Walk at least 8,000 steps per day including three 20 minute walks. Steps, time and mileage tracked by my Fitbit.

Nutrition Goals are to track all food eaten on the SparkPeople tracker and stay within the calories and nutritional goals set by SP for eating a heart healthy diet.

Drink at least 8 glasses of non calorie, non-sweetened liquids a day.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in South Haven, Michigan but have been living in central Ohio for over 30 years. I love the outdoors and am a country gal at heart. I am married and DH and I live on a 5 acre wooded site surrounded by farm fields in a small rural town in the heart of Ohio. I have 3 married children and 7 grandchildren whom I love dearly.

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I reached my weight goal of 138 pounds (+/- 3% 134/142) and since have regained 15 pounds. I am now working on getting that 15 pounds back off. Right now I seem to be on a plateau and am struggling. I am hoping that the challenges I am doing will make me accountable and help me shed those 15 pounds. I am geared up and ready to do this.

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    I saw you post on LeanJean's blog today about a husband with cancer and all the appointments. I went through that with my husband for nearly 4 years. First cancer - then remission check-ups - then cancer again - and so on. I understand how tiring that can be. My husband had lymphoma; I don't know what form your husband is battling. At any rate, I just wanted to encourage you to hang in there. My husband has completed nearly 2 years in remission now and it is a relief. Hopefully you will get there too.

    Oh yes, I grew up in Parma, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Graduated from Capital University in Columbus. You are right, central Ohio can be beautiful. This part of Oregon reminds me of Ohio. Best wishes to you in any case. Carol (westernsage)
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    ..:::Thanks Carol for commenting on my The Days of Our Lives" blog .. emoticon Like sands in the hourglass, ---I did not realize just how many soaps were out there, until hearing from everyone on this blog---pretty funny! .I am curious---what were the names you chose for your children--from the soaps? ...
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    Good morning Carol!
    Thank you for your idea for a gentle coffee. I'm going to give it a try!
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    Good morning Carol and Thank you for commenting on my blog this morning! ... emoticon
    5 days ago
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