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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: 210,136

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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    Thank you for stopping by my trash blog! I am thinking I will just avoid calls during work hours and when they text maybe wait on most of those as well. And be up front with them. Thank you for the advice!
    1719 days ago
    Hey Carol! emoticon I just wanted to stop by and see how Week 2 is going for you with the 5% challenge. Now that I've read your status I need to send some warm wishes your way! Bless you and stay warm! emoticon emoticon Go Clovers! emoticon
    1719 days ago
    Haha, that's me too, I try to get to bed by ten as a starting point to get to bed early and it just doesn't happen. Do you get up early? I can't seem to get up at 6 like I want lol. I end up sleeping in until seven. I think I will get up early all this week, maybe 5 and then by the end of the week I should be tired enough to get to bed earlier. I seem to keep thinking of stuff to do that late and don't go to bed.

    1720 days ago
    Thank you for adding me as a friend, I've added you back!
    1721 days ago
    emoticon Hi Carol!
    How did your husband's test go? I hope all is well.

    Wanted to see how the first week of the 5% Clover Challenge is going. Is there anything that you need that you don't have? Or any ideas for improvement as we move into Week #2?
    1725 days ago