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Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska: Aug. '07

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Bonita Beach, FL in February 2007 - My favorite thing - Sunsets at the Beach

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I have had many health problems, including 2 kidney tranplants, thyroid cancer, steroid-induced diabetes, steroid myopathy, vasculitis, etc. Not trying to complain, but it makes working out and successful dieting more challenging, but also that much more critical, for me. With the 10 lbs I lost before Spark, and the additional weight I've lost since then, I am no longer on blood pressure meds, and am no longer considered a diabetic. WooHoo!! Also, I feel better on a day-to-day basis, with much less stiffness, more energy and I look better, to boot! Yes, I have a long way to go (25 lbs, about) but I am seeing results and am motivated to see more. I have hips now, but I want to get back down to my "fighting weight" and get rid of the saddle bags around my haunches. I can't wait to look good in a bikini again, and not have to haul around this extra weight. Of course, most important to me is the improved health benefits, but I will definitely take the other positive side effects!

Member Since: 8/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 5,832

My Goals:
The effects of my personal goals will allow me to:

-Stay relatively healthy and be blessed with the healt I have..

-Appreciate each day.

-Enjoy my family and friends.

-Avoid/reduce stress.

-Enjoy life!

I will do this by meeting these goals:

Having a waste of 33.75 inches or smaller.

Stay mentally fit and continue to grow and learn.
Being able to maintain my optimum work-out heart rate for 30 minutes.

Practice yoga/meditation/Pilates or other stress-relieving exercise.

Spend time doing Active things with my family.

Take hikes or make day trips to beautiful places at least once a month.

My Program:
DASH diest, with cardio now that I can!!! I have a goal and will meet that goal. It's now my job to do this, and I will take it seriously and give it high priority.

Personal Information:
I love to travel, SCUBA, photography and good wine. I have the most wonderful and supportive husband and a great dog-friend name Oreo. That's her on the left on my deck.

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    Hi there!

    Great seeing you on the Gratitude Topic! It has become a daily spiritual practice for me...focusing on all that's right in my life (especially when I'm in a funk!).

    Based on all you are, and have been, dealing with I'm SO impressed with your attitude and accomplishments. YOU GO GIRL!

    Blessed Be!
    P.S. You DO get around...lots of great travel photos. Your *wallpaper* photo is amazing -- where was it taken?
    4345 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/10/2008 4:39:48 PM
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