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Hi, I'm around 52 years old (my daughter keeps track of that stuff), Type 2 diabetic and looking to live a healthier lifestyle.

Member Since: 3/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 3,929

My Goals:
This is a toughie because I recently met the only real goal that I had, that of working up to walking a 20 minute mile over the course of my 2 mile daily walk. I'm a little lost when it comes to specific goals beyond that...I guess, for now, simply continuing with my scheduled walks, at a pace that will bring positive results, continuing to make improvements in my portion sizes and choices of food, and not giving in to apathy, or boredom with my walking, continuing to explore new ways to keep myself interested and moving. Develop some low impact strength training to use on the days that I don't walk. I feel that I am nearly ready to attempt something like that without injury.

My Program:
Get up in the morning and do what I need to do regardless of how bad the body hurts today. This includes walking or other exercises, checking in with SparkFriends and Teams, tracking my food, and exersizes, trying to force down a few glasses of water (I used to LOVE the stuff, right now...not so much. Saying "Howdy" to new faces...anything that'll keep me focused on living a healthier life than I have been.

Personal Information:
17.3 hands
18.71 stone
brown hair
blue eyes
no tattoos or identifying features (that I can talk about in mixed company)

Other Information:
I reckon I've rattled off plenty for one night...

...but there is that one thing, were every now and then I just like to play all day!

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    Hey, SparkFriend, are you still Sparking? Miss hearing from you now and again.
    2993 days ago
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    3058 days ago
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    Daughters are a great help. My younger daughter and youngest child is a Registered Dietitian and she was the third RD I had been exposed to. The first came into the hospital room wearig leather and a whip and said no more and never again and I was in my late 40's early 50's and while DW said amen to every negative order, I blew her off. The second came in after my first knee replacement and talked 30 minutes and took three breaths. I cannot listen that fast. DD emailed me a "request" that when I decided to take control of my life again that the attached program (SP) was a great tool. After about two years I began to believe her and life is much better.
    3086 days ago
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    emoticon for brightening my day with a visit to my Spark page!
    It was just the boost I needed!

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    3089 days ago
    Doctors nowadays pull up their notes from prior visits and review them with you. I got him to change "smokes cigars rarely" to "previous smoker"!!
    3090 days ago
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