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I've used Spark People before with great success and now Im back again. Im not here to lose weight this time - though it would be nice. Rather, Ive been diagnosed as hypoglycemic and need to make major changes in my diet. Currently, I'm unable to do much physically so I'll be reaching out for ideas as to what I can try. My wife is extremely supportive. My 7 fur babies help reduce my stress. I know I can succeed as long as I accept support and guidance. I have a lot to live for - and I want to live!

Member Since: 3/2/2014

Fitness Minutes: 1,850

My Goals:
I would like to lose 50 lbs by the end of the summer. I am working on being more confident in myself and my abilities.

My Program:
My key things to accomplish are to eat more nutritious food and smaller portions. I aslo would like to develop a consistent exercise routine that includes aerobic as well as strength training. My last part of my program is to get out in nature and enjoy nature once again.

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Hi, my name is Karin and I am 46 years young. I live in PA with my partner and 4 cats. I was a social worker for 25 years before going out on disability 5 years ago. I am now working part time as a Rehabilitation Specialist. I also started and produce a performing arts group whose mission is to combat stigma related to mental illness and addictions. I love the outdoors and can't wait till I can enjoy them more. I have some limitations due to 3 total knee replacements and chronic pain but I have learned to live with the pain very well.

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When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself
Wayne Dyer

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. ~ Michael Jordan

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    stopping by to see how you are doing! Happy Mother's Day to ya and hope it's going well on your journey to greatness.

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    1751 days ago
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    Little mini-challenge for you this week! Hopefully, you’ll be reminded of this every day, when you check your sparkpage:

    Tone up—without leaving the comfort of your bed! Before getting out of bed each morning, spend just a few minutes doing exercises (or stretches). The softer surface of a mattress forces your muscles to work harder, for stability and balance. Try hip raises (bridges), bicycle-abs, the clam, side-twists (while sitting up, maybe add arm circles to that one). Don’t forget stretches, too. A great one would be pulling your knees towards your chest (good for sciatica). We’ll call it---Fitness for Lazy Days! emoticon emoticon
    1752 days ago
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    Little mini-challenge for you this week! Hopefully, you’ll be reminded of this everyday—when you check your sparkpage:

    “Get Up & Move”—at least once an hour. Studies show that hours of inactivity change the way your body processes glucose & fat. Continuous sitting causes metabolic changes that increase blood sugar levels & decrease the amount of fat used for fuel. Both then cause an increase in fat storage—not what you want to happen! Let’s “Get Up & Move” throughout this 5% Challenge!! We can do this, my friends! emoticon emoticon
    1758 days ago
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    "To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are." ~Muhammad Ali

    Team Champions in the Kitchen
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    1762 days ago
  • v CAROL_31649731
    Little mini-challenge for you: Gain energy from eating some vitamin C-rich foods.

    Over the next few days, concentrate on adding foods rich in vitamin C to your meals or snacks. There are plenty of options, including red or green bell pepper, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, strawberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, and papaya. Or get a liquid dose with a glass of orange, grapefruit, or vegetable juice. A chewable vitamin C is also a viable option (I find this easiest, actually).

    A deficiency in vitamin C may deplete your levels of carnitine (a substance that helps your body burn fat for energy) by as much as 50%. As you'd expect, that can make you feel a lot less energetic! Many of us don't get the C we need, so adding one vitamin C-rich food can help you bring those levels up and keep you going strong throughout the day. emoticon emoticon

    1768 days ago
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