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Working my way toward best health and weight that works for me.

Member Since: 11/13/2006

Fitness Minutes: 3,544

My Goals:
To be able to sustain aerobic activity for 10 to 20 minutes for heart health;
Improve physical condition through stretching and eventually add on light strength training;
Drink 8 glasses of water a day to prevent any further kidney disease;
Monitor diet to prevent diabetes (since tests show I have prediabetes) and hopefully over time drop 15 pounds;
Manage stress, including trying for regular meditation.
All this while working within some limitations caused by fibro pain and fatigue.

My Program:
I'm trying to improve my health since I learned early this year (2014) that I'm prediabetic, have high blood pressure and early stage kidney disease. Gosh was I blown away. After thinking the situation over, I decided to trim my work hours to 30 hours per week and use this new personal time for health improvement activities. Currently that includes light exercise (I have fibro and all activity causes pain), stretching and dabbling in meditation to reduce stress and tracking my diet on SparkPeople. While having been absent from SparkPeople for about 7 years, and gained 35 pounds during that period, I knew this was the place to turn. Thanks to everyone who welcomed me back.

Personal Information:
I live in the central U.S. - Missouri. We have cold winters and hot, humid summers!
My granddaughter lives a few states away. We try to schedule a week together every 3 or 4 months so I can "watch her grow."

Other Information:
I love sitting by my husband and watching evening TV together.
I enjoy "playing house" - that is setting a table with pretty linens and dishes. But my husband is the cook in our family.

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  • v DFINCHR1117
    Hi this is Rose I was looking at your weight scale and it looks like your almost at your goal. I would like to congrats you on your success, also I was wondering how long did it take for you to get this far and after this are you done with weight lost. I hope you dont mind me asking? Thanks
    4914 days ago
  • v KELLEYL73
    HI thanks for stopping by my page.
    Yes that is the St Louis arch.
    I lived in St Louis for most of my life - I left St Louis in 1991 but in my heart it is my HOME. I love it there.
    We have a home in Valley Park (suburb of St Louis) I am up there 1-2 times a month.

    Stay in touch!
    Good Luck in reaching our goal!
    4914 days ago
  • v GLOLYN54
    I love what you wrote in Looking Forward at the top of the page (that you're working toward the health and weight that works best for you. I think that's a wonderful goal, maybe if we all thought this way we wouldn't be so concerned about the cookie cutter way we all think we're supposed to look.
    I also live in the central USA (Kentucky) but all of my family and husband's family are in Missouri (St. Louis area).
    You're almost to goal....horray for you!....Lynn
    4919 days ago
    Hi, Joyce. It's so nice to have friends. Thanks for adding me to your Friend's Page. If you don't mind, I think I'll do the same. It's nice to know you're so close. Kim
    4927 days ago
  • v MAMADEE016
    Hi Joyce! Thought I'd visit your sparkpage and tell you "thanks" for all the encouragement. You helped me remember it's not the setbacks that defeat us, it's the giving up and not getting back on track! I'm taking babysteps back in the RIGHT way! :)
    4930 days ago
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