SCHIVIS8
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I am a happily married 52 year old grandmother of 5. I am 5'2" and weigh in at a whopping 213 pounds. Diabetes runs in my family but I am thankfully free of it as of yet and I would like to do everything that I can to make sure I do not get it. I currently have high blood pressure that is controlled by medication. My goal is to retire when I'm 55 years old so that I can spend my days playing with my grandchildren. In order to have fun playing with them, I need to retire being healthier than I am today. Without blood pressure medication and with less weight.

I did not have a weight problem until my late 30's. I packed on most of the weight during my journey to quit smoking. It took my quit 6 years to stick and I ended up weighing in at 185 pounds on my final quit day which was July 9, 2003. I haven't had a single puff since then. And the weight just continued to creep up till one day I finally saw myself in the mirror...YIKES!

I lost 35 pounds in 2012 but I have since gained that plus 5 pounds back. I'm trying to find a new way of life that will allow me to lose the weight and keep it off. I'm praying that SparkPeople is the answer.


Member Since: 7/13/2014

Fitness Minutes: 2,854

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I will get back to walking 30 minutes 6 days a week.

I will continue drinking at least 64 oz of water a day.





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Reduce Carb intake.

Eat low fat protiens.




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  • v CLAYMACT
    Here is a Spark People blog I just wrote that I think you will find interesting. Feel free to check it out and share with others. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
    ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174374

    Shine On, Health Star, shine on! emoticon
    1326 days ago
  • v SOOKIE
    Have a wonderful week and emoticon towards your goals!


    1698 days ago
  • v CAROL_31649731
    Try this little "trick" this week . . . the “1 Times 10 Trick”

    Find 10 opportunities during the day to raise your heart rate for just 1 minute at a time. You can do anything for only 1 minute, right? You’ll burn as many as 300-400 extra calories a day by doing this little trick alone!!! emoticon emoticon
    1709 days ago
  • v CAROL_31649731
    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
    1716 days ago
  • v DEEA2Z
    Hope your birthday was awesome!!! Happy Birthday!! emoticon
    1720 days ago
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