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My Banner is it a sunset or a sunrise? That choice is up to me. THANKS to SPARKPEOPLE AND YOU ALL grand support I've lost so much weight!! I am so very appreciative. SO VERY MUCH SO!!

We are about to start the 2021 SUMMER 5% CHALLENGE and it's time for me to REALLY GIVE THIS GOAL A GO!!! HOPING my body will agree and obey, but LOL We'll find out. It often has a mind of it's own.

This will be our last challenge on SPARKPEOPLE though we are looking for a different site, still it'll be different without all of our core members. Its with much sadness to say goodbye to many I've leaned on, helped through the past 10 1/2 years. But life has a way of changing. So many times we've all changed schools/ living areas when we were kids, as adults perhaps we've moved to a new area, gotten a new job(s) MANY jobs for me, people always come into our lives, and some leave. That's how I am looking at this, it's a change I didn't want, but I'll adjust. In the meantime PARTY TIME IN THE KENNEL AND WITH ALL OF YOU!!

I've lost well over 100 lbs during my years, I've regained my health, to have it go back downhill again. BUT there's NO DOUBT if I hadn't of taken care of myself I'd be so much worse, if even still on my own or even possibly I'd not of made it.

We get so many chances to improve or NOT improve our lives. But at some point if we do not do so, those times can come to a sudden end. Let's DELAY THOSE!!

WOOHOO GOOOO DAWGGIES and ALL Teams in the 2021 Summer 5% Challenge and ALL the other Challenges including the 2021 Summer Biggest Loser Challenge and YEAH Invincible Indigos!! It's an HONOR to be back with you also!!

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 214,166

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My Program:
Exercise 40 to 90 mins a day as I can. Somedays I'll do more, a few days less. I've learned to listen to my body, it'll treat me very well as I do it. After all my body is ME!

I'm on a glycemic diet now. My glucose level went CRAZY so this will hopefully help.

Watch my sodium level has been lowered to 1500 due to heart failure, at first this was so HARD, but it's not now. Adjustments one has to make can be scary. We are all making adjustments, I'll be with SPARK360 and I did keep my Dianedoessmiles name.

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WEIRDLY my cat is also in Heart Failure, hers is enlarged. Imagine how strange this is. You can learn A LOT from pets!!! Izzy has NOT been upset by this news, indeed she plays daily (A LOT!) her most favorite spot is my LAP causing me to slow down and ENJOY the simple things. I NEED that and she needs my lap. A WIN WIN!!

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  • v no profile image DARLENEK04
    Blessings honey, I am doing good today....yesterday I overdid it, a learning experience...lol

    Keep me posted on your progress. I hope they find what the problem is and can fix it.

    I am here anytime you need a listener.

    7 days ago
  • v no profile image LJOYCE55
    Thank you for doing the research to find out Spark America will have a food tracker soon. Such a relief.

    BTW, your success picture looks terrific. emoticon
    7 days ago
  • v BOBBYD31
    Diane, you look fantastic, I/we are so glad you got your life back and all the sucess you are having is fantastic and can only be attributed to your hard work and persistance. Keep it up and we are proud of you and for you. I hope the somehow we have contributed to you life in a small way that has made you the person you are today. not sure how spark america will work but maybe we will see you on the other side. Again keep up the hard work and enjoy your life! Anne and I need to get our spark back as we have slipped the past 5 yrs....
    10 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my page...
    Let's have a strong, great week!
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    We don't know what tomorrow holds, but today is for living to the fullest!
    Have a wonderful day & awesome week!
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    11 days ago
    Enjoy your vacation. You may be busy assisting some of us to sign into the new platform or maybe on Zoom with a couple others. Free your mine for a fun Vakay 😊
    12 days ago
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