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I am Living Healthier with Spark People. It is spring 2018. The characteristic buzz of the whirling wings of selasphorus hummingbirds is in the air.

After initially being introduced to Spark People in 2010, I left in quick order. I returned in late December 2013 and have undergone an amazing transformation. I feel so much better. I love the feeling of being “at home” in my body again!

I have maintained below an initial goal weight of 144 lbs. since June 2014. More specifically, I have experienced a very slow, downward trend since entering maintenance nearly 4 years ago. I do believe that my body has taken me to the low region of its healthy weight range.

I find myself atypically thin in a country that finds nearly one third of its population overweight, over one third of its population obese, and nearly eight percent of its population extremely obese meaning that a whopping 70%+ find themselves overweight or obese in the United States. I was a part of that statistic for about 20 years. No more ...

It has taken consistent effort and focused attention to improve my health and well-being. The journey has not been easy; but, has been well worth the effort and continues to unfold. This community has been far more than an information source. Resources, support, encouragement and inspiration abound here.

So, give a look at what’s on offer here at Spark People. Get engaged and stick around.

As WATERMELLEN blogged at 2016’s start ... “Don’t Drift Away, Invitation to MAINSTAY!”

Member Since: 7/26/2010

Fitness Minutes: 103,537

My Goals:
Sleep 8 hours/day
Drink at least 8 glasses of water/day
Eat at least 5 fruits/veggies per day
Stretch daily
Walk/Run 3 to 4 times/week
Strength Train 2 to 3 times/week
Manage the Stress Pie

Achieve BMI less than 25 (goal met January 2014)
Establish stable, healthy weight (maintaining since June 2014)
Establish healthy body fat % (goal met June 2014)

My Program:
Routine use of Nutrition Tracker
Routine use of Fitness Tracker
Weight Bearing Impact Activity no more than 3X to 4X/week
Strength Training no more than 3X/week
Daily Stretching
Maintaining a Mindful Awareness

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    Thanks for reading my blintz blog. I rarely serve at home. He hates to just take food in someone else's kitchen but he has no problem going into my back pack. He has learned to ask for something in my purse. Because he's diabetic and I'm hypoglycemic, I carry snacks. It is much better if I can give him something before his sugar goes crazy.
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