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"You're a bottom-line man. All right. Here's the bottom-line:" Norman Thayer = On Golden Pond Wow. Motivator of the day 06-08-18 10 years or so on Spark Lots of downs and ups but more downs 217.6 Blood draw later today - will post results Summer is a good time for me health wise Winter not so good This is all about accumulating small but good habits - find one thing you can change today L07-04-17 230 BP 116/62 All other measures good. CPAP treatment is great. 18 months down. Walking is my new friend. Dry as a bone for 13 months - water only. Watch for my blog on the challenges of sparkling water - running an experiment this week. 07-05-16 234.8 - down from 262 in 11/15. BP 112/71 - and consistently low. Had been 145/90 range with some lower readings. Walking 5-7 miles per day - morning and evening walks. 650-700 calories at breakfast, 600 at lunch and dinner with a snack in the afternoon - this seems to work with the walking. 50+ on 10/13/2008 The bottom line: Feb 08 BP 163/93 Total Cholesterol 241 LDL 167 HDL 52 Weight 240 End of May 08 BP 120/80 - no meds Total Cholesterol 171 LDL 96 HDL 62 - no meds Weight 196 October 1 08 Weight 192 October 17 08 Weight 188 -52 Pounds BP 117/73 Feb 26 09 Weight 182 -58 Pounds BP 117/82 Total Cholesterol 203 LDL 111 HDL 78! No meds 11/19/08 New goal plan - 175 by 6/20/09 - is and was the long term goal. Time to lay out the plan to get there. 11/18/2009 - stopped late nite snacking. (Actual start date 1/15/09) 11/19/2008 187.6 12/20/2008 185 - 186.2 - need to push over the next 10 days. 01/02/2009 183 - special Holiday challenge goal - 188 Darn! 01/20/2009 182 - 186 - behind schedule. 02/01/2009 183 - BP 117/73 = actual. 02/20/2009 181.6! 03/20/2009 181 - 183 need to be back after it! 04/20/2009 177 - 186 slipping a bit but rejoining the battle 05/20/2009 185 06/20/2009 180! 35 Month Update: OK - I have gained back some weight and had to go on cholesterol meds - gotta face our facts. However - I am much healthier than I was 35 months ago - I am eating much healthier foods and doing so consistently. I am exercising on a consistent basis and with greater frequency in a week than I did in a year under the old lifestyle. And I enjoy it. Challenges: Late night eating Keeping a better balance in my diet - example portion control - another example - I can eat pizza but just not very often. Strengths: Positive attitude - I know I can live with a much healthier lifestyle for the rest of my life. Frame of mind - this is a life long process - one good day or one bad day will not matter in the end - it is how well I do on average that counts. Exercise - I can walk - fast. As long as I can walk I can stay reasonably fit - as long as I can walk fast I can do anything. Experience - I have lost 57 pounds and while I have gained a goodly portion back I know I can live a healthy lifestyle - I must just constantly be aware of the necessary balance to keep things moving in a positive direction. I know that when I am creatively approaching my lifestyle and thinking about how to execute it effectively I will behave better - focus = success. Home late from work tonight and early to the office tomorrow but I will get my treadmill time in tonight - it is the right thing to do. Do well in your endeavours and enjoy this journey. Shark 1-19-11

Member Since: 3/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 61,203

My Goals:
Reduce BP reduce cholesterol
Retake blood work in late May

SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Walk two miles 4 times a week =- gradually increase to three miles. Got to 4 miles 3-5 times a week. Now in winter treadmill mode.

Changing to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 5 or more days a week. Will include biking in addition to the power walk. Averaging 40 minutes 6/7 days a week. 3/11

Walk the Mini-Marathon at 15 minute pace in May of 2009. SUCCESS!!! 12:26 pace.

Strength training 3 days a week - mainly core and upper body. Averaging two days a week.


My Program:
Less than 2000 calories per day.
Sustainable weight loss and dietary changes
Low fat - doing well with this 3/11
Low sodium - not doing as well - low sodium is very challenging.



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  • v -STEPHANIE-
    Just wanted to stop by and tell you what a emoticon job you are doing so far!

    Keep on, keepin' on and have a happy day!
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    4607 days ago
  • v KEYALM
    Congrats on your weight loss, your doing super
    4700 days ago
  • v GRALLEN
    Welcome to Backyard Birdwatchers. Please join us on the threads; we'd love to get to know you.
    4732 days ago
  • v DESTINED2BFIT
    Way to go on your success thus far!!!
    4733 days ago
  • v no profile image CSONIA
    March 11,


    Hello there and Welcome to S/P,
    Your going to do GREAT! The best advice that I can tell you is take advantage of all that SPARK PEOPLE have to offer..
    READ as much as you can.. and DRINK YOUR WATER!!

    Besides all that have FUN! Your going to meet great people in all the teams that you get into.. Your more then welcome to join my teams. We are having a weekly challenge..Come have some fun.. If you have any question I am a click away.Hugs Sonia:)

    Team Leader of: MIND BODY AND SOUL (COME JOIN US)
    Team Leader of: PRAYER REQUESTS,MOTIVATIONS AND ENCOURAGEMENTS. ( join us also)
    Team Leader of: BODY'S UNDER CONSTRUCTION. (JOIN US)

    DONT FORGET TO HUDDLE!!
    4777 days ago
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