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Greetings! I'm Susan. I am a New England native who has lived in sunny Florida for most of my adult life. I have a great husband and two wonderful grown sons. The Lord Jesus Christ saved my soul and I'm so thankful to know I have a home in heaven. What about you, friend? These days I am walking my way to a weight of 140. (Edit: I’d be thrilled with 148). More importantly, my desire is to live a healthy lifestyle and remain mobile and in my right mind all the days the Lord gives me on this earth. Thank you to Chris Downie and to everyone at SparkPeople for this great community. Together we can reach our goals!

Member Since: 7/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 15,148

My Goals:
I want to weigh 140. I want to be healthy and in shape. I want to lower my triglycerides and raise my HDL. I would like to be able to get off my cholesterol & triglyceride medications. I want to learn to cook heathy and delicious food that my whole family will love. I just figured out on the BMI calculator that I will be out of the "obese" category when I weigh 174.8. As of today, May 1, 2014, I am 41.6 pounds away. Today I weigh 216.4, down from an all-time high of 223 or so in February. I finally gave up soda on January 22, 2014 - even diet soda - and my A1C dropped from 6.0 to 4.9!! Huge accomplishment for me. Huge.

October 1, 2020 Update - I now weigh 237.8. I don't even remember how long I went without soda the last time I quit. I think about 8 weeks. But I actually did give up soda on July 8, 2019, and have not had any since. My last A1C was 6.3 (6.5 is considered diabetic), but my triglycerides were within the normal range. My HDL is still too low. I just retired about 4.5

My Program:
Weigh and measure all my food. Track all my food and fitness minutes. Read the Bible every day. Get 10,000 steps every day; do strength training 2-3/x weekly. Adhere to low carb eating plan.

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"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2: 8 & 9

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  • v SBAIG1109
    Thanks for the add and the nice comment! Hope you're having a great holiday! emoticon
    3624 days ago

    Nice to have you as a friend. Yes, this is a great Program and it works really good. I love your puppies. I have two. Scoots & Sher-Bear. They are cattle dogs. But Sher she chases horses. ha
    You have a sweet smile and Praise the Lord. I read scriptures everyday for a long time and since then I have been blessed with inside emotional, spiritual, physical and mental as well as new friends. I can't wait for the Lord to come snatch us up so I will see you on that day. No tribulation for us, just what is going on now which is pretty bad when I look back at 1944. America was beautiful and so safe. we would leave all day and never lock our doors.

    Don emoticon
    3631 days ago
    Welcome to the Organized Life team. Be sure to come back and check out the tips and challenges threads.

    Use the dump truck to get rid of anything that is cluttering up your ability to reach your goals.
    3634 days ago
    Hi Susan. emoticon for joining the "Writers Support Group" team. I wish you the best of success with your weight loss. Take things one healthy meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time and always believe in yourself that you can do this. Remember, all you need to do is lose one pound, just one. Then do it again, until you've reached your goal. emoticon -- Lou
    3635 days ago
  • v MBSKIT
    Welcome to W8W Friends! So glad that you joined the team.
    Come take a look around. Join in the postings and challenges. We are here to help and cheer you on!

    3642 days ago