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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Well I'm almost to my 6 month Sparkmark of eating healthy and trying to get as much excercise as I can and I believe I can say that I've made some very good progress on 2 of my 3 goals....check that....I've made progress on all 3.

1. Lose weight over time - 6/1/11: 229 lbs; 11/9/2011: 216 lbs (-13)

2. See if this change can help me with my meds - 11/9/2011: Doctor reduced my cholesterol medice by 1/2. (Total cholesterol @ 159)

3. Set a better example of healthy living form my kids - My kids now wait for me to make egg white omlettes on the weekends, drink smoothies with me, eat 7 grain bread at Subway, salmon, etc.

I've eaten more fish in the last 6 months that I have in my entire life. Bacon and egg sammy's in the morning have been replaced by oatmeal, fruits and egg white omlettes. Lunch no longer consists of steak sandwhiches, grilled cheese and bugers, but now are salads, grilled chix, grilled salmon, and yes occasionally a cheeseburger or pizza (still need some balance). Dinners at home and on weekends have gotten much healthier. No way 6 months ago I would be passing up on bagels and cream cheese or bacon and eggs (on Sunday mornings) - but now it's "mostly" clean.

To all those that have stopped by and provided support I thank you! You guys rawwk! I hope I have been able to do the same for you.

Sparkpeople, as many, many of us have said, works and it has definitely helped me stay focused - and makes it easy to get back on track when I have a bad (but delicious weekend!).

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  • JO*ANNE*IE
    I love your 'tood -- big time!! Your success is inspiring and I congratulate on the incremental changes you have made in your life. I have a feeling that you will find, as I have, that being healthy and fit is the greatest gift you will ever give yourself! Another gift is the gift of being an awesome and loving Dad -- which you obviously do with aplomb and style!! emoticon
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  • SWTHNY-
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  • FANGFACEKITTY
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  • DITZYCHICK
    Well Done!!! It's fantastic that you've been having so much success and now you have these results to really motivate yourself with! My favorite part of it all is how you are being such a good example for your kids! I love it when my son makes comments on how he makes better choices now that "mom" has quit buying all the junk food!!!

    You're on a roll, keep it going!!!
    3464 days ago
  • SUPERMOM8482
    Way to go!!!! You are doing so awesome :)
    3467 days ago
  • CRAZYWOMAN10
    You have made AWESOME progress...You should be so VERY proud of yourself...and even moreso for setting such a fantastic example for your children...Way to go!
    3467 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2071105
    Congrats!!! I think you are so on the right track when you mentioned *balance* its okay to have a treat once in a while (-: I think people often go 'balls to the wall' and dont allow any treats then all of a sudden they get the cravings & go way off track and take out an entire case of donuts haha. Life in balance = beautiful!
    Way to RAWK it - we are proud of ya!
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    3468 days ago
  • FITNESSMONSTER8
    Awesome progress!!! emoticon
    3468 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1540230
    Way to go!!!
    3468 days ago
  • ROCK1CHERRY
    Congratulations on accomplishing your goals by making those healthy changes. I am sure it will benefit more than you know. It's great that you're providing a good example for your family, too. :) Keep up the good work!
    3468 days ago
  • RAINYFRIDAY
    Wonderful! It's amazing how quickly the changes can take hold and you see your goals get realized! Here's to another successful 6 months (and beyond)!
    3468 days ago
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