AWESOMECAROL55
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Hello everybody.... welcome to my Sparkpage! What a journey it has been!! On March 2, 2010 I weighed 250+ lbs. I found myself at 55 years of age lying in CCU in a hospital. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, & was stressed to the max. Luckily my heart was okay, but my cardiologist questioned where I would be in 10 years if I didn't drastically change my life!! Upon my release, I decided it was time to take control of my life. I immediately started on a journey to develop a healthy lifestyle, & I was determined nothing was going to stop me from reaching my goal!! I started walking for exercise, & watching what I ate by counting calories and trying to eat a healthy, balanced diet. All went well & by August 2010, I had lost a total of 35 lbs....but something seemed to be missing! While I had the support of family & friends, for the most part I felt that I was alone on my journey. That is until my doctor recommended I check out the website called Sparkpeople.com!! It changed my life!! Never before had I experienced the support & resources that I have found here. 10 months after joining Sparks, in April of 2011, I met my goal. Almost 6 years later while gaining back a few lbs I am very happy to be weighing in at 135 lbs. So the journey continues....maintaining!!

Member Since: 8/22/2010

Fitness Minutes: 228,109

My Goals:
Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Maintain my weight

Stay active in Sparkpeople

Help motivate others


My Program:
Exercise 4-5 days a week

Monitor calories & sodium

Eat balanced nutritional meals

8 glasses water minimum per day

Strength training 3 days per week

Track Fitness

Stay active in Spark people and de-stress!!



Personal Information:
I'm a 63 year old female from America's heartland--Kansas. I have been employed in the aircraft industry for the past 26 years. Always an animal lover I am the proud mama to a Chug, 2 Japanese Chins, and a rescue kitty Lucky. I am married to love of my life who I have been with for the past 33 years.


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This is how I Ifound Spark people. I woke up in a hospital bed in CCU in March of 2010, hospitilized for chest pains. I weighed 230+lbs, had high cholesteral & high blood pressure. Luckily my heart was okay & I was diagnosed with stress which caused the chest pains. My doctors advised me to lose weight & get active. Being in CCU was the most humiliating experience of my life.. You don't put a 240 lb person on a bed pan with good results!! I was determined to do whatever it took to prevent ending up in that place again. Upon being released from the hospital I immediately started walking for exercise & watching my calories, sodium, & fat intake. At a doctors appointment in August 2010 I had lost 40 lbs, but it was hard sustaining the enthusiasm & determination I had upon my initial release from the hospital. My Dr. told me about the web site for Spark people & here I am. I look forward to a long wonderful relationship with Spark people!!




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  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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    emoticon for the message on my Spark page!!!


    Be patient with yourself.
    You are growing
    stronger every day.
    The weight of the
    world will
    become lighter...
    and you will begin to
    shine brighter.
    Don't give up.

    ~~~** Robert Tew **~~~

    emoticon and taking it one pound at a time! emoticon


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    103 days ago
  • v NEVERORNOW
    emoticon Congrats on being Motivator of the Day! emoticon
    105 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    emoticon on being selected as today's Spark Motivator of the Day!!! emoticon
    105 days ago
  • v no profile image HOMEBODY4EVER71
    emoticon to the.... VIRTUAL WALKING ACROSS CANADA AND OTHER COUNTRIES TEAM


    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    It's great to have you on board. Come and join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

    Leader
    Marj
    142 days ago
  • v CHARLEYW929
    Hi Carol - Just a brief note to send sincere condolences to you and your family. I was cruising the Team page and saw your brother is now with the angels. Sadness. Sending prayers and positive energy to you and yours at this time. emoticon
    Peace. ~ Charley ~
    300 days ago
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