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Hi All
Carl P-S here. Been on Spark People for a long time but haven''t used this part of the program, up until a couple challenges ago!!!! Now I'm addicted!

I''m a 24/7 Caregiver for my spouse & life partner, Mark who is paralyzed on the left side after a stroke.

I'm really stoked! With the help of the 5% Challenges and lots of encouragement, I'm down 205 pounds! I'm getting set for the 2016 5% Summer Challenge. This needs updating: it's 215 pounds down and 26' off the waist!!

My Nutrition Plan is the Diabetes Low Carb, higher Protein meal plan.

I will continue to Exercise as follows:
- Zumba classes twice weekly
- Drum Fit class weekly - On hold - hand (trigger finger) problem
- 120 minutes of mixed exercise daily (minimum)
a. Gardening
b. Strength training

I am also going to take the Zumba Jumpstart Gold Instructor Training during the Summer Challenge (that's a 10 hour training!!!)
PS I took it and am now a licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold Instructor! 7/10/2016

To think that 4 yeas ago I earned my permanent handicapped Motor Vehicle tags - now look at my activity feed!

Member Since: 3/12/2011

Fitness Minutes: 198,073

My Goals:
My goals are simple, I've got to get serious about getting healthy for me! Getting healthy is more than just loosing weight, or getting rid of excess weight (if you loose, you might find!). I've finally started keeping a twice daily walking workout!

I just crossed the 200 pound mark on my journey to the "new" me. The "new" me also goes to two Zumba Gold classes and a Drum Fit Class per week. I walk 8-10,000 steps per day and eat simply - but it gets recorded!

My Program:
1, Tracking what goes into my mouth!
2. Tracking two walking exercises per day - no matter what!

Trying to do each monthly challenge on the Spark People program.

Personal Information:
Born in Sweden a long time ago! Languages are a hobby - I speak eight!

Other Information:
"Nemo dat quid non habeat!" or
Ya can't give what ya ain't got!

Been on a diet all my life or so it seems - now I'm on an eating plan. Tired of the yoyo syndrome!

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  • v DEE107
    would like to have the recipe when you get a chance please
    1869 days ago
  • v FRAN0426
    Thanks for the kind words on my spark feed, much appreciated. Hoping I feel better by tomorrow. Decided today is a rest day for me to see if I feel better tomorrow. I do think some of this is do to the up and down temps and humidity we deal with this time of year, along with the fall allergies that the pollen is already out, early this year. Good job getting exercises going for the day.
    1873 days ago
  • v DEEA2Z
    Eight languages! Wow! That's awesome!
    1876 days ago
    I have been saving bigger seed sets each year I replant seeds... I've been getting bigger heads.... this is the first year I got so many ...I will need a bigger jar to store them in
    1882 days ago
  • v FRAN0426
    Thanks for the kind words on my spark page, they are much appreciated.
    Being asthmatic and a diabetic, ya that isn't always fun. Living in the frozen thunder of the north in winter ( Mn.) can present it's problems for sure. I go day by day. The summer has also problems with heat index and and fire smoke coming down from Canada at times.
    I did get to the Y for water jogging and strength exercises this afternoon, plan on a walk in the hallways tonight. Hope you have had a pleasant day. I added you as a spark frient too. Thank you for the spark goodie, spark friend.
    1884 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/3/2015 6:22:28 PM
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