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My Challenge...My doctor advised me to reach the low end (!) of my weight range now that I'm dealing with hip and neck osteoarthritis and sacroiliac joint issues. My goal is 130.

Edit: Jun 2019: Back down to 140, and building up my exercise again. A Sports Med Doc looked at my knee xray back in early March and while he agreed it doesn't meet the formal criteria for arthritis...there are bone spurs there which are my source of trouble! He had me cut my exercise...way back. I didn't bicycle for a month; and now I'm working back up again. He also changed some of the exercises they had me doing to put less stress across my knee joints. I'm still readjusting to what and how much I can do.

I monitor my blood glucose: aiming for a high of 140. That's been a challenge--as my fasting reads about 108 now. My June A1C was 5.8 though---so I'm pleased, and motivated to keep working on it. Cutting carbs to 25 net per meal WILL help---I've been averaging 30-35 so a little too high. It just requires me to be diligent. We do what we must if we choose healthy!!

Like almost everyone, I have health issues lurking in my Life. I picture it as sitting at a campfire with the wolves circling: there's one named Pre-Diabetes, one named Gout; one is Metabolic Syndrome...with its offspring: High Cholesterol and High Blood pressure. ..and these have been in control for some time. And now...Osteoarthritis. As long as I keep throwing "good nutrition" and "exercise" on my fire, I will keep them at bay!

I will remember this is a continuing Journey, not a destination!

In Nov 2015 another Sparker posed a question: What is Life in Recovery look like? After some serious thought, I responded:
Teaching myself that food is for nourishment;
Being pro-active about eating healthy foods before I am hungry;
Learning to recognize the feeling and concept of *Enough* to sustain my body;
Experiencing the personal empowerment of saying "No...I can make a better choice"
Accepting that if I want health, I am choosing to keep living this way...One Decision At A Time....and that this IS a Lifelong Journey!!

My Doctor added some great advice:
Eat veggies first, protein second, carbs last.
Make breakfast larger than lunch; lunch larger than dinner.
Exercise 10 min post meal to keep blood glucose regulated.

all the best to you while you travel in your Journey,
patti


Member Since: 10/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 70,081

My Goals:
Jan 2013: 151
Dec 2013: 142.5 start of 3 foot surgeries...
Dec 2014: 144.1
Dec 2015: 148 (last foot surg Mar 2015)

July 2016: 140.7 Chilkoot Trail Backpack!!
Aug 2016: 135.8
Nov 2016: 137
Dec 2016 --139

DR KIRA CHALLENGE!!
Plan to Lose 17lbs:
start: Apr 19 2016: 147
Jan 1 2017: 139.4
Apr 19 2017: 137.5 10lbs gone...
Jun 7, 2017: 135.5
Jul 26, 2017:134.9 GAPCO done!!
Aug 15, 2017: 134.4
Sept 13, 2017: 133.1
Oct 1, 2017: 133.7
Dec 1 2017: 135.8 still 12 lbs down, and six to go, so good reason to celebrate.
Jan 2018-- uptick to 138 again....
May--139.5
Jun 2018--138.2 progress again!
Dec 2018 --144
Jun 15th: 140
Goals:
Aug: 136
Oct: 134
Dec: 130



My Program:
Exercise enough to stay healthy as I age, and eat foods that I enjoy and are good for me (for the most part!) :)



Personal Information:
Western Washington
Retired and Lovin' it!.


Other Information:
"Its not the Mountain ahead that wears you out, but the grain of sand in your shoe..."

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings

"You will never leave where you are, until you decide where you�d rather be." ( from Kathy--don't know who wrote it)

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch." Coach Jen

"you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view" Obiwan

New Rules: Veggies; then Protein; then Carbs! Exercise 10 min after meal...!




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  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to Challenged by Arthritis Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.

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    Hi Rocky Point is on the sea of Cortez so it's sheltered and if you look across you can see the Baja Peninsula so that's the general area south of California but on the mainland. Not the peninsula
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    Thanks for your concern about our proximity to the fire west of St. Helens. We are about 3 or 4 miles away. It was actually a trailer fire and primarily contained to the property it was on. But I appreciate you thinking of me and remembering where we live. Have a great day tomorrow.
    568 days ago
  • v YPSARF_ABROAD
    emoticon for creating this month fitness challenge! I am looking forward to do it :)

    677 days ago
  • v TURBO6X2
    Hey thanks for thinking of me all is good right now, I am fighting some muscle strain so I'm hoping to rehab and continue my season for 2018 for Kettlebell sport. I teach 6 classes now and the facility I work at is building a whole new gym and I'm actually getting my own space to grow the sport as well as classes. I hope all is well with you and miss our posts. Have a great day.
    682 days ago
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