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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: 22,646

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


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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 SHARONGD
    Just dropping by to wish you a happy humpday! Hope you are doing great! Have a good afternoon! Sharon emoticon
    3870 days ago
  • v SHARONGD
    Thanks Susan for the sweet comment on my pic! Hope you are having a good day!
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    3879 days ago
  • v STRAWBERRYLASS
    Hi Susan,

    My name is Donna, and first thank-you so much for adding me to your friends, I am honoured to add you as a friend.

    To answer your question, Val usually only gains alot of weight for an upcoming film he will be acting in. But, the media have never been very kind to Val over the years. I believe he is doing a film right now with Francis Ford Coppola.

    I look forward to getting to know you more. Have a great day tomorrow.

    Take care,
    Donna emoticon
    3885 days ago
  • v FLGIRL1234
    Hi Susan! Thanks for the add. I have added you as well! I hope we can help each other on our journeys.

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    3885 days ago
  • v SHARONGD
    Hi! I'm Sharon a Co-Leader for Planet Fitness and just wanted to introduce myself and tell you how happy we are to have you on our team! Look forward to getting to know you and encourage you to use our message boards on the site. If you have questions or need any help just let me know! Welcome and have a great Monday!!!
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    3886 days ago
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