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March 12, I finally started checking my blood sugar. I had thought for at least two years that I was diabetic but put it off because I wasn’t ready to make a change. I went to a free screening clinic as I didn’t want to see a doctor but they wouldn’t take my A1C as I was only in the medium risk category. I tried to find a walk-in clinic but they were closed/finished registration so I went and bought a set of strips and got the meter for free. My post-prandial reading that night was 20.6!!!!! And my fasting level the next day was 16.9. I decided to try and get my numbers down by losing weight, as you could see a big change in your numbers by losing 10% of your weight which for me was 20 or 21 pounds (started at 207). Since then I’ve lost 18 pounds and my fasting numbers are in the nines with a couple tens to keep me on the right track and a couple eights to tease me with. This fall, with a lot of hard work, the overweight mark of 174/175 is within reach so that is my goal for the end of the fall challenge. I plan to reach this by walking one way to work five days a week (1.5 hours), staying within carb range 5 days a week (giving myself Friday and Saturday to treat myself a little), getting yoga in at least twice a week, and using my resistance bands/stability ball set at least once a week. I plan to guzzle down the water which is a challenge for me every round getting at least 8 cups a day Monday to Friday ... I have a really hard time of it on the weekend.

Member Since: 8/17/2014

Fitness Minutes: 13,425

My Goals:
To gain self-confidence by following through and achieving my goal weight
To start walking more and begin to actually enjoy it again versus just thinking of it as exercise
To eat more fruits and vegetables...I was quite successful for a while when doing this before

My Program:
Cardio by walking to work Monday - Friday
10 minute walk after dinner 5 days per week
Hour long walks Saturday and Sunday
Have one serving fruit at breakfast and one as a snack, and two servings of vegetables at lunch and at dinner.

Personal Information:
Born in Vancouver, live in Ottawa.
Terra Colclough

Other Information:
Favourite books
Agatha Christie mysteries
Sherlock Holmes
Lord of the Rings (specifically the first book)
Favourite movies
Safe passage
My big fat Greek wedding

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    Hi, I’m Laura from the Pink Panthers. Just stopping by to visit your page and wish you much success for the rest of the BL Fall Fitness Challenge. ~ If you believe you can achieve your fitness and health goals you are halfway there!

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    2217 days ago
    Hi, I'm Liz from the Black Panthers team! I just wanted to say hi and hope you have a great week! Let's rock this challenge!!! I don't know your name, so when you stop by my page, please be sure to let me know what it is!
    2217 days ago
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    As we start The Wizard of Oz challenge remember we are all on the golden brick road together. My goal is to click my ruby sneakers together and find as many new friends as possible along the way. emoticon
    Nan (nanbent1963)
    Blue Team co-leader
    Black Panthers
    2217 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!
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    2219 days ago
    Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” Mark Victor Hanson

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    2221 days ago
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