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Hi, everyone. My name is Alyssa. I'm 33 years old. I recently decided to start taking control of my health, so I went to the doctor. He told me that I have high enough blood pressure that I need to be on meds...and that my cholesterol levels were awful, so, again, meds.

Both of my parents died of heart disease. My Mom died November 3, 2005 of her first heart attack. She smoked about 3 packs a day and was on some major medicines. She was such a beautiful woman on the inside, and ...
Hi, everyone. My name is Alyssa. I'm 33 years old. I recently decided to start taking control of my health, so I went to the doctor. He told me that I have high enough blood pressure that I need to be on meds...and that my cholesterol levels were awful, so, again, meds.

Both of my parents died of heart disease. My Mom died November 3, 2005 of her first heart attack. She smoked about 3 packs a day and was on some major medicines. She was such a beautiful woman on the inside, and her smile and laughter lit up the room. She was one of my best friends. My Mom was so kind-hearted and beautiful. Her sense of humor was top-notch. I am exactly like her.

My Dad had had several heart attacks, and even underwent quadruple heart bipass surgery. He had Type 2 Diabetes, awful cholesterol, high blood pressure, and many more issues. He was a great father in his own way. He was a great support and loved us kids. He had half of his leg amputated and obtained an infection from the procedure (or from not taking care of it, I'm not sure). He was recovering in a nursing home and flat-lined on March 2, 2012. My brother, sisters, grandma, aunt, and uncles had to make the decision to take him off of life support, and on March 4, 2012, my Dad died. I was 29 years old.

I am following in their footsteps, and I do NOT want to do that at all! I want to be around for my kids and my grandkids for a very very long time.

At first I wanted to lose weight because I wanted to feel sexy and look fabulous in clothes. Now, it's turning into a matter of life and death. How did I get here? I put myself here. I can do this, though!

My inspiration is my sister and my brother. My sister is my hero. She has (obviously) been through the same things I have been through when it comes to our parents. She has lost over 100 pounds (several times), and while she's figuring things out and helping others reach their health and fitness goals, she is also being a great role model for me, for her kids, for herself, and for many, many other people. I am so proud of her.

In this journey, I am hoping to be able to follow in my sister's footsteps. I want to be like her. But, most of all, I want to be genuinely happy and healthy. I have been in an abusive relationship that has knocked me on my behind. I am looking to get up, dust myself off, and improve myself in so many ways...and to get back in touch with God.

I am looking for friends to go through this journey together. If you'd be interested, please add me as a friend, and I will add you back! Happy Sparking, everyone!

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I LOVE to read! I love to dance (even though I'm not good at it) and sing. I love writing, just miscellaneous stuff. I have a Bachelors Degree (that I worked super hard for as an adult student) in Criminal Justice. I'm waiting to find my ideal career!

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FLORIDASUN
7/5/2015 11:53:00 AM

Hi there...we are missing you! Please be sure to post your weight each week for the team. Unfortunately if you miss two weeks it's not a good thing! Sending you lots of hugs and hope everything is okay with you my friend! emoticon emoticon



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7/5/2015 8:35:22 AM

Hi I'm stopping to check in. How are you? I haven't seen you posting on the 5% threads much so I wanted to see if you were ok??



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6/30/2015 1:25:03 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page to say hi. Hope you're finding the 5% challenge helpful so far - I always struggle with exercise (being an olde lady!) but no trouble getting the water down. emoticon emoticon



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6/19/2015 9:04:09 AM

So happy to meet you! I'm adding you so we can walk down this pathway to health and happiness together! emoticon emoticon



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11/11/2014 3:46:42 PM

How is your day going? What is your favorite part of the 21 day fix so far? For me it was the food planning....it was hard at first but now I find when I'm making things I will use the containers as my measuring cups. LOL



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