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Hi, I'm Linda and live in Central North Carolina on my daughter's small horse farm where I help around the house and in caring for my computer-geek grandson. I was recently diagnosed as insulin resistant. (So that's why I can't lose weight!) I prefer not to identify as prediabetic since that seems to indicate that I can't change the course of my life. I'm here to start taking better care of myself and become accountable. I'm already doing a good amount of exercise, so that's a start.
Hi, I'm Linda and live in Central North Carolina on my daughter's small horse farm where I help around the house and in caring for my computer-geek grandson. I was recently diagnosed as insulin resistant. (So that's why I can't lose weight!) I prefer not to identify as prediabetic since that seems to indicate that I can't change the course of my life. I'm here to start taking better care of myself and become accountable. I'm already doing a good amount of exercise, so that's a start.


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Member Since: 6/17/2011

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My Goals:
Well, for right now I just want to get healthier and back into the jeans and such I "outgrew" a while back. And also, of course, to stave off the specter of diabetes which seems to be looming.

My Program:
I've been active at a gym with a pool for over a year now and am doing mostly water aerobics and yoga. I would get out and walk, but it's so ridiculously hot here! I'm still settling on the right dietary changes to make and am leaning toward low(er) carb, since I seem to feel better with that.

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These days I hail from NC, but I was born in Philly and lived all over eastern PA, Vermont and Northern VA. I had serious health problems which caused me to lose a great deal of weight, all of which is back now.

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I love to read mysteries and have become a rabid trivia buff. I'm an event organizer for one of my Meetup groups and enjoy arranging outings for this group, from which I've made many close friends.

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CRYSTALROCHELLE
3/27/2014 11:39:42 PM

Hi Ms. Linda!!!!!!!
Hope you are have a wonderful week!



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MYLADY4
2/3/2014 10:00:44 AM

You can do them on you own. PM me if you want some help.



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SPIRITSEEKER2
2/2/2014 10:43:53 AM

I hope all goes well..... my thyroid is dead..
and yes hope we have a nice long spring ... do not know what the ground hog said yet emoticon



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1/27/2014 9:20:44 AM

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HOUNDLOVER1
1/15/2014 1:17:39 PM

Linda,
thanks for your comment. I'm not sure if stevia and other sugar substitutes have the same effect as sugar itself for everyone. For me I know that some are a problem and others may not be at all. I guess testing it out carefully is the best thing we can all do for ourselves. I had some Xylitol last night and it did not trigger a craving. I have used Splenda and that does trigger cravings.



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