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I am a 60 yo SAHM. I was diagnosed with hypertension in Nov. 2009 and type 2 insulin resistant Diabetes (Jan. 22nd). My health history goes back a ways though. Back in 1998 I was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid disease. Weight has been a battle since then. In Nov. 2009 I had to start on meds for hypertension and in January 2010 I started on an oral agent for my type 2 insulin resistant Diabetes. With the health issues of hypertension, Diabetes, and Hashimotos thyroiditis (autoimmune ...
I am a 60 yo SAHM. I was diagnosed with hypertension in Nov. 2009 and type 2 insulin resistant Diabetes (Jan. 22nd). My health history goes back a ways though. Back in 1998 I was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid disease. Weight has been a battle since then. In Nov. 2009 I had to start on meds for hypertension and in January 2010 I started on an oral agent for my type 2 insulin resistant Diabetes. With the health issues of hypertension, Diabetes, and Hashimotos thyroiditis (autoimmune hypothyroidism) I made up my mind to make lifestyle changes once and for all because I want to live healthy! More importantly, I want to maintain these healthy habits!

I am Mom to two teens *(OK, absolutely no stress there, huh!)*

Update: The year has been one of huge transformation for me. Went from 192 lbs. in Nov. 2009 to 100 lbs. (120 lbs. in July 2010 and 100 lbs. February 2011.) I suspect my weight was over 200 lbs., but I avoided the scale. **SIGH**

2012 and 2013 brought lots of major changes. However, I have lots of support and have found ways to cope with stress and therefore have been able to maintain weight loss, continue proper nutrition and keep on exercising.

Proudly, DS graduated from basic training @ Ft. Leonard Wood in MO on 6 July 2012. He was stationed in Fairbanks, AK and on 12 August 2012 his unit was deployed. 15 August saw 3 comrades killed from an IED. Then 17 August my DS was shot and wounded by an IED as well. He was re-posted to Alaska on 20 August 2012 and has been there since. He is recuperating physically, mentally and spiritually with much support, gratefully.

DD graduated from High School on 14 June 2013. She is starting college on 3 September 2013. She is a very smart and beautiful young lady (inside and out!) and will go far. Very proud of her.

We learned sadly that Mom has Alzheimer's Disease in January 2013. Quite a blow. But taking it day-by-day.

I have now been OFF diabetic meds since March 29th and blood sugars stable! B/P has been running steadily 100/60 or a little lower. WOO HOO! VERY happy with that.

I have really learned the value of taking care of my health with proper nutrition, exercise and keeping myself in check mentally and spiritually as well. It's the whole package that makes the difference!

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I want to maintain my weight loss to: keep my blood pressure lower as well as control my blood sugar. I want to decrease or eliminate my need for meds to control both blood pressure and blood sugar. I want to continue to be healthier and more fit.

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1. 8 glasses of water/day

2. walking with a goal of 10,000 steps/day

3. portion control

4. watching carbs -- not eliminating but using complex carbs vs. simple carbs

5. food journal

6. 4 to 6 small meals/day

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TAGSUIT2
4/1/2015 2:42:38 PM

Hello spark friend
I know it's been a while since I been on here, I have been going through some tough years but God has brought me through. I am back and very happy with the outcome of my situations. I hope all is well with you and the family as well. You are and always will be my sunshine, so let your light continue to shine emoticon emoticon



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4/1/2015 2:15:52 PM

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~*~*~* Happy First Day of April ~*~*~*~

emoticon Caring for your health is a emoticon to those you love!!!

See your doctor to discuss all you can do to stay healthy and follow these health-minded tips:

emoticon Get To Know Your Numbers: emoticon

Talk to your doctor about your biometric numbers, what yours are currently and where they should be.

emoticon Blood Pressure - Normal is less than 120/80
emoticon Total Cholesterol - Normal is less than 200
emoticon Body Mass Index - Find your normal range with your height and weight
emoticon Blood Sugar - Normal is between 70 and 99



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SANDRA2BHEALTHY
4/1/2015 2:06:37 PM

The scale doesn't define me.
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4/1/2015 1:59:21 PM

i know, that's the way I feel, too. I won't get the dress back, nor the money, that's the way she's always been. It's such a shame.

Thank you, I'm glad you think the flowers are beautiful and love them. I'm so worried that they don't look good enough. I wanted them to be perfect for her wedding, to look like someone else, someone professional made them. I want her to think the woman who ripped us off made them so she thinks she's actually getting them from someone who makes professional flowers. Do you think they will pass that mark?

Thank you so much for everything, I really appreciate your help Have a great day. emoticon



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IMLOCOLINDA
4/1/2015 1:45:50 PM

emoticon A = A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it
emoticon W = Walk your talk.
emoticon E = Every day is a chance to begin anew.
emoticon S = Stop worrying about missed opportunities and start looking for new ones.
emoticon O = Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions.
emoticon M = Make today count!
emoticon E = Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

emoticon A = Always strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance!
emoticon P = Plan variety in nutrition, fitness and well-being goals!
emoticon R = Relax and have fun! Enjoy your journey to being a healthier you!
emoticon I = Inspire others by sharing your success!
emoticon L = Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!

The old adage "April Showers Bring May Flowers" makes me think we can train in the rain to bloom in May! Let's rain down our enthusiasm with "We CAN DO IT" commitment, dedication and perseverance toward our combined health, nutrition, fitness and inner well-being goals for the whole month!




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