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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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7/30/2014 3:27:43 PM

Glad the storms weren't bad, YAY, and that today is a great one for you. Keep your head up and moving forward. I wish you an incredible day, and never leave the house without a smile...or the bed either.

Thank you so much for the information, I know she uses a lot of onions, her fiance loves them, so that may be where the problem is. Thank you sooo much!! *hugs*

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And feel a loving embrace.
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You are in the right place.

Send a drop of hope,
But be that shinning star.
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But sometimes you can't sit away so far.

Send a drop of faith,
With a single prayer.
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