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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

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

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9/2/2014 8:20:35 AM

Sounds like you had a nice, but difficult trip over the weekend. Keeping her mind active with puzzles and such is actually good for her. Dad is in that place where sense of honor and duty is overriding the enormity of the situation. I think your phone call with the siblings will bring it into a proper light.

I went through something similar with my aunt with her husband. He had Alzheimers, and was prone to violent outbreaks. He blackened her eyes, sprained her arm, and if he had been allowed to continue he would eventually have killed her without even realizing he'd done it. Luckily my brother lived upstairs from her and was always a shout away. I talked to her, and convinced her that the right thing for her to do was get help or put him in a home where they were prepared for these kinds of outbreaks. She found him a skilled nursing facility, and would go to be with him every single day until he passed. It was a relief to us to know she was safe, and that he was being cared for,



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9/2/2014 8:20:29 AM

There should be a football emoticon too for fall. I do have to say that this past Saturday it was NOT noon to midnight. It WAS 8:30 AM to midnight. he got up early to watch Penn State play University of Central Florida in Ireland, hence the early Saturday wake up. UUGGHHH!!!! Football is okay but not a huge fan and certainly not noon to midnight EVERY Saturday. Should be interesting this coming Saturday. We have plans to go into the city with Hayley for dinner and a movie. Luckily Penn State plays at noon but I bet we have to listen to some game on the car radio. emoticon

So exciting for Miss Clara starting her second year of college. Miss Allie has decided to bag the online courses in favor of our local community college with an eye to transferring credits to my old alma mater for ultrasonapgraphy. Don't know if she is up to it since it is really an intense program for only 20 months but I will keep her on the path!!!

Have a lovely Tuesday!! That is the rumor of the day or so I heard!!! emoticon

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9/2/2014 7:50:45 AM

Yeppers rumor has it is Tuesday. Bob said not to let him forget he has PT today so he probably thinks it is Monday. But then with him home, he is having a hard time keeping track of the days. He is completely zonked out right now emoticon so I shut his door so Alex and Miss Allie would not wake him up. They are like bulls in a china shop in the morning. Neither of them are morning people. I am not allowed to talk to Miss Allie in the morning. My rule, not hers because she is hardly ever awake and like I said not a morning person like me. emoticon If I talk to her to much she just grunts and looks sad so I just say good morning and leave it at that. Alex on the other hand just tells me to leave him alone. And then of course I just have to keep at it. emoticon which makes him exasperated with me!!! emoticon I love living with nonmorning people!!!!

AND with the rumor that it is Tuesday, that means one more day gone until October!!! emoticon

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