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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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WAYSOFGRACE
10/23/2014 8:47:19 AM

Thank you for leaving me inspiring thoughts on my page. I do read them! I've been trying to settle into the new place and have a lot of travel planned for the next few weeks!



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10/23/2014 7:36:22 AM

OMG!!! Less than a week!! 6 days!! Only 6 days until we leave!!! emoticon Still taking too long!!!! emoticon

We will be leaving later than planned on Wednesday. We are going to a memorial service for Bob's cousin who passed away last July. Everyone in the family just loved her, especially my kids. She never married or had kids and she really should have. We were very said to her of her passing. She was 84. A very lovely lady.

Not much else going on. Trying to work my you know what off to get everything done before leaving. I doubt I will and no doubt it will still be waiting for me when I get back. The heater repairman is coming today to "fix" the heater which I doubt will be fixed. He says it is the electrodes which he said needed to be replaced at some point and that he was able to get them cleaned off and working or whatever he said but Bob thinks it is the circulating pump since we have hot water (we have a summer winter hookup heater that provides heat and also heats the hot water heater) the baseboard heat is not getting hot so who knows. Luckily it has not been as cold as it was last Sunday night or all day Monday.

But just can't wait until next weekend. It is not coming fast enough.

Have a lovely Thursday!!!! Counting down the days!!!!!

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SISSIE21
10/23/2014 4:08:50 AM

Wow what a great philosophy to go through life! " If it's not fun..."
Guess we can find ways to make even the mundane chores a bit more fun. Turning on my favorite music as I do the dishes! emoticon emoticon



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