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I'm a retired psychology professor. I've lost 50 pounds in the past several years. I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes 15 years ago but have tight control (HbA1C 5.7) using metformin, diet, and exercise. I either walk on a treadmill 30 minutes and ride an exercycle 30 minutes or walk outdoors 1 hour daily. I also have sleep apnea that was diagnosed 20 years ago, although I have had it most of my adult life. I use a BiPap every night. I have heart disease and had 3 stents placed in my ...
I'm a retired psychology professor. I've lost 50 pounds in the past several years. I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes 15 years ago but have tight control (HbA1C 5.7) using metformin, diet, and exercise. I either walk on a treadmill 30 minutes and ride an exercycle 30 minutes or walk outdoors 1 hour daily. I also have sleep apnea that was diagnosed 20 years ago, although I have had it most of my adult life. I use a BiPap every night. I have heart disease and had 3 stents placed in my right coronary artery in 2012. I also have occluded small coronary arteries which cause angina.

I have been married for 54 years (June 2014) and have two daughters, both happily married, and five grandchildren. Our middle grandson was killed in an auto accident eight years ago. He was 19.

We are both retired and love to travel. You can tell this from my photos. We usually take one month-long international trip and one month-long trip within the US every year, along with several brief road trips around Minnesota and South Dakota and down to Texas. In the last year our travel has been limited due to my heart problems and my husband's aftereffects of several small strokes.
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Member Since: 12/1/2010

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My Goals:
Lose 25 pounds this year.

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BARBIEE52
4/18/2015 12:13:35 AM

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"So, here's to us.
Here's to ordering a salad when we want a burger.
To making an ass out of ourselves in cardio hip-hop class.
To drinking more water than seems humanly possible.
To going 5 more minutes on the elliptical.
To working twice as much as your skinny roommate.
To saying "screw you" to the old you.
To following in love with the you who you really are,
the you that you want to become.
To looking in the mirror and not seeing any change,
throwing on your running shoes, and working out anyway.
To looking in the mirror and seeing major change.
Here's to carrots, shin splints, and sweaty t-shirts,
and perseverance, and all things fat-free,
and sore muscles, and stinky socks, and 7 a.m.,
and spin classes, and falling down,
and getting back up, and bottled water.
Here's to us for getting up everyday
and doing it all over again.
Here's to us."
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BARBIEE52
4/13/2015 11:38:51 PM

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I run.....
I'm slower than a herd of turtles,
stampeding through peanut butter...
But...I run

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FRENCHIFAL
4/13/2015 9:32:20 AM

Thanks so much for your support on my blog! I did finally give in and have those nachos...but I also got in some extra exercise, so hopefully it evens out!!
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4/8/2015 11:26:34 PM

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . emoticon ___""YES!! I did it!!""
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . emoticon ___I ""I will do it!!""
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . emoticon ___I ""I can do It!!""
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . emoticon ___I ""I'll Try to do it!!""
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . emoticon ___I ""How do I do it??""
. . . . . . . . . . emoticon ___I ""I want to do it!!""
. . . . . emoticon ___I ""I can't do it!!""
emoticon ___I ""I won't do it!!""

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4/6/2015 12:06:56 PM

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~**~**~**~**~**~GOOD MORNING~**~**~**~**~**~
Ability may get you to the top
but it takes character to keep you there!
Be more concerned with your character
than with your reputation.
Your character is really what you are
while your reputation is merely
what others think you are.
No one is born happy
but all of us are born with
the ability to create happiness.
So today make others happy.
(author unknown)
~**~**~**~HAVE A MARVELOUS MONDAY~**~**~**~
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