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I am a 56 year old single mother of 2 and a grandmother of 1. Both my children are adults. I am on this journey to improve my health and to look and feel better. I have several medical conditions but will not let this keep me down. I started losing weight about 9 years ago and have gone from 281 to 228. I was taking 3 meds for Diabetes and now take only one. I would like to discontinue all my meds for all medical conditions. Over the past few years things have taken a turn in the wrong direction and I have gained back most of that weight.
I have made several changes in my life since starting this journey. My most recent was moving from Southern CA where I have lived for years and was close to my son, to Central CA where I am now living with my daughter. I am trying to be more committed to my lifestyle change. Here I am more active outside with gardening, yard work and walking.

Member Since: 1/5/2011

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My goals are to lose weight, feel better about myself and to be here for as long as my kids and granddaughter need me.

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I have recently been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. The Dr says I have probably had it a few years now and just did not know. I am changing my lifestyle by changing the way I eat and exercise. I am now trying the Eat Right 4 Your Type which is a diet for your blood Type. For me it is no grains except rice and oats, low carb and high protein.

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I am a 56 year single mother of 2. My son is 36 yrs old and my daughter is 28. I have one granddaughter who will be 3 in July.They are my pride and joy. I am so proud of both of them. I live in Merced, CA. I do medical billing for a living.

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I believe "Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life. I do not Regret Yesterday, I Live for Today and Look Forward to Tomorrow!" Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day!

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