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This is Abbie, our little shih-tzu





Too bad the wolf didn't bite a few pounds off but Alaska was great!





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I started this journey back in 2009 and have lost a little over 20 lbs but that is not nearly enough. I have been told by my dr recently that I must lose 50 lbs as if I don't I am going to be a full blown diabetic. Well, that is enough to scare me into doing something drastic as I lost my 1st husband to diabetes nearly 25 years ago and I know first hand all the complications that it can cause because he pretty much had them all.
Up until Dec of 2011, I was caring for my dad. He passed ...
I started this journey back in 2009 and have lost a little over 20 lbs but that is not nearly enough. I have been told by my dr recently that I must lose 50 lbs as if I don't I am going to be a full blown diabetic. Well, that is enough to scare me into doing something drastic as I lost my 1st husband to diabetes nearly 25 years ago and I know first hand all the complications that it can cause because he pretty much had them all.
Up until Dec of 2011, I was caring for my dad. He passed away December 26 and I have managed to get his affairs settled. Now I am just dealing with my dear DH's health issues. He underwent radiation for prostrate cancer and is now deemed cancer free but still dealing with several other health issues.
I am starting on a new phase of my life - Mon, Oct 1 is my target date and I am not thinking of this as a diet, but a new way of eating to make me healthy for life.
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Member Since: 8/25/2009

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My Goals:
Ultimately I would like to lose about 70 lbs but my main goal is to eat healthy and get into a healthy weight and BMI range. Diabetes runs in my family so I hope by living healthy I can avoid that.

My Program:
I walk at least 5x a week for 3 or more miles and try to swim several times a week.
I eat vegan 1-2 days per week and watch my salt intake.


Personal Information:
Born and raised in a small town in central Ill. Moved to Edwardsville, IL to attend SIU, and got my degree from Webster Univ in STL, MO in 1985. Lived in the STL area for about 30 yrs before hitting the road and living in an rv for 6 yrs. Settled down to to health issues of my hubby. I have 2 sons, 2 step-daughters and a step-son. Between us we have 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandkids. I was forced into early retirement when the company I worked for was sold in 2000. Was able to enjoy it as it allowed us to travel and had we waited, the health issues would have kept us from doing that. I am blessed to have been maried twice to wonderful men. I married my high school sweetheart at 18 and he passed away at 41, due to complications of diabetes. I am happily remarried for 20 yrs now.

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I am an avid reader when I have time. I like to swim and walk. Love traveling and seeing the country. We belong to Caring Canines, a therapy dog group, and take Abbie to visit hospitals and nursing homes.. I do a lot of volunteer work in the park where I reside. I am the beautification chair and take care of all the flowers and decorating in the park.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT
3/29/2015 1:57:06 PM

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Are you ready to believe in yourself today? You can do it! Now start moving with confidence towards your goals!

Take advantage of this brand new week before you! Do a little something every day that will take you one step closer to your goals. Believe in yourself!

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It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always." ~~~~~Oprah Winfrey~~~~~

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YOGIGIRL58
3/27/2015 2:59:17 PM

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I love the " pic" of your " furbaby . " !
I have 2 babies of my own, ... a Rat terrier Mix named Lollie Pop and a Yorkie Poo named Karlie Joy.

I love your page.

Have a good week-end and stay encouraged. :0
Blessings on you, ... " yo " !



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MSLZZY
3/27/2015 10:14:16 AM

At the rate I am going, I will never retire. Just go with the flow.



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MSLZZY
3/26/2015 11:35:22 AM

We love hosting the soup suppers but DD's MIL and I decided this will be our last year unless...we get a new pastor who can inspire the rest of the younger ones to participate. We had voted several years ago as to whether to have Lenten Services or not and it was a tie vote. I guess that explains why the people our age don't come. They would rather not have these services at all. Their loss!



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3/23/2015 8:06:05 AM

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emoticon for the visit to my Spark page! I hope you have your Spark plan in place for this week! Let's step it up on this Monday morning and meet our goals!
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Wake up every morning with a thankful attitude. Expect something good to happen in your life today. " ~~~ Joel Osteen ~~~




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