FROSTY99
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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!




Abbie Christmas 2014


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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 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.


Member Since: 8/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 243,700

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 due to health issues of my hubby. I have 2 sons, 2 step-daughters and a step-son. Between us we have 14 grandchildren and 8 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 25 yrs now.


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Have had to table my love of reading for now-eye sight has been a real problem for the last couple of years.




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  • v POETLKNG2LOSE
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. It is the only thing I can do right now if I cannot work. Why does the government make it so hard for some of us and others get it and do not need it?
    4 hours ago
  • v INFLATED
    Hubby won't get in the pool unless the water temperature is 84 degrees or higher. We have a solar cover, but the Pro Pools place said if it is left on in the day time, it will cause an algae bloom. We left it on in the daytime.

    They said it is to hold the heat in the water over night and should be removed or at least folded back off of the pool during the day. We didn't do that. We left it on until we wanted to swim and when we took it off, the water was green.

    We still have it. My husband wants to get a leaf cover for the pool which will let water through, but catch most of the leaves and seeds from the neighbor's maple tree which is probably 60' tall and right by our fence. The limbs, leaves and seeds leave a mess for us to clean up.
    2 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    emoticon My Wonderful Spark Friend !!
    Remember just because it is a Holiday Weekend doesn't mean you can't have a good time and stay on track... just watch be sure to weight the hamburger meat out to 3-4 ounces, layer it with plenty of veggies like lettuce, cucumbers, onions, radishes or your favorites!! Try adding some grilled vegetables to the list... Family BBQ's can be the greatest way to get your family on board to trying fresh grilled vegetables and "Yes" even grilled "Fruits"... Try gilled fruit and veggie kabobs... along with your favorite salsa. Even visit Chef Meg for some of her favorite recipes for grilling!!

    emoticon "Memorial Day Weekend Blessings!!" emoticon
    Remember to Plan for those desserts to, no more than 1/8th of a slice if you put it on your tracker!! You should have plenty of room for it!! Let's be Happy with our choices, not sorry about it later! emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v MSLZZY
    Love those 6 little stories! Plenty of motivation! HUGS!
    Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
    2 days ago
  • v INFLATED
    It will take a while for the pool water to warm. It will be nice on these warm days to work outside and then to jump into the pool. The neighbors in back of us cut down a tree along the fence line which will allow for more sun to hit the pool.

    With fishing and swimming, this should be a great summer.
    2 days ago
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