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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 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: 250,338

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 INFLATED
    I think relaxing in the pool calmed me so much that I just figured I would have to work harder getting the house clean again. I didn't expect that our son and his girlfriend would clean. We all had fun talking and working.

    Kate, our son's fiancee, found a paper our son had made for my mother. It was a heart and he had written on it, "I love you, Grammy." My husband called it, "the Grammy award."
    6 hours ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    Have a blessed Sunday!
    18 hours ago
  • v INFLATED
    I think I will be bolstered up when I get my lab results on the 29th. The new doctor told me that I was 255 pounds in 2013. I know that this way of eating is good for me and you can see that I have plenty of food at each meal.
    1 day ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Fire up those Sneakers and Fall in Love with Walking and You Can Walk Your Way to a Healthier, Slimmer You!!
    1 day ago
  • v LADYVOLSFAN1954
    It's usually hot when I come down in September but I don't mind because the condo is on the ocean and there's a pool too cool off in. Plus the nice ocean breeze. Things I don't have here in landlocked Kentucky
    1 day ago
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