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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: 246,978

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 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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    emoticon PREVENT BONE LOSS THROUGH EXERCISE emoticon

    Osteoporosis affects 10 million people in the US and is described as the generalized loss of bone density, causing skeletal weakness. When the amount of bone falls below a certain threshold, fractures occur with little or no trauma. There are 206 bones in your body and every one is crucial to staying active and pain-free as you age. Exercise is one of the most beneficial things that you can do for your bones. Choose weight bearing exercises, especially weight lifting, to keep your bones strong and to prevent bone loss. To improve bone density, the key is to keep your feet on the ground such as walking, running or aerobic dance. The impact of your heel hitting the floor sends a vibration through your skeleton that stimulates cell growth in the bones. Exercise prevents bone loss. This is an issue you need to address whether you are 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, or beyond!

    3 hours ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    emoticon for the message! It was so nice to hear from you!
    6 hours ago
  • v SUMMER_60
    emoticon Happy Sunday Morning My Friend. emoticon
    10 hours ago
  • v POETLKNG2LOSE
    Hi Pat thanks for posting on my blog. I had to get it off my chest and let others know my weaknesses.
    1 day ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Thanks for stopping by and keeping in Touch emoticon Here is our new Mantra!

    Today nothing, and I mean nothing, stands between me and my goal weight. I am there before I know it!
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    2 days ago
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