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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: 290,507

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.

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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.

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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 LUCYCAN7
    That is how my DH was caught also he had to have Gall bladder Surgery and had to
    have the Cath test.I need to have Carpal Tunnel Surgery on my right hand done had
    it on the left one 2 years ago.It is hard to use one hand,i got so frustrated using one
    hand.Thanks for letting me know about the stents your DH has and be careful in
    the heat.Those temps can be so dangerous!Hugs&Prayers!
    1 day ago
  • v LUCYCAN7
    Yes you need to take care of your health.I know it is a big relief to get him Home.
    Pray everything goes well with the Stent.Does he only have the one?When i had
    a Heart Attack last June i had to have one stent and after that i stayed tired for
    months did not think i was ever going to regain my strength.Then last month my
    DH had to have open heart surgery,he had 5 blockages!He was lucky to have it
    caught in time.He is doing really good,thank God.I will keep you both in my Prayers
    and rest when you need to as well. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v LUCYCAN7
    Glad to hear you got to bring him Home,will keep praying for you both,HUGS! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v LUCYCAN7
    emoticon So sorry to hear this!Covering you in Prayers!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v LUCYCAN7
    emoticon the Surgery went well! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
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