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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 ...
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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MSLZZY
2/20/2015 9:25:15 AM

Thanks for the spa goodie. I think I am long overdue for at least a month of vacation LOL!



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2/19/2015 8:47:53 PM

It is to be -3 in the morning. High of 16. I am feeling a little chilly this evening and I'm having some coffee to heat up from the inside out, lol.

Princess went out today and lied down by the pool and would not come in. I know she was outside for longer than 10 minutes. My watch broke, but I thought she would get frost bite. She is so nosy about anything that she sees, I think she was afraid she would miss something.

Hubby said he worked in an unheated building today. No wonder, he wants to go on Social Security.



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2/19/2015 6:48:30 AM

We put in new windows and spouting a few years ago. Hubby picked the cheapest priced ones from a newspaper ad and I don't think they do a good job of keeping in the heat.

With the new door, we can feel the difference.

Thank you for all that you have posted on my page. It has been a quick time of recovery, but I didn't keep up with everything. If I am on the computer, my husband starts talking to the animals as if to distract me. When I am following along with an audio Bible reading, this really got on my nerves. I began listening after he went to bed.



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LADYVOLSFAN1954
2/15/2015 4:21:55 PM

Stopping by to say "hello, how are you today?" I hope you're doing well. Take care. We're bracing for the snow & cold. It's already cold and we have a winter storm warning out from 6pm tonight until 6pm tomorrow now. The forecasts are anywhere from 6 to 12 inches depending on whose forecast you look at. The NWS says 8 to 12. So we'll see, the worst is supposed to be after midnight.
Hope you stay safe & warm this winter.
Take care my friend,
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MSLZZY
2/14/2015 10:05:50 PM

Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for the lovely poem. May tomorrow be just as great as today. HUGS!



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