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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: 272,148

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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    I will try to do my best to get back to health. I think I did the right thing too about the health care online.

    I found the door ajar overnight and that made me feel creepy. I didn't sleep. Hubby 'fessed up to that. He was walking the dog and trying to get into the house to use the bathroom. He thinks he left it ajar.

    Why does the body slow down as we age, everything except urgency to get to the toilet.
    4 days ago
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    5 days ago
    If I was in the ER and arguing like I had to on Sunday, with the phone, I could call for a doctor. Today I am putting into a document the health care's information and help from a brother in Christ that had uric acid kidney stones. There are different types of stones. I didn't know this before I had one.

    I think we have Wi-Fi of some sort here. I don't know what it is. Our son bought us ROKU for our TV and he has us on his account. We can get the same channels that he is paying for, then we chip in $10 cash for the month directly to him.

    I was told that I would need a Smartphone by one of the moderators at Reversing Diabetes. I know that she knows that I am on Social Security and that we don't spend unless we have to. I have never been treated like I have since using Dr. Westman's way of eating. I know I avoided an insulin shot in the hospital due to my way of eating. I tend to think the uric acid may have come from eating spinach daily which I wasn't doing before. I am to eat two cups of greens daily. Whatever it is that is causing the uric acid build-up, I am hoping the new health care will be able to make recommendations. They have studied this manner of eating. One man tried to disprove its benefits. Dr. Steve Phinney and Dr. Sarah Hallberg are two of the doctors that recommend this way of eating to reduce high blood glucose.
    5 days ago
    Thank you for the advice about the phones. The kids have them and they don't have any trouble.
    5 days ago
    I haven't gotten through my e-mail yet to know if I got a response from this health care group. It will be $400 a year and I will have to have a Smart phone to use certain apps, but I was told where to get a plan for $30 for 2 months.

    I need to try to go back and retrieve the info I was given last night and put all of this into my document files. You don't have a seven pound weight gain/loss in a day. It was fluid retention, I was up and down all night.
    5 days ago
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