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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: 250,218

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.

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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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    Growing old??? Perhaps if it did not involve all the pains and aggravations to go with it we would not mind it so much!!! emoticon
    2 days ago
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    Statistics indicate that more than 100,00 people die each year due to weight-related illnesses and excess weight contributes to:

    emoticon Type 2 Diabetes

    emoticon Hypertension

    emoticon Heart Disease

    emoticon Stroke

    emoticon Sleep Apnea

    emoticon Respiratory Problems

    emoticon Cancer

    emoticon Osteoarthritis and Joint Problems

    NO MORE EXCUSES!!! Get up and get moving! Drink a cold glass of water emoticon and refresh and rejuvenate yourself! emoticon

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    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my page. Each comment encourages ME to continue this journey! I hope that your efforts produce a GARDEN of blossoms in your own life. Know that EACH day is a NEW start full of promise.
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    2 days ago
    I am getting closer to my heavenly home. Some would like to live their life over again, not me.
    I don't mind aging. When my eyes close in the sleep of death, they will open to behold King Jesus.

    Listen to "Beulah Land" sung by Squire Parsons and you will hear what I am talking about.
    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/21/2016 12:35:15 AM
    Just dropped by to say hi and thank you to an emoticon Lady hope you stay cool emoticon
    3 days ago
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