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Too bad the wolf didn't bite a few pounds off but Alaska was great!

Abbie Christmas 2014





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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: 276,228

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 MSLZZY
    Nice that you can cover for Sharon. I am sure she
    is ready for retirement. Enjoy your work days and
    dream of the time you can spend with co-workers
    and friends.
    4 days ago
    I love gardening and seeing plants come up, flowers are my favorite, but weeds seem to be my specialty, lol.

    Years ago, a baby robin was hopping around in the back yard. I was afraid Princess would get it and chased it down to move it. I like to think that same robin comes back year after year. Hearing the robin made me feel good. Soon we will all be busy with inside and outside chores.

    "Watching the news coverage of the searches on the river for Koty today, My _______ started balling her eyes out... said she feels so bad for him and his family, & loves them, & that it hurts her little heart. She said, Mommy everyone needs to find him. Everyone in the entire world needs to go to Pittsburgh and find him.... Breaks my heart, made me cry... She's only 8, and she feels for this entire family. Hugging her, I told her he will be found, & nobody's going to stop until he is... the innocence of a little child. My baby's heart is breaking over Koty💔"
    4 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I want to start walking in addition to my morning exercises.
    5 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by. New med is helping just hope we do not run out of money this year.
    5 days ago
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