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My 1st white water rafting trip in over 25 years. Why did I wait so long to do it again???

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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: 322,335

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 RAMONA1954
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I hope you're doing well.
    6 days ago
    I hate it when I go to use something and it doesn't work. This happened with vacuum cleaners that needed bags and also with the wheelbarrow. Hubby's lawn mower is not working. He has had all winter to get it fixed, but he hasn't done anything with it.

    I paid for the 1/8 of the beef today. Hubby told me this evening that he kept hearing a buzzing sound and he couldn't figure out what it was or where it was coming from. He told me to come into the living room and sit beside him and to listen for the sound.

    Our daughter-in-law went to Urgent Care thinking she had strep throat, she has the flu. She couldn't get a hold of her husband and called and asked my husband if he could drive her home. Her parents are taking her home. My husband tried to call our son when his wife told us that she couldn't get a hold of him. His Smart phone was lying on its side in my recliner and buzzed when my husband tried calling our son. LOL! Mystery solved!

    I just hope we don't get the flu again. Our son is cooking steaks we sent home with him. My husband's birthday is next Tuesday, the first day of Spring, and our son thought he would grill the steaks for us tomorrow for my husband's birthday.
    6 days ago
  • v DOODIE59
    Hi Pat,
    Just checking in to see how you're doing? The weather today made me think of those lucky people in Florida, which made me think of you:)
    Hope you're having a great day!
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    8 days ago
    No, I couldn't get awake and missed church. My husband woke me up before 8 AM, but I dozed off again.
    10 days ago
    He got the stuff we needed on the third trip. The dinner turned out very well and I didn't think about the L-Tryptophan in the turkey on the night when we move the clocks forward. So far, hubby is sleeping soundly and I need to get to bed so I can get ready for church in the morning.

    11 days ago
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