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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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11/21/2014 12:12:22 AM

My husband said the chicken breasts we had tonight with taco seasoning on them were good, but that he wasn't going to eat much. We had that, petite Brussels sprouts and a baked potato.

He will be home early tomorrow to return the cable stuff to the cable company. They told him that he had to do it personally, that it couldn't be dropped off by anyone else. I could do a rant on that.

We plan on picking up some more stain to finish the deck railing and to go grocery shopping to stay caught up by replacing the things we have used up.

Since I have bladder problems and bowel problems and since I am a female, it is difficult to tell what is going on. It was so much easier when one doctor took care of the whole body, instead of having to go to specialists for them to rule out that the ailment does not fall under their specialty.

I am glad though that your husband doesn't have Crohn's. My niece, age 39, has had all sorts of problems with her pancreas and bowels. Her mother sent me the results of her tests at Johns Hopkins and she has some sort of a loop in her bowel. They took a section of her bowel out, but there still is a loop and she had to have mesh put in during a hernia operation. She sure has been through the mill at such a young age.




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INFLATED
11/20/2014 4:13:20 PM

My husband's foot surgery is December 19th. The countdown has begun and I need to keep the supplies current. Thankfully, this year, I will have my Social Security checks to fall back on. I don't think I had signed up yet when he had his surgery on his other foot.



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11/20/2014 2:58:38 PM

I was glad that my husband helped me with the housework. When I have intestinal problems, I am beat. All I want to do is to lie down. With two animals in the house, there is always dog and cat hair to clean up.





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MSLZZY
11/19/2014 9:28:33 AM

I hope the new doctor treats you better than the last one. Don't sign up for a plan unless you know what the new medication will be because it could affect what premium and out-of-pocket costs will be as well.



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MSLZZY
11/19/2014 9:18:51 AM

What a lovely poem and you, my dear, are priceless. I value your friendship as the best gift in the world. HUGS!



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