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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: 310,935

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 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 INFLATED
    The cream was listed as a prosthesis in January and this time it was a patch listed as miscellaneous. I am not going to pay for something that is listed as miscellaneous. I am not going to pay for the patch either, if I get a bill for it. It was listed as something I could be billed for.

    I didn't know what happened with the VA. When I talked to Jessica, she said a FAX had been sent the day of my visit. The VA now records everything to prove when people say that this or that didn't happen. It may also protect them if they are sued. She took it upon herself to contact Heather from Diagnostic Imaging Services' billing department and I didn't have to do anything.

    I should sleep well knowing I have been relieved of more than $800 in debt.


    3 days ago
  • v JUSTSTICKWITHIT
    Thank you for your kind words. I'm praying for you and your family. Praying for a full recovery for your son. God bless you my friend.
    3 days ago
  • v BOHOCHICDEBBIE
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    Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, it never hurts to bring your own sunshine and an extra pair of galoshes.

    I appreciate your support and wishing us both a wonderful day!
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    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/13/2017 6:29:28 AM
  • v INFLATED
    If my VA bill gets paid, I will be out from under over $1,200 worth of debt. I'm hoping and praying about it. I did what I was told to do.
    4 days ago
  • v BOHOCHICDEBBIE
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    When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens – and when it happens, it lasts.
    - John Wooden, Hall of Fame College Basketball Coach

    Have a great day!
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    5 days ago
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