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I am 41 years old and was born and raised in Indian Trail, NC and currently live in Monroe, NC. I have been a medical assistant for 22 years and currently work for a gastroenterology practice for the last 12 years. I am a wife to a wonderful Christian husband and a wonderful 18 year old daughter. My husband is from the mountains of Tennessee so we are back and forth between states. I am a good ole southern girl that loves God and my family.

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I am 41 years old and was born and raised in Indian Trail, NC and currently live in Monroe, NC. I have been a medical assistant for 22 years and currently work for a gastroenterology practice for the last 12 years. I am a wife to a wonderful Christian husband and a wonderful 18 year old daughter. My husband is from the mountains of Tennessee so we are back and forth between states. I am a good ole southern girl that loves God and my family.

I love to read, cross stitch, do crafts, play computer games, cars (especially fast ones), spend time with family, teach kids Sunday School, and most of all worship God!!! I am OCD when it comes to organization! I LOVE to be organized :)

I have always had a very hard time losing weight. I found out in January 2012 that I have hyperthyroidism and Graves disease. With the help of my endocrinologist, medication, and God my Graves is currently in remission and am off all medications for my thyroid!!! YEA!!! I was really discouraged when they told me I should have been losing weight but instead I was gaining at a steady rate.

I found out September 2013 that I am now pre-diabetic, severely Vitamin D deficient, and still severely anemic. Other health issues are narrow angle glaucoma, active thyroid eye disease, and cataracts. My mom also has diabetes and she is now in stage 3 kidney failure because of it. I have seen her go through a lot of health problems and when I got the pre-diabetic diagnosis it terrified me. Seeing what my Mom went through and is still going through has scared me enough to finally motivate me to do something to get myself in better health, better shape, and lose some weight.

God blessed me with a gift to teach kids about God!!! The hardest decision I had to make was to stop teaching my 3rd - 5th grade Sunday School class at church. I take that job very seriously and it takes ALOT of time to prepare for the next class .... time away from taking care of myself. I had to free up sometime somewhere to concentrate on taking take of myself, going to the gym, and eating right. After much thought and prayer it was the best decision I could have made. I will, however, teach again one day when God wants me too and when I have lost the weight and am healthy again!!!

I have finally met with a registered dietician, changed my diet all up, joined a gym, and met with a personal trainer .... which was awesome and following with their instructions has what has got me finally losing weight!!!

I just have to keep reminding myself that with determination, persistence, motivation, consistency and with God's help ..... I CAN DO THIS ..... AND ..... I WILL DO THIS!!!
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Member Since: 9/21/2013

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MACANBEFIT
11/13/2013 12:11:57 PM

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11/7/2013 6:09:02 PM

WOW... you're tracking really well! I'm trying to get back here daily, and stop this insane sugar buzzing I'm doing. Tell me some of your secrets!!! emoticon



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11/2/2013 8:24:36 PM

Thanks for your comment on my activity feed. I think we have been blessed this year with the beautiful colors the leaves have turned. You are lucky that you can get up to Asheville so often. I'm two hours away. Have you driven up I-26. The overlooks are breath-taking.
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10/23/2013 2:04:18 PM

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TRAVELERGAL
10/15/2013 9:20:33 PM

Hi and thanks for the add! I added you as well. I live in the university area so we aren't too far at all. Thanks for the encouragement...Ive been pretty unfocused lately. Getting back on track...again! Im here to cheer you on!



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