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For those of you who know me, my mom Debi passed away on Tuesday morning, January 31st, 2017. She was 61 and in a lot of pain, so I'm glad she is at peace.

I'm Diane, also known as Rissa. I am on disability for bipolar and other issues, but I volunteer at a local low income clinic and try and walk every day. I can't wait until I can run again.. I used to run Cross-Country and was doing 5k's on hills in 33 minutes. I live in Miami now, but I am originally from Los Angeles. I love hills, but there are none here.

I managed to maintain my weight in 2016, but in the 230's. My goal in 2017 will be to see the scale go down and stay down. I'm going to walk more, and want to finally do an official 5k. I can't see Onderland, but I want to get there by the end of the year. I have been stuck in the 230's for over a year, getting as low as 231 and as high as 239. I am in the Cloverleafs for the Winter 5% challenge, and they have motivated me and helped me get into the low 230's and hopefully by the end of the challenge I will be finally under 230 again! I did get as low as 211, but I have backslid. My highest weight was in the 280's, so I have lost over 50 pounds with Spark People!

Member Since: 5/9/2011

Fitness Minutes: 56,938

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I would like to be in the 160 pound range, and to be able to run a 5k again. My ultimate goal is to do a marathon.

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I have been working on eating low sugar and low calorie things... the doctor said my blood sugar is borderline diabetes and I have a fatty liver, I'm hoping they go away as I get closer to my goal.

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