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My name is Andi and I am the mother of 2 daughters and host mother of 2 foreign exchange students from Brazil and Germany. I have 3 dogs, 1 cat, and an African Grey Parrot. I love to read, knit, crochet, do dishes, and wash clothes. My sister died on 10/26/13 from stage 4 breast cancer and I miss her terribly. This motivated me to see a doctor and learn about my health. I was then diagnosed with Type II diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. It is time to change my lifestyle so that ...
My name is Andi and I am the mother of 2 daughters and host mother of 2 foreign exchange students from Brazil and Germany. I have 3 dogs, 1 cat, and an African Grey Parrot. I love to read, knit, crochet, do dishes, and wash clothes. My sister died on 10/26/13 from stage 4 breast cancer and I miss her terribly. This motivated me to see a doctor and learn about my health. I was then diagnosed with Type II diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. It is time to change my lifestyle so that I am here for my children. My hope is to not only lose 85 pounds but to maintain that weight throughout my lifetime.
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Member Since: 11/18/2013

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My Goals:
I need to lose 85 pounds. Goal 1 - eat healthier and track food
Goal 2 - Lose first 5 pounds in 3-4 weeks.
Goal 3 - Attend needed doctor appointments in next 2 months.
Goal 4 - Check BS levels daily.

My Program:
Eating healthier and moving.

Personal Information:
I'm an air force brat and have lived in many states. Currently from Minnesota.

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I work as an addiction counselor. I love to read, knit and crochet.

 
 



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JAE_HENNINGTON1
12/31/2013 6:50:08 PM

Happy New Year..saw you needed support. I decided to add you as a friend to share the journey together



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JIBBIE49
12/31/2013 11:19:47 AM

emoticon Happy 2014 New Year. Get ready to emoticon

I am here with support. We can do this.

I've learned a lot from Richard Bernstein M.D. who wrote THE DIABETES SOLUTION. He has great lectures on YouTube.

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12/12/2013 11:55:00 PM

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12/7/2013 2:48:39 PM

Welcome to Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.

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FIT4MEIN2013
11/25/2013 11:55:17 AM

Write down why you want to lose weight. List all the reasons why those extra pounds are burdensome. That is your motivation. Post them by your phone, in your car, on the bathroom mirror, next to the kitchen sink....

Part 2 is determining whether wanting to reach that goal is worth the effort needed to do so. If you do not think it is worth it, nobody else can help you to get there. If you DO think it is worth the trouble and hard work, nothing can stop you! We can encourage you, we can help you through the temptations and hard spots, but we cannot give you the motivation to do something that you do not want to do.

Part 3 is your plan. How do you plan to lose the weight that you have decided is worth the effort to lose? Will it be dieting? How? Calories? How many? Atkins? Weight Watchers? What kind of exercise and how much are you prepared to do at this point? If you don't have a plan, you will continue doing the same thing you are doing now and that isn't helping you to get to where you want to be..... which brings us to step 4...

Part 4- What is your goal? You can set an ultimate goal, but 50# is a lot to look at. You need to set smaller measurable goals. Not all of them should or have to do with weight. Perhaps it is to move for 10 minutes straight. That movement might be walking, dancing, jogging or marching in place. You might want to get below a certain milestone number (those over 200# tend to strive for ONE-derland). Or look at a 5% weightloss. YOU decide the goals.

Now put these all together and get this plan in motion.

MEASURE YOUR SERVINGS! Our minds are sneaky and we vastly underestimate what we are eating.
TRACK EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN YOUR MOUTH! If you write it down, it is real. Don't try to remember at the end of the day. Do it immediately after you eat if not before.
MOVE! It probably won't be much at first. 15 minutes on the bike was hard for me at first and I had to ice my knee afterward. After several weeks I tried the elliptical trainer. I couldn't do a minute. Now I can do an hour without any problem.

The fact is, you CAN do this! I am proof of it.




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