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When I joined Spark People back in 2006, it was with the high hopes that I had finally found an answer to my life long battle with my weight.

I tracked and exercised and lost over 40 lbs! Unfortunately, life changes happened and I quit tracking first and eventually stopped exercising. And I think you know what happened next. Yes, I gained the weight back!

Over the last few years, my story is the same as many other Sparkers. My weight has been up and down. My weight is finally taking a toll on my health and I have had to go on blood pressure meds. I am very disappointed in myself but I am not a failure as I have never quit trying.

In Oct 2014 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I always said my weight was not affecting my health so I was blindsided with my diagnosis. I guess I was in denial. All my poor food choices and lack of exercise finally caught up with me!

My A1C was 7.8 and I was told to lose 40-50 lbs as soon as possible. I took my diagnosis very seriously and began following a low carb/high fat diet and a walking program. The pounds starting falling off. I have now lost 68 lbs and I see my goal weight as a reality.

My A1C is now 5.3 and I am off all my meds so I am hopeful to be at goal when I go to my Doctor in June.

Member Since: 3/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 67,207

My Goals:
Lose 15 more lbs.

I will also do S/T on Mon, Wed, & Fri.

I will continue to eat under 50 net carbs a day and keep my calories between 1350-1600 calories.

My Program:
I am following a 1200-1400 daily calories and walking at least 7,000 steps a day.

Personal Information:
My name is Sharon and since we retired we downsized to a much smaller home in a manufactured community in Zeeland, MI which is not too far from Lake Michigan. My husband and I just recently celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We have two grown children and 6 grandchildren. Since we retired in 2008, we do a lot of traveling in our motor home and have been spending our winters in AZ.

Other Information:
My husband and I are retired and love traveling in our Motor Home.

My favorite toy is my computer - I'm addicted, lol.

I enjoy reading - anything!

I have a passion for Cruising!

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  • v JAMER123
    I'm working to get it back but the low numbers every night isn't helping!! LOL Better watch out! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!
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    13 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    CONGRATS on getting the top for points this week!!! I have really gotten very low numbers so I guessed you would be number 1!!! Way to go! This week is going about the same for me!!
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    14 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    We haven't gotten a drop of rain in the RGV. I only wish that Harvey could have shared just a little and not the destruction as in Houston and surrounding areas. My friend up here goes to Rockport and they think their resort is gone but haven't found out the last I heard. Texas Trails is in a drought are right now but hoping for the fall rains to get there early. Thanks for stopping in with your comment! You know you are welcome in the RGV (in a different park).
    21 days ago
  • v KATHY024
    Glad your back online and traveling! What a great time! We saw about 75% eclipse here, so we spent the morning running out to see it on our two pieces of paper and then back inside to watch the coverage on the TV. I thought the news people did an excellent time with it.
    Happy Trails!!
    22 days ago
  • v KATHY024
    Did you take your RV and venture to a spot to see the eclipse? Are you still there?
    25 days ago
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