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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 ...
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.

Last 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!

We were about to leave MI for our winter destination of AZ. My doctor recommended I lose 40-50 pounds during the six months I would be gone. What??? Obviously, she has never lived the retired resort life! However, I took her and my diabetes very seriously and set out to accomplish her goal for me.

I have been sticking to my diabetic diet and exercising (mostly a brisk walk) for 30 minutes a day. For this couch potato, that was hard in the beginning but I am getting used to it.

In the last three months, I have lost over 25 lbs and I'm half way to my six month goal so I'm right on schedule. I am changing my lifestyle and working to take this weight off but I'm determined this time it will be the last! At the end of this journey, I WILL BE HEATHY!

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Member Since: 3/28/2006

SparkPoints: 126,412

Fitness Minutes: 29,618

My Goals:
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My Program:
Spark People is the tried and true (not to mention the best) way of losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle so I will be going back to the basics of tracking both calories and exercise. I hope to become more physically active as my weight comes down.

Personal Information:
My name is Sharon and we recently sold our large home out in the country and downsized to a much smaller home in a manufactured community in Zeeland, MI which is not too far from Lake Michigan and our daughter and her family. I have been married for 49 years to a wonderful man and 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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HOLDINGMYOWN
3/29/2015 5:42:29 PM

LOL...PS on my goodie note!
The trainers are to replace the ones you keep wearing out walking!! LOL
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MARGOO_GNU
3/29/2015 11:47:22 AM

Yes, I was watching the weather channel and it was commenting on the high temps in Arizona versus our really low ones here on the East Coast. Wild weather ride this year.

I get all excited about buying some of these things for the new kitchen and forget we're talking about a month from now and go to use them and get confused with the old kitchen, LOL.



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CORKYTHEMOM1
3/27/2015 9:54:50 AM

emoticon Sharon!! I’m dropping in to cheer you on! Goals can only be achieved when we set them and do our best to reach them! Exhibit a DO IT NOW attitude! Commit to daily healthy choices! Persevere in permanent lifestyle changes! Let me hear you yell, “WE CAN DO IT!” TOGETHER, We Are Making RESULTS Happen! Have a WOOHOO weekend!


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CORKYTHEMOM1
3/22/2015 12:34:53 PM

emoticon Sharon! The SPRING season has arrived! Are you feeling the energy? Are your spirits soaring? Is your body springing for outdoor activities? Get out of the house, release your inner youth and let’s SPRING into action!


emoticon S = Strive to exceed daily with a combined mind, body and soul balance!
emoticon P = Produce a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
emoticon R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
emoticon I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
emoticon N = Never give up on yourself from turning obstacles into sparktacular success!
emoticon G = Greet life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!


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PEGGYO
3/18/2015 8:43:10 PM

Thanks so much for the challenge.
I will join in tomorrow because I am shutting down at 9 thanks again.



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