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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.

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.


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Member Since: 3/28/2006

SparkPoints: 180,010

Fitness Minutes: 52,164

My Goals:
2016 Spring 5% Challenge Goals

To reach my goal I must lose 8.5 lbs over the 8 wks of the challenge.

I will continue to exercise by doing my daily walking (60 mins a day)

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:
Since Oct 2014 I have been doing a LC/HF diet and stick to under 50 Net Carbs a day. I also try for 70,000 steps a week which is about 60 mins 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.

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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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TXGRANDMA
5/2/2016 11:27:53 PM

Hi, Sharon.... we are not as happy with the park as we were in the past. The service has definitely gone downhill, they always used to keep the coffee on and iced tea made, but now they are allowing it to run out. Also, they have a lot of full timers living here now, and that is disruptive to us. They used to keep them all across the creek bridge, but now have a bunch of them on this side of the creek, too, back by the canal. At least this time, there is water in the canal, however, we are no where near it.



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NHEMBERGER
5/2/2016 1:22:43 PM

Thanks for reading my blog! Are you staying positive today?
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TCANNO
5/2/2016 10:59:20 AM

Many thanks for your comments on my blog, it was a very long and enjoyable day

Trev



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TXGRANDMA
5/2/2016 9:02:14 AM

Hi Sharon! We are at Oak Creek for our monthly Good Sams campout. We got all set up and then found our site had electrical problems! Thank goodness we didn't have to move, they fixed it! Haven't tried their internet yet, used mine last night!



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CORKYTHEMOM1
4/29/2016 11:54:05 AM

Good morning, Sharon! I am so proud of your wonderful progress! You ROCK!! Set yourself up for success using SMART strategies. Create effective goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely. They will positively change your life. You will achieve results! Have a beautiful and blessed weekend.


emoticon S = SPECIFIC - What exactly do you want to achieve?
emoticon M = MEASURABLE - How will you know you have achieve it?
emoticon A = ATTAINABLE - Is it something that you have control over?
emoticon R = RELEVANT - Is it applicable to the goal and what you are working on right now?
emoticon T = TIMELY - What is your deadline for getting this goal done?


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