SHARONSPARKLE
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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: 53,012

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.


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 NHEMBERGER
    Thanks for commenting on my blog "Sparked Another!"
    My new walk buddy joined me again this morning, ready to go!
    I never minded walking alone, but it's even more enjoyable to have a good companion!
    I hope you have an awesome weekend!
    Spark on!
    Nancy
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    4 days ago
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    Sharon, Thanks for commenting on my "Happy to be Green" blog! How ironic that lime green is also my favorite color! LOL!
    Have a fantastic day & Spark on!
    Nancy
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    6 days ago
  • v NHEMBERGER
    Thanks for the Sparkgoodie! I'm just outside of Cincinnati, in southwestern OH. Sure feels like we skipped summer & it's fall!
    I'm trying a new SparkRecipe for banana bread, felt like I needed to use the oven! It's almost done, sure smells good in here!
    Keep Sparking!
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    I hope you have a sunny week!
    Nancy
    9 days ago
  • v NHEMBERGER
    Thanks for the Sparkgoodie! I'm just outside of Cincinnati, in southwestern OH. Sure feels like we skipped summer & it's fall!
    I'm trying a new SparkRecipe for banana bread, felt like I needed to use the oven! It's almost done, sure smells good in here!
    Keep Sparking!
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    I hope you have a sunny week!
    Nancy
    9 days ago
  • v NHEMBERGER
    I know what you mean about the headaches, I dealt with them when I was cutting back on my coffee. But I made it & now have one cup almost every morning. It's nice that I don't have to have it to prevent a headache. emoticon
    Hope your weather's great! Chilly weekend here. Bundling up now for a walk, it's 43°, got down in the 30s last night. Is it really May?
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    9 days ago
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