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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: 133,908

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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.

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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.

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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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MARGOO_GNU
5/22/2015 7:39:47 PM

I'm actually enjoying the redo, the "camping". It would be easier if Scott didn't have quite so many special needs and felt a bit more chipper but all the packing up was done and is out of the way and I am free until the end of next week? I bought everything else my little heart desired this afternoon, including the new washer/dryer combo which is being delivered and installed next Friday so I'm good to go!



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JAMER123
5/19/2015 12:38:39 AM

I think it's just a dream or a wish that we could join you all. It's hard to know day to day what's happening here. And mom is being difficult with some of the changes she is going to have to make when and if she can go home. BUT we can dream anyway. So times dreams do come true.



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PJSTIME
5/16/2015 3:49:41 PM

A lot of our friends in Texas have small schnauzers and they don't shed and most have been quiet and gentle in nature.



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AVANELL
5/9/2015 9:44:33 PM

Thanks, Sharon, for stopping by and commenting on my travel blog! I appreciate your thoughtfulness!

God bless!
Avanell

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5/9/2015 9:09:59 AM

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emoticon Sharon! How can we turn our goals into extraordinary results? Evaluate self-worth! Practice self-discipline! Accept responsibility! Cultivate optimism! Enhance self-motivation! We BELIEVE in each other! Let’s always be the SPARK that ignites the lives of one another! YES, We CAN DO It! TOGETHER, We WILL PURSUE Our Goals! DAILY, We ARE Making Results Happen! WOOHOO!! Have a beautiful and blessed Mother's Day weekend!


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