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: 59,721

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 GLASSART43
    Thanks, I seem to have rekindled my "spark," LOL. Great pictures of the wedding, such a lucky couple to have a wonderful family to celebrate their marriage.
    1 day ago
  • v TWEDEE777
    Me too!!🌞☀
    7 days ago
  • v TWEDEE777
    Just maintaining for now. Back on track after the holidays :) have a great week!!
    8 days ago
  • v NHEMBERGER
    We had snow flurries Sat but it melted as it hit the ground. Glad for that! The winds have been fierce!
    Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? My sister grabbed the apron this year for our family (I take turns with her but she took over since we've had so much going on.)
    Nick & I will be hosting for his family. Going to be different this year for sure.
    Let's make this a healthy week my dear friend!
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    15 days ago
  • v NHEMBERGER
    We had snow flurries Sat but it melted as it hit the ground. Glad for that! The winds have been fierce!
    Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? My sister grabbed the apron this year for our family (I take turns with her but she took over since we've had so much going on.)
    Nick & I will be hosting for his family. Going to be different this year for sure.
    Let's make this a healthy week my dear friend!
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    15 days ago
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