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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: 60,493

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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    Thank you again for the comment on my Mindful Moderation blog. I am really liking that concept!
    4 days ago
    Thank you for the comment on my Mindful Moderation blog. I agree that the profile picture will be a great motivator for me. I felt really good at that stage and that is what is important to me now.
    10 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    Drive time back via through town was 15 mins. or less. And I looked on Google Maps as we couldn't recall the mileage to where PJ and Frank are and it's about 65 miles from Canyon Lake out on 83. We didn't look at the mileage coming back but with stoplights etc added in, it's not far at all to Pharr!! :-)
    12 days ago
  • v TWEDEE777
    Well, occasionally I can understand, but I love how I feel when I eat healthy. Have a fantastic day!!
    13 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog Sharon!
    You always cheered for me on my streak! I sure let myself down & my wonderful Sparkfriends that were rooting for me, I know now that I need to keep streaking. The higher the count gets, the harder it is to break the streak. Want to jump on board with me? I'll start over so we can be on the same day.
    I had to look back to see what I weighed a year ago. Thanks to tracking on SP, I'm able to do that. I lost 2.5#.
    Here's to a successful 2017 full of health & happiness!
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    “Never quit. If you stumble get back up. What happened yesterday no longer matters. Today’s another day, SO get on back on track and move closer to your dreams and goals. You can do it!” -Unknown
    16 days ago
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