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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: 144,189

Fitness Minutes: 38,895

My Goals:
Onederland (under 200 by Feb 14, 2015) Reached 199.4 on Jan 31, 2015

50 lb loss by May 1, 2014 (Reached on May 20th)

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My Program:
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.

Personal Information:
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.

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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ROSEWCI
9/2/2015 5:11:25 AM

Wow Sharon, you eat very low carb! Honestly, I don't go that low, but I do know that when I keep count of my carbs I do better & my blood sugars are better. Good for you that you've found something that works for you! Keep up the good work!!!

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BEACHCOMBER2
9/2/2015 12:36:45 AM

Hi Sharon, I would like to lose about seven more pounds and then maintain it. You can catch me. How many more do you want to lose?
Cheers, Linda



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LDFRANCO
8/31/2015 8:45:14 AM

I added you as a friend :D



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LDFRANCO
8/31/2015 8:42:59 AM

Hey Sharon, thanks for not taking my comment the wrong way. I just didn't want you to swear off enjoyable foods forever! I am not low carb right now but too much sugar makes me feel terrible anyway. It's so hard to limit myself to just a bite of cake



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NORASPAT
8/29/2015 9:49:02 PM

Sharon I would love to do that. I keep seeing some thing that tells me to give points to the teams bit I cannot find what it is about. I must find you a Goodie. Pat in Maine.
I wish all team leaders were as committed to their teams and it would be so much better.

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