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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: 118,090

Fitness Minutes: 24,730

My Goals:
Onederland (199 by Feb 14, 2014)

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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.

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 48 years to a wonderful man and have two grown children and 6 grandchildren. Since we retired in 2008, we do alot 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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HOLDINGMYOWN
1/24/2015 1:30:44 PM

I saw that where we both lost the same pounds!! LOL SISTAS!

But you gained a point as I lost one from no exercise last wed. other than my swimming~~that won't happen again so look out~~LOL

Your On for the 2 pounds next week!! emoticon



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HOLDINGMYOWN
1/20/2015 5:37:28 PM

Hi Pal...
The *powdered* cheese is the same as the ones we usually use on top of spaghetti ...as in Parmasan Cheese....and I usually find them in the same place as you find all the things to make spaghetti in our stores here...
The one you see for my Egg Bakes is made by Kraft and I like to use this one because of the bright orange color and because this one has a lower calorie count than some of the others ( 2 TBSP = 35 cals. )
Check the calories on whatever you buy...some are quite a bit higher than others...
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ECLIPSED
1/18/2015 9:38:22 AM

Thank you for the comment on my blog :)
I'm adding you as a friend, hope you don't mind. Maybe I can get some info from your page!
Hope to see you around :)



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GRLTAZ
1/12/2015 8:21:41 PM

Onderland is so close ! I am so excited for you. I hope when you go to buy small clothes that you find great bargains. Keep pushing !!



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TXGRANDMA
1/10/2015 8:34:46 PM

That is fantastic, Sharon! Way to go on going down in size! That is a wonderful feeling and you are to be congratulated! Yes, I would wait to buy my new wardrobe, too. Meanwhile, keep up the excellent work! emoticon



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