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I am 56 years old and was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in May of this year. Trying to control it with diet and exercise and so far so good. I live in Atlanta and have been married for 3 years now to a wonderful guy. I also have 2 grown sons from my previous marriage and expecting my first grandchild in March of 2015.

Update: Time sure flies. Just celebrated my 58th birthday, I have a beautiful one year old granddaughter and still very happily married. I think I'm finally getting a handle on my weight. After my A1c just kept going higher my Dr. recommended I try Atkins. Best thing I've ever done. My wonderful husband is totally on board with me (he has done it before) and keeps me on track. I feel better then ever, more energy, blood sugar is excellent, cravings are gone. 5 weeks in now and doing fantastic. It's not always easy but with the two support groups I have joined and the help of my husband I'm starting a new way of life and a new way of eating.

Member Since: 9/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 987

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My long term goals are to learn a new lifestyle and to be healthy. I want to be able to enjoy my life with my new husband and to be around for my children.

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to track my food on a daily basis and drink 8 glasses of water a day. Increase my exercise as much as possible.
To read blogs, make new friends and join teams for motivation and support.

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My name is Shirley and I live in Georgia.

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I like to read, scrapbook, and spending time with my new husband.

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    Oh my goodness. Getting back to the real world is so hard. No sleep, a very painful PT session Tuesday, just recovering a wee bit from it.
    Hope you are well.
    Love ya!
    29 days ago
    Thanks for my goodie. PT is crazy hard. I now know what you meant about it lol. I hope to get back on track next week with going back to work.
    37 days ago
    I haven't forgotten you. My laptop has been in repair and I don't know how to do a lot on mobile app. Also writing an email is dang near impossible. Thinking of you often!!!
    58 days ago
    Hi, nice to meet you. Thanks for your comment in the Team 300lbs Plus. Like you I like to write things down then log them either at the beginning or end of the day. I put the app on my phone but it is just easier at the computer. emoticon emoticon
    72 days ago
    So, my friend, you know how I am about trendy things and not liking them...

    However, lavender is very soothing and may help you relax. Be VERY careful if you choose to go the essential oil route. Do terra has been under investigation for a while, from what I've been told. I finally listened to my Dr and tried melatonin and was surprised that it actually helped!? I can take between 3 and 5 mg of that with either 25 or 50 mg of benadryl (generic) and 2 naproxyn sodium and I sleep 7 or 8 hours! May be worth trying emoticon
    82 days ago
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