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My husband and me at Callaway Gardens on my birthday 2016

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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

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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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    Thinking of you and praying *hugs* may the Lord sustain you and keep you strong right now, and gently wipe your tears
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    Thanks for reading my blog, "I got fired....". emoticon You know what it is like to be in hell with a job. Crying before every shift is horrible! This job wasn't that bad (yet) so I am glad it is over. Now on to the new! Have a wonderful week! emoticon
    36 days ago
    You are so sweet in saying that you miss me in the hip and knee team. I have missed everyone and hope to catch up this weekend. Thanks so much for reading my blog "to be or not to be...." and your encouraging words. I hope you are feeling better yourself and have a wonderful and relaxing weekend. emoticon emoticon
    41 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie!!!
    The mini-farm was EVERYTHING I wanted EXCEPT, the steps to the basement were steep, very steep and the only way to the laundry, which would have been ok but also the only way to the rock porch which overlooked the mini-farm (where I want to put a couple of small goats, a mini pig and a mini donkey). I was sad emoticon

    Hope your thumb is better emoticon
    66 days ago
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