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Hi there! I'm mostly counting carbs, in an attempt to help prevent diabetes. I have been pre-diabetic, I have PCOS, and some of my family have diabetes, in addition to my other risk factors (weight and age). I am in the driver's seat on this one, trying to reduce my risk factors so I have more of a fighting chance.

The previous time I used SparkPeople, I took it to an unhealthy degree. This time, I am not going to track SO many things. I am not going to track those things which lead to me making unsafe or unhealthy choices.

I feel a bit shaky about coming back, because of my previous time here, and also my long time away. Wish me luck!

Member Since: 6/30/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,271

My Goals:
My main goal is to keep my blood sugar under control and below pre-diabetic or diabetic levels. I also hope to get in shape at least a little bit. My blood sugar and other stuff is fine.

If I lose weight doing all this, great. But if not, I just need to make sure I'm exercising.

My Program:
I'm trying to up my exercise bit by bit until I hit 150 minutes per week... 30 minutes, 5 times per week. It'll take some working up to!

I'm counting my carbs, and I'll be doing that with my boyfriend, who's diabetic. So I'll be helping him at the same time as helping myself. Score!

Lastly, I'm going to stick to non-sugared drinks unless I'm someplace with no palatable options, or as a rare treat.

Personal Information:
I live in Washington state, USA, and I'm a huge dork. :D I love video games, many types of music-- from gothic to EDM to dubstep to indie and folk, love roleplaying, psychology, sociology, learning new things, etc.

Other Information:
I'm a little shy. I'm trying to get over it, but it's hard. I have some pretty heavy anxiety, etc.

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    Welcome aboard~ There will be a Spark People Rally at the Missouri Botanical Gardens this Saturday, 7/17, from 9 a.m. to ??? We are meeting inside the main entrance at 9 & go from there...hope you can make it out!
    3482 days ago
  • v no profile image ANDREA1876
    I love your username! My name is Andrea, and sometimes my father-in-law calls me Andi. And I definitely have days where I feel like I must scream or go crazy!
    3484 days ago
  • v MCBETH
    It's the weekend, we can't slack off. I love your screen name, every time I see it, it makes me chuckle. Thank you for being a bright spot in my days.
    3487 days ago
    It's nice to meet you. I live close to Chicago in Naperville IL. It sounds like you are off to a good start. I know that the Beck team will be a very good support for you, so come on over and chat whenever you feel like it.

    Let me know if I can help.

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    3488 days ago
    Hi & emoticon !!
    Wishing you the very best on your new healthy lifestyle journey!
    emoticon on taking a major step by joining here- you found an emoticon online community full of support and motivation! Add in the consistencey & dedication and you're destined to succeed!
    Wishing you a Sparkling journey!
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    3488 days ago
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