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Tuffy and i working our bellies off on a 30 minute walk

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At my best!!! But also my biggest 235#'s

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I've been overweight all of my adult life. Getting tired of the yo yoing. In the year 2000 i was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. Turning a deaf ear to the diagnosis i felt "now that i'm taking meds i can eat what I want and not worry aobut the diabetes" How wrong i was. It took an almost fatal accident stemming from a blackout after a 400 blood sugar reading and a fall down a flight of stairs which could haae been much worst in the injury area. I was so lucky. Someone was watching over me. Finally some sense was knocked into my thick head. I've been eating healthy ever since. Not only making healthy choices, i exercise 6 days a week. Since last November I have lost 40 lbs. I enjoy using my sense of humor along the way. It helps burn calories when you laugh. Today i have normal blood sugar readings. I feel good, look good and I'd like to love aobut 40-50 more pounds. I've come this far, I know I can do it. I have faith in myself and Love me more today than i ever have. I'm so glad i was introduced to Spark People by a friend. It really helps to track my food and exercise. I like writing about my feelings, my emotions, my dreams.

Being almost totally Deaf/legally blind has it's drawbacks. But today I am comfortable with myself for who I am. It has not always been this way. It is the main reason for my Emotional eating disorder that triggered Binge Eating normally at night. That is in my past thanks to SparkPeople.

Member Since: 4/17/2008

Fitness Minutes: 30,363

My Goals:
Currently my goal is to eat a healthy diabetic diet. No refined sugars. 5 servings daily of fruits and geggies. 3 servings of proteins and 2 snack smaller servings of protein along with a good carb. Currently I have an average FBS readout of 125 first thing in the morning.
Max of 2 cups of coffee
8 or more cups of water

My Program:
A reasonable 1,200-1,500 calorie a day diet. Go to the gym daily.
Walk 30 minutes twice daily.

Personal Information:
I'm in Oregon City, Or., Engaged , Originally from Southern California. The mother of a lovely 18 yr. old healthy daughter. You can write to me at my spark mail address.
DOB 11/24/1956

Other Information:
I am a mover and a doer and I love the outdoors. I enjoy camping and swimming and traveling. You won't find me being a FAT butt laying around on the couch.

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  • v *WISTE*
    Hi! I haven't checked in with you in awhile but I wanted to let you know that my health problems have been mostly resolved by changing my diet. It seems like my body is sensitive to carrots (of all things!) so no more carrots for me. Too bad, too, because I really liked them.
    4495 days ago
  • v MAC409
    Glad you enjoyed the granny joke, I thought it was funny tooo... I live in the mountains of north Ga. I lived in Oregon, Harrisburg and north Portland. Love it there... Anyway just wanted to say hi Bernadette
    4505 days ago
  • v MONI_A
    Thank You!
    4507 days ago
  • v AMANDAH11
    Thanks so much fo the hugs!! Thats very sweet! IF you ever need anything youve got a friend in me. Ive just started trying to loose weight myself so I dont know how many pointers I can give you just yet but i'll sure try. Nice dog by the way what kind it is? Ive been trying to walk with mine at least 5 times a week. Right now thats my goal..and if I'm late in the evening getting out there he brings his leash to me. How funny is that?lol Anyway write again soon! -A fellow Oregonian lol
    4508 days ago
    Hi--just wanted to welcome you to EE. I used to live in Lake Oswego, OR--love the PNW!!!!!!! We still have good friends in Portland and VanCouver, WA. We lived in LO from 83-89! Anyway, welcome--you have a great smile!!!!!! emoticon

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    4510 days ago
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