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SHARONSPARKLE is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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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 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.

In 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!

My A1C was 7.8 and I was told to lose 40-50 lbs as soon as possible. I took my diagnosis very seriously and began following a low carb/high fat diet and a walking program. The pounds starting falling off. I have now lost 68 lbs and I see my goal weight as a reality.

My A1C is now 5.3 and I am off all my meds so I am hopeful to be at goal when I go to my Doctor in June.

Member Since: 3/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 91,069

My Goals:
Lose 15 more lbs.

I will also do S/T on Mon, Wed, & Fri.

I will continue to eat under 50 net carbs a day and keep my calories between 1350-1600 calories.

My Program:
I am following a 1200-1400 daily calories and walking at least 7,000 steps a day.

Personal Information:
My name is Sharon and since we retired we downsized to a much smaller home in a manufactured community in Zeeland, MI which is not too far from Lake Michigan. My husband and I just recently celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We have two grown children and 6 grandchildren. Since we retired in 2008, we do a lot of traveling in our motor home and have been spending our winters in AZ.

Other Information:
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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    Thank you for the encouragement! Good to be in touch with you again! Sweets are my downfall too. Seems like the best way for me is to just really steer clear of them rather than moderating. Stay strong! Spark on!
    43 days ago
    Hi, nice to meet you. I originally joined SP back in 2009. In May I deleted that account to start over. Here I am. emoticon
    44 days ago
  • v DONNA_VT
    Congrats on the weight loss this week! You are doing very well in this challenge . . . good luck throughout the rest of the weeks.
    66 days ago
  • v KATHY024
    Sending good wishes for the New Year and hope that we will come out from this horrid virus soon! Have not been more than 50 miles from my home in a year! We've accomplished a lot around the house and land though. Been Zooming with the grands!
    108 days ago
    Hope you had a wonderful Holiday Sharon! Thank you so much for my sparkgoodie. It brightened my day!! Wishing you a healthy and Joyful week as we transition into a New Year! May it be one filled with many blessings for you personally and the world.
    110 days ago
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