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2021 is here now, and for the last six years, I now have three health diagnoses (Diabetes Type 2, Fatty Liver, and Sleep Apnea).

I recently lost my mother-in-law to Heart Disease almost a month ago, and it is making me value my health even more now.

I have been trying to lose this weight it seems like every year for the last 30 years, the problem is that I let everything else get in the way (work, family, various excuses, and being busy). I neglect myself in the process.

To me, this is the end of running my life into the ground. I lost my grandmother to a diabetes coma, my friend lost her toes to diabetes. Untreated Sleep Apnea can kill you and so can Diabetes.

It is a wake-up call and this time I cannot turn away from it. I can no longer put myself last anymore.

About Me:

Here is a little about me, I am a 56-year-old woman who has gone through some major life changes. I have been through a lifetime of abuse, I have been through yet another mass layoff, this time due to Covid downsizing, divorce after 24 years, I have four adult kids, they have all moved out now.

** Update I have since remarried (6 years now) and working on my certifications and trying to do everything I can to make myself more employable, even if I am over-educated and experienced I have to try.

I am in flux on trying to find out who I am and start caring about me for once in what seems to be like forever since I have always been looking after everyone else and neglected my own needs and wants for so many years. Like the banner above, I feel like I need to find out who I am now at this stage of my life and what will make me truly happy.

I am so self-conscious that I do not like being in pictures or taking full-body photos, one day I hope to change that. Thank goodness there are filters until I feel comfortable again.

I am looking for support friends that I can encourage and they can encourage me also. I am a super nice person and very approachable, I talk as well as listen.

One of the things that brought me here a long time ago (it was the same day I joined) was I was shopping at the mall, and I had a flashback, of when I was in great shape and how I could wear the cutest clothes.

Okay, that is enough for now ... gotta go do my Sparkpeople Tracking :)

Member Since: 2/16/2009

My Goals:
Primary Goal:
(1) Get all my medical issues under control
(2) To start feeling and looking better.

Goal #1: Get under 200 lbs.
Goal #2: Get to my goal weight of 145.
Goal #3: Eventually wear a single digit size clothes.
Goal #4: Have a Normal BMI (for my height it is 154 lbs.)

Other Goals (When reached I will put reached next to it)

Get out of the 240s
Get out of the 230s
Get out of the 220s
Get out of the 210s
Get under 200 lbs
Get out of the 190s
Get out of the 180s
Get out of the 170s
Get out of the 160s
Get out of the 150s

** When I get under 200 lbs I am going to do a dramatic haircolor perhaps blonde or light brown
** I will donate clothes that no longer fit me, for I no longer want to go back to that weight.

My Program:
(1) No real set program yet, just watch what I eat and exercise more.
(2) Limit my carbs and sugar (I no longer add any granulated sugar, I use Truvia)
(3) Start keeping track of my exercise and eating habits.
(4) Start drinking as close to 8 glasses of water a day as I can
(5) Take my vitamins daily
(6)Try to be happier and more energized with my life.

Personal Information:
(1) Pacific Northwesterner who transplanted to Northern California, one day I hope to move to Florida.
(2) Diehard Seahawks Fan
(3) Army Veteran (Cryptological Telecommunications) and College Graduate.
(4) My hobbies are anything computer-related (yes I am obsessed and a hardcore g33kgirl), photography, digital photo manipulation, and writing visual poetry.

Other Information:
Send me SparkMail and I'll answer you. Once I get to know you enough, I may add you on Facebook.

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