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Just a bit about me: I have many medical issues but have made a decision that I can live or I can give up I have chosen to live. This can be difficult. I am an insulin dependent diabetic with gastroparesis. This is terribly challanging. I also live with lupus and fibromyalgia and minor, details like asthma. I live with surgery on my stomac every 3-4 months but I feel lucky this is available to me, very blessed as a wife and mother grandmother, teacher and church musician, and college student, at the age of 53. I choose to live and do as much and often as possible. I have been able to do, through God to live with the pain and difficulties and I am a most fortunate individual. I also thank the lord for this web site and all my teams and friends here at Sparks! Blessings to all p.s. this is a wonderful and motivational place to spend at least 1-2 hours a day, which gives me motivation to keep going. Hurray!

Member Since: 2/21/2006

Fitness Minutes: 2,720

My Goals:
I would like to lose another 15 -20lbs. I have lost 80+ lbs over the past 3 years, I try to keep myself motivated, as I need to keep it up to live.

My Program:
I currently, take my vitamins, work out at least 6 days per week, I have to watch what I eat as I am a brittle insulin dependant diabetic.[6 shots a day] I need all of your help to keep me going. I have gotten a insulin pump but still have troubles but this is better than before. My doctors want me to get a 24 hours blood glucose monitor but of course the insurance company is the hold up. So maybe someday.

Personal Information:
I live in Michigan, on a farm. I have 3 horses, my dog passed away over 1 year ago, a Newfoundland. He was 15. Ive been married to the same wonderful man for 33 years, we have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. We are expecting 2 more grandchildren in Feb 08 and March 08

Other Information:
I am a very caring compationate person,I am a very right brained individual, with many interests, I am a musician, teacher, college student. Wife, mother and grandmother. It seems like I do every craft, there is , I like to "do my own thing" I rarely use patterns, if I do I put my own signature of some sort on it.

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  • v MAUREEN24
    Hi Diana,
    I just called in to say hello, and I hope you have a great day, I read where you have lost 80lb over the last 3 yrs,that fantastic, and I am hoping to be able to achieve the same result,I first started to take conrol of my eating in mid April, I had freaked out when I got on my new digital scales to see I weighed 335.7lb, I cried for about an hour, before coming to terms with it.
    I started to cut down the next day, and was browsing the net a week later when I came across Sparks people.
    I joined on the 23rd April and weighed 330lb so was down 5 from before,I am a slow loser due to being on steroids, and other medi, but when I weighed in today I am down a bit more 0.9 lb.that takes me down to 325.5 lb.
    so even though I dont feel I am losing fast enough, when I look back over the last 6 weeks thats a loss of 10.2 lbs.so when I look ahead at the next 24 weeks I will be feeling so much happier at Christmas.
    I find that picture in my head a good goal to aim at .I know I need to exercise more, and will attempt to as soon as the weather eases its so cold here, and going outdoors plays havoc with my joint pain..I have rambled on enough ...lol I wish you well and pray all is well for you and your friends and family . God Bless .

    5504 days ago
    Diana Wanted you to know that I enjoy chatting with you & know that you will find the strenth to get thru your health problems.
    5514 days ago
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