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I am 64 years old and it has been 3 Year since I was diagnosed with Diabetes. I came to this site in a state of panic, frightened for my future, and terrified of this ailment that had a hold on me.

Now with the support and help of my SP Friends - I control my Diabetes, it doesn't control me.

I hasn't been easy, and continues to be a daily battle, but with my Friends on SP and my Trackers to keep me in check I am getting to grips with the monster.

I have a long way to go with my Weight and Fitness but I know now I am not alone, that others who have fought, and those still fighting the problems of Diet and Exercise control are with me on my journey.

Member Since: 3/17/2012

Fitness Minutes: 2,115

My Goals:

1. To exercise every day.
2. embrace my new Healthy Lifestyle
3. Look after myself properly.
4. Loose weight healthily, no crash diets or skipped meals.
5. Learn to be kinder to myself, if I have a bad day, or I break my eating plan, don't give up, just start again - I am worth it.

My Program:
1. Walk every day.
2. Eat 3 meals a day.
3. No late night eating.
4. Low fat, sugar and Carbs eating plan.
5, Friday night is cheat night.

Personal Information:
My name is Barbara, but I like to be called Babs. I am a young at heart 64, married to Peter who is 65 and we have one Son together Daniel, who is 25 in June of this year.
I class myself as Semi - retired because I would still like to work, if I can find a part time job here in Llandudno, North Wales.
For the 11 years before we moved here, from Birmingham, I worked as a Charity Shop Manager for a Large British Charity. I loved the work and would like to get back into it again, if possible.

Other Information:
I am an animal lover, and I would love to have a Cat or a little dog. Unfortunately we live in privately rented property, and the lease says - No Pets,
In the past I would have accepted that as the end of it - but my new Lifestyle means not just accepting my lot, it's about fighting for what I want.
So I am looking for a new home for us, one that will allow pets, and one that has a garden where I can grow flowers and my own veg.
Will I carry it through - you Betcha .

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    Hi, how are you doing today? How did your weekend go? Thinking about you and hoping that all is well. Have a great week!!
    3316 days ago
  • v BIBS4664
    Thanks for adding me as a friend, and I have added you as well. Haop you have a fruiotful day.
    3317 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Hi Babs, Thank you for adding me as a spark friend...I have added you also. Together we can do this!!!

    Although success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out..."Success is doing your best." How simple that is!! Your best may be different each day but you can continue to do your best.

    3318 days ago
  • v KITCORPS100
    Hiya babs I see you added me as a friend so I decided to stop by at your home away from home. You are right it is never too late to do what makes you happy and healthy in life. I would like to say about your comment of crash diets you are giving up. AWESOME. With healthy people it is not a good idea with diabetics it could be deadly. On an off comment I live in the United States in Ohio and I have a third cousin whom married a man from Wales and he has immigrated here to the states. Just a nice coincidence.
    3318 days ago
    Good morning! The sun is shining, it's a new day and go out there and make the most of it! Have a great day!!
    3319 days ago
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