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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*
    I'll definitely let you know how it goes. My experiences tells me it'll be a waiting game where I show up, do tests, wait for the results, try some treatments, wait for my results, and maybe start all over again if it wasn't the right thing.

    Being diagnosed with endometriosis has made me a huge proponet of advocation for your own health. I went undiagnosed for over nine years even though doctors had noted symptoms like my enlarged ovary but hadn't persued the problem. I was too young and naive to; I didn't know that doctors didn't know everything. These days I research everything from my symptoms, possible ways to diagnose what I might have, treatments, and medications.

    P.S. Good luck with your journey! You really are a beautiful, vibrant person and you deserve to enjoy life with no strings attached.
    4841 days ago
  • v KALOLA555
    Welcome to 50+50+Debbie anne, Sorry I must have missed you earlier. So glad you joined our team. We can all tend to be a bit of a handful (no pun intended) but we're very supportive too. Post often and tell us about yourself. emoticon emoticon
    4842 days ago
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