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Hello! I'm Dianne and I'm tired of taking diabetic medication. I'm ready to lose weight and keep it off. I decided this year--not because of a resolution, but because I just want to be healtier to make a lifestyle change.

I lost weight many years ago when I was only at 140 lbs with 15 pounds to lose (fancy that . . . if only I was back at that weight again). Anyway, I lost the weight and really thought I could eat anything and not regain the weight. I began to regain the weight almost immediately because (1) I didn't go on any type of maintenance plan and (2) I thought 'I can eat anything now' without exercising. I was too satisified thinking I was 'all that'! In fact, after a couple of months, the new clothes I purchased, I have given away--still with tags on them. I couldn't even wear them--sad. I was alot younger then. I'm much older and wiser now but this time it's different because:

(1) I want to minimize the devasting effects that diabetes can cause . . . and my denial about having it won't make it less so. My oral med's have been increased several times. I don't want to go on insulin therefore I have to make the changes to avoid it by diet and exercise.

(2) I'm looking forward to doing simple things I took for granted . . . trying my shoe laces without my stomach getting in the way, not having to lay on the bed to zip my jean because they're too tight or having to lean over to see my feet/shoes.

(3) Looking good in my clothes without always have to buy stretchy pants or big shirts. Let's face it, when you're bigger, the clothes look less attractive.

(4) Now that I eat fruit/veggie's--I really like it . . .and when I don't eat them (and eat other stuff), I don't feel right--I feel bloated. I just feel better when I eat healthy.

(5) and the last reason, to see my granddaughter grow up. That's reason enough!

I do believe if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. I do better when I plan. I'm successful that way.

Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. "

. . . and I know with God's help, I will have a future . . . a future to be healtier for Him, myself and my family.

We're all in this race together . . . it doesn't matter how fast the others are running . . .just that you finish the race. Let's not be bystanders . . . let's be winners! I'm in it to win it!

We've only been given one life and what we choose to do with it is our's . . . . what's your's??

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My prayer: Lord, I can't do this on my own. Please give me the strength, will and determination to turn this over to you. I can do all things through Christ--if I allow you to take control. Thank you Lord. It won't be easy, but I'm depending on you to help me lose this weight. I give it to you and thank you in advance. Lord, I pray that someone else might turn their lives over, totally and completely to you. Thank you for your love, mercy and grace . . . in Jesus name. Amen

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Member Since: 1/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,572

My Goals:
- To lose 45 pounds
- To be at a good BMI
- To be off diabetic med
- To exercise regularly
- To eat less red meat/pork
- To increase veg/fruit
- To wear a bikini =)

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My Program:
- Track, track and more food tracking - very important! You don't realize how those calories add up until you track them.

- Drink 6-8 cups water daily

- Two fruit/ three veggie's daily (fresh mostly--try to stay away from processed . .. if I can't get fresh, frozen is better than canned).

- Walk 3 days wk/30 minutes minimum

- Workout 20 minutes 3 days wk

- Minimum pork/beef

- Eat more chicken, fish

- Try to have a meatless day once a week.




Personal Information:
Live in the Birmingham, AL area--originally from Chattanooga, TN.

I'm 5'2" so a little weight seems (and looks) like alot. I'm also 47 years old - want to be in better health before the
big 5 0 !

Married 26 years to my college sweetheart! Have three sons and one granddaughter, Chloe (3 years old), who think she rules everyone (and most of the time she does)!


Other Information:
I think disease, stress, depression, etc., may be prevented if we make better choices with our health and with our lives.

Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. "

I believe we all can live better, longer, healtier by eating whole foods--the good earth that God gave us. I know me--I may occasionally eat a piece of cake or have a dessert, but it won't be often and I won't eat half of it! (HA, HA). I do believe if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. Unexpected events will come up--I'll deal with it. Otherwise I'll plan it out.




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  • v no profile image SEVENKITTY
    Just stopping by to share my favorite quote of the week!

    "Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."

    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

    Take care & talk soon!
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  • v WALKSFAR
    Just dropping by to say HI and wish you well. I agree 100% with you comment on the "Say something to encourage the next reader" message board!
    3950 days ago
  • v no profile image SEVENKITTY
    Thank you so much for the nice comment! You can do this! If you ever need a lift, please stop by and say hi! Now go get your goal!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3961 days ago
  • v EUNICEMONTEIRO
    emoticon for stopping by my page and for your nice comments
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    I love your page also!!!Your granddaughter is so beautiful
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