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I am a 57 year old single mother of 2 and a grandmother of 1. Both my children are adults. I am on this journey to improve my health and to look and feel better. I have several medical conditions but will not let this keep me down. I started losing weight about 10 years ago and have gone from 281 to 228. I was taking 3 meds for Diabetes and now take only one. I would like to discontinue all my meds for all medical conditions. Over the past few years things have taken a turn in the wrong direction and I have gained back most of that weight.
My life has been a rollercoaster ride for the past few years. I lost my sister, my mother and my boyfriend who was the love of my life. All within a year of each other. This really took a toll on me emotionally. I fell into depression. I was recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and that has been hard as well. I am trying to get back to where I was 10 years ago, that fight and drive I had when I started this journey.


Member Since: 1/5/2011

Fitness Minutes: 142,987

My Goals:
My goals are to lose weight, feel better about myself and to be here for as long as my kids and granddaughter need me.


My Program:
I have recently been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. The Dr says I have probably had it a few years now and just did not know. I am changing my lifestyle by changing the way I eat and exercise. I am now trying the Eat Right 4 Your Type which is a diet for your blood Type. For me it is no grains except rice and oats, low carb and high protein.



Personal Information:
I am a 57 year single mother of 2. My son is 37 yrs old and my daughter is 29. I have one granddaughter who will be 4 in July.They are my pride and joy. I am so proud of both of them. I live in Merced, CA. I do medical billing for a living.


Other Information:
I believe "Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life. I do not Regret Yesterday, I Live for Today and Look Forward to Tomorrow!" Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day!




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  • v FREEMYWARRIOR
    I would not walk in 100 degree weather either. I don't take very long walks by myself because I sometimes lose my balance...so I just go about 300 steps to the mailbox and back and see what I can along the way.
    1980 days ago
  • v FREEMYWARRIOR
    Hey Dutch...how are you doing"? It is a little cloudy here...and didn't get much of a walk in. Did you give up on us and the scavenger walk. We still have about 2 days. Just Sheryl and I left. Have an awesome weekend. pam
    1980 days ago
  • v MISSM66
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    Find a time and place of solitude.
    Look into the distance, and into the future.
    Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
    and begin to build that tomorrow, today.

    Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
    To see Light and Joy in everything.
    To spread our wings and fly boldly.
    To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
    our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
    To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
    our friends, our community, for the whole world.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1980 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Oh gosh! So sorry to read that you're not feeling well. HUGS and hope you have a better day tomorrow!


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    “The road may be steep, but you have the ability to cross any mountain.” Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    1997 days ago
  • v IAMAGEMLOVER
    BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

    2037 days ago
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