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I am married, my husband and I are both diabetic and have sleep apnea. We have 9 kids between us and currently have 10 grandkids with #11 due the end of May. I am struggling with lots of health issues recently (diabetic, sleep apnea, overwieght, stabbing pain in lower right leg with pins and needle sensations, pain shooting through leg when touching just below the knee, bulging discs in lower back) needless to say I have several issues which make it difficult to do exercises to help with the weightloss program.

Over the last 13 months I have lost 54 pounds. I have dropped at least 2 pant sizes and am wearing pants that I haven't warn since sometime in 2006. The pants that I was wearing are so big that they almost fall off me and I can take them off without unbuckling them. I have noticed that my fasting blood sugar numbers have decreased which is a good thing and hopefully can decrease the amount of medicine I am taking for my diabetes. January 2010 weight and measurements are as follows:
weight: 245.2
waist: 44"
hips: 51.6"
neck: 15.5"
BMI: 42.1

Member Since: 1/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 45,500

My Goals:

My goals for 2010:
1. Tto lose 5-8 pounds a month
2. To get my BMI within the healthy range.
3. To add strength and cardio exercises to by routine.


My Program:
I am watching my nutrition and doing some light exercises and stretching due to other health issues with my back.

I am planning to add some strength and cardio to my routing bassed on what I can handle with my back issues.

Personal Information:
I live in Nebraska with my husband and our youngest daughter. We have 8 other children all living in Nebraska except my oldest son living in Iowa and my youngest son in school at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. 5 of the boys are married.


Other Information:
I like to sew (take in sewing for extra money), crochet, do sudoku puzzles, and watch my daughter play soccer.

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    M - Make optimism your way of thought. Make enthusiasm your way of life. Make gratitude the key to happiness.
    A - As we begin each new day it is solely up to us to choose our attitude that will set the tone for our perceptions throughout our day.
    R - Remember all of your efforts today were the best that you could do in that moment.
    C - Choice is our greatest gift in every moment.
    H - Honor your Spark Friends for all of the encouragement and support they provide.

    M - Make positive thinking your daily focus.
    O - Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude toward us.
    T - Take a deep breath and connect with your authentic and powerful self.
    I - I choose what I become through my thoughts.
    V - Venture forward with full confidence in your abilities.
    A - Ability is what you can do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
    T - The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more great things you will attract into your life.
    I - If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.
    O - One choice at a time throughout your day is a tiny, but powerful step.
    N - Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

    Make today your BEST day, and let's make this our BEST MONTH!
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    152 days ago
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    Happy Friday! Time for a little bit of fun and laughter to get you primed for the weekend ahead. Well, in case you don't follow the "National days calendar", today is National Read a Fairy Tale day.

    So here are a few frankly fractured fairy tales that I hope will give you a giggle . . .

    emoticon What's the difference between a Northern Fairy Tale, and a Southern Fairy Tale?
    The Northern Fairy Tale begins "Once upon a time', and the Southern Fairy Tale begins "Y'all ain't gonna believe this!"

    emoticon Did you read the fractured fairy tale about the girl who lives in the woods and steals from the rich and gives it all to her Granny?
    It's titled - Little Red Robin Hood.

    emoticon Do all fairy tales begin with "Once Upon A Time"?
    No every two years they come out with a whole series that begin with "If elected, I promise . . ."

    emoticon I heard about a fractured fairy tale about three creatures who live in trees are scared of the Big Bad Wolf.
    It's called “The Three Little Figs”.

    emoticon What did Cinderella say when the photographer lost her photographs ?
    "Someday my prints will come!"

    emoticon Rapunzel is a very long drawn out hairy fairy tale.

    emoticon Most women have read the fractured fairy tale titled, "You Have to Kiss A Lot of Frogs To Find A Prince".

    emoticon The prince summoned up all his courage after he slayed the evil dragon.
    He rode like the wind back to the castle, jumped off his high horse, and proposed to the princess. She refused, and he lived happily ever after.

    And last but not least . . .
    emoticon There is a very funny little known fairy tale about Snow White's half brother - Egg White.

    I hope you have a Happily Ever After Weekend! emoticon

    Thanks so much for dropping in to visit my page and say HI, leaving your note, or goodie.
    I want you to know how much they brighten my day. emoticon
    157 days ago
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    “Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.” ~ Rose Lane

    May the bluebird of happiness find its way through your open door today, and every day this week.

    Thanks for dropping by to say Hi! Have a good week!
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    160 days ago
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    Happy Friday! In an effort to help keep everyone warm in the colder temperatures and all the snow, we need to get ourselves giggling. So let's get our giggles going to warm us up this morning . . . I don't mean to air my dirty laundry in public, but I have loads of laundry jokes. I promise you they're all clean. If you think there's nothing funny about doing laundry, you just need a dryer sense of humor. Sock it to me!!!

    Have you heard about the new and improved energy star rated clothes dryer that's being touted by the government for its very high 99% energy efficiency . . .
    It's called a clothesline.

    Why don't men like doing the laundry?
    Washers and dryers don't come with a remote control.

    If doing laundry makes you tired, and you decide you've done enough - you'd better think twice . . .
    More laundry!

    What do income taxes and doing laundry have in common.
    Either way you might lose your shirt.

    When I was in college money was tight. Quite often I had to choose between buying laundry detergent or something for breakfast. It was either All or muffin.

    How much fun is doing laundry?

    If your toddler gets all muddy while playing outside, just throw her in the tub and quickly washer and dryer.

    Why are poker players good at doing laundry?
    They know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when they run . . .

    Today has been a perfect finish to my week!
    Every sock in the washer had a matching partner.

    I hope my sense of humor did not leave you hanging high and dry this morning . . .

    Finally . . .

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Clothes who?
    Time for me to clothes this now.

    Thanks for dropping by my page for a visit.
    I hope you have loads of fun this weekend!
    164 days ago
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    Happy Friday! Love is in the air! They say "love is a many splendored thing", and so I thought it might be a-propose for some Valentine giggles about marriage to get ourselves in the right frame of mind for the weekend ahead. Believe me, this was no half-hearted project for me; I put my whole heart into it! I know you're getting excited, and can heartly wait, so let's get pumpin' . . .

    emoticon After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, 'You know, I was a fool when I married you.”
    The husband replied, 'Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn't even notice.”

    emoticon A man inserted an ad in the classifieds: It read: “Wife wanted”.
    The next day he received hundreds of letters.
    They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.”

    emoticon If a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

    emoticon "I married Miss Right. I just didn't realize her first name was Always."

    emoticon A husband said to his wife, "No, I don't hate your relatives. In fact, I like your mother-in-law better than I like mine."

    emoticon A woman turns to her husband on their silver wedding anniversary and says, Honey, will you still love me when my hair turns grey?"
    Her husband replies, "Why not? I stuck with you through the other six shades."

    emoticon After finishing our Chinese food, my husband and I cracked open our fortune cookies.
    "You go first", he said.
    Mine read, “Be quiet for a little while.”
    "Now it's your turn", I said.
    His read, “Talk while you have a chance.”

    emoticon My wife just nudged me and said, "You weren't even listening, were you?".
    I thought, That's a strange way to start a conversation. . .

    emoticon An interviewer asked a married couple what their secret was to their long and happy marriage.
    The husband chimed in, "My wife and I always compromise."
    "I admit I'm wrong, and she agrees with me."

    emoticon Shortly before our 25th wedding anniversary, my husband sent 25 long-stemmed yellow roses to me at my office.
    A few days later, I plucked all the petals and dried them. On the night of our anniversary, I spread the petals over the bed and lay on top of them, wearing only a negligee.
    As I’d hoped, I got a reaction from my husband.
    When he saw me, he shouted, “Are those potato chips?”

    I hope some of these made you laugh wholeheartedly! emoticon

    I heartily wish each of you a very Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy your weekend!
    171 days ago
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