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I started this journey back in 2009 and have lost a little over 20 lbs but that is not nearly enough. I have been told by my dr recently that I must lose 50 lbs as if I don't I am going to be a full blown diabetic. Well, that is enough to scare me into doing something drastic as I lost my 1st husband to diabetes nearly 25 years ago and I know first hand all the complications that it can cause because he pretty much had them all.
Up until Dec of 2011, I was caring for my dad. He passed away December 26 and I have managed to get his affairs settled. Now I am just dealing with my dear DH's health issues. He underwent radiation for prostrate cancer and is now deemed cancer free but still dealing with several other health issues.
I am starting on a new phase of my life - Mon, Oct 1 is my target date and I am not thinking of this as a diet, but a new way of eating to make me healthy for life.

Member Since: 8/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 286,547

My Goals:
Ultimately I would like to lose about 70 lbs but my main goal is to eat healthy and get into a healthy weight and BMI range. Diabetes runs in my family so I hope by living healthy I can avoid that.

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I walk at least 5x a week for 3 or more miles and try to swim several times a week.
I eat vegan 1-2 days per week and watch my salt intake.

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Born and raised in a small town in central Ill. Moved to Edwardsville, IL to attend SIU, and got my degree from Webster Univ in STL, MO in 1985. Lived in the STL area for about 30 yrs before hitting the road and living in an rv for 6 yrs. Settled down due to health issues of my hubby. I have 2 sons, 2 step-daughters and a step-son. Between us we have 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandkids. I was forced into early retirement when the company I worked for was sold in 2000. Was able to enjoy it as it allowed us to travel and had we waited, the health issues would have kept us from doing that. I am blessed to have been maried twice to wonderful men. I married my high school sweetheart at 18 and he passed away at 41, due to complications of diabetes. I am happily remarried for 25 yrs now.

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Have had to table my love of reading for now-eye sight has been a real problem for the last couple of years.

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    After walking on uneven brick Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it will take awhile for my feet to feel normal. Several had sprained ankles from the venue. We went back Sunday to make sure everything was cleared out. Loaded up 4 vehicles, then we had to get everything in them cleaned out and put away. It is almost midnight Monday and I am going to lie down until my husband wakes up to take our daughter and son-in-law to the airport.

    I am beat from all of the activity.
    7 hours ago
    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Passage to India Restaurant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania."

    Our son called us from Sedona, Arizona tonight as we were driving on the way home from the restaurant. He and his new bride are there for their honeymoon. Our daughter's wedding anniversary is May 26th. It was good to have the family together for the wedding celebration.

    We were surprised at the wedding on Saturday, of all the couples there, we were married the longest, 39 years.
    8 hours ago
    I hope so too I am tired of fighting with it.
    8 hours ago
    Thanks Pat it is sometimes hard to do.
    4 days ago
    Thanks Pat for your insightful comments on my blog. I know he wants me to be a writer but all I have been doing is writing poetry not articles or books. Proof reading but where and how would I get there? I am still struggling to pray more than I should and spend time listening to what He says.
    6 days ago
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