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Hi I'm Tonita. I am 35 years of age and live in Albuquerque, NM. I work from home as a claims adjuster for UnitedHealthcare. Years and years of working in call centers and leading a pretty sedentary lifestyle and an very strong addiction to food have led me to my current state of morbid obesity.

I am diabetic (type II) and the family history of diabetes and heart disease along with some premature deaths on my dad's side of the family have me very worried...it's time for some ...
Hi I'm Tonita. I am 35 years of age and live in Albuquerque, NM. I work from home as a claims adjuster for UnitedHealthcare. Years and years of working in call centers and leading a pretty sedentary lifestyle and an very strong addiction to food have led me to my current state of morbid obesity.

I am diabetic (type II) and the family history of diabetes and heart disease along with some premature deaths on my dad's side of the family have me very worried...it's time for some change for the better! This will be my second time trying out the Sparkpeople.com methods to getting my weight under control.

When I tried this out in 2007 I actually lost about 30 lbs then my old habits just crept back in and I gained it all back :( I need prayer and support and some major willpower to stick to it til I hit my goals and then I need to find a good maintenance routine to keep me from going right back to where I started from!

I just had a Vertical Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy on Sept 21st. My starting weight in July was 276 lbs and I am down to 238lbs as of 10/10/11. I am healing well and learning the ins and outs of what I can and cannot tolerate and how to get in enough water and protein every day. I haven't regretted the surgery yet and I am looking forward to a future free of diabetes and hypertension.
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Member Since: 8/1/2007

SparkPoints: 6,198

Fitness Minutes: 7,761

My Goals:
get off diabetes meds by end of year!



My Program:
tracking my meals and keeping calories and carbs to the prescribed ranged listed on the SP website/log.

drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day

getting 5-6 days of cardio at the gym and strength train on off days.

stick to a better eating schedule so I can take my diabetes meds correctly so that they will be most effective for monitoring my BG levels.

Personal Information:
I am from Roswell, lived in Santa Fe, went to college in Mexico City and currently reside in Albuquerque, NM for the past 10 years. I can be reached at penelopekat@yahoo.com or on myspace at www.myspace.com/whollyyourslord


Other Information:
I have met a wonderful man and we are in the very early stages of planning a wedding. I didn't believe in soul mates until I met Rafael. Love DOES exist and I met this man BEFORE I started losing weight. He is kind and supportive and encouraging and he loves me as I am right now but is 100% on board with me wanting to improve my health! Thank you Lord for this wonderful gift!

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IM-SO-WORTH-IT
1/7/2010 11:50:59 PM

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IM-SO-WORTH-IT
9/14/2009 11:08:48 PM

Just checking in to see if you found a physical therapist for your back and if it's helped. I'm keeping you in my prayers until I hear from you. emoticon



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TAOGGNIKLAT
8/12/2009 6:23:46 PM

Hello my friend. I hope all is well.



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JUSTRED1
8/12/2009 3:04:24 PM

Hey girl, How are you doing? I haven't talked to you since the concert. I was reading your updates on FB. After reading what you cook for your meals, I was thinking you should be my chef. emoticon



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MARGIE100%PURE
7/29/2009 2:49:31 PM

Hi Welcome to the many Spark People teams we share. Did you know that a carnitine deficiency can cease weight lose? The state of the art science knows it but the average doc and person do not.t emoticon emoticon



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