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I am a 60 yo SAHM. I was diagnosed with hypertension in Nov. 2009 and type 2 insulin resistant Diabetes (Jan. 22nd). My health history goes back a ways though. Back in 1998 I was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid disease. Weight has been a battle since then. In Nov. 2009 I had to start on meds for hypertension and in January 2010 I started on an oral agent for my type 2 insulin resistant Diabetes. With the health issues of hypertension, Diabetes, and Hashimotos thyroiditis (autoimmune ...
I am a 60 yo SAHM. I was diagnosed with hypertension in Nov. 2009 and type 2 insulin resistant Diabetes (Jan. 22nd). My health history goes back a ways though. Back in 1998 I was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid disease. Weight has been a battle since then. In Nov. 2009 I had to start on meds for hypertension and in January 2010 I started on an oral agent for my type 2 insulin resistant Diabetes. With the health issues of hypertension, Diabetes, and Hashimotos thyroiditis (autoimmune hypothyroidism) I made up my mind to make lifestyle changes once and for all because I want to live healthy! More importantly, I want to maintain these healthy habits!

I am Mom to two teens *(OK, absolutely no stress there, huh!)*

Update: The year has been one of huge transformation for me. Went from 192 lbs. in Nov. 2009 to 100 lbs. (120 lbs. in July 2010 and 100 lbs. February 2011.) I suspect my weight was over 200 lbs., but I avoided the scale. **SIGH**

2012 and 2013 brought lots of major changes. However, I have lots of support and have found ways to cope with stress and therefore have been able to maintain weight loss, continue proper nutrition and keep on exercising.

Proudly, DS graduated from basic training @ Ft. Leonard Wood in MO on 6 July 2012. He was stationed in Fairbanks, AK and on 12 August 2012 his unit was deployed. 15 August saw 3 comrades killed from an IED. Then 17 August my DS was shot and wounded by an IED as well. He was re-posted to Alaska on 20 August 2012 and has been there since. He is recuperating physically, mentally and spiritually with much support, gratefully.

DD graduated from High School on 14 June 2013. She is starting college on 3 September 2013. She is a very smart and beautiful young lady (inside and out!) and will go far. Very proud of her.

We learned sadly that Mom has Alzheimer's Disease in January 2013. Quite a blow. But taking it day-by-day.

I have now been OFF diabetic meds since March 29th and blood sugars stable! B/P has been running steadily 100/60 or a little lower. WOO HOO! VERY happy with that.

I have really learned the value of taking care of my health with proper nutrition, exercise and keeping myself in check mentally and spiritually as well. It's the whole package that makes the difference!

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I want to maintain my weight loss to: keep my blood pressure lower as well as control my blood sugar. I want to decrease or eliminate my need for meds to control both blood pressure and blood sugar. I want to continue to be healthier and more fit.

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1. 8 glasses of water/day

2. walking with a goal of 10,000 steps/day

3. portion control

4. watching carbs -- not eliminating but using complex carbs vs. simple carbs

5. food journal

6. 4 to 6 small meals/day

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LEANJEAN6
1/28/2015 4:20:54 PM

no--Fat cat is not all right--- What am I doing to him, I sometimes wonder??_-One day one day!!!!!!--And yes, himself eats for more than 2 hrs--in between watching tennis---Isn't this a crazy world?-Oh well!



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1/28/2015 4:19:53 PM

No thankfully we hardly got anything, just some slick roads and less than an inch of snow. I was prepared for the power going off after hearing the dire forecasts of the Storm of the Century. Boston was hard hit with something like 3 feet of snow. Did you hear from Holly that she is okay. I am not sure where she lives around Boston but it looked like the Cape got the brunt of it. Now it is supposed to get really cold highs in the low 20s and single digits overnight. I hate going out in the cold. Brrrrr!!!!! Much rather be indoors

Such a busy work day today. Nonstop from when I got up until now and still not done but need a break and just had to check in with you!!! How is everything going?

Gotta scoot. Making quiche for dinner. Bob loved his birthday chicken and dumplings that I made on Sunday. So much so that he had it again for dinner last night. The 3 Amigos loved the left over chicken. I got BOGOF whole chickens and made soup with one and the dumplings with the other. Most gigantic chickens ever. barely fit into my soup pot and it is a pretty big pot.

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!!'
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1/28/2015 3:29:36 PM

Once again, LOVE the quote!
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1/28/2015 2:56:08 PM

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READYRISA
1/28/2015 2:40:06 PM

Such a thoughtful quote! Thank you!
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