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Hi, I'm an overweight single mom and a type 1 diabetic. That has pretty much defined me over the last 6yrs. I was diagnosed in 2001 and proceded to have two beautiful children (now ages 6 and 2).
This weight loss journey has been, without a doubt, the single hardest thing I've ever attempted.
I've gained and lost the same 30lbs 3x over the last 15yrs. It's time to get them off and KEEP them off permanently.
I'm gonna need your help, support, friendship, tough-love...all of it.
If it takes a village to raise a child, then i guess it's gonna take a village to rid my chunky butt of this extra weight. My health, my life, my well-being...all depend on it.
Because I'm type 1 and have hypothyroidism, i've accepted that my weight loss is going to be a s-l-o-w crawl.... but i figure, as long as i'm on the right path, all i have to do is keep going.

My 2011 Progress:
January - 214
February - 209
March - 202.5
April - 203
May - 198.6 - Onederland Baby!!! Woo Hoo!
June -
July -
August -
September -
October -
November -
December -

Member Since: 2/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 5,184

My Goals:
Lose 30 pounds and be fit, for myself and for my children.

My Program:
Every other day, I pull on my stretchy pants, a knee brace, a sports bra, tank top, and a hoodie...and i head to the gym. while i'm there i walk/jog on the treadmill for an hour then i use a few of the weight machines. i just decided, one day, that NOT going to gym for more than 48hrs would no longer be an option for me.

Update: May 29, 2011
I went on my FIRST run outdoors and I LOVED it!

Personal Information:
i've lived my whole life in Boston and really couldn't imagine living anywhere else (Go SOX!). i'm all about family and having good times. it's important to me to make the best of any situation, so i've made it a point to stay far far away from people who seem to be negative ALL the time. that's no way to live.
for as long as i can remember i've wanted to be a mom! seriously, when people asked me what i wanted to be when i grow up, i answered " a mommy!" well, i was blessed with the honor of that title 1st in 2004 and again in 2008. my children are my life, and yes their goal seems to be to drive me insane, but i love it :) most days, anyway...

being healthy, taking care of my body, yes it's for me....but being a good mom for my kids for as long as possible is my HIGHEST priority...and getting fit will add to my years with my kids. so this is for us, my little family... me and my 2 monkeys.

Other Information:
"No hay mal que por bien no venga" is a quote often used in my house, as a kid. My mom taught it to me, and it basically means that nothing bad happens without good cause. I've held on to it, because even when it seems "to hit the fan" it forces me to look for the silver lining.

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    Wow it's been way to long since we talked.

    AWESOME job on the 5k walks. Yeah don't stop just like your awesome streak of no diet soda. I was doing that for a while and once I got over the nightly soda treats I allowed it back in once on the wkd. I used to love having my cherry coke zero at night as my sweet treat. Okaynow I'm craving

    So how are you doing in regards to your diabetes.
    2436 days ago
    My sister was so addicted to diet coke it was crazy so I know how hard it is to kick! emoticon
    2442 days ago
  • v EMMABE1
    Thank you for spending the time to read my blog - I think having just put that blog together - the first time I have actually put the developing story together like that and now the penny has dropped - and I am beginning to realise what I have done!! So - I'm just a bit slow in the uptake!! LOL!!
    However it has proved one thing to me – that if I can do it anyone can do it and you will find that the results are way beyond your wildest dreams!!

    2450 days ago
  • v TAMARA6905
    Hey, thanks for the love on my page!
    2457 days ago
    Hey Hey now!!! That's one of my fave movies girl! lol

    "Waaaater sucks! It really really sucks! Wa-waaaater sucks! It really really sucks!!!" lol!!! Good laughs!
    2458 days ago
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