My before pic - starting weight 233#

This is me in September 2007, down 30 pounds!

March 2008 - 45 pounds gone!! THIS is where I'm trying to get back to! I have a long way to go!


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Two words... Diabetes sucks! I struggle every day of my life with weight, trying to find the right balance between eating enough, not too much, finding motivation to work out, finding motivation to get up out of bed... you name it, I struggle.

If there is ONE thing that keeps me motivated in this life, it is my daughters. I never knew love until I had children. If I can't find it enough to be for ME, I find it for THEM. I refuse to leave this earth early because I made a choice to not take care of myself.

My oldest daughter (12) was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at age 11. This was a shocker. Not so much that one of my children got my genetic cesspool, but that she was diagnosed so early. Believe me, I'm glad we found out when we did, but every day, I cry a little inside because I know how hard this is for ME, and SHE has to deal with the same... at such a young age. She struggles, she's a preteen. But, for the most part, she takes her medicine, checks her blood sugar and we try to find that balance for her as well.

I want to be a positive role model again... for BOTH of my children. I have to dig deep inside myself to find that person, but believe me, when I do, she will come out kicking and screaming. Redheads fight long, hard and dirty, so diabetes, watch out!!!

Member Since: 7/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,107

My Goals:
I just hit my 20# goal on Friday, 7/20/12. My next goal is 5 more pounds by 8/15/12, then a total of 30 by 8/31/12. Might be lofty, but I think if I stay on track, I can do it.

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Using Spark and common sense right now, along with many of the principles I acquired from doing WW for so long. I know what works for me.

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I am from Indianapolis, IN, born and raised. I have 2 daughters, ages 12 and 10. I work hard every day to raise them the best way I know how. They are my life!

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    You've been pretty quiet lately. I know summer gets pretty hectic this time of year and I hope you're doing well =]

    Enjoy the last couple weeks of summer before it's gone!!

    2012 days ago
    Congrats on winning the POUNDS LOST challenge for this month!!
    You had some tough competition this month!!


    Did you have any preference on a SparkGoodie??

    2029 days ago
  • v PKJONES2
    A mothers love is the strongest love I know. I would do anything for my kids. We can do this as long as we keep trying.
    2032 days ago
  • v TAMI-42
    I know all ab out that genetic cesspool you are talking about!! Isn't it funny how we can never find time for ourselves BUT can always find time for our children ......
    Look forward to chatting with you

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