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New Year, New Me!!

I started out the 2014 New Year on a completely new journey. I had a type of weight loss surgery called Sleeve Gastrectomy on 12/12/13. I started out with the attitude that I would be victorious and that I would get my diabetes under control. Well... here I am... celebrating my 5 month surgiversary and the fact that way before I expected it, I have reached the goal weight that my doctor set for me.

This is a completely new lifestyle and completely new way of eating. Not only ...
I started out the 2014 New Year on a completely new journey. I had a type of weight loss surgery called Sleeve Gastrectomy on 12/12/13. I started out with the attitude that I would be victorious and that I would get my diabetes under control. Well... here I am... celebrating my 5 month surgiversary and the fact that way before I expected it, I have reached the goal weight that my doctor set for me.

This is a completely new lifestyle and completely new way of eating. Not only have I met the goal weight but I am off of all medications and am controlling the diabetes through my eating plan and exercising.

No matter what... the surgery was just a tool. I work hard daily to stay on track physically but the hardest job I have is to continue to convince myself every single morning when I look in the mirror that I am worth it. I don't mind doing this daily. I've made it part of my morning ritual and sometimes I just get tickled when I look in the mirror and say things to myself out loud. My journey is far from over. I will continue to look forward to hangin' out with my SP friends, offering all of my love and support to each and every one of you!!


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Member Since: 3/25/2011

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My Goals:
My biggest goal is to lose weight in order to get my blood sugar and cholesterol/triglyceride levels under control.

My 1st goal is to get under 200 pounds... DONE!! (1/12/14)

My next goal is to get my A1C level under 8 because it's been over 8 for two years... DONE!! A1C down from 11.2 to 6.5 (1/31/14)

Triglycerides goal is to get within normal range... DONE!! Down from 685 to 121 (1/31/14)

My main BIG goal is to hit 140 pounds by or before my 1 year surgiversary... DONE!! (5/17/14)







My Program:
I am following a diabetic meal plan here, measuring out my portions at each meal, vitamins and supplements as scheduled, exercising at least 30 minutes everyday, and checking my blood sugar at least 4 times every single day.

Personal Information:
I live in the Houston area with my children and spouse. This is the 6th year we've been homeschooling the kids and although it's hard work, it has been and will continue to be well worth it all. I love going to church, playing the piano, reading and spending good quality time with my family. I am a volunteer leader in the Preteen Ministry at our church which can be quite challenging at times yet very rewarding. My kids are both working on their 2nd degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do and that keeps us very busy along with scouting, music lessons, horseback riding and shooting sports and everything that each of those activites entails. I love life, I love my family and above all else I love my Lord & Savior, Jesus!!

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CORKYTHEMOM1
7/5/2014 7:59:59 PM

Lori, I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:


emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon


S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!


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7/4/2014 1:40:11 PM

Happy 4th!!
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“Every second is a second chance to see beautiful.” Lydia Criss Mays
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Today let's open our eyes to the beauty surrounding us wherever we live. Take the time to give thanks for all those who sacrificed for us to have the freedoms we have. Try and GIVE a little beauty to each day, also, by your words and behaviors.




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6/16/2014 5:23:22 PM

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