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Hello. M y name is Dyanne and I am an addict. My clean date is 4/2/93. If it changes the way I feel, I am addicted to it. However, Meth and alcohol brought me to recovery.

I am the proud mom of 3 grown children (Brian, Trisha, and Shawn) and Nana to 8 gorgeous grandchildren. My grandchildren are my reason for breathing and becoming more healthy and living a long life. I have 4 granddaughters and 4 grandsons.

I am a substance abuse counselor for 19 years. I worked my ...
Hello. M y name is Dyanne and I am an addict. My clean date is 4/2/93. If it changes the way I feel, I am addicted to it. However, Meth and alcohol brought me to recovery.

I am the proud mom of 3 grown children (Brian, Trisha, and Shawn) and Nana to 8 gorgeous grandchildren. My grandchildren are my reason for breathing and becoming more healthy and living a long life. I have 4 granddaughters and 4 grandsons.

I am a substance abuse counselor for 19 years. I worked my way through college after getting clean. I love my job and helping people. I own and operate an outpatient clinic. I also own and operate my own jewelry business. I am jewelry designer.

I am engaged to be married to a wonderful ("normal") man. I have been widowed twice previously. My 2nd husband died of an overdose in 2002. My 3rd husband died from lung cancer in 2009. Food became my drug of choice. In 2008, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. In 2011, I was hospitalized 4 times with extremely high glucose readings (700 and higher).

In 2012, I opted to have weight loss surgery, after seeing a report on Good Morning America about gastric sleeve and gastric bypass being termed "the cure" for type 2 diabetes. After much research, I went to Mexico and had gastric sleeve surgery. It was a success. At the end of my 1st year post-op, I had lost 70 lbs and 8 pant sizes.

I am now in year 2 post-op and my weight has begun to creep up. 1 lb here, 1 lb there. I am a food addict. I have gained 5 lbs since January 2014. This is how it begins. I am determined to get back to the basics and lose the last 20 lbs.

I workout nearly every day. 45-60 minutes on the elliptical trainer, or walking on the treadmill. Someday, I plan to run a 5k.
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Member Since: 9/23/2011

SparkPoints: 17,987

Fitness Minutes: 9,390

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 20lbs. Maintain an A1C of 5.3.
Run a 5k.

My Program:
I am journaling my food intake. Maintaining food intake of 1500 or less. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day.
Exercising/cardio 45-60 minutes a day.

Personal Information:
I live in Van Buren, AR. I grew up in Sallisaw, OK

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Recovery is a journey, not a destination. 12-steps are a way of life. Nothing changes if nothing changes.

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9/17/2014 1:02:23 PM

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6/3/2014 11:52:57 PM

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BFLOGRL
6/3/2014 6:10:05 PM

Like you, I'm not new to Spark People. I've been a member since March 31, 2011.

And, like you, I've battled my weight all my life with my highest weight hitting 200 pounds. I started over on May 10, weighing 186 and have lost 7 pounds! Reducing my cholesterol and losing weight to make it easier on my knees (and every part of my body) are my immediate goals.

Like you, I'm journaling my food everyday with walking at least 5x a week. What a difference daily journaling makes.

I want to be healthy for myself just so that I'm not having to wear a spanx-type support to fit into my jeans. Well, I'm on the right track. I can now zip my jeans without wearing undergarment shapewear! emoticon

My job of 21+ years was eliminated on March 28. I stress-ate through the last 6 months I was employed. I'm looking for a new position. While I search for a new beginning, I am better rested, eating healthier AND exercising more frequently!

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BJUMPINGFORJOY
6/2/2014 10:09:29 PM

Wow you are doing so great. Sounds like you have found something that works for you. We are so glad to hear from you.



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