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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: 32,284

Fitness Minutes: 15,777

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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MUSICMA
5/25/2015 5:37:08 PM

wow that's a long recovery and inspirational One of my kids is in recovery -



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BACKTOBASICSTR
5/10/2015 4:38:35 PM

Thank you for your kind words on my blog..
I'm looking forward to getting away and spending time with my son in Savannah....I do miss him and wish we could spend more time together, but, I have to remind myself...I can talk to him whenever I need to...some parents don't have that gift!
See you later!

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DEBADEAU
5/7/2015 7:34:48 PM

Thank you for the encouragement on my blog. Glad to hear you had a good month. Hope your May is even better :)



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AISLING47
4/29/2015 9:14:15 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I checked out your Spark Page & after reading your story, I had to add you as a friend. You are an amazing lady & it's so good to hear your 'truths' & how you have overcome & are still overcoming. Thank you so much for sharing. I am very interested in running too. Right now I am doing the challenge '30 days to better habits' but after that I am going to start the 'Couch to 5K' program also. Good luck on your journey & I am excited to hear your progress as you go:)



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MOMMABEAR121
4/13/2015 2:00:48 PM

thanks for stopping by my page .. Sending all that is good your way dear Sparky friend .. all that is good !!



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