FROSTY99
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Too bad the wolf didn't bite a few pounds off but Alaska was great!




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I started this journey back in 2009 and have lost a little over 20 lbs but that is not nearly enough. I have been told by my dr recently that I must lose 50 lbs as if I don't I am going to be a full blown diabetic. Well, that is enough to scare me into doing something drastic as I lost my 1st husband to diabetes nearly 25 years ago and I know first hand all the complications that it can cause because he pretty much had them all.
Up until Dec of 2011, I was caring for my dad. He passed away December 26 and I have managed to get his affairs settled. Now I am just dealing with my dear DH's health issues. He underwent radiation for prostrate cancer and is now deemed cancer free but still dealing with several other health issues.
I am starting on a new phase of my life - Mon, Oct 1 is my target date and I am not thinking of this as a diet, but a new way of eating to make me healthy for life.


Member Since: 8/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 243,858

My Goals:
Ultimately I would like to lose about 70 lbs but my main goal is to eat healthy and get into a healthy weight and BMI range. Diabetes runs in my family so I hope by living healthy I can avoid that.


My Program:
I walk at least 5x a week for 3 or more miles and try to swim several times a week.
I eat vegan 1-2 days per week and watch my salt intake.



Personal Information:
Born and raised in a small town in central Ill. Moved to Edwardsville, IL to attend SIU, and got my degree from Webster Univ in STL, MO in 1985. Lived in the STL area for about 30 yrs before hitting the road and living in an rv for 6 yrs. Settled down due to health issues of my hubby. I have 2 sons, 2 step-daughters and a step-son. Between us we have 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandkids. I was forced into early retirement when the company I worked for was sold in 2000. Was able to enjoy it as it allowed us to travel and had we waited, the health issues would have kept us from doing that. I am blessed to have been maried twice to wonderful men. I married my high school sweetheart at 18 and he passed away at 41, due to complications of diabetes. I am happily remarried for 25 yrs now.


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Have had to table my love of reading for now-eye sight has been a real problem for the last couple of years.




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  • v INFLATED
    I love the quote. "Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened." –Reverend Billy Graham, author and evangelist

    We got home today from a trip, but hubby had to go back and isn't home yet.
    3 hours ago
  • v LUNADRAGON
    Thank you for your daily encouragement!
    23 hours ago
  • v TXGRANDMA
    That was our first time to explore Colorado. The Florissant Fossil beds are in Florissant, Colorado on highway 24, west of Colorado Springs about 40 miles. We stayed in the Travel Port RV park just about 5 miles or so west of the fossil beds. They were amazing and fascinating and would definitely recommend them for your next Colorado trip. Did you ride the Royal Gorge Train? We enjoyed that, too. emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v TXGRANDMA
    Thanks for the comment on my photo! Eleven Mile Canyon is located in Lake George, Colorado.....where we spent a month last summer!
    1 day ago
  • v POETLKNG2LOSE
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. It is the only thing I can do right now if I cannot work. Why does the government make it so hard for some of us and others get it and do not need it?
    1 day ago
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