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

Abbie Christmas 2014


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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: 279,468

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.

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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.

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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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    We had the belt, but it fell off as hubby was carrying the vacuum to the car. He found it again when he came home.

    I don't buy online unless I have to and then my son does the transaction for me.
    1 hour ago
    Koty had a habit of naming objects and wanted to name a big tricycle Blue Bernice. That was the middle name of someone that he knew, but when he went to buy the letters, there was no "R" so it became, Blue Be nice, lol!

    The fellow that told the stories about smoking his first cigar with Koty, said he and a friend went to a yard sale and saw 5 broken TV's and they wanted to pull a prank on Koty. They were given the TVs to haul away. They took them to Koty's parents' house which was situated on the side of a very steep hill with a steep driveway up to it, and they lined them across the driveway. Koty told one of them without knowing they had done it, that his Dad had called the police thinking the TV's may have been stolen.

    The young man said, "Mr. James, for a very long time I was afraid of you!" I suppose that he thought that he would still be angry with him for doing that, but we all laughed about it yesterday.
    2 hours ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. It is tough for us and has always been that way.
    11 hours ago
    My hair being wrapped around the beater bar kept all of the fine dust under it. I washed it and thought it was a dark gray, almost black, but it was dirt. I wish the repair shop would clean vacuums, but they don't. It is working again and hubby found the belt. The repairman told him that they don't sell the belts, they have to be ordered online.

    I couldn't find the type of Shark that we have at the Shark site and don't know how I would have found a replacement belt.

    This man that passed is the second believer that has died in just a few months. The other person was a woman just 52 years old. Her mother had a mild stroke on the way home from the funeral and she is in a rehab center. The oldest didn't die first in either family.
    1 day ago
  • v MSLZZY
    emoticon for the knid words.
    When your kids turn out so well, you
    know you did something right.
    1 day ago
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