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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: 296,995

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 have been on Spark People for 7 years. So many Spark People, drop their weight and are living healthy and I asked myself why I hadn't done that.

    The Gorton's fish helped me this evening. I had my husband buy some more.
    3 days ago
  • v BETTERNANCY
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope your Fitbit is straightened out now.
    3 days ago
  • v RAMONA1954
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I hope you and hubby are getting some answers soon. Saying a prayer for ya! emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v BETTERNANCY
    Thanks for continued encouragement. I hope things are going better for you and your DH.
    4 days ago
  • v INFLATED
    When the kids were in school and Mom was alive, I'd fix supper and while we were eating, I'd fix another meal to freeze or to put in the refrigerator for the next evening's dinner. I did that with the Philly cheese steak peppers to eat the day of the Peach Festival, and then we had time to make the cobbler in the evening of the next day. We didn't have any of it until Monday, but we made it Sunday evening.
    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/16/2017 2:37:53 AM
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