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Like most people, I have been trying to lose weight for decades. This time I feel like it is within my reach. I have to get healthier. After everything I've been thru the last few years. I'm looking forward to a more positive, productive and happier life.

I also want to find out just how I am. I feel pretty confident about myself, but most of my life has been devoted to other people. Over the last few years I have overcome congestive heart failure, severe anemia and cervical cancer. Twice in my life I went thru sheer terror thinking that my life might be over. But thru all that with faith and my determination I made it thru.

Losing my excess weight is truly the last big obstacle to overcome. There are a lot of things I still want to experience and accomplish in my life but this has been a problem for me for over forty years.

Recently I found out I have type 2 diabetes. Now I'm on a 1500 calorie program and getting more active. I do not want my condition to get any worse. There is so much more I want to do in my life. And with the help of my doctor and Sparkpeople I know I can do this.

I'm still searching for the true me. But the search is half the fun.

Member Since: 12/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 9,240

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My goal is pretty simple. Reach a healthy weight and live a healthy lifestyle without having to think about it.

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American Diabetes 1500 calories a day and get up and move.

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1) Forget about the scales - it's just a number. As long as it's less than the last one, I'm happy.

2) Focus more on living my healthy lifestyle.

3) Work towards training to run at least a half marathon by the end of this year.

4) Track everything on SparkPeople to stay aware.

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  • v MAMABEAR372
    Thanks from my heart for celebratng with me! Success is not complete with out sharing with others. :-) we can do this!
    1346 days ago
    "The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true....action precedes motivation.
    You have to "prime the pump" and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals.
    Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day."
    -Robert McKain

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    Hello Sparkfriend! I hope you are having a good week so far! Be sure to get your day started off right...take one step towards your goals, and that will help you to take another, and another! Never forget that you are worth your best effort.
    2053 days ago
    "You are capable and worthy of being and doing anything.
    You just need the discipline and determination to see it through.
    It won't come instantly, and you may backslide from time to time, but don't let that deter you.
    Never give up. Life is an ever-changing process, and nothing is final.
    Therefore, each moment and every new day is a chance to begin anew."
    -Barbara Cage
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    Happy Monday, Spark friend! I hope you had a great weekend! Let's do our best to make this a healthy week....one day at a time! I know we can do it!
    2062 days ago
    "Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize.
    Your words are the greatest power you have.
    The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience."
    —Sonia Croquette

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    Happy Monday, Spark friend! I just want to encourage you to keep your self talk POSITIVE! Be your own cheerleader and encourage yourself to do your best, one day at a time.
    Repeat after me..."I am worth it!"
    Now have an awesome, healthy week!
    2069 days ago
    " Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long.
    Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.
    No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders.
    How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come."
    -Og Mandino
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    I hope your week has been going well, Spark friend! Keep doing your best to reach your goals, and remember that even baby steps will get you there if you take enough of them. Don't ever give up, and don't ever forget that you are worth the effort. I'm here if you need support!
    2073 days ago
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