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I am now 45 and weigh 50 lbs more than I did at 30. I have a lot of health issues that I feel made me the way I am today. I am going thru a nasty divorce and moved back in with my mom. I have two daughters Haleigh 16 and Taylor 12. They mean everything to me. They live with their dad and I feel horrible about that. I got a disease called CIDP in Feb 2005. It's like MS but they tell me it's curable. I laid in the bed for over a year because I was in so much pain. When I moved in with my mom she had to do everything for me and she is 79 yrs old. I switched drs and that is how I'm getting my life back. I have a lot of faith and prayer on a daily basis. God is great!!!!

Member Since: 1/31/2008

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My Goals:
My goal is to lose 30 lbs by the summer. I have a disease called CIDP and havr been on steroids for over a year. My dr is finally starting to wean me down. I laid in be for more than a year and gained 40 lbs

My Program:
I'm trying to eat 1200 - 1500 cal a day. When I started tracking myself I was on eating around 900. Maybe that is why I was gaining. I have a trainer I workout with 2x a week. I'm going to move that to 3. Cardio 30 min and weight trainging 30.

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My name is Diane and I live in Granite City, IL I have been disabled since 2005. Was in a wheelchair but now I'm walking w/braces on my legs. My kids live w/dad and I feel horrible about that but I can't support them. I plan on taking a couple of classes later on. I need to get well first. I've come a long ways thanks to a lot of prayers and my family.

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I love to read. I just got back in to it this year. I was too sick before and could not concentrate. My favorite color is purple. I'm trying the internet dating thing because I feel I have a lot to offer and want to find my soulmate.

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  • v LESLIEC25
    Hi Diane,

    My name is Leslie, I am 41 and the mother of 3 beautiful girls. I read your profile and it reminded me a a lot of myself.

    I am 41 and the mother of 3 beautiful girls. I went through a very painful divorce a few years ago. I and my ex-husband were married for 16 years.........and at the end of it, I didn't have anything material to show for all of those long hard years. But what I did have were my daughters. Like you, I moved in with my mother, while I worked hard to regain a life I had lost.

    For 2 years I moved onward and upward only focusing on my girls and my career. Then I focused on losing the weight. I changed my whole way of eating. I joined Weight Watchers and I lost 40 pounds (213 down to 173)

    I was empowered, I was gaining confidence...something I had lost in my marriage.

    And then something just told me it was the time to find someone to share my goals...someone who liked being outside......etc.
    And I found him....on e-harmony....believe it or not!

    So I say to you, when you feel like you have found yourself, you can find someone too....when you are ready. (No matter if you have CIDP or are blind or the color blue, there is someone for just have to be willing to overlook a less than perfect person as well)

    That's my story. There's a lot more to it, but that's the condensed version.
    And even though I hate to say it, I did gain 10 of those 40 pounds back, not due to the lack of support from my loving husband of 2 years now.
    I have gained back 10 pounds...but on the bright side I am still down 30!

    I am now committed to living a healthier lifestyle.....

    I want to add you as a friend and I hope to hear from you.

    Leslie :-)

    p.s. I am not a paid spokesperson for e-harmony or Weight Watchers...they just happened to work for me..... :-)
    3181 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/5/2009 11:44:21 PM
    Hi Just wanted to say hi. emoticon And I hope you are feeling good today.
    3577 days ago
  • v ILYSE721
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I was taught to pray that way as a child in jewish temple. I was always told to get Him to listen you have to thank Him first. I think it just reminds me that life is not so bad. Hope the nose is healing. Been there - twice.
    3611 days ago
  • v EMLIGHT60
    Thanks for the beautiful metaphor. A butterfly's journey is a perfect way to describe all of us! I also went through a nasty divorce many years ago and believe me when I say it is a distant memory now! I did become stronger because of it and so will you. I don't want to dismiss your feelings, but I do want you to know it gets much better! My daughters have also become stronger young women because of my experience. Thanks to my mom who brainwashed me to get an education before I got married I did have my degree. Mom always said, "never allow yourself to be dependent on anyone." I am instilling that in my daughters, too. My mom's ideas were way before her time! As she lies slowly dieing from Alzheimer's I always remember that she has been a great influence on me and that I am a better person and mother because of her! You will find your place very soon. And by the way...I've tried the dating sites and there isn't too much out there! LOL! Please keep in touch!
    Oh, by the way, congrats on the 5 lbs!!
    3635 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/8/2008 7:33:01 PM
    Hello Diane,
    Wow I was truly inspired by your great attitude! I'm a great listener if you ever need anyone to talk to!
    God's blessings,

    PS: couldn't help but notice we have the same amount of weight to loose!!! LOL!!!
    3646 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/28/2008 7:31:41 PM
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