Before the diabetes made me lose 40 lbs

A looong time ago - size 14...where I wanna be again!

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I was born and raised in the little town of Eden, N.C. Just diagnosed with diabetes, can't eat all the yummy food I used to (around these parts, we were raised on biscuits & gravy, and sweeeeet tea) - losing weight should be a breeze, right? Wrong. 45 yr old mother of 2 grown sons and Nanny to one adorable baby girl, I'm ready to get this done, once and for all!

Member Since: 9/28/2011

Fitness Minutes: 200

My Goals:
I've already met my 1st goal - to be under 250 lbs. The next one will be to be under 200. Hopefully by spring I'll be able to achieve that goal. My ultimate goal is to be at 150 lbs, which is a 12 for me.

Contrary to public opinion, my ideal size is 12, although I look pretty good in a size 14 too - I'm a big-boned girl, with hips and butt galore...and honey, when it's packed right, it's all good! lol

Every woman need not be a size 2 - or even an 8 to look good.

My Program:
I plan to use interval training on the treadmill to achieve my goal. I did it last summer - lost 40 lbs, and I know I can do it again.

A little strength training to firm things up as I lose, and I'll be good to go!

Personal Information:
My name is April, and I'm a Southern girl from the little town of Eden, N.C. I'm 45 yrs old, and the mother of 2 grown sons, Brandon - 24, and Jeremiah, who's 22.

I'm also Nanny to my 14 month old grand-daughter, Destiny. She's my pride and joy, and my main reason for being here. I'd love nothing more than to attend her wedding and the birth of her children someday.

I'm an OTC Pharmacy Associate at my local Walmart, and I've been with the company for 3 years.

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My favorite author is Nicholas Sparks, a fellow North Carolinian, my favorite movies are The Losers and Where The Heart Is. My favorite TV shows are I Survived, Hardcore Pawn, and Beyond Scared Straight.

I'm also the founder of North Carolina Paranormal Research Society. Our goal is to open closed minds and to reveal the truth about disturbances, be they paranormal or not.

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    Thank you for taking the time to comment on my "☼I Did It! -50lbs with SparkPeople!☼" Blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to celebrate with me!
    I would LOVE to share this journey with you! Thank you for encouraging words! emoticon
    2350 days ago
  • v DBELLE39
    Hi April, thanks for the friend add! NIce to meet someone who shares similiar battles --well one in particular ---diabetes. I find this to be a daily battle but one that I refuse to lose!!! We can do this, time to kick diabetes in the butt!

    BTW --your granddaughter is absolutely adorable. I have one grandaughter age 5, one due in Feb 2012 & three grandsons ages 4, 22 mos & 6 mos. My grandchildren are one of the reasons I'm sparking on this journey.
    2362 days ago
    Hello. Peeked in on you per "Get to know me challenge Day !"

    2362 days ago
  • v -SHAWN-
    Hello and Welcome to SparkPeople!

    I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come!
    * Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate! emoticon emoticon
    2363 days ago
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