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I first joined SparkPeople in 2012. Don't ask me where the past 3 years went, because I have no idea. But am wanting and needing to start up on the site and my goals again. Will write a new blog soon (maybe over the holidays)...meanwhile, here's my old Intro, which I've tweaked a bit to bring it up to date...

Weight problem my whole life (since a toddler). Tried every diet out there and sometimes lost some but then regained or didn't lose at all (you know this story, I'm sure). ...
I first joined SparkPeople in 2012. Don't ask me where the past 3 years went, because I have no idea. But am wanting and needing to start up on the site and my goals again. Will write a new blog soon (maybe over the holidays)...meanwhile, here's my old Intro, which I've tweaked a bit to bring it up to date...

Weight problem my whole life (since a toddler). Tried every diet out there and sometimes lost some but then regained or didn't lose at all (you know this story, I'm sure).

Was on hypertension meds since I was 22 (what?!)...but was able to get off those about a year or so ago...huzzah! On cholesterol meds still.

Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about 5 years ago (it runs rampant on my mom's side of the family...even the skinny ones!...and my weight and eating habits didn't help stave it off). Am still on oral meds for that, but when my A1C started climbing for reasons no one could explain, my previous, longtime primary care doc wanted to start me on insulin. But I said no way and changed to another doc that people recommended.

Started eating more whole and raw foods...and love my green smoothies! I also started doing a daily injection of Victoza about 8 months ago, and that has been a miracle drug for me! Made my A1C and daily readings plummet almost immediately! It's not a cure-all and not something I intend to stay on forever...but it's helping me keep the diabetes under better control while I work on the weight loss, etc.

I'm not only going to stay off insulin but reverse the diabetes and get healthy enough to get off all my meds. It's gonna happen.
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Member Since: 1/6/2012

SparkPoints: 16

Fitness Minutes: 90

My Goals:
Weight loss, get off all my meds, be healthy and limber.

My Program:
Eating more whole and raw foods...drinking a green smoothie every day...trying to get back on an exercise program...working on getting more sleep.

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Originally from Chicago, longtime resident of Utah and the gorgeous mountains.

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Love traveling, languages, music, art, history, books, movies. Favorite activities: volleyball, white-water rafting, biking, hiking, tennis/racquetball, singing, playing the organ, wild birding/garden songbirds, making Ukrainian Easter eggs.

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