My favorite people at my favorite place :)
My three sons; Nathan(22), Billy(9) and Matthew(18)
Since joining Spark years ago, I have stopped caring. I ended up gaining instead of losing. It is not Spark's fault, oh no no no! I KNOW it is my fault. I didn't keep up with Spark, in fact it's been months since I have been on here. Maybe if I stayed on I wouldn't have gotten so big. I have had a lot of stressful events happen in my life in the past 5 years, and I turned to food as an escape. Well now I am paying for that.
I lost my Dad two months ago. Yesterday he would have been 80. I love my Dad deeply, and miss him so. I was a "Daddy's Girl". I look a lot like him, unfortunately I also inherited some of his health issues. Dad had diabetes and non-alcoholic cirrhosis. He was very big, and carried almost all his weight in his belly. He died from complications due to the cirrhosis.
I too hold most my weight there, in my belly. My weight can fluctuate 5 pounds in a day. Yesterday I went to see my endocrinologist. It was also my dad's birthday, and I was very emotional. I told the doctor that I have not been feeling well, and I am scared of ending up like Daddy. He checked my neck, it all looked good. My blood pressure was great. However my blood sugar was 116 fasting, which is a little high. He warned me that if I don't lose the weight, and soon, that I have a very real chance of ending up like my father. He recommended I see a dietitian, and to start a 1000 calorie a day diet. My friends and family are concerned that this is too low, but I am not. I think that it will get me the results I need. I cannot go on like this. I had to buy bigger clothes the other day. I hate myself for it.
My goals are to get healthy and to lose at least 50 lbs by my 50th birthday.
My goals for exercise is to get some! LOL! I mean really, I have had almost none this past year.
My plan for nutrition is to drink more water, consume less calories by eating smaller portions, eat less sweets and more fiber.
We just got a new exercise bike, I am going to ride it, and pull out my Leslie Sansone DVDS and actually do them! :)
I live in NW ATL. I have lived here for 9 years, before that I lived in Fl.
My family is my life. I have three sons whom I am very proud of. They are spread out in age, Nate is 21 and in college, Matt is 18 and a Senior in HS and Billy is 8, he is in the 2nd grade. I am very happily married to my soul mate, we love to travel and do home improvment projects together.
They all make me laugh and feel very blessed!
I have three adorable and spoiled kitties.
I like to cook and try new recipes. I also like to grow flowers, my favorite is the bearded iris. I like to scrapbook, but find it hard to do unless I have a project to motivate me.
| Pounds lost: 18.0
"No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change."
1931 days ago
"Without Love days are
shatterday... so be in Love everyday..."
1934 days ago
May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.
1935 days ago
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.
1938 days ago
You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.
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