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February 2011

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Six years ago I was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis. It is an autoimmune disorder that effects the connective tissues in the muscles. I have packed on the poundage from steroids and a complete sedentary lifestyle. I finally have the disease in remission and knew I had to get myself healthier so if I have a flare again I will live through it. I want to be able to just go shopping without being exhausted. This is due to the disease as well as all of the extra weight I have put on. My muscles are in a weakened state and being fat isn''t helping the situation. I began my lifestyle change in July. December is here and.life goes on. We are on vacation and my physical struggles continue. I am still trying to make smart choices and.just be able to move but this disease zaps me both physically and emotionally but I''m not giving up. No I''m not.

Member Since: 11/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 12,332

My Goals:
My goal is to be a normal weight. I don't know what that is to me personally, but according to the insurance chart it is much smaller then I will or want to be. I do know I want to be a "healthy" weight so my goal at this point is to lose about 50-60 more pounds. Baby Steps..Weekly goal 2-4lbs a week.

My Program:
Trying to eat a balanced meal. Eliminating all sweets!! drinking water and decaf coffee and occ. tea. Moving, moving, moving more then I used too. Increasing my protein intake as well.

Personal Information:
I am married with 5 girls and 6 grandchildren. My husband and I attend church regularly and we like to travel and go hunting.

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It is better to remain silent and thought a fool, then to speak and remove all doubt.

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