PWHATLEY   1,320
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This is Yahoo's version of "plus size" -- it's my goal body style!





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Patti's Journey

After years of inactivity, largely due to illness and/or injury, I have decided to give myself the gift of better health.
After years of inactivity, largely due to illness and/or injury, I have decided to give myself the gift of better health.




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Member Since: 1/16/2008

SparkPoints: 1,320

Fitness Minutes: 305

My Goals:
I hope to lose 63 pounds by changing my lifestyle. It is my prayer that by doing so, I will get rid of Type II Diabetes, lower my blood pressure, and lessen the effects of arthritis that I have been experiencing for years. In addition, I want to live to see my grandson (pictured at left) grow up. He will be 2 years old on the 18th of January, 2008!

My Program:
I am changing my eating habits and my activity (or lack thereof)..

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I am from Louisiana, and I am attempting to embark on a new career -- teaching elementary school!

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KITRAE1
5/26/2008 9:29:52 PM

Just thought that I would take a moment and drop by and say Hi and that I hope that you are having a great weekend!

Keep up the hard work - you are doing a great job!



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FLUFFYWONKENOBE
2/12/2008 10:58:29 PM

Welcome to Sparkpeople! I hope you've found your way around the site, and that you are feeling encouraged and motivated to reach your goals!

I did a search for sparkpages of people who live in or around Shreveport/Bossier, and your page came up - I wanted to let you know that we have a sparkteam called "Shreveport/Bossier Area Sparkers" and it seems that most of the people on the team have quit using the site - we sure could use some new blood around there! Check it out, and join if you like - maybe we can get some challenges going, or something to "spark" up the team a bit!



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SASSYNSAMBO
2/3/2008 11:43:04 PM

patti,
Welcome to the most wonderful place to help you set your goals to a New Skinny U. May God Help you with your Journey along the Way. God has given you the Faith and Strength and Courage and Devotion to get U through this Journey. U will never have to go through the Journey alone. We are always here for you when ever you need us.



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TUCSON_AZ_JOE
1/23/2008 12:51:10 PM

Patti,
I have diabetes (type 2) and arthritis also. I had lichen planus in the past. The root cause was my blood pressure medicine. It took a while for the doctors to discover the cause. Once I changed medication the steroid started to work and the rash slowly got better and better until it went a way. While I was on steroids my blood sugar was higher and making me hungrier, and the extra insulin told my body to store fat. So it is hard to loss weight, but not impossible. My endocrinologist suggested taking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 oz of low fat cheese about 10 minutes before applying the steroid cream. It does take a while to get use to the vinegar. It seemed to realy help the high blood surgar. Now that the rash is gone, I take the vinegar and cheese before going to bed, it lowers my morning reading. I hope it helps.

Joe




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LUV_MY_BABES
1/23/2008 10:08:51 AM

Hi Patti - I saw in the huddle that you're in need of support so I thought I'd stop by and see if I can help. I know some days can be rough and those are the most important days to stay focused, drink your water, use the trackers, communicate on the boards and keep your thoughts positive! Remember, you CAN do it!!!

Have a great day! :oD
Jill



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