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I am finally overweight! :)

Oct. 8, 2012 - According to the BMI, I have crossed the line from "obese" to "overweight." Now, that might not sound like something to celebrate too much, but I have been heavy since high school. I binge eat (okay, ate, not now) and I have an apple-shaped body type. 20+ years of being in the obese category on the BMI + some unlucky genetics have brought me to diabetes and high cholesterol. Now I have 2 options; die early or live healthy. I have made my choice. I have been on a steep learning ...
Oct. 8, 2012 - According to the BMI, I have crossed the line from "obese" to "overweight." Now, that might not sound like something to celebrate too much, but I have been heavy since high school. I binge eat (okay, ate, not now) and I have an apple-shaped body type. 20+ years of being in the obese category on the BMI + some unlucky genetics have brought me to diabetes and high cholesterol. Now I have 2 options; die early or live healthy. I have made my choice. I have been on a steep learning curve the past 6 weeks. I am cutting carbs and adding protein. My carbs are in fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. I am extremely limiting animal-based foods and wheat. I am also taking a few supplements and tracking my nutrition to make sure I limit my calories and get enough vitamins and minerals. While I have done this in the past, I have never gone to these extremes with changing my lifestyle. I try to be active every day, either walking or going to the gym. The less wheat and refined sugar products I eat, the less I want. This is actually getting easier by the day. :-)











Sept 21, 2012 - I am right on the line between "obese" and "overweight" and I am thrilled! I have been obese for over 20 years. It's not even believable to me that I will drop into the "overweight" category in the next day or two. It's almost as great as the day the sales clerk told me I could not shop in the "women's plus size" department any more because I was too small for those clothes. That was likely the best day of my life!

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Well, now I know. I dreaded getting my blood work done because my dad has high cholesterol and diabetes. I did not want to face my genetic risk factors, so I waited. Apparently, a little too long. I should have taken care of this a few years ago. Last Tuesday, August 28, 2012, my doctor diagnosed me as diabetic with extremely high cholesterol. That is my nightmare come true. Thank goodness I have Spark People to help me track nutrition and exercise. This is a tool that will be priceless to me in the days, weeks, months to come as I fight for control over my own health and body. So, here I am, ready to become a new and improved me. :)
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Member Since: 4/18/2008

SparkPoints: 14,878

Fitness Minutes: 11,357

My Goals:
150 - Riding jacket!

140 lbs or size 6 - Riding pants and boots!!!

130 maintained for 1 year, complete wardrobe overhaul.






My Program:
~ 2 L of H2O Daily.

~ Minimum of 3 workouts/week.

~ Increase intake of vegetable-based, whole food.

~Eat only carbs from fruits and whole grains (not wheat).



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Main objectives:

1. Control my diabetes and cholesterol without medication.

2. Control my anxiety and depression.

3. Look and feel healthier.

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Member Comments:
ELLELEON
6/30/2010 5:09:40 PM

Congrats on your progress...it has been a while since I have been to your page but I see you have had a lot of success, keep it up

ps your husband and my husband could be brothers...they look a lot a like.



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LESWHO
6/30/2010 3:11:37 PM

Thank you I have not been on in a while. I have be working out. But I am not working out as much as I should. I am back now full time.

thank you



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BIGRED1974
4/2/2010 10:44:47 PM

Hoping you have a Happy Easter!!!

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LESWHO
1/9/2010 9:12:14 PM

It's been a long time that we chatted. I just wanted to see how its going. Happy New Year



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BIGRED1974
11/17/2009 10:06:47 PM

Hope all is well with you. I just don't get to post much anymore. Unfortunately I gained back the same 5 lbs I had lost but I am slowly getting back on track. Hoping to lose 9lbs by my b-day (Dec.18). See ya around and hope to chat with you soon.



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