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SHARONSPARKLE is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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When I joined Spark People back in 2006, it was with the high hopes that I had finally found an answer to my life long battle with my weight.

I tracked and exercised and lost over 40 lbs! Unfortunately, life changes happened and I quit tracking first and eventually stopped exercising. And I think you know what happened next. Yes, I gained the weight back!

Over the last few years, my story is the same as many other Sparkers. My weight has been up and down. My weight is finally taking a toll on my health and I have had to go on blood pressure meds. I am very disappointed in myself but I am not a failure as I have never quit trying.

In Oct 2014 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I always said my weight was not affecting my health so I was blindsided with my diagnosis. I guess I was in denial. All my poor food choices and lack of exercise finally caught up with me!

My A1C was 7.8 and I was told to lose 40-50 lbs as soon as possible. I took my diagnosis very seriously and began following a low carb/high fat diet and a walking program. The pounds starting falling off. I have now lost 68 lbs and I see my goal weight as a reality.

My A1C is now 5.3 and I am off all my meds so I am hopeful to be at goal when I go to my Doctor in June.

Member Since: 3/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 71,134

My Goals:
Lose 15 more lbs.

I will also do S/T on Mon, Wed, & Fri.

I will continue to eat under 50 net carbs a day and keep my calories between 1350-1600 calories.

My Program:
I am following a 1200-1400 daily calories and walking at least 7,000 steps a day.

Personal Information:
My name is Sharon and since we retired we downsized to a much smaller home in a manufactured community in Zeeland, MI which is not too far from Lake Michigan. My husband and I just recently celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We have two grown children and 6 grandchildren. Since we retired in 2008, we do a lot of traveling in our motor home and have been spending our winters in AZ.

Other Information:
My husband and I are retired and love traveling in our Motor Home.

My favorite toy is my computer - I'm addicted, lol.

I enjoy reading - anything!

I have a passion for Cruising!

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    Thank you Sharon, Fred and I, and you and your DH. I am sure we are bonded together with love.
    I am so happy we have a connection to married life that is WONDERFUL. I hope there are many others. Thank you for that comment, it made me even happier. Often we kiss in the street if we part and we are never embarrassed. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Pat in Maine.
    8 days ago
    Are you interested in a Challenge?

    The Biggest Loser goes for 10 weeks. It consists of 10 teams participating in weekly Fitness and Nutrition challenges. The Spring challenge will be getting started the beginning of March. It consists of fitness and nutrition challenges that are often in a form of a game. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Winter we had Help Santa Fill His Sleigh, Run Rudolf Run and Super Bowl. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Spring challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Frosted Fitness Fun Chit Thread.

    15 days ago
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  • v KATHY024
    Hi and Happy New Year!
    I'm back on Spark on and off until we get an internet connection hooked up to our new place.
    We moved to our new home about two weeks before Christmas (Whose stupid idea was that? Oh yes, mine) I don't know what I was thinking, but it was totally a bad decision. We are still living out of boxes. We did get the Christmas tree up and decorated only because I didn't let the movers take any holiday boxes. Hauled them all down myself. I couldn't find the good tablecloths so used a fall colored one. Made prime rib and cooked dinner on a totally lien stove! It turned out , so all went well there. It's been down hill since as we've had to work on the old house getting it ready for sale so the boxes at still everywhere at the new house.

    Hope your holidays went a lot smoother than mine and I hope you will have a successful and happy 2018.

    52 days ago
  • v BUGGYS
    I liked that you rekindled your spark....I am rekindling mine as well...thanks for the friend add!
    52 days ago
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