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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: 56,948

My Goals:
2016 Spring 5% Challenge Goals

To reach my goal I must lose 8.5 lbs over the 8 wks of the challenge.

I will continue to exercise by doing my daily walking (60 mins a day)

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:
Since Oct 2014 I have been doing a LC/HF diet and stick to under 50 Net Carbs a day. I also try for 70,000 steps a week which is about 60 mins 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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  • v JAMER123
    I am sure you have gotten the storm by now. We didn't have much lightening but south of us nearer the border they did have a lot. So it will depend on what portion of the storm gets you. It has had a long tail. Might be the one that got IN. today. Haven't been around the house too much today to hear the news.
    2 hours ago
    Hi Sharon! I hope you have an amazing day today! Let's make this whole week count! Nancy
    2 days ago
  • v KRZYKAT3
    What ia a low car high fat die? I have not heard of that before. emoticon
    5 days ago
    "Those that are a friend to themselves are sure to be a friend to all." -Seneca
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    Sharon, Thank you for all you do for your SparkFriends and your teams. I appreciate your inspiration and kindness. Thanks so much for writing to me yesterday.
    Have a fantastic Friday! emoticon
    5 days ago
    Thought and quote for today:

    "Everything in life is constantly moving and changing. Life is about embracing this change, for change is the only sure thing in life." - Mimi Ikonn

    Have a wonderful day and enjoy any changes that come your way today! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    6 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/18/2016 9:31:18 AM
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