2010 Sunset Looks like Myakka State Park in FL My 5th Painting
Taken about 2008 I was a little heavier here.
Front yard view to left to mtn
At one time I weighed 288 lbs. I might have weighed more but was afraid to admit it to even myself. I did have the thought of reaching the Goal of 300 lbs! (Only because I was so close, and I thought it kind of a funny thing to do.) I could not even carry the 288 lbs so, I had to lose. About four times, in the past 30 years, I have gone down to 200.5 lbs, but I have not gone under 200 lbs.
I started to lose again, two months before joining Sparks, and I weighed 250 lbs, and I started Sparks at 232 lbs.
I started to lose again, because I am Officially labeled, and am a Diabetic now since 2003, and probably like most, was Diabetic many years before that.
In 2010 - 2014, I was Out Of Control! My sugar numbers were going over 200 most every night. I didn't feel good, but didn't feel that bad either. During these years my weight went as high again as 232. Same old up and down.
If I want to live, and in one piece, I Have to Change! I am going down once again, once again I am going to try and do good every day.
I Can't wait any longer! (Again)
I want to live Well for the remainder of my years.
I don't want to be FAT any longer.
I want to be a Diabetic in Total Control.
I want to LIVE, and with all the pieces I have now.
I Don't take any medicines, and I don't/won't ever start.
I am Fired up and Determined to do something Now!
.....Yes Again... but Again ... I AM TRYING REAL HARD!
288.00 Highest Weight in my Life (That I admit)
232.00 Spark Start Weight July 26, 2008
224.50 January 1, 2009
225.00 April 2010
237.25 Jan 1 2011 Whoops!!!!
226.25 April 2011 BACK ON TRACK!
210.00 April 2014 Again, back on track...
199.00 Next Goal - Need to Reach a little at a time.
138.00 Ultimate Goal Weight to work towards
I want to see the scales go down Every week.
I want to become a Diabetic in TOTAL Control
.. my waist under 34"
.. my A1C under 7
.. my Cholestrol -200
.. my HDL over 40
.. my LDL under 130
I want 1 hour of exercise/walk/work etc movement incorporated into my day for Life.
I never want to take Medicines.
I want to find the good in life and relax and enjoy, and stay away from all the negativity.
I want to always be able to take care of myself.
I want others to also succeed.
First I am getting my sugars under control.
I eat to obtain good sugar levels.
Next, I need to find a way to then eat for the sugar and also to lose.
I want to add more exercise.
I try to stretch and move each day.
I am also trying to enrich my mind with reading, and attending events.
I also hope I can help motivate others to improve their lives.
I love to read.
I like to watch movies.
I like nature.
I like to learn new things.
I like to help people, community, World.
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| current weight: 211.3
I am in such awe of your artistic talents and think it is awesome you have gone back to college..... I just joined slimming seniors and I look forward to getting to know you better!...
139 days ago
Thank you so much for your supportive comments about Melvin. I think "closure" won't come until I get back to CT and then feel the big "void" in my life, since I used to spend many hours a week with him. Then I can move on.
363 days ago
for having your painting chosen to hang in the Governor's building. You must be VERY PROUD!
I don't know if you're getting these comments I'm sending. I sure hope so!
712 days ago
Your bowls are BEAUTIFUL! They will make a nice display in your house.
717 days ago
Hi Slimmer, Dahlonega just made national news on NBC because of your bad weather. I hope everything is going OK with you. I'll be watching Gen Chat for you to check in so we'll know you're alright.
734 days ago