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Getting back on Track (again LOL) always determined, this time I'm just doing it , I am not depending on anyone else, not telling anyone except Spark People-- just going to make wise choices and remember that I NEED to track my food every day, good or bad....
June 2014 diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic. Thankfully Sparkpeople has tracking for this!! Saw a nutritionist & dietician and updated my Sparkpeople tracking to diabetic. Been doing ok on it -- lost quite a few pounds and trying to keep my blood sugar level. My starting A1C was 8.9, got it down to 7.3 -next check up in September.....
August 2014 Down 17 pounds since June/being diagnosed as diabetic. Hit a bit of a plateau and realized I had slacked off a bit on the portion control/measuring -- back to it with a vengeance! Hopefully will notice a change this week or next.....

Member Since: 7/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 135

My Goals:
I'd like to lose 5 pounds at a time in mini-goals that I have set for myself

I will not get mad at myself if I go over my limit for a day --I will keep counting and keep going until I get to my final goal.

My Program:
Eating right, tracking food, reading labels...
making wise choices both when grocery shopping and eating out.

Personal Information:
I have lived on the Jersey shore for 14 years. I was born & raised in Newark NJ -lived in Boston for 9 years but being a true Jersey girl moved back to my home state :)
I like to cook, bake, read, scrapbook, make my own cards & listen to music .

I have a wonderful man, Andy, that I love to death and a Shih Tzu, Tyler that I adore....
We enjoy camping, watching movies & visiting family at the shore.
I come from a big fat Italian family,as does Andy so there is always something going on and always a reason to eat, which I have been learning how to deal with!

Other Information:
Andy & I are involved in Animal Rescue and Therapy Pets (bringing pets to hospital & assisted living) We are also involved with the Lupus Foundation, Diabetes Association and Lions Club.

I love to read anything fiction (and sometimes non). I go through phases usually in the winter months I like to read historical romances, in the spring/summer I like reading beachy novels and in the fall leading to the Holidays I read Christmas stories .

I love the Hallmark & Lifetime networks and Netflix,
We enjoy being outdoors, we have a HUGE deck on our house which is awesome, we also love to go to Cape May NJ --my family had a small hotel in Wildwood for many years so WIldwood & Cape May NJ are my favorite places to be.
FOr over 60 years my family has owned/operated a n Italian bakery in Newark NJ

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    I just got your email today, Sorry it took so long for me to respond. I am going to add you to my friend list. Have a good rest of the day! emoticon emoticon
    1799 days ago
    Thanks for the add doll! I added you as well!

    1804 days ago
    Hi there and welcome to the Shih Tzu team! Hope to hear all about your Tzu baby!

    1806 days ago
    Hi! Thanks for adding me as a friend. I look forward to having you as a friend on this new healthy journey we are on emoticon
    1809 days ago
    A Special Light
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    Are you prepared to give your very best self to the journey of your dreams? If so, then let the journey begin. Life responds to one thing - action.

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