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Valerie's Quest to find herself

I'm 48, and would really like to loose weight. I've always been over weight, always struggled with weight, my whole family does. But I'm concerned about myself. My kids have graduated high school, my husband works out of town a lot and I really just need to spend some time focusing on me. I have type 2 diabetes that I'd really like to get rid of and some mild hypertension that I am pretty sure is mostly stress related but weight related as well.
I dislike organized exercise but I have ...
I'm 48, and would really like to loose weight. I've always been over weight, always struggled with weight, my whole family does. But I'm concerned about myself. My kids have graduated high school, my husband works out of town a lot and I really just need to spend some time focusing on me. I have type 2 diabetes that I'd really like to get rid of and some mild hypertension that I am pretty sure is mostly stress related but weight related as well.
I dislike organized exercise but I have found the Leslie Sansone videos sort of fun and motivational. I like meeting new people!

I have always told my kids the difference between Can and Can't is the T which means TRY! So Here it goes.
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Member Since: 6/27/2011

SparkPoints: 2,874

Fitness Minutes: 3,035

My Goals:
No Blood Pressure medicine
No Diabetes Meds
Be able to ride Amusement Park Rides and
Go to a water park and enjoy the slides again!

My Program:
Begin excercising both strength and aerobic. I have discovered the bike trail and need to work on strength for distance.
I am also tracking what I eat to manage the diabetes and caloric intake.

Personal Information:
I'm a new empty nester. It ocurred to me that I have lived my whole life for my kids and other people and I really need to focus a little bit on myself. It's going to be hard for others to grasp this I think, I hope I can keep it up!

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I like reading, camping, and traveling

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