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Monday, September 08, 2008

I have never been a Leader of anything.
I have always been a follower.
I've never been someone great...
or won a trophy of any kind.

Being asked to be Leader of Emotional Eaters by Patricia
at first ahd me confused and doubtful.
In 15 minutes there was no doubt in my mind about that I can do it.
I am so motivated these days to continue my healthy journey
thanks to SP and EE and it's co-leaders.

I will do this and do it right.
Patricia will be missed by all of us.

Thank you, everyone for making this happen.

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BEENIEMOM 9/11/2008 11:30PM

    You are already proving every day that you are an awesome choice to lead this team! Thankyou for all you are doing! emoticon

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GRANDBOBB 9/8/2008 9:30PM

    Congratulations! You will be an awesome Leader! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Huntress of Sweets

Thursday, September 04, 2008

I used to spend my days as the Huntress of sweets. Anything good to eat. One day I went to Target Store and I purchased $40.00 in sweet stuff. Bad stuff for me. Candy, Little Debbie snack cakes, ice cream and anything else you can think of I bought it and I ate it and i got very sick from it. Not listening to my Dr. or my family I turned a hahaha deaf ear towards them.

Well, last October, 2007, I moved from the Sacramento area to Milwaukie, Oregon after my daughter left home for College. My loving fiance and i got this townhome. Just before moving here after binge eating and a Type 2 Diabetic, and a midnight trip to the store to purchase fresh maple bars While petting my cats up on the first floor I blacked out and tumbled down the full flight of stairs doing 2 back flips. This was wooden stairs and I landed on a cold concrete basement floor. Luckily I got away with jsut spread ribs torn cartilage in knee and many bruises. It could ahve been much worst for me.

This was the Huntress of the Sweets wake up call!
When I went to ER my bs was just under 400. Normal is 80-120.

Today, I am slowly losing weight. I was then 235 lbs. Today I am 191.
At 51 I realized I ahve to ship up or ship out. I am healthy today. I eat smaller portions. Less sweets. I can't say I don't have any sweets because I do. Only when my bs is low. Exercise can make it drop dramatically. I've learned to enjoy fruits as my candy. A favorite candy snack for me is my frozen grapes with a couple pineapple chunks and raisins in zipperlock bags.

Anyone who is overweight and/or obese or had gastational diabetes when pregnant or diabetic parents and siblings or ate a lot of hot dogs in your childhood can become diabetic later in life.

Today, Rather than hunting down sweets I love to help others turn their lives around and become healthier. There are so many on here who are such an inspiration and a motivation for me. I can't imagine ever not being on SP.


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BABYFACE26 10/6/2008 7:37PM

    Wow. Denial is a force to be reckoned with, right? My story is that I had a sweet tooth, though not as extreme as yours. I never thought I could get diabetes. As overweight as I was, no one ever told me, I could get diabetes. I WISH my doctor had mentioned it. Anyway, my bloodwork showed I was 1 or 2 points away! ...and then I learned about it. Thank God, because I don't have diabetes, and I don't crave sweets much at all.
All in the past few months. South Beach diet was the reason, although I can't stick to the No Carbs. Don't think thats healthy for me, anyway...not even for 2 weeks (recommended). Thank God you are alive, today, and
congratulations on the weight loss. I weigh 187 (on my scale its 185).

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LYNNHUG52 9/8/2008 4:02PM

    Your words are so comforting and re-assuring. Thanks for your post.
I am a diabetic 2 also and through years of neglect of eating properly and losing weight I have blossomed into cirrhosis of the liver. I am starting over today. Lynn

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ASPENHUGGER 9/5/2008 11:35PM

    What an inspiration you are! I haven't blacked out yet, but I certainly was also a Huntress of Sweets, & my blood sugar was approaching national debt levels. I've lost a little weight since I got here -- trying to lose it slowly but steadily. My blood sugar is approaching normal limits too. I'm so grateful. I really don't want to die for a long, long time!


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SKIPPY2SCOOT 9/4/2008 5:04PM

  wow, way to go on your success! It's so encouraging! I went to Target last night & bought a gorgeous jacket & trousers to celebrate my 3 lb weight loss. Not much, I know, but it was noticeable in the mirror! Keep up the good work...I'm right behind you at 196.
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Monthly weigh in...

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Yesterday was my monthly weigh in. I only get on the scale on the First of every month. I have lsot a total of 4 lbs. in August. A total of 6 inches in waist, hips, breast and calf. I feel this is fair for me. I'm in no hurry. I'm down to 191#'s.
I'm content because I didn't gain weight.I would like to lose perhaps 2 lbs. a week but that's a bit on the fast side. Considering how fast I ahve gained that weight.

emoticon 4#'s from August 1st.

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READY4LIVE 9/4/2008 1:40AM

    Whoohoo... SIX INCHES lost?! That is awesome! Congratulations on the 4lbs too! :) emoticon

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

After drinking my coffee and having my breakfast this morning, standing in the window in my flimsy nightgown... He reached over, pulled me to him hugging me close. "You're looking good! You're losing more inches!"

That so made my day!

I hugged him back thanking him.

Then I came on here on SP to find more goodies more sweet encouraging comments. No way am I ever giving up! I'm so inspired to keep on! Life is not worth being unhealthy!

Good Job, Deb!

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BEENIEMOM 12/6/2008 11:25PM

    I love this! Isnt it wonderful when Our men notice our efforts! I hope he always takes the time to notice the little things ! I know these are old comments but Im getting to kow you more!

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READY4LIVE 8/29/2008 1:01AM

    Awwh... how precious, what a guy! :) What a major motivator too :)

Congratulations on your loss so far, emoticon! You look really pretty in the pic you mention at your best, and love the ones with you and the ball, and comments :)

Keep on 'Sparkin' emoticon

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3TWINS 8/21/2008 1:35PM

    You are blessed to have a cheering section at home. Keep up the great work.

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Dumbells in the Bathtub...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

No pictures of this one, folks! Sorry...
I don't know if this is a first or what?
I took my 3# Dumbells to the bath. Yes, that's right.
We have a big, wide, long Roman soaking Bathtub.
normally after i wash off in the bathtub I like to lay back with shoulders and head only above the water, close my eyes and relax. Not today, I laid 2 of my steal weights over the side of the tub. After washing I

did some bicep lifts and raised 20 mes above my head. Then, I laid back and did some knee bends with knees at chest and lift feet up high. I actually got in 15 tracking minutes out of my bath today!! Woo Hoo.

OMG when I got up and out of the tub there was this big puddle on the floor.

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BEENIEMOM 12/6/2008 11:27PM

    lol........splashin and workin out in the tub! lol

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DRUCILLA58 9/2/2008 8:56AM

    OMG I laughed for ten minutes.
So funny and So me...
I would do the same thing
had I thought about it... emoticon
Have a GREAT day!
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ADIOSADIPOSE 8/16/2008 1:04PM

    I love your sense of humor, too, Debbie Anne! And talking about "water weight" - I think you've redefined that concept here!

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GRANDBOBB 8/12/2008 4:32PM

    You have the most wonderful sense of humor! I love to read your posts. I'm so glad you are on this team! I wish I had a big tub. In my house I'm bigger than the tub!! Hopefully that is going to change!
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