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Monday, May 20, 2013

Most of my life I have been a slug. Never really active. Sure I went on hikes on occasion but I never really got into the whole exercise thing. It got worse when I got a desk job. Touch my toes? I could barely touch my knees. My body was in bad shape.

Last year I broke down and went to the Dr's. Found out I have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Started on meds and blood testing. I have struggled to eat right and maintain my sugar levels and lower the cholesterol.

My daughter convinced me to join a gym with her. I thought about and at first said no. But she kept asking and the more I thought about it the more I knew this is what I needed. I have to teach my body to move. So I relented and joined Las Vegas Athletic Club. It has been the best thing I have done in a long time. Since we started back in February, I have gained energy I didn't know I had, lost a few pounds and toned some. I stared taking a few classes and looking to join more.

When I went back to the dr my cholesterol was good and blood sugar improving. One of my goals is getting off the meds and maintaining naturally. It just might happen yet! Due to the meds I'm taking my weight loss issue may take more time. I'm starting to tone real nice, people are always saying they are proud of all the weight I'm losing and I have to tell them I'm not losing anything. I'm toning and even dropped a size or two but no weight loss. At wit's end.

But not discouraged! I'm toning and looking good so not giving up hope. One day I will be off the meds and the pounds will drop. Right?
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MOVINITMORE 6/21/2013 7:48AM

    emoticon One Day at a Time. Glad you decided to join your daughter at the gym. It's always easier to go with someone else especially a daughter!! emoticon

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DRIEDOUT 5/20/2013 11:10PM

    What a wonderful way to spend time with your daughter. Congratulations

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IRONBESS 5/20/2013 9:26PM

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Congratulations on all your progress!

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NGCHILD 5/20/2013 6:29PM

    YES!! The power of positive thinking can do wonders!!

Keep at it!

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