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5/8/12 5:52 A

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5/7/12 7:45 P

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emoticon to Spark, I have many more years than you have right now. I am 68 years young.
I was an athlete and swam laps every morning but I was still over weight. I tried everything in its time. Diet Workshop, Weight watchers, Curves, Water aerobic exercises and lap swimming. I was always energized and loved to walk. I was still well over 200 pounds.
Just after my 60th birthday I hurt my back and had surgery.
That slowed me down and at that time I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I took the meds I felt fine but 2 years ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and once I knew those effects I never thought of weight loss I only think of HEALTHY.
You can do all kinds of diets and then it begins to wear on you and people often give up. I found SPARK, I found my teams and using the food tracker and doing the cardio and Strength training I am now off Diabetes medication. You never cure Diabetes, you can only control city.
I am off BP pills and my exercise keeps Blood sugar and blood pressure down, Woo- HOO!
I am doing great with cholesterol but triglycerides are not quite there yet.

As we get older we lose weight much slower so this is a good time for you to do it right.
Look forward to working on your journey to good health and energy. My Dr weighs me and I am down 50 pounds using Spark.
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I will do it slowly I like it that way.
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5/7/12 4:14 P

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5/7/12 1:39 P

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Presently I am waiting to have gastric bypass surgery. After that will need to have hip replacement surgery. Just took a sleep study test and was told I have sleep apnea. Also have high blood pressure and high cholestrol.but medication has them under control. I developed type 2 diabetes about 3 years ago. I have had depression and manic depression most of my life. If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself LOL No complaints here though, Been living 30 years, one day at a time and have a truely grateful heart God Bless

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