Hi everyone, I am 55 , mother of 4 grown children , grandmother of 4. I was a mail carrier for almost 20 yrs. quit last March due to extreme stress and foot surgery. My dad died in 2009 and I did not handle it well. Stopped walking and work in June of 2010 on doctors orders and had surgery on my foot in August 2010 . Worst experience, not able to walk for 3months. I was already overweight , and after this I gained another 40 lbs. was so depressed and worried about my job and money. I couldnt get it together. I have spent the last yr. beating myself up about my weight. I went for a yearly check up in Jan this year. I found out my cholesterol was 285 and my blood sugar was on the edge of developing diabetes:( I finally have started to take control and change my diet and life! So far on my own I have lost 10 lbs and I am determined to live my life as a more positive , confident person. I have become a master gardener and now have a new job at a garden center near my home. I am excited to start a new phase of my life and determined to succeed in getting my health and body back on track. I have a great husband to support me and I hope to make some online friends to encourage me in my journey .
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