I don't know how I ended up finding this website but I found it yesterday afternoon while I was researching diabetes, diet and other things. So after looking around I thought this was pretty cool looking...and FREE!! I LIKE! I never joined Weight Watchers because of the fees.
Add to that, support teams who share things in common, well I just had to sign up.
I'm the mother of four, now grown children and the grandmother of one with one on the way any day now.
It's been a Battle of the Bulge most of my life. I had it in control a good part of the time, until I hit my 50s then it seemed all hell broke loose. I didn't realize how much hell that was until my doc told me I'm diabetic. Add that to high blood pressure and I have to face the fact that I really need to make a major lifestyle change. I feel like crap and I hate how I'm looking in my waders.
I like walking to get away from the crowds on the rivers I fish but I just don't seem to have the steam to do it these days. So...this week is the start of my new life. It brought me here!
As you will see, I'm a woman who LOVES to fly fish. I love the places it takes me and the challenge of catching them on a fly then letting them go. It's not about the cathing though thats fun...it's just about being in beautiful places. I also like to take photos of my catch and everything the catches my eye while I'm out there.
Other than that, I'm married. I used to be a Lactation Consultant, burned out after 20 years, then moved on to work at an outdoor outfitters for several years, from there it was a fishing shop. Now it's just fly fishing, tying flies and building fly rods. I'm the current President of the Forest City Fly Fishing Club and a member of Flygirls of Michigan. I get out camping when ever I get a chance. I like to look for Geocaches when I'm out trying to walk off these pounds. I taught outdoor survival skills and enjoy just about everything I can do out there.
I'm here for some motivation and common bonds.
Yesterday was my first day using the glucometer. Today was my first day in the Diabetes Education Clinic. I was shocked to see how many of us there are...and that each day, every week the room will be filled with more just like me. Thankfully I have a couple of close friends who hit this path a couple of years before me, so I knew a fair amount already. I was a bit shocked but not defeated when the doctor told me. After the first day of classes today, I feel possitive I can deal with this and it's not nearly as difficult and I used to think.
| current weight: 212.0