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10/31/14 1:04 A

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My name is Cathy. Please call me Cass.

Ten things about me?

1. I have a kitty named Morphy.
2. I love to read
3. I love to sing
4. I enjoy walking
5. I like puzzles
6. I smoke
7. I am 80 pounds overweight
8. I have a BS in Human Services
9. I love to laugh
10. I love cheeseburgers

Edited by: CASSIE052 at: 10/31/2014 (01:08)
I can die trying or not trying. I will carry on knowing I did my best. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is one of my main goals in life.

1. Eat smaller portions.
2. Eat healthy.
3. Lose at least one pound per week.
4. Plan my menu a week out.
5. Walk daily.
6. Exercise.
7. Track my food.
8. Keep a daily journal.
9. Report my stats on my message board.
10. Enjoy the encouragement of other Sparkers.

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OUTLANDER1CA Posts: 4
10/23/14 2:51 P

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1 my name is Mel
2 I'm a mother of a daughter and son
3 I have 5 grandkids, 4 girls, 1 boy
4 I have 2 great grandkids, 1 girl (8 months) and 1 boy (4)
5 I am disabled which causes a few struggles, (excercise is one of them)
6 I love to cook
7 I love to read
8 I love to knit and crochet, many other crafty things, just love to take a medium and et creative
9 I love music, have a yamaha keyboard and love to play
10 I live alone, with my hobbies, I do keep myself busy

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9/26/14 10:52 A

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1. My Name is Francine
2. My friends call me Frank or Frankie
3. I have a 19 year old daughter
4. I have a sister who is actively dying of cancer so it makes me look small or petty when I complain about my newly diagnosed diabetes.
5. I got diabetes because I eat my feelings and I have a lot of them lately (sister dying, ugly divorce).
6. I'm going to make diabetes my B####
7. My new method of dealing with my feelings is the gym, my trainer thinks I'm an animal
8. Looking forward to a slimmer more energetic me
9. Looking forward to an excuse to go clothes shopping at someplace other than Lane Bryant
10. I am the owner of my happiness and health and I will never take either for granted again.

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7/7/14 10:15 A

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1. Not new to type 2 diabetes
2. Depended on drugs to manage my diabetes for 9 years
3. No drugs for the last 2 years, but eating about 50 or fewer grams of carbs a day
3. Restarted my fitness at the YMCA
4. Renovate houses, do a bit of everything myself (framing, plumbing, drywall...)
5. Like dogs
6. I tolerate cats
7. I am the only one in my family with Canadian citizenship and not another citizenship
8. I like mathematics
9. Have battled my weight from a young age
10. Live in a rat free province


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Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


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4/24/14 1:22 A

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1. Diagnosed Type 2, 3-days ago at 42 yrs old.
2. Had gestational diabetes so this isn't a total shocker.
3. I'm adopted and don't know my medical history. Is this also bad genes?
4. I've cooked from scratch with little to no processed foods, rarely fast foods, and even more rare restaurants for 18 years. Yet here I am.
5. Married to my best friend for the last 10 years. Looking forward to the next 10.
6. Taught myself how to knit.
7. Taught myself how to spin yarn.
7a. Would love to live somewhere cold where I can actually wear what I make.
8. Love to read.
9. Minor Dwight Yoakam obsession, hence my screen name.
10. Served in the US Coast Guard for 11 years.

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3/31/14 4:47 A

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Tis the middle of the night, so why not.

1 Thought I had already answered this when I first joined.

2. Don't know if I can come up with 10 things.

3.I am the Creator & the Creation

4.Humor is my choice

5. I choose not to be cranky, whine, or complain Unless tis that time of the month.

6. I mostly refer to myself as "one" and not "I".

7.Had low blood sugar over half my life.

8. Could have knocked me over with a feather when I was told I had diabetes.

9. Right-handed

10. Eat, shoot a gun, hunt, fish, swing a bat and reach with my left hand.

edit cause I thought of more...hee..hee

Edited by: MISCHIEFBOI at: 3/31/2014 (04:49)
The Wolf Credo:"Respect the elders. Teach the young. Cooperate with the pack. Play when you can. Hunt when you must. Rest in between. Share your affections. Voice your feelings. Leave your mark.

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3/12/14 1:40 P

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1. My name is Machelle
2. I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes 4 weeks ago
3. I was born in Denver Colorado
4. I spent most of my life in Chicago, IL
5. I currently live in Northern Virginia
6. I have a dog named Daphne
7. I have a cat named Maximus
8. I just celebrated my 20-year anniversary with my company
9. I am huge NFL fan ( Chicago Bears)
10. I am looking for a healthy way to make donuts....I LOVE donuts!

We teach what we know, but we reproduce what we are.

-John Maxwell



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SANDRA2BTHIN's Photo SANDRA2BTHIN SparkPoints: (34,712)
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1/25/14 1:28 P

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1. My name is Sandra
2. Born and raised in California
3. I have 2 grown sons
4. I have 1 grandson
5. I have never been in the snow
6. I have been married 44 years
7. DH and I knew each other 2 weeks before we married
8. I have 3 cats
9. I love horror movies ( not the gory kind )
10. I have to lose a lot of weight.


Never Give Up!


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1/2/14 11:21 A

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1. My name is Sandy
2. I have been married for 14 years
3. I have 2 children 9 and 11 in two weeks
4. I am a cubscout den leader
5. I am vice preseident of the school PTA
6. I teach Sunday school to 2 - 4 year olds
7. I have two dogs and two hamsters
8. I am a paralegal
9. I am a book worm and have been known to read up to 5 books a week
10. I love my life but not my weight!

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12/1/13 1:49 A

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CANDYCANE2B,
I'm a type-2 diabetic, and was on meds for that for 9 years. In the last year and a half I changed my diet, I'm now a low carb convert. I lost 30 pounds easily and stopped the need for diabetic drugs.

If you send me SPARKMAIL I'll invite you to a low carb spark group.

James

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Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


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11/30/13 11:00 P

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1) My name is Ruth-Ann.
2) I'm 56 yrs old.
3) I've been happily married for going on 32 yrs now!
4) I have 8 children & 3 1/2 grandchildren (one is on the way!)
5) Three are married, One in the Air Force, One in college, One working down south and the two youngest are living home and in high school.
6) We have one dog, a rescued dog, lab/mastiff mix.
7) I did have a very special, precious kitty, who died this last summer.
8) My username is her name, Candy Cane and her picture is on every post!
9) This summer I learned I am pre-diabetic!
10) I have 80 lbs I need to lose.

~Ruth-Ann~
~Western NY~

A&I 2013 April Showers, May Peonies, June Mangoes, July Daisies,
Sept Morning Glories, Nov Brilliant Scarlets, Dec Silver Bells,
2014 Feb Red Roses

Little by little, change can be made permanent!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I'm Possible!


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9/20/13 5:10 P

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1) My name is Christine and I live in Scarborough Ontario

2) I am a 2 time stroke survivor

3) Have driven school bus driver for 29 years

4) I have five grandchildren

5) In April 2014 I will be a great-grandmother

6) I have three dogs 8 months, 3 years and 8 years old

7) In 2012 I lost my ten year old rescue to cancer and in 2013 I lost a puppy to a hit and run driver

8) I love to write poetry

9) I am born in Germany

10) I knit for cancer patients and the homeless

Solstice

In loving memory of Sally my guinea pig who passed on 28/01/08

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

What a long strange trip it's been... Jerry Garcia


 
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9/9/13 1:02 P

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1. My name is Kiara but I go by Liz
2. I have 2 children 13 years apart
3. I'm a California girl but not a huge fan of the ocean, I prefer the mountains
4. I decorate cakes but I don't like baking
5. I love photography! I take my camera with me everywhere
6. I'm a single mom
7. I am the oldest of 5 children, I love that I'm my parents first child
8. I love to travel
9. My daughter is my best friend in the whole world
10. My original best friends (before my daughter) are still my best friends and have been for the past 30 years.

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WRITEAWAY's Photo WRITEAWAY SparkPoints: (42,896)
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8/8/13 10:24 A

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Hi emoticon

My name is Anna Jean, though my nickname thoughout most of life was Jeannie. I live in a small town on the outskirts of Albany, NY, with a friend who helped me get out of a nasty marriage, and with my two sons, aged 16 and 18.

My sons are the joy of my life....although sometimes exhausting (of course). Both have asperger's / are on the autism spectrum. My older son goes to Crane School of Music / SUNY Potsdam, with viola as his instrument. He's studying to be a music teacher, but he's so obsessed with foreign languages, learning as many as possible, that he may end up ...well....doing any number of things emoticon . My younger son likes music as well and sings---he's working on things like Italian arias emoticon .

We're about to bring home 3 goats we adopted, which will feed my younger son's connection to animals. They're males, just pets, not for food at all.

That's my overview today emoticon

--Anna

"There's so much beauty around us, but just two eyes to see // Everywhere I go, I'm looking." -- Rich Mullins


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5/26/13 1:39 P

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1. I am 57 and live to celebrate each and every day!
2. I am married to my best friend, John, since 8/23/1975
3. We have 2 sons: BJ married to Bridgett since 02/02/02 and Brian, married to Shelby since
01/16/11.
4. We have 3 amazing and energetic grandsons ages 9, 7 and almost 5!
5. I have the greatest dog, Myshka, a 16 month old Standard Poodle who is always with me!
6. I love to crochet.
7. I love to do crafts with my grandsons.
8. I love to see theatrical productions put on at our Brian and Shelby's Theatre.
9. I love to read.
10. I love to cook!

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new". ~Socrates

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."

Smile...Crochet...Have a GREAT DAY...IT IS MANDATORY :0)


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3/19/13 1:37 P

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1. Fifty will be 51 in April
2. Have three children 2 girls 30 & 26, and a boy 17 he was a premi 1 pound 15oz
3. Married emoticon
5. worked construction now in the office for the past 13 years i am a master plumber
6. i do play XBOX on line
7. i like outdoors love to set on the porch and watch it rain
8. i have a great memory especially for old tv shows and movies
9. i am a great cook and willing to try anything was a veggie head for 6 months
10. will listen to anything and everything on the radio or Pandora
11. my son and i talk history, politics, religion, current events i fell we need to be more informed to be better humans!


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1/24/13 5:55 P

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1. I jut had a birthday on 01/19 and I am 63
2. I was born in Ohio and moved to Colorado in 1975.
3.In 2004, I had a giant brain aneurysm and brain surgery to repair it.
4.After the surgery, my carotid artery dissected and I had a stroke.
5. Good news, I have survived and working to get healthy again.
6. Currently, taking insulin for my diabetes.
7.I love outdoor activities and one of my goals is to be able to walk without a cane.
8. I have been married to Rick for 28 years.
9. We do not have children just a 14 y/o Chihuahua.
10.Love to have fun.

Quit smoking 09/09/05

Lost 50 in 2009.

Paula
Longmont, Colorado

"Life is NOT about waiting for the storm to pass...it is about learning how to dance in the rain."

"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid ONLY of standing still."~Chinese Prov

"Justification and rationalization are only mental masturbations - in the end, you only screw yourself." ~Al Anon


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10/21/12 1:45 P

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1. I am 60, Sicilian/Irish/Indian, Catholic
2. I am the single mother of a 37 yr old daughter, Nana to 4 with 1 in the oven.
3. My 1st son-in-law Jay was killed 4/29/05 in Iraq and he was like my son.
4. My new son-in-law Brian is a saint to take on 3 children as his own, but now is dad to 1 of his own and a new one on the way. I love him too!
5. I have lost over 70 lbs 3 x in my life and gained it back, but never have I reached my goal, ever!
6. I had Pancreatitis - almost died, Gallbladder removed, breast tumors removed x2, herniated disc, hysterectomy. Have diverticulosis, had precancerous polyps so aggressive that doc said if I had waited a couple months for my colonoscopy I would have had colon cancer; and now I have diabetes and a fatty liver. Phew! I'm exhausted.
6. I have been unemployed since March 2010. No one seems to want to hire a 60 yr. old nowadays.
7. I was born and raised in CA, but moved to Michigan to be with my widowed daughter.
8. I now live in Virginia because I followed my daughter and new husband out here - can't get a job here either.
9. I cut the umbilical cord of my grandson Warren who was born 2 days after his dad died.
10. I buried my mother this year and last year my youngest brother died.

It all sounds sad, but I have faith that the best is yet to come! I will survive diabetes, et al and live to see my great grandchildren born!

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9/7/12 11:16 P

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1. I was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 3 days ago
2. I didn't have any of the regular symptoms
3. I like shopping and getting my hair and nails done, I hate the color pink, and I ride my own motorcycle.
4. I like anything that goes against a stereotype.
5. The retina in my left eye detached just over a year ago.
6. Recovering from it was hell, but worth it - I REALLY followed the doctor's orders, and as a result my vision is only a little worse than it was before. (I was close to losing partial vision in that eye.)
7. I have never wanted to have kids. (I can remember saying this when I was a little girl.)
8. I have two 18 month-old half Bengal cats (sisters).
9. The cat I had before them had diabetes and needed insulin shots every 12 hours.
10. My husband and I met when my friend married his friend. We got married 23 months later. This summer we celebrated our 16th anniversary.

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

I've decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I'm having a party! ~Betsy Cañas Garmon






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8/23/12 11:41 P

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1. I was raised in NYC

2. I live on the gulf coast of Fl for the last 12 yrs

3. I'm a Disney fanatic and love to visit the parks, weekly when I can (an hour's drive)

4. I'm a freelance writer, sometimes artist

5. I'm very creative and love crafts & decorating

6. I like to cook, especially with home grown herbs

7. Wicca is my religion, I've been Wiccan for over 20 years now

8. I've been married for 13 years, but we lived together a few years before that

9. We have 3 kids we homeschool

10. We've been struggling with "under-employment" for the last 2 years and it's really starting to wear me down

Edited by: MACKENZIE963 at: 8/23/2012 (23:42)
Going down...


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7/20/12 3:35 A

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1. I am mom to 3 wonderful grown sons
2. and Nana to 2 grandsons and a granddaughter
3. Turning 64 in a couple of weeks
4. Have had many careers: teacher, bank teller, worked with handicapped, worked as an interpreter at a natural disaster sight and in an underground coal mine, education program specialist for a museum & art gallery, owned a cafe in an old church ....
5. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada. Still there, but have moved around a bit.
6. Always wanted a BFA but got a B.ED because I was a single parent and needed a good job. Loved my years as a teacher. Young people taught me a lot!
7. Don't want to die fat.
8. Gestational diabetic 3 times, officially diagnosed with type 2 on June 29, 2012.
9. Love life, even though it has kicked me in the pants many times over the years. (Makes the mountain peaks even better, I guess.)
10. Married only 7 years, divorced for 36. Like being single. Like my solitude.


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7/15/12 1:52 A

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1. My name is Meri
2. I live in California
3. I am a Paraeducator
4. I am turning 40 in 2 weeks
5. Married to a my high school sweetie
6. I am not a cat person LOL
7. I like to ride my bike
8. I like pink
9. I love pizza too much
10. I am going to Vegas at the end of the month

**~ MeriAngel ~**


"It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required."

Sir Winston Churchill


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1. My name is Nancy
2. I love being a mom of three boys
3. I am a martial artist, it is a way of life for me
4. I am 54 years old
5. Married to a wonderful man whom I adore ( he made me write that)
6. I cardio for at least 30 minutes a day - I make time , even if I am exhausted hate it but I do it
7. I lift weights.. just makes me feel good.
8. I have two dogs and two cats.. Yes, I love punishment
9. I love dark chocolate.. and now , I'm not sure if I will ever be able to eat it again
10. I love the new starbucks cookie crumble frap ..thought I would never be able to have it again until I found out , I can have it with soy and sugar free.. Life seems better all of sudden*

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
-- Mark Twain


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5/31/12 7:03 P

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1. My name is Teresa.
2. I am 50 years old.
3. I am married to Tim, eleven years in September.
4. I have three adult children, DD-25, DS-20, DD-18.
5. I was diagnosed with T2 in November 2011. I also have Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea, High Blood Pressure, Edema, and various other maladies.
6. Due to health related issues, I left my job of 13 years in March of 2012. I am adjusting to my new lifestyle, which is what brought me to Sparkpeople.
7. I am an avid reader.
8. I also love creative writing.
9. I spend far too much time on the computer.
10. I love to cook and try new recipes.

We either make ourselves miserable or make ourselves strong...the amount of work is the same.


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4/9/12 12:01 P

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Hmm....

1. I'm 47
2. I'm the mother of two amazing teens
3. I'm planning to manage this health disaster without medication, if possible
4. I've lost almost 30 of the pounds I gained when injured a few years ago
5. I'm a Realtor
6. I have a Maltese dog who is more like a cat than a dog
7. I am a human sexuality educator and bullying prevention trainer for Youth
8. I am a pantheist-identified Unitarian Universalist
9. I live in northern Colorado and LOVE it here!
10. I will succeed in reversing this diagnosis.

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1. Single, not even a boyfriend

2. Christian

3. Cashier--1.5 yrs

4. Caregiver--new job--starts next Thursday!!

5. I have a cat

6. I have 1 living brother and 1 brother who has passed on (car accident)

7. I am a knitter

8. I just learned Crochet

9. Diagnosed with Bipolar 10/05

10. Diagnosed with Diabetes 02/12

Don't stress and God bless!


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2/4/12 5:24 P

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1) I am divorced

2) I have survived two strokes and a carotid endarterectomy

3) I have two daughters, four granddaughters and one grandson

4) I have driven a school bus for 27 years

5) Diagnosed with diabetes in November 2011

6) I have three dogs and a rabbit

7) I lost my youngest brother in March 2010.. have 1 sister and 2 brothers

8) I am studying to be a Veterinary Assistant

9) I love to knit and crochet

10) My front lawn is a huge flower garden with a stone walkway



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In loving memory of Sally my guinea pig who passed on 28/01/08

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

What a long strange trip it's been... Jerry Garcia


 
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Hi My Name is Lucille, here are 10 things about me:

1. I'm 49 years old, Italian and catholic.

2. I am married to Bill a wonderful husband and father for 26years(JUNE)

3. I live in Rock Hill, South Caroline for 23yrs. We moved from Port Jefferson ], NY.(Long Island)

4. We have 3 grown children. 1st Laura 24 married and pregnant, 2nd Amanda 22 signal and 3rd William 18 and signal.

5. I work part time at an assisted living center most nights. Then about 30 hrs. 3 nights private duty at someones house.

6 .Love to read, crochet and do rubber stamping

7. I sell Mary Kay, and Stampin' Up

8. I am new to SparkPeople and loving it.

9. Hoping to get this diabetes thing under control before grand baby gets here in Augest 2112.

10. Love our Boxer Lab mix 60 lbs. lap dog.

Need to get healthy by August 2012 when our 1st grandchild gets here.


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I like to take walks with my pooches. I love to read. I like yardwork. I love family and friends. I love to cook. I am in transition career-wise. I hope to work for a non-profit soon. I am optimistic. I am Italian, Irish, and Greek. I love SP!

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Hi everyone!
1. My name is Angela :)
2. I am 24 years old
3. I've always been the chubby girl as long as I can remember
4. I work as a registered nurse in the operating room
5. I have two nieces I adore and who keep me young!
6. I have a puppy- Mr. Darcy who is one years old
7. My hobbies include scrapbooking, watching movies, shopping, arts and crafts
8. I'm single
9. I love to sing although I'm bad!
10. I really need to change my ways.. I'm scared because my health is so poor at such a young age.

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Dr. Seuss


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Hi Everyone :)

10 things about me

1- i was diagnosed Monday
2- i will be 40 in January on friday the 13th
3- i am getting married in april
4- i live with my fiancé & his 2 children
5- i have 2 Shih Tzus that mean the world to me
6- i would like to loose 80 pounds by 2013
7- i hate cooking but if i want to be healthy i have to do it
8- i still have alot to learn about nutrition & diabetes
9- the color orange makes me happy
10-i am Canadian




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Hi Everyone,

My name is Kelli. I am newly diagnosed - just today. Picked up my first supplies (meter, strips, lancets & meds) today. Thought this would be a good place to let youget to know me a little.

10 things about me:
1. current occupation is pet sitter/dog walker.
2. I love to play chess.
3. I walk 2.5 miles per day. Goal is to double that & maintain at 5 miles per day.
4. I knit & crochet hats, scarves & mittens for homeless people.
5. I do geocaching on my walks.
6. I am 56 years old.
7. I weigh 275 lbs. I've lost 40 lbs since joining Spark. Goal weight is 150 lbs.
8. I can't get enough of Bluegrass music.
9. I play guitar & piano.
10. I hope the Rangers win the World Series.

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_MARGUERITE_'s Photo _MARGUERITE_ Posts: 69
10/13/11 10:32 P

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1) I'm not "officially" diagnosed yet, I had blood work done 2 days after my 33rd birthday (10-5). I failed my fasting glucose test before i even took it. My number was so high the nurse called my Dr to see if she should give me the drink.

2) I'm terrified, tomorrow i go in for a biopsy to look for uterine cancer, thats when my Dr will officially diagnose me i'm sure. I'm just praying not to get two new diagnoses this month, or this year even. Diabetes is enough for now, thanks

3) I'm the mom of an amazing 2 yr old girl. I love her so much and am grateful i can be a stay at home mom.

4) I've been married (5yrs) to a wonderful man who is always there for me (unless exercise is involved....)

5) I would love to have another baby.

6) My body hates me, i have PCOS, hyperthyroid and diabetes (though they are all connected and not uncommon in women with PCOS).

7) I love going to the Renaissance Faire. My Husband and I met at the Sterling Faire outside Syracuse NY. Now we go each weekend to the PA Faire with my beautiful daughter.

8) I would love to live on a small farm where i could grow good food for my family.

9) My mom moved in with us, but brought her terrible eating habits and hate of exercise with her. I've had to watch her, since she moved in my daughter who never really cared for cakes or cookies is starting to ask for them, my mom feeds them to her saying yummmmm and convinces her to eat them! *AHHHHHHH* my baby if left alone is the healthiest eater i know. She has, many times turned down cake and cookies for tomatoes, grapes, strawberries or melon. I'm hoping to match my diet to hers not the other way around.

10) I'm planning on homeschooling Fiona. I'm really looking forwards to teaching her! I love learning, and like to take classes myself when we can afford it. She's just two and yet I already have ideas as to which curriculum's i want to use for her whole elementary years :)


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10/1/11 9:38 A

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Ten Things about me
1) I am 35 years old
2) I will graduate from college in March 2012
3) I am truly blessed to have a wonderful family
4) I have diabetes
5) I am not perfect but always working on it
6) I love to cook
7) I will never stop learning until the day I die
8) I have over come many hardships in life but they have made me stronger
9) I am told that I listen very well but do not always take my own advice (maybe I should start)
10 I used to try and please everyone now I only do what I want and know when I say that I cannot do something I do not have that gulit over my head.

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1. I am 48 years old
2. I am married with two teenage daughters
3. I love hiking and camping
4. I am a Girl Scout volunteer
5. I love outdoor cooking
6. I like mixed media crafting
7. I was borderline GD with my second PG
8. I was diagnosed in August with diabetes and IBS
9. My spouse is diabetic
10. I am training to return to the sport of fencing



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1. I am 37 years old
2. I was diagnosed with Diabetes in June. My A1C was 8.8, now my A1C is 5.8
3. I have a fabulous husband and lovely daughter, 8
4. I love to travel
5. I like to take lots of pictures and scrapbook
6. I've worked in the same office for 12 years
7. I live in Ohio
8. I like to read, especially paranormal / fantasy
9. I love to host parties, searching for new ways to celebrate without overindulging in food.
10. I'm proud of myself for taking care of me!

--Misty



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Ten things....this is gonna be a challenge for sure...but VERY interesting

1) I have been singing in public since first
2) starred my many musical productions
3)over the moon happily married for 31 years
4)mom to 3 grown children
5)"Grams" to 2 beautiful and remarkable girls
6) I'm allergic to onions and garlic
7)I am the baby of my family
8) I live in Canada
9)I have been in all the States except Hawaii and Alaska
10) I am a VERY devout Christian...Latter-day Saint

Catch you later...
HUGS
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I have the same trouble as IHEARTMYGIRLS as I have so many things wrong that I dont want to list them
1 Im 61
2. I am married have been for 36 years
3 I have a daughter and son and 2 step sons
4 I have 7 grand daughters, and2 grandsons plus 4 great grand kids and 3 step great grand kids
5 I live out in the country, near Grand Rapids Michigan
6 I work at a school as a grandma
7 I love animals and have 2 English Setters and a boxer and a tigar cat
8 I love to read, crochet, and play with my grand son
9 I have several family membewrs also with diabetes
10 I have been a Christain since I was real small

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Hello....A real newbie, thanking GOD that I've found this team.

One...I'm 52 yrs old (35 yrs old in my head).

Two...VERY happily married 30 yrs!

Three...I have two lovely adult daughters, 28 & 25 yrs old

Four...both have significant disabilities, Downs & OCD

Five...I am a Catholic, always trying to expand my spiritual life I.e. LOVE MORE

Six...I've suffered with chronic back & nerve pain for over 10 yrs., bummer.

Seven...I have cardiac vessel spasms, angina, etc...try to meditate & lead a low stress...only Problem, someone needs to notify LIFE!!

Eight...hubby recently retired, it's okay- we still like each other.

Nine....I'm usually upbeat, but today I took a dive into deep end of the depression pool. YUK.

Ten...I am TOTALLY PISSED OFF that I have diabetes on top of my multiple health issues, can't list them here cuz there's more than 10. I think ANGER is better than DEPRESSION, like I have a choice.

Thankful I found y'all
M.

JOY IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF SUFFERING, IT IS THE PRESENCE OF GOD.


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1. I'm 61.
2. Married since 1971 happily.
3. Recently stopped dying my hair blond so now I am gray
4. have 5 children, 4 grandchildren two of my children have passed away
5. Learning to watercolor
6. Love drawing
7. Live in a forest in KY (very beautiful state!)
8. Was a foster mom for 21 years
9. Home schooled my kids
10. Started Sparkpeople on May 1 after testing my blood with my husbands new meter to check it out. It was 171, 3 hours after eating! (I always check out his new meters because my reading have never before been higher than 112) It shocked me into realizing I need to lose weight and get this back under control.
11. Have enjoyed reading everyone's 10 things!




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5/18/11 10:27 A

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1. I am 50 years old, diagonosed last July when Bs went up to 543, new it was coming.. had gestional diabetes with my last 2 children..
2. I have 3 children.. G- 28, B-24, G-5
3. I have 2 grandchildren.. G-9, B-2
4. I am a school nurse in a small Catholic School. This has been the worse working year in life for me...
5. I am married.
6. I love to crafting and just starting to learn jewerly making.
7. I am a home body.. love to stay at home..
8. I HATE shopping..with a passion
9. I want to travel and see the world
10.I would love to fulfill my dream of owning my own daycare..



Have a wonderfully blessed day.. This is the year to "DO ME"


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1. I'm 56 and found out in March I'm type 2 diabetic.
2. I'm very happily married.
3. I have 8 children ages 36 down to 17.
4. I have 6 grandchildren ages 15 down to 6.
5. I took care of my mom for two years in my home. She was also diabetic. I saw first hand what diabetes can do to you and I don't want it!!
6. I homeschooled my younger 6 kids for 16 years. They have all now graduated and moved on (but 5 still live at home).
7. I live in the beautiful of state of Michigan.
8. I'm at a crossroads in my life. The kids have grown up, my mother passed away in December, now what do I do with myself??
9. I'm almost all gray and I love it!
10. I'd rather crochet then anything else....or knit....or quilt....or embroider....or cross stitch....or needlepoint....

Debi

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I am a wife to the most wonderful hubby for me.
I am a mom to 3 kids ages: 21,18 and 10 and two twin grand daughters 5 months old
I have a licensed group home daycare in my home for the past 21 yrs.
I am homeschooling my 10 yr old and love it!
I love yard work and playing in the flower beds...just never seem to have enough time.
I used to live in Norway for 10 years.
I then lived in Texas.
I have lived in Kansas now for over 5 years.
I love God and believe Jesus Christ is His son and He saves!
I need to be a better me. I need to start treating myself better with more me time, better eating, better exercise, nails, hair, makeup and the way I dress even.




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1/29/11 7:28 P

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I was diagnosed with type 11 in January.
I'm a Navy Brat
I was homeless under a bridge in San Francisco for two years.
I love to camp
I am the mother of 6 + one husband,
I'm in college at the Art Institute
My husband and I Own Web Design & Graphics biz (htt://rainbowgraphix.rg)
I am a 4 year ovarian cancer survivor and a 1 year breast cancer survivor.
I was a CNA for 20 years.
I love yoga
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1/29/11 2:56 P

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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in January.
I am married
I am a mother of a type 1 diabetic son
I am going back to school
I live in Wisconsin
I love books
I love music
I love spending time with my family
I love camping
I love sparkpeople
I like water

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Hi everyone!!!

Edited by: HEAVEN11708 at: 1/29/2011 (19:29)
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1/2/11 5:20 A

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1) I was diagnosed as a diabetic in Sept. 2010
2) I have suffered with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) for 8 years now!
3) I passed out from low blood sugar for the first time two weeks ago & it scarred the life out of me!
4) My husband & I have been married for 10 years on July 14,2011.
5) My pregnancy with our daughter was an unexpected miracle! She just turned 8 years old.
6) My husband is deployed for the 4th time, which means I am running the household & taking care of our daughter on my own!
7) I hate feeling like I don't have any control over things!
8) I love to write poetry.
9) I have an extremely hard time losing weight do to my PCOS.
10) I am terrified that I have diabetes!

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1, I'm 48
2. I'm 5 ft. and very overwight
3. I have 2 dogs and 5 cockatiel birds
4. 1 daughter-19 yrs.
5. Not married
6. Love photography and scrapbookng
7. Love Bon Jovi
8. Love going to concerts
9. And now trying to get control of my diabetes.
10. I try to not Sweat the Small Stuff

DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF......LIFE IS TOO SHORT.


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1. I'm 53 years old
2. I've been married for 34 years and on top of loving my husband I genuinely like him too.
3. I have 1 son and a granddaughter.
4. I am abundantly blessed.
5. I'm terrified of snakes and can sense one before I actually see it. Pretty amazing actually. Blows other people away. Snakes seem to be drawn to me!
6. I must be outside.
7. I work as an Office Manager.
8. I love Survivor.
9. I don't like this diabetes stuff.
10. I need someone to force me to exercise

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1. 38 years old
2. Four Children
3. Diagnosed earlier this year and it scares me
4 emotional eater
5. I live in central VA...beautiful place to live!
6. I suspected that I had diabetes before I went to the Dr and I probably put it off for awhile
7. I work at a major hotel chain doing a variety of jobs
8. I love to cook if I am in the mood for it
9. I hate clutter 7 messes
10. I am really excited about losing weight, and I want to badly Im just afraid of failure

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1. Turning 50 is bad, makes you a diabetic, gray hair, and you start to look like your Mom.
2. Sell antiques
3. Take care of my mom who has dementia
4. Found out I was diabetic in August
5. Suspected I was diabetic way before that..
6. Married 17 years no kids
7. Have 3 stepchildren, 3 grand daughters-15,16,17
8. Live in Michigan...great state, wish it would get out the economic slump.
9. Like to cook long as it is easy and 5 ingredients or less and in 1 pan.
10.Enjoy life and people, and life is fun when you can learn something new every day.



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1. 58 years old
2. red hair
3. ok. bottle red
4. ride horses all day long
5. love my life
6. Afraid of diabetes
7. But not afraid to confront it.
8. learning to paint..watercolors
9. made a horse trail with a pick axe, when I
turned 50..it is two miles long.
10. Best for last, two beautiful grown up daugters...........

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1. 48 years of age
2. Married 26 years to my dream man
3. Have 3 wonderful sons 21,16,12
4. Work full time, not my dream job, but it's ok
5. Worked in banking for 10 years
6. Got to stay home with my boys when they were little
7. I am a Christian
8. I love my mom, my Dad and brother have passed away
9. I enjoy being with my family when we are all home
10.I hope to get my diabetes under control, I'm scared of losing my toes/feet.

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1. Mother of one, grandmother of 3.5 & Great Grandmother of 1
2. 9-1-1 Dispatcher for 20+ years
3. Avid Reader
4. Love to learn new things
5. My family is my life, and I’m happiest when we can all be together
6. Have 2 Shih Tzu’s and an Evil Calico Cat (Beaker, Bandit & Buffy)
7. Never miss Ghost Hunters, Holmes on Holmes, and the Biggest Loser
8. I’m the family worry wart, and probably the snoop
9. I have a weird sense of humor, comes with the job I’m afraid
10. Bicycles hate me and tend to want to kill me, or at least maim.


Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
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1. Have a beautiful 5 year old daughter who is my life and who was never supposed to be here according to doctors.

2. Live with a wonderful man who loves my daughter as his own and understands why the word marriage makes me shake.

3. Work in the mental health field as a case manager. I love my job, but it can be frustrating and unrewarding at times.

4. Am trying to avoid being a know-it-all like my sister was after losing 100 lbs.

5. Have not been thin since I was in kindergarten.

6. Probably weigh less now then I did in high school.

7. Was just coming to terms with being heavy when I was diagnosed and my attitude had to change.

8. Am secretly angry with my real life support network as they are examples of everything not to do to take care of yourself.

9. Also secretly feel better then them because I am taking care of myself.

10. Get along much better with my family (mother) the farther I live from her.

Mel


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1. I have 2 wonderful daughters
2. I am 33
3. I was diagnosed on 01/21/10
4. I am not married never have been.
5. My sisters are amazing and got me on SP and have been great support even tho they are far away.
6. I love chocolate
7. I have had the same job for 7 years and i am tired of it.
8. I like tattoos have 9 need 1 more.
9. I have a cat named shadow.
10. I need help. Got way off track need to get back on track.

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1. I am a newly turned 50 year old (July 19)
2. I was diagonosed May 14, 2010
3. I just recently moved to Alabama from Michigan
4. I have 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren
5. I most of the time I feel like I am in the dark about this disease and I am scared crapless.
6. I am pagan
7. I recently broke up with my 4 year old relationship.
8. I love to read
9. I am disabled to doing exercise is painful
10. Did a mention I am scared crapless? lol


"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
~ John Wooden ~
Starting All over~ 8/07/10
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WI: August 283= Total to date: 42lbs.

Next WI October 18: 271.8


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1. I am 34
2. I was diagnosed with type 2 a week before my birthday in June
3. I am a bank teller but my passion is photography
4. I love to be outside
5. I love to cook and of course eat lol
6. Negative attitudes are a turn off to me
7. I love to meet new people
8. I love to swim
9. I love to read
10. I love spending time with my family

Whether you say you can or you say you can't. You're right.

Check out the "D.E.W. Club" it is a small team that I have created and it focuses on losing weight by dieting, exercising, and drinking a lot of water. Hope you like it.

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1. I will be 55 in September.
2. I have a wonderful family of origin, we are very close.
3. I had a daughter in 1981 and a son in 1987.
4. I have a 15 year old cat and love plants and animals.
5. I am Unitarian Universalist.
6. I have been on Spark for 2 1/2 years.
7. I was diagnosed type 2 in the spring.
8. I am separated and clean houses for support.
9. I love people.
10. I am a walker/hiker transitioning to run/walk.
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11. I don't do these personal things about myself in public but I think this team will be too important to me not to be open...

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.- Dorothy Thompson

The universe and nature should be regarded with the deepest reverence, and nature should be treated with the deepest respect. - WPM



"Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha-cha." ~Robert Brault
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1. I am 30
2. I was Diagnosed 6/15/10 The Day AFTER my birthday
3. I am a photographer
4. I have 3 four legged and furry kids (1 dog 2 cats)
5. I have a Boyfriend of near 4 years that is extremely supportive of me in every way possible
6. I have lost 30 lbs since christmas
7. I have 3 piercings and 6 tattoos
8. I have a never ending bucket list that I try to mark atleast one thing off every year
9. Birthdays are ALWAYS important to celebrate
10. I have the best Mother and Boyfriend that anyone could EVER ask for.

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Wow. I am so sorry about the lay off that is pending. I'm sending good thoughts and prayers that this will be short term.

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1. i am 41
2. i was diagnosed on 4/27/10
3. i am single and childless but i have a HUGE family
4. i have a Westie; she is my furry daughter
5. i am a social worker and have been for 19 years
6. i am a servent of God and where Jesus calls I will follow
7. i live in Texas where summer is very much like hell
8. i am making vast changes in my life to better care for my health and this condition
9. i love to knit and crochet (especially knit)
10. i think Firefly was the greatest TV show EVER!

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1. I'm 50 years old.
2. I have been with my husband since 1979 and married since 1988.
3. We have two sons, Sean - 20 and Ryan - 15.
4. I had all of the warnings I needed to tell me I should change my ways, or become a diabetic.
5. We lived in NYC for 15 years.
6. I am a drama teacher at a charter middle school
7. I love music and couldn't stand to be without it.
8. I loved to ride my bike and dance when I was younger and don't know why I stopped (roller skating, too!)
9. I live in Florida now.
10. I have a Labrador named Max.

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1. 37 years old
2. single/never married
3. no children
4. have a 23 year old cat
5. master in counseling
6. originally from Virginia
7. Moved to Austin after college to join the AmeriCorps
8. spent last 8 years working as a counseling manager for a non profit organization
9. getting laid off in March
10. planning to start my dream of a counseling private practice!



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1- expecting my second baby boy on Easter
2- have a wonderful 3 year old son
3- I've been married for over 7 years
4- I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and taught for 5 years. I am taking a break from that though and am in graduate school for my Masters Degree in Special Education
5- I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes last week. :-(
6- I love animals. We have 5 cats, a dog and some fish.
7- I have a depression/anxiety disorder and am dealing with it without medication while pregnant
8- I love Twilight and am naming my son Cullen. However, it's because I LOVE the name, not really because of Twilight.
9- I am a planner and hate to not know what is going on.
10- I over-analyze everything.

“Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours.”






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1- expecting first baby (a boy) on Valentine's Day
2- married 2 1/2 years
3- am an occupational therapy assistant in rural SD
4- i love books but don't read as much as i'd like
5- i love to exercise but don't do that as much as i'd like
6- i have a major sweet tooth.
7- born and raised in South Dakota but went to college in Texas then moved back to get married
8- diagnosed with gestational diabetes yesterday
9- never thought i would get diabetes
10- have no idea how to make it though the holidays on a diabetic diet.

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1. I am 24 years old will be 25 on Christmas
2. I just got married in March
3. I am an aunt
4. I live in Michigan
5. I love Spring
6. Hate Winter
7. No kids
8. First time trying to lose weight
9. Fav holiday is Easter
10. Loves life

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1- 37 years old
2- 4 children, ages 14, 12, 11 and 8
3- single mom almost 8 years now (24/7)
4- work full-time
5- just finished my bachelors degree, and thinking about a masters
6- have 3 cats, 2 female, 1 male (mommy and two kittens)
7- I dont really have any hobbies and cant find one i enjoy that i have time for
8- I have a great family that I love spending time with
9- I have a boyfriend who is good to me, but cant seem to get his own stuff together
10- I love learning about people and places

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1. I'm new to this group!
2. I'm 55 and have been married to my sweetie for 27 years.
3. We have 1 Husky and 2 cats.
4. I'm a quilter
5. I love flowers and plants and gardening.
6. I lost both of my parents this summer. They both had Alzheimers. I miss them.
7. I just found out I'm pre-diabetic.
8. I love my job - I'm a legal assistant.
9. I lived in SE Alaska for 8 years.
10. I love rock n'roll!

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1. I'm happily married for 25 years now.
2. I have 5 daughters, ages 25, 20, 18,15 and 3.
3. I have 2 granddaughters, ages 2, and 6 days old
4. I have a daughter is pregnant with a boy, due in December (my 3rd grandchild).
5. I love JESUS with ALL MY HEART!
6. I live in Eubank Kentcky.
7. I an a stay at home mom,I care for my grand babies while parents work & attend school.
8. My favorite colors are purple,pink & teal.
9. I love spending time with my family!
10. I love to garden, I am in the process of making a huge flower garden (with path walk ways) in my front yard (started this project this summer,when I have completed this it will be about a 1 acher project.

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1. happily married
2. one daughter (ADHD ODD)
3. Accounting Tech
4. Epileptic so is daughter
5. Diabetic,newly diagnosed
6. High Cholesterol
7. Have dog named Sparky and it fits
8. Love my family
9 Favorite Color Blue
10. Know my mom was right when I was growing up

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1. I'm happily married.
2. I have 4 children, ages 25, 24, 22 and 8.
3. I have 4 grandchildren, ages 4, 3, 2 and 9 months.
4. My daughter is pregnant with her 4th child, a boy, due in December (my 5th grandchild).
5. I love JESUS with ALL MY HEART!
6. I have a dog--really cute, part Boston Terrier part Boxer.
7. I have a great job that I love.
8. My favorite color is purple.
9. I love butterflies--they're so pretty!
10. My best friend Donna and I just started walking in the park 1 mile each day.

Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD ? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
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1. I'm married.
2. I have 2 children, girl and boy.
3. I have 3 cats, 2 girls and 1 boy.
4. I have a pretty cool job.
5. I drive a Ford Taurus.
6. I WANT to drive a Dodge Charger or Challenger.
7. I quit smoking 6 days ago.
8. In the few weeks I've been treating my diabete I went from being nearsighted to farsighted.
9. My best friend is Stephanie.
10. I'm dying to get 2 dogs!

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Ten things, eh?
1. Married 36 years to the same man. emoticon
2 Mother of four kids, now grown, but for some reason I can't seem to get rid of most of them. emoticon
3. Grandmother of two.
4. Love the out of doors.
5. Hate winter...it's bloody cold in Canada.
6. Was a Human Lactation Specialist, retired. Worked for an outdoors outfitters for several years.
7. First female to join the local fly fishing club, now the first female president of that club...three years running...and running...and running...
8. I love to fly fish and spend a good part of the year doing just that. I also teach fly fishing and fly tying. I also build my own fly rods.
9. I enjoy taking photos...outdoors mostly.
10....I smell dinner burning...

To AIMEEINTX
I was where you are nearly four months ago now. I'm no longer scared. I decided I can be sick & miserable and let this get me or NOT. I also figured it could have been a hell of a lot worse. It certainly was my wake up call.

It's NOT HARD once you convince yourself you want to keep your feet and eyesight and all the rest of you. Plus feel good again. I don't know about you but I felt like dung for the past couple of years. I blamed getting older. It's NOT...as I have since found out. Once I started eating right and got my BS under control at about the three month mark I realized one day I felt GREAT. My muscles didn't hurt anymore. I could get stuff done. I could walk through the woods all day and keep up with my friends. I had only taken off about 15 lbs at that point. This was my reward. It keeps me on track, because I don't want to feel like I did before. Simple as that. I loose a pound or two a week, but I have had one stall...for about two weeks. Then 5 more lbs came off pretty darn quick. I look at goals in 5 lb increments. That way I don't get discouraged by the bigger numbers.

I do miss chowing down deserts...but then all I need to do is remind myself how crappy I'll feel for just a few minutes of satisfaction. For me, It's not worth it. That doesn't mean I don't have a taste once in a while. But just a taste. I also found some 70% chocolate bars that are in 1 carb unit size. If I really want a treat...and I have room in my day (snack time) I may eat one from time to time.
It's really important to learn everything you can about Diabetes...and how to eat properly. It's NOT HARD! Honest! It doesn't mean you can't have stuff. It just means you have to know how much and when. If you have a diabetic support group in your local community, join it. This isn't a bad place to start either. I use the nutrition tracker on here quite a bit. It will help you see where you go off the rails and what you need to do improve your meal plans. I added two snacks to the daily chart...because we need to eat more often to keep the BS level. I may or may not have an afternoon snack...but I always have one at bed time.

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Welcome to the Team. If you have questions, or need help - just ask. Someone will jump in and answer. You CAN do this. It won't be the easiest thing you have ever done - but you CAN do it!



One day at a time; slow and easy wins the race.

I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
Phillipians 4:13


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Welcome Aimee! I left you an email in SparkMail. You can get to it through SparkTools. Glad you are here. We are all scared to some degree and concerned for our health. The best we can do from here on is to be good to our bodies and try to eat better, exercise more, and learn all we can about this disease. Again welcome! Feel free to post any questions, We are here for you.

Becky

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1. I just joined this group today
2. Scared senseless at the moment that I done more damage to myself than I can fix
3. I am 36 years old, I have a wonderful husband and a 16 month old daughter
4. I moved to San Antonio from CT in 2005
5. I lost my workout and eating veggie gene and don't know how to get it back
6. I am trying to start a baby sign language instructor business
7. Once of my "talents" is that I knit
8. I can get lost on the computer and lost hours after my daughter is sleeping
9. I want to lose 80 lbs and haven't done anything to actually achieve it in a long time
10. I want to watch my daughter achieve life milestones

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1. married to my hubby almost 16 years - both are on our 1 and only marriage!!
2. I have a 32 yo son - raised him alone until he was 16 - very proud of him!
3. I work as a closing agent for a local title company - full time
4. I do stained glass as a hobby as well as love to garden, both vegie and flowers
5. we have 4 cats - spoiled!!
6. love to camp - we bought a 5th wheel camper a few years ago and love it!
7. Love to fish!
8. President of local fishing club of 50 + members!
9. I live in the north woods of Minnesota, surrounded by 100 ft Norway pines - peaceful!
10. Have not been diagnosed with diabetes, but fasting glucose levels are rising so need to get a handle on this before I do get it! Struggling getting my weight down! :(



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1. Have a wonderful husband (2nd and last marriage) who is night and day different from the first. We both feel very lucky to have found each other.
2. I have a beautiful 24 year old daughter who is sweet and funny.
3. I am a member of our local Citizens Police Academy Alumni that volunteer for our local police department, and I am also the fund raising director there.
4. I am currently going to school for prenursing and hopefully will be accepted into the nursing program this next spring.
5. I love to play games both online and off.
6. Love camping and visiting Colorado.
7. I am an avid animal lover.
8. I too feel like diabetes has really given me a wake up call and though we would rather not have it, it has changed my life for the better as well.
9. I love to write and belong to a local romance writers group although I lean more toward mystery and suspense. Have won one award for a short story I wrote for our seasonal college contest on the first try. Surprised me as much as anyone else. LOL
10. I have 2 dogs and 3 cats, but of all of them I am Romey's pet human. Romey (aka:Romeo) is my cat that was once a feral cat, though you wouldn't believe that now. It's true. He owns me!

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1. Metis, a descendant of Ambrose Lepine( member of Louis Riel's( the founder of Manitoba) Government.
2. Married 24 years this august
3. 4 kids 9,17,19,22
4.Webmistress to several native groups
5.manage a private Zoo
6.writing a Metis Cookbook
7.Love classical music
8.researching my Metis roots
9.host several swaps and exchanges with a diverse group of women
10.wanna be just like Liz when I grow up! emoticon

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1. Single and loving it
2. no children
3. I Run a Recipe Round Robin with over 80 members from around the world
4. Love playing spades online
5. Lost over 84 pounds, but have a lot more to lose
6. Have one sister named Phyllis
7. I'm a nite owl
8. I love listening to R&B Oldies
9. Born and raised in KY, plan on moving to Florida
10. Just got diagnosed with Diabetes in September, the best thing that ever happened to me, it changed my life and have lost 30 pounds since then.

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