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3/18/11 6:48 A

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Hi Shannon and Welcome to the team. SP is sure a Great Place to be and Very Helpful.
Do use us as we are all here for you.

Patti / NE Ohio
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain. Vivian Greene

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

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3/18/11 5:04 A

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Hi, my name is Shannon. I was diagnosed with diabetes January 11, 2011. I am taking metformin and glyburide, as well as changing my eating and fitness habits. A cousin of mine died a little over a year ago from diabetes, and my aunt has lost her leg. I have needed for years to change how I eat, and to get active, but always felt I could change things later. As I near the big 4-0 I find myself feeling better than I have in a long time. I may not have changed things as much as I have, but the Dr. suggested needles and insulin and I panicked. Since my diagnosis, I have lost 25 pounds, with the help of the sparkspeople app. 25 pounds may not sound like a lot, but my starting weight was 347. Sparkspeople has made self accountability not only easy, but possible. I now track everything that goes in my mouth. I also have Fibromyalgia and the loss of weight, not matter how small, has made it less painful to be active.

I can do ALL things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Phillipians 4:13

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