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Hi, I'm Teri. I have been working on my weight issues for pretty much my entire life. I've been a member here since 2006. While I'm not a great advertisement for success I think I am for persistence. I'm back this time because my last eye appointment was beyond scary as my diabetes has begun to impact my vision apparently...I started "eating better" then but decided over the weekend (5/26/2018) to start tracking here again as part of that. I am currently at 236 up from my lowest of 225 but well below the 289 I was when I first started here 12 years ago. I'm trying to lose about 40 pounds and get to "ONEderland" and see what impact if any that would have on my current health situation.

Member Since: 4/2/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,062

My Goals:
To maintain a blood sugar within the normal range via medication compliance and healthy habits. To increase daily activity to 30 minutes per day at least 5 days per week.

My Program:
I'm following an ADA gluten-free diet. I am moving from a sedentary lifestyle toward a more active lifestyle via small changes: Taking the stairs at work, walking on breaks, resuming my belly dance practice, skating at least one hour a week.

Personal Information:
Each year rather than make resolutions, I pick a word to be my theme or the year. For this, my 50th year, I picked the word "Flourish" - noun: A condition or period of thriving, verb: To grow luxuriantly, to be in one's prime, to be successful/prosper. 50 is my year to flourish.

Other Information:
"Anything worth doing is worth SUCKING at!" - Wisdom from a friend
"Progress is measured in millimeters" - Yvonne Williams

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    140 days ago
    Thankyou for your prayers regarding my daughter's cancer fight. I truly appreciate it.
    181 days ago
    Hi! I saw a post of yours about eating out with allergies, and I struggle with the same issues. Congrats on your progress so far!
    346 days ago
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Fall? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early September. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Summer Fitness Tune up, Hopscotch and Bowling. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Fall challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    440 days ago
    Really enjoyed your blog and your attitude!
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