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Now I sit me down to eat,
I pray the Lord I will not cheat.
If I should reach for cake or bread
please guide my hand to greens instead!
But help me Lord, if I indulge
and lose the Battle of the Bulge,
to understand that ounce for ounce,
It's Who I Am That Really Counts!

I'm a yo-yo dieter who's on the road to break that awful habit! No more diets for me, just a life-change that will start very slowly at first, taking one goal at a time until I have that as a life habit. Then I'll move on to the next goal and so on! I can overcome and will overcome, just one step at a time!

I'm excited for the 2017 Fall 5% Challenge I just joined. I'm a Determined Daisy and I'm excited! It starts October 7th and runs through Dec 2nd. 8 weeks of challenges, motivation, support, fun...can't wait!!!

Now, a little about my journey...
Sept 2013, when I went in for my 6 month check-up, I got a wake up call. My blood sugar was "a little high," my dr said. Since diabetes runs in my family (both my mom & oldest sister had type 2 diabetes), this news shook me up! My dear sister passed away in Aug, 2012, from complications to diabetes. I am taking this serious and working on a few helps I've found. Now I have a meter and am trying to lower my blood sugar levels by testing myself and eating healthier, ketogenic, low-carb meals.

Member Since: 9/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 104,902

My Goals:
1: Drink 8+ cups of water daily.
2: Walk 10+ minutes a day, 6 days a week.
3: Eat no more than 20 Net-Carbs total for the day.
4. Sleep a minimum of 7 hrs, nightly.

Overall Goal: to weigh-in between 125-135 lbs.

My Program:
Cardio: Walking 10+ min a day, Mon-Sat, arthritis permitting.

Health/Diet Commitment:
1.Eating Low-Carb/High-Fat, Ketogenic (trying to stay within 20-25 Total Net-Carbs daily)
2. Intermittent Fasting 12-16 hrs a day.
3. Water - 8 cups, daily

Personal Information:
I'm a 61 year old wife, mom and grandma who's on her way to a new, healthier life!

Other Information:
My Teams I have been on:
A&I March 2017 BSG Team
2017 Winter 5% Challenge (Rookie Team)
2017 Spring 5% Challenge (Rowdy Rebels)
2017 Summer 5% Challenge (Determined Daisies)
2017 Fall 5% Challenge (Determined Daisies)
2018 Winter 5% Challenge (Determined Daisies)

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