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I am a 57 year old single mother of 2 and a grandmother of 1. Both my children are adults. I am on this journey to improve my health and to look and feel better. I have several medical conditions but will not let this keep me down. I started losing weight about 10 years ago and have gone from 281 to 228. I was taking 3 meds for Diabetes and now take only one. I would like to discontinue all my meds for all medical conditions. Over the past few years things have taken a turn in the wrong direction and I have gained back most of that weight.
My life has been a rollercoaster ride for the past few years. I lost my sister, my mother and my boyfriend who was the love of my life. All within a year of each other. This really took a toll on me emotionally. I fell into depression. I was recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and that has been hard as well. I am trying to get back to where I was 10 years ago, that fight and drive I had when I started this journey.


Member Since: 1/5/2011

Fitness Minutes: 127,946

My Goals:
My goals are to lose weight, feel better about myself and to be here for as long as my kids and granddaughter need me.


My Program:
I have recently been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. The Dr says I have probably had it a few years now and just did not know. I am changing my lifestyle by changing the way I eat and exercise. I am now trying the Eat Right 4 Your Type which is a diet for your blood Type. For me it is no grains except rice and oats, low carb and high protein.



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I am a 57 year single mother of 2. My son is 37 yrs old and my daughter is 29. I have one granddaughter who will be 4 in July.They are my pride and joy. I am so proud of both of them. I live in Merced, CA. I do medical billing for a living.


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I believe "Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life. I do not Regret Yesterday, I Live for Today and Look Forward to Tomorrow!" Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day!




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  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? 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 June. 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 Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer 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.
    www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv
    idual.asp?gid=25339

    18 days ago
  • v JANETLEE40
    XOXO to you, my friend. ????????????????????
    485 days ago
  • v JANETLEE40
    Hi Dutch. I am back again. I sure miss our chats and friendship. I hope life has been treating you well. I finally found a way to lose weight with hypothyroidism, naturally. I have lost 63 lbs and weigh under 200!! I never thought I would see that.
    485 days ago
  • v MAGICAL13
    Did you get your fitbit synced....
    751 days ago
  • v JULIEXOXO
    Hi Dutch emoticon to the spa
    1361 days ago
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