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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: 142,987

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 LINDAKAY228
    Right now we are in Balboa in a beach house that has been in my friend's husband's family since his grandfather bought the land for $1000 in the late 1920's and then put a house kit together on it. Later, during the depression, he managed to scrape together the money to buy the land next door for $600. He put a cabana on that one. Now worth so many many times more but having it for the whole family to share and take turns with is worth so much more to them than the money. I went down to the beach this morning and enjoyed it about 6:30 to 7;30 when not hardly any people out except a couple of different people walking heir dogs. So awesome for this girl from the desert areas and have only seen the ocean about 5 times counting 2 this morning ha ha. Later we walked the dogs on the and there. I do see so many people riding plain bikes (where I came from it was mostly multi speed mountain bikes) and wish that my balance was so much better and I could ride one. But since I had a stroke I have a lot of problems with balance.
    2529 days ago
  • v LINDAKAY228
    I've been in Orange, CA in Orange County. We're going to Newport Beach today though until the middle of next week. Someone in Tom's family owns a beach house that everyone in Tom's family take turns with. I understand it was originally built many many years ago by Tom's father who has now been gone for a long time and left to Tom and his siblings. Hope you have a great trip!
    2530 days ago
  • v SARAHB2005
    Thanks for the add...I added you as well! emoticon
    2534 days ago
    Thank you for adding me as a emoticon I have added you as well I look forward to supporting and encouraging you on your journey here.

    2535 days ago
  • v FLASUN
    Hi Dutch!! Thanks for that Idea for a post!!! I'm going to put it under our "Motivation" posting.....call it 'MINI CHALLENGE" emoticon
    2541 days ago
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