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I started this journey back in 2009 and have lost a little over 20 lbs but that is not nearly enough. I have been told by my dr recently that I must lose 50 lbs as if I don't I am going to be a full blown diabetic. Well, that is enough to scare me into doing something drastic as I lost my 1st husband to diabetes nearly 25 years ago and I know first hand all the complications that it can cause because he pretty much had them all.
Up until Dec of 2011, I was caring for my dad. He passed away December 26 and I have managed to get his affairs settled. Now I am just dealing with my dear DH's health issues. He underwent radiation for prostrate cancer and is now deemed cancer free but still dealing with several other health issues.
I am starting on a new phase of my life - Mon, Oct 1 is my target date and I am not thinking of this as a diet, but a new way of eating to make me healthy for life.


Member Since: 8/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 326,475

My Goals:
Ultimately I would like to lose about 70 lbs but my main goal is to eat healthy and get into a healthy weight and BMI range. Diabetes runs in my family so I hope by living healthy I can avoid that.


My Program:
I walk at least 5x a week for 3 or more miles and try to swim several times a week.
I eat vegan 1-2 days per week and watch my salt intake.



Personal Information:
Born and raised in a small town in central Ill. Moved to Edwardsville, IL to attend SIU, and got my degree from Webster Univ in STL, MO in 1985. Lived in the STL area for about 30 yrs before hitting the road and living in an rv for 6 yrs. Settled down due to health issues of my hubby. I have 2 sons, 2 step-daughters and a step-son. Between us we have 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandkids. I was forced into early retirement when the company I worked for was sold in 2000. Was able to enjoy it as it allowed us to travel and had we waited, the health issues would have kept us from doing that. I am blessed to have been maried twice to wonderful men. I married my high school sweetheart at 18 and he passed away at 41, due to complications of diabetes. I am happily remarried for 25 yrs now.


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Have had to table my love of reading for now-eye sight has been a real problem for the last couple of years.




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  • v MSLZZY
    emoticon Hope all is well with you!
    9 days ago
  • v INFLATED
    The woman I talked to at the VA in Martinsburg, WV said it is legit. I will investigate it though.
    9 days ago
  • v INFLATED
    I have receipts from January-March 2018 to type up now. I haven't filed March's yet.
    12 days ago
  • v INFLATED
    We are not members of AARP. We got a call yesterday from Jackson Hewitt, they had an appointment available.
    12 days ago
  • v INFLATED
    Wow! It sounds like you really scored some clothing bargains! I haven't been out much this Spring. I really don't have any need to buy anything except groceries. I am thinking about getting a hair cut, but I haven't done that either.

    Once the taxes are filed and paid for, then I will think about spending money. The last three things I bought were batteries for my magnifying glass, a birthday card and money for a steak feed at the Redman's club which was last night.

    I keep a list of stuff I want. I want a mat to go under my computer chair so it will slide under the desk. We have shag carpeting and the wheels won't roll on it. I also ordered some kitchen tea towels and dish cloths and have them to pay for.
    18 days ago
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