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Me and my hubby at my Surprise 30th Jan 2010. He did such a good job!!


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To my fellow Sparkies:
I'm currently caring for a sick parent so I will only be checkign the site when I can, mostly just logging in from my phone. I'll be back full time as soon as I can!! Much love!

Your Sparkfriend,

Hi! I am so excited to be a part of this site. I cannot believe how amazing the support is here. It's actually somewhat addictive to be constantly surrounded by people who have the same issues and are always there with stories and support and comments and suggestions. Speaking of addictive...that is why I am here. I truly have a serious problem with food, and it is something I feel has held me back, probably my whole life.

The food addiction is probably what has led me down the path I am on with diabetes. It is so scary and I have ignored it for so long. But I need to get my life back on track and this site has given me hope I have not felt in a long, long time. My goal is to get healthy and in doing so, be able to get pregnant and start a family with the love of my life.

I am learning that life, as with everything, is what you make it. I can spend my time feeling down and depressed and overweight...or I can do what I can to make this change. I won't lose all the weight in a day, and there are times I may fall off the wagon and do more damage...but knowing I am actively trying to do something about it makes it that much easier to feel good about myself.

Of course, this is easier said and done, but at the end of the day, the only person who can make the change is ME. And if I don't do anything different than I have been, how can I expect these changes to happen spontaneously, to just occur on their own?

This is a lifelong journey, and one without an end. For those of us with weight and food issues, we know all too well that this is not something that just "goes away." But having found this amazing community I am not sure that is such a bad thing. Yes, it is hard. Hard is probably the understatement of the century! But it has brought so many people together. All you need to do is visit a message board and see the AMAZING support that is offered up, the anecdotes, the jokes, even pet peeves-- it is a real community and one that I am proud to be a part of. So while yes, this journey is difficult, meeting new friends, learning new things about myself, seeing how I respond to a challenge, and helping others along the way, well...I'd say those are pretty good trade offs.

I love hearing from other Sparkies, so email me or post comments whenever!

Member Since: 4/13/2009

Fitness Minutes: 9,602

My Goals:
I am looking to lower my blood sugars and lose weight...and feel great!

I have lowered my A1C from 10 point something to 6.8 as of a few weeks ago. This is a major accomplishment on my part!

225 lbs: new pair of shoes
220 lbs: facial at the spa

My Program:
I am curbing my junk food ESPECIALLY my fast food habit (McDonald's is more addictive than crack, I swear!)

I am also eating smaller meals throughout the day instead of has curbed my extra snacking and is making me feel much more in control.

With the help of a personal trainer and nutritionist, I am developing a healthy eating plan as well as a workout plan.

The best of husband has just joined the gym with me and is making a change to eat healthier. Going through this with him and supporting each other is proving to be the new element that I think can finally make this dream of mine, of being healthy and fit, a reality.

Personal Information:
I love to cook and read. One addiction leads to another...I have probably over 200 cookbooks, not counting those I have made out of my own and shared recipes, and binders full of stuff from magazines!

I also love to entertaining and doing crafts.

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  • v IVORYGIRL1776
    Hope you enjoyed your hiatus and are coming back SOON!!!

    3446 days ago
    I know you are on hiatus, but I just HAD to stop by and wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY (01-07-2011)

    Hope your day is as SPecial as you are to us!

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    3662 days ago
    ★ Happy, , Blessed, Healthy and ProSPerous ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
    •。★ New Year ★ 。* 。
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    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚ | 田田 |門| ˚ from our house to yours!
    3669 days ago

    ¤**¤A Christmas Blessing¤**¤
    God bless the master of your house,
    The mistress also,
    And all the little children
    That round the table go;

    And all your kin and kinfolk,
    That dwell both far and near;
    I wish you a Merry Christmas
    And a Happy New Year
    Jesus is the reason for the season!
    Wishing you a Blessed Christmas
    filled with joy, love, & laughter...
    ¤•*¨*•¤Lots of love, Tony ¤•*¨*•¤
    3680 days ago
    Hi Genee! Just stopping by to wish you well--hope life is calming down for you a bit. Hang in there and take WONDERFUL care of yourself! emoticon
    3858 days ago
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