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2021 is here now, and for the last six years, I now have four health diagnoses (Diabetes Type 2, Fatty Liver, Diverticulitis, and Sleep Apnea).

I recently lost my mother-in-law to Heart Disease almost a month ago, and it is making me value my health even more now.

I have been trying to lose this weight it seems like every year for the last 30 years, the problem is that I let everything else get in the way (work, family, various excuses, and being busy). I neglect myself in the process.

To me, this is the end of running my life into the ground. I lost my grandmother to a diabetes coma, my friend lost her toes to diabetes. Untreated Sleep Apnea can kill you and so can Diabetes.

It is a wake-up call and this time I cannot turn away from it. I can no longer put myself last anymore.

About Me:

Here is a little about me, I am a 56-year-old woman who has gone through some major life changes. I have been through a lifetime of abuse, I have been through yet another mass layoff in 2020, this time due to Covid downsizing, divorce after 24 years, I have four adult kids, they have all moved out now.

** Update I have since remarried (6 years now) and working on my certifications and trying to do everything I can to make myself more employable, even if I am over-educated and experienced I have to try.

I am in flux on trying to find out who I am and start caring about me for once in what seems to be like forever since I have always been looking after everyone else and neglected my own needs and wants for so many years. Like the banner above, I feel like I need to find out who I am now at this stage of my life and what will make me truly happy.

I am so self-conscious that I do not like being in pictures or taking full-body photos, one day I hope to change that. Thank goodness there are filters until I feel comfortable again.

I am looking for support friends that I can encourage and they can encourage me also. I am a super nice person and very approachable, I talk as well as listen.

One of the things that brought me here a long time ago (it was the same day I joined) was I was shopping at the mall, and I had a flashback, of when I was in great shape and how I could wear the cutest clothes.

Okay, that is enough for now ... gotta go do my Sparkpeople Tracking :)

Member Since: 2/16/2009

My Goals:
Primary Goal:
(1) Get all my medical issues under control
(2) To start feeling and looking better.

Goal #1: Get under 200 lbs.
Goal #2: Get to my goal weight of 145.
Goal #3: Eventually wear a single digit size clothes.
Goal #4: Have a Normal BMI (for my height it is 154 lbs.)

Other Goals (When reached I will put reached next to it)

Get out of the 240s
Get out of the 230s
Get out of the 220s
Get out of the 210s
Get under 200 lbs
Get out of the 190s
Get out of the 180s
Get out of the 170s
Get out of the 160s
Get out of the 150s

** When I get under 200 lbs I am going to do a dramatic haircolor perhaps blonde or light brown
** I will donate clothes that no longer fit me, for I no longer want to go back to that weight.

My Program:
(1) No real set program yet, just watch what I eat and exercise more.
(2) Limit my carbs and sugar (I no longer add any granulated sugar, I use Truvia)
(3) Start keeping track of my exercise and eating habits.
(4) Start drinking as close to 8 glasses of water a day as I can
(5) Take my vitamins daily
(6)Try to be happier and more energized with my life.

Personal Information:
(1) Pacific Northwesterner who transplanted to Northern California, one day I hope to move to Florida.
(2) Diehard Seahawks Fan
(3) Army Veteran (Cryptological Telecommunications) and College Graduate.
(4) My hobbies are anything computer-related (yes I am obsessed and a hardcore g33kgirl), photography, digital photo manipulation, and writing visual poetry.

Other Information:
Send me SparkMail and I'll answer you. Once I get to know you enough, I may add you on Facebook.

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  • v PICKIE98
    Welcome to the diabetes team!
    56 days ago
  • v RAMONA1954
    Thank you for your comments on my blog
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    emoticon (sorry I missed this) Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL
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    The Virgo child is born to a mother who isn't happy with the money the father makes and she is turned off romantically to him and she becomes very critical. He is a good but somewhat passive man. The Virgo child learned to be critical to "get them before they get me." The child is shy by nature and likes to work behind the person who is the leader. Virgo makes a good accountant, nurse or teacher as they like to set the standard for others to follow. Their health issue is their intestines.
    You give much attention to detail, but you can carry this to extremes, becoming fussy and critical, sometimes interfering. Large-scale projects can overwhelm you because of your insistence on perfection. Unless you can deliver such quality, you may become frustrated and discouraged. There is always the tendency and danger with Virgo that the big picture idea will be missed in search of minute details. You expect yourself and everyone around you to be perfect, often setting yourself up for disappointment. Your outlook is too negative and picky sometimes.
    Modest and unassuming, you are usually content to live in the background. Your attitude, at times, can become puritanical and prudish. You consider yourself an ordinary person, and you are never given to any airs of pretentiousness or showing off. There may be a tendency for you to see your role as one of service and "behind the scenes" support activity.
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    You may be somewhat health conscious, for you have an instinctive sense of balance in diet. You're very sensible in taking care of your health, and for that matter, the health of others. Often, the Virgo becomes exceptionally neat and orderly, even a bit neurotic about cleanliness. You're likely to be susceptible to stress related problems because you do tend to worry too much.
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