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I am 59 years old. Weight has not always been a problem for me. In fact when I was a child and teenager and into my 20''s, I was really under weight. But, after 2 babies, a failed marriage and other life happenings, the weight piled on....a whole lot of weight. I have many health problems due to my obesity. I am definitely an emotional eater. I am married and have two grown children and two handsome, precious grandsons and two beautiful, wonderful granddaughters. One of my granddaughters suffers from Rett syndrome, a rare neurological brain disorder. My grandchildren are my inspiration. I want to live to see what they become. I want to be able to help take care of my granddaughter with Rett as long as possible.

Member Since: 6/22/2006

Fitness Minutes: 12,297

My Goals:
I have approx 90 pounds to lose and I know the road will be hard. I also want to start exercising when I can (I have severe arthritis that limits that), but want to do what I can. I want to be healthy and not have so much pain. I am a diagnosed diabetic taking medication.


My Program:
Getting and STAYING active on SparkPeople. The staying part is the hardest for me. Since being diagnosed with diabetes, my doctor has always recommended a low carb diet to help control my blood sugars. No more than 30 carbs per day. Also my heart muscle doesn't relax....more meds. I also have severe arthritis in my knees which makes exercise difficult, but try to get out everyday and do at least some kind of exercise. I've done all of this to myself over years of being overweight. It is just not about choice any longer, it's about living or dying.



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My name is Beth. I need to make some serious changes in my life. I quit smoking 3 years ago which I'm very proud of. But, now I have this weight that I just can't seem to get motivated about and it is killing me slowly but surely.


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I like flower and cactus gardening, TV and reading. I had to stop working due to my arthritic body and depression. I never wanted to feel this bad in my 50s.




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  • v MEL-243
    Hey!!! Hope all is well with you!
    I have been having migraines on/off lately.
    I am sure this hurricane and weather pressure isnt helping.
    Also found out that I have gallstones.
    Been having problems with heartburn/GERD.
    Finally think I have a proper diagnosis.
    (The correct time to take medication.)
    Hopefully I can get back to eating correctly and drinking water.
    How is everything going with you?
    Melonie
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    778 days ago
  • v MEL-243
    hiya!!!! Hope all is well!!!! How has your journey been going for you?
    785 days ago
  • v KILTORE
    So what has been going on with you lately? Once I am able to do more I want to get outdoor bikes for hubby and me. It will be a change from walking. I am reorganizing my craft room today. Once done I will work on an afghan for my daughter.
    792 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    My doctor likes water aerobic classes for his patients. I wish we had a pool closer. Hugs.
    826 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    You have had a lot to deal with for quite some time, GF, and I don't want you getting down on yourself. You have overcome a lot! You have come a long way. You will be strong and take care of your little princess. I know you will. emoticon
    827 days ago
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