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Me and my husband with our 4th grandchild. He is wonderful and supports me in everyway!

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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.

Personal Information:
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.

Other Information:
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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    thanks for your comment on my page .. i meant it .. i was SO low after i'd tried so hard i wanted to eat every carb within range because hey it doesn't matter what i eat .. .i did post a status update the other day asking why my body was trying to kill me

    hang in there ... it's not always dark but often hard to see the light.
    826 days ago
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    I like uncooked oats, cold milk, a little (but measured) sugar free pancake syrup, and allspice sprinkled on it for breakfast. Sometimes I have Breakfast for dinner night- boiled oats skip the milk, quick sunny side up nonstick "fried" eggs topped with (measured)sugar free pancake syrup and allspice. That's what I had last night.

    I don't know if this is diabetic friendly or not? I hope so.
    ps. reduced calorie pancake syrup is 80-100 calories per quarter cup with sugar costs the same as sugar free store brands
    BUT sugar free pancake syrup is 15-35 calories per quarter cup and of course "no sugar" emoticon
    I got no name brand 35 cal (tastes good enough to drink, really)

    829 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/8/2017 11:28:06 AM
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    829 days ago
    I love watermelon. I find it really refreshing. It seems to make me feel great! LOL.
    832 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your friend's name with me. I will continue to pray for her.
    833 days ago
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