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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.


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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 KRZYKAT3
    WOW look at that weight loss, 10% goal reached and bypassed!

    Guess there will be no tent for you!

    Stop by and say HI VOW!

    :) emoticon
    4079 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/16/2008 3:10:54 PM
  • v KRZYKAT3
    Hello, Fabulous Lady!

    THIS IS A TOAST ... TO US :

    FOR THE MEN WHO HAVE US, THE LOSERS WHO HAD US, AND THE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO WILL MEET US!!


    You have been hit. You have been considered one of the 10 most fabulous ladies on my friends list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 fabulous ladies. If you get hit again you know you're really fabulous. If you fail to forward this, you'll have ugliness for 10 years. So hit 10 fab ladies on your friends list and let them know they are truly fabulous.

    SEND THIS TO 10 AMAZING LADIES , INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU

    (Vow Ladies)

    4135 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/21/2008 4:08:00 PM
  • v GET10HEALTHY
    Hi, welcome to VOW! We are small but a great group of ladies helping each other to reach our goals! I'm glad you joined us! Pat
    4157 days ago
  • v 45NREADY
    HI Beth - My name is Beth :) ( really it is lol )

    I read your post about going swimming at the Y - I also swim and love it.
    I look forward to getting to know you better.
    4458 days ago
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