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I'm a 54 year old diabetic, married, with a terrible case of "empty nest syndrome", who needs to get healthy. I have 140 pounds to lose and I need your support. This is such a great community and I am looking forward to "taking it off" with you!!

Member Since: 1/28/2008

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My Goals:
My goals are to get to a point in life where I feel healthy and can be as active as I want to be. I would like to lose about 140 lbs, but I will be extremely happy if I can lose 100!! And I want to be free of back pain and every pain that goes along with being morbidly obese.

My Program:
I am a diabetic, so I am trying to follow the guidelines of a diabetic diet. I am eating a low-fat, reduced-carb diet with lots of fiber. I am trying to get cardio exercise at least 3 times a week to start. I also need to start some resistance exercise at least twice a week.

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I am married to Duane and have three daughters and one stepson. I live in Port Angeles, WA which is about 2.5 hrs. west of Seattle on the Olympic Peninsula. I have my own bookkeeping and tax firm, and my husband has his own CPA firm. I have been overweight most of my life, having yo-yo dieted several times. I like to do beading, read, play games, spend time with family and friends. I am in the process of finding new things that I like to do.

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I have degenerative disc disease, and have had two disc removal surgeries. I have to be very careful with what I do for exercise to start with. I am walking three times a week to start, working up to five times a week. But it is slow going.

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  • v AMYJEAN911
    emoticon emoticon Stopping by with a little sunshine and end of summer support. Hope all is going well! emoticon emoticon
    2796 days ago
    Nice to see you came on SP again. Come by and check out the new and improved Port Angeles team. I know its been awhile but its nice to see you again. We're doing challenges and games. There are many new members so stop by...Karen-Leader emoticon emoticon
    3129 days ago
    Yes, Julie, I'm reading "A New Earth", as well. I'm enjoying it thus far, and I, too, have had a couple of moments of enlightenment.
    I know you will start learning more and more about yourself with each passing day... I hope you will try new things, and pamper yourself a little (in between getting people's taxes done for them).

    Thank you so much for your comments about my writing... I love to write, it seems to be the best way for me to communicate my feelings.

    I live in La Center, WA, about 25 miles north of Portland, OR, so I'm not too far away.
    My daughter and I had big plans last summer to hitch a ride over to Victoria, but she didn't have the proper I.D. So, we just bounced around all over WA sleeping in the back of our van.
    We had purchased a portable DVD player, so we just watched chick-flicks and drove like the wind. It was so much fun and it was a cheap vacation...

    Okay, well, I'll talk to you soon my friend. Please, call on me for support whenever you need it.

    3705 days ago
    P.S. There is a picture in my gallery of me blowing a kiss... that was taken at Fort Worden, so see, one never knows when we could bump into each other for REAL!
    3705 days ago
    Hi Julie, thanks so much for adding me as a friend. I'm so excited... I'll sure try to be a good one.

    I understand very, very, well what you're going through with the empty nest thing... in fact... I blogged about it several months ago... it's called "Chicken, or the Egg?" if I remember right! Check it out if you get the chance.

    Your daughters are absolutely beautiful... I'm sure they get it from you.

    Love and Hugs,
    3705 days ago
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