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Me with my babies. One of the very few pics of me at my highest weight.

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ACK! Is that me? When did I get all that grey hair and when did my son grow up??? Time flies.

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"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got"

I am not really into quotes, but this is one that has stuck with me for years. Now it's time to apply it to my health & fitness goals.

Over two years ago, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes & cancer run in my family, so I need to do what I can to fight those diseases.

UPDATE (Aug 2011): About three years ago, I slowly started slipping off the wagon. I went from a somewhat healthy lifestyle that included regular exercise, food logs, etc. to an almost sedentary one where I ate whatever I wanted. Most times, until I felt sick or fell asleep and just felt uncomfortable most of the time. Then, on the morning of my 42nd birthday, I got yet another wakeup call. I had not tested my blood sugar in over a year, and my last A1C was great but this morning, my blood sugar was over 300! This was a first. My readings were never that high, even when I was first diagnosed with type 2. Panic set in, and I immediately stopped ignoring my health.

Member Since: 2/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,784

My Goals:

~ stay focused on the weekends

~ plan ahead

~ make myself & my body a priority

~ no longer give food power over me

~ be sucessful

My Program:
One MEAL at a time :)

January 2010: started reading and following Dr. Ian's "4 Day Diet" (helped me drop 20 lbs)

May 2010: reading Geneen Roth's "Women, Food and God"

May 2012: getting more activity by participating in boot camp 3x/week and hiking on nature trails which has resulted in a 20 lb loss over the past 10 weeks

October 2012: after staying in "maintenance mode"
over the summer. I am back to my boot camp & hiking routine.

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