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I am struggling with rising weight, rising blood sugar levels and depression... this onset started this past February when I almost died from extreme dehydration brought about by (discovered in hospital) microscopic colitis. The medication I have to take now and the emotional fallout from this I believe is behind my recent binging and not taking care of myself properly. I've found this website and I know it will be helpful!! I believe in prayer lots and lots too... so... if you read this, please say a little one for me!!

I am currently living in Florida, but am a transplant from Maryland where I lived most of my life. I moved here 6 years ago to take care of my father, who has passed on now. That was all I did, so I don't know many people here and very much miss my three daughters and five grandchildren! But, I DO enjoy living here in my father's home (with my own pool) and I do love Florida overall. Last April I discovered gourds and gourd artwork which has been fabulous!!! You can view my work in if you'd like to by copy/pasting this link, if you'd like to see what keeps me busy....

Today as I update my SparkPage, it is Day 12 here, and I continue to be more and more excited about finding SparkPeople and continue to learn something new here every day. The most precious thing I've learned is I am not alone anymore... I have met wonderful new friends here in SparkPeople. I have had incredible success lowering my blood sugar levels from a high the day before I found SparkPeople of 375 to a fasting blood sugar this morning of only 118!! I have hope again there will be a better tomorrow and many many more wonderful days to come!

Bless SparkPeople and take good care... come back and visit me again soon!

Member Since: 5/29/2012

Fitness Minutes: 304

My Goals:
I hope to get my weight and elevated blood sugar levels back under control!!

I hope I keep my current level of enthusiam going since I found SparkPeople for the rest of my life!!!

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Utilizing SparkPeople tools more and more every day (learning how to do it too.. lol); reading & learning from all the incredible information available here; joining teams and posting messages.

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Live in Interlachen, Florida, but only for last 6 years... most of my life was lived in Rockville, Maryland.

Worked all my life in downtown Washington, D.C. high profile law firm, but am now "retired".

I have 3 fantastic daughters and 5 fabulous grandchildren that I miss very very much!!

Love all kinds of crafts, but have become addicted to gourd art since discovering it last year.

I have numerous health issues: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, narcalepsy, sleep apnea, REM sleep disorder, and depression (yikes)

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  • v LOSTDIVA79
    Hi Lyn. I found your story and joined SparkPeople because of you. I also have MicroscopicColitis. I had it for four months, losing 40 lbs before they diagnosed me and put me on Prednisone. It immediately cleared it up by Feb !st. It reared its ugly head again three weeks ago. They gave me Budesonide. NOT WORKING. I am so upset, I am weak, having severe pain and diarrhea for three weeks. The Doctor has refused to give me Prednisone. They said I nned to give the new med a chance, but this feels so wrong !I feel as if I am never going to be able to do anything but drinkwater. Did you drink nothing buy Kefir - 16ozs for two days ?I am so out of it and weak I am sorry if there are typos.
    1834 days ago
    getting around to all my friends to check on progress and cheer them on. hope this finds you healthy, happy, and making strides. emoticon emoticon
    2093 days ago
  • v AVAROSE12
    Hi I am missing you to. Love to hear from you. emoticon emoticon
    2111 days ago
    May you have a beautiful Sunday. Review your goals and know that Happy As A Duck team is here for you as well as myself.
    2137 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I miss you so much,come tell us your okay,I pray that you are emoticon emoticon Your friend Diana emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2144 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/7/2012 4:13:45 PM
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