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In the last several years, I have gained more than 100 pounds. My fasting glucose is just over the mark for diabetes and the doctor and I believe it can be controlled by healthy eating and exercise, so that's my goal. In two weeks of paying attention to what I eat, slowing down to eat and enjoying texture as well as flavor of food, doing some walking, eating more fruit and veggies, I've lost 7 pounds. That has given me the incentive to keep on.

Prayer is a huge factor in my program. Nine years ago the Lord took away my desire for smoking, now I'm asking Him to take away my desire for junk food and high fat/high calorie food and replace it with a desire for healthier, more satisifying food. He is doing that and I trust Him to continue to work with me.

I'm a grandmother of 4 children--2 boys and 2 girls--18, 12, 6 and 1. I live on the coast of Northern California and am blessed to be here.

Member Since: 5/12/2008

Fitness Minutes: 670

My Goals:
My major goal is to get healthy by eating better and exercising which will help me lose weight, which in turn will help my glucose level come down.

My Program:
I've begun to really pay attention to what I eat. I generally eat what I want, but I am trying to get away from so many processed foods. After reading about all the damage that High Fructose Corn Syrup does to us, I tend to read labels and if that's listed, I put it back. With summer coming, there's more fresh fruit and veggies available and I tend to have a big portion of veggies and a reasonable portion of meat--rather than the the other way around. I drink 9-12 glasses of water, plus my coffee.

I walk outside and on a treadmill. Finally doing these things for myself is making me feel so much better.

As a Christian, I depend on my Lord for His help and guidance and, as always, He's faithful.

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I'm a single Born Again Christian woman. I'm blessed to have the opportunity to live on the beautiful coast of Northern California where I am surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the majestic coastal Redwoods.

I am a cat lover. I have one cat and the neighbor's cat comes to be fed morning and evening--she knows I'm an easy touch.

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I enjoy spending time on the computer--reading, learning, playing games. I'm amazed that I can be sitting here at my desk in Fort Bragg, CA and chat with someone in Africa. Amazing! I also enjoy reading and spending time with friends.

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