April, 2007 at 205 pounds

Company Christmas party 2007 with hubby (around 170 pounds)

06/25/08 - weight 138


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The day I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabets, was the beginning of a new life. One of the main things I had to do was watch my carbs and lose weight. That was 09/17/07.

Member Since: 8/10/2007

Fitness Minutes: 28,012

My Goals:
As of 04/17/08, my first major goal is to reach 130 by July 31,2008. (not going to make it, but will be real close).

Second wight loss goal is to get to 125, then decide if I need to lose any more weight.

My lifetime goal is to keep control of my diabetes and stay healthy.

My Program:
The things I do to work toward my goals are:
1. Watch calorie intake, including fat and carbs. The Nutrition Tracker works very well for me.
2. Go to the gym at least 3 days per week and on the other days I try to get some sort of exercie or activity. I am suppose to exercise at least 30 minutes per day to keep control of my diabetes.
3. I go to the doctor and Diabetes America several times per year to watch all those number - blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar (finger prick and A1C) and weight.

Personal Information:
I was born in 1956 in Houston, Texas. I have lived in Houston most of my life and have lived in Texas all of my life. I graduated from high school in 1975 and from Sam Houston State University in 1981. I have been married to my wondeful husband since 1981.

Last year, 2007, I was diagnosed with diabetes after being warned over and over again by my doctor to lose weight. I guess that was the kick in the pants that I needed. I have had a full diet and fitness overhaul. I really believe it is a mind over matter challenge. So far, so good.

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  • v GEMSTONE1952
    2442 days ago
    Hi, just stopped by to say HELLO! I haven't see you a while. I hope everything is ok. Hope to see you soon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2611 days ago
    wowee have i missed you friend!! how are you doing?? yep i remember our daily posts not matter how busy you got for sure!!!
    love and hugs
    the lady mary emoticon
    2622 days ago
  • v B0BBIE
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    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

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    2645 days ago
    emoticon How sweet of you to comment on my picture. Sorry you've been missing in action for awhile. You missed all the fireworks. I dared to disagree with someone's post recommending a low-carb/no-carb diet to a diabetic newbie, and got lamblasted all to pieces. Soooo, to make a long story short, I quit the Managing Diabetes team! I will see you around on the other teams though! Miss seeing your posts. Deb
    2798 days ago
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