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Mojo. I adopted her from a shelter when she was a pup. (RIP)

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SMOOTHCOLLIEMOM is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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"I have just begun a weight loss program on May 13, 2007. I am hoping I can stick with this, long enough to reach my goal! I am more motivated than I have ever been before, so I am very hopeful!"

That was what I wrote when I first joined. I had a lot of success, and lost over 65 lbs. then gained it all back. I tried again, a couple years later, lost the weight and celebrated. Unfortunately, I fell off the wagon and gained it all back once again, plus some. The beginning of March 2021 I was diagnosed with diabetes. I had to completely change my diet as a result, and ended up losing 20 lbs so far. (2 months) I am struggling with finding things to eat within my new dietary restrictions, so I thought I would come back to Sparkpeople for help.

Since this isn’t just a diet, but changing my entire lifestyle, I’m hoping this time it will work. Third times the charm?

Member Since: 6/3/2007

Fitness Minutes: 9,475

My Goals:
Short Term Goals:
Get under 170
Get under 160

My Program:
I’m newly diagnosed as diabetic. I have changed what I am eating, completely. I am making healthier choices and trying to lower my A1C.

I am trying to walk for at least 30 minutes every day, and plan to join a gym in June.

Personal Information:
I am A new Grandma! I have one daughter, one grandson and many collies! I love spending time with my family and my favorite hobby is competing at dog shows with my collies.

Other Information:
When I was younger I was a swimmer. I was even captain of my high school swim team. I was getting a lot of exercise then. When I went to college that changed, and then at 22 years old I had my daughter, and I have been gaining weight ever since. My body wasn't getting the exercise it was use to and so my metabolism slowed down, and my eating habits weren't very good.

I have worked at a medical office for the last 23 years, where I am sitting all day long, and this also contributed to my weight gain.

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