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A little more about myself. I am a retired elementary teacher, taught 1st grade. I have been retired 10 years. My husband and I have 5 children, 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Three of the great grandchildren live in the area. I watch Adam (2) when asked. My daughter has a preschool/day care were two of the great grand children are attending. These 2 re also her grandchildren. I help at the day care when I can and usually am there everyday to see all of the kids. They all call me GrandValerie, except one, she calls me Mrs. GrandValerie.

I learned I had diabetes several years ago. I have learned more about the disease since I joined Spark, very interesting reading. I have 50 pounds to lose and did not realize I was not eating enough of the right kinds of food. Although, I weigh the same this week as I did last, I won’t give up. My slacks do not fit as tight and I feel good. I also gave up diet drinks and all artificial sugar, since doing so I have more engery and do not feel tired all of the time.
My husband and I like to ball room dance and go as often as we can. There is a senior dance every week and we tri to attend weekly. We have made some wonderful friends at the dancing.

Member Since: 7/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 370

My Goals:
1. Feel better about myself .
2. Be more active in my church.

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I belong to Curves and try to exercise 5 times a week.

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I am married to a wonderful man, have a loving family. I am interested in genealogy.

Other Information:
I enjoy dancing, friends, genealogy

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  • v NINALEE35
    Hi Valerie. Good to see you posting. I was glad to see you are interested in genealogy. Me too! I spend quite a bit of time on it and have found lots of family! Good luck on yours. emoticon Nina
    3521 days ago
  • v HEATHERW21
    Welcome GrandValerie!!! So glad to have you join the WW at home group! Are you doing the core or flex plan? If you ever need anything, please just ask!
    3554 days ago
  • v DESIGN284
    Valerie- welcome to the Diabetes 50+ team. you have found the place to get the support you need to shed those 50 pounds. With diabetes it is more difficult to lose weight, so just keep plugging along with the rest of us. Please ask all the questions you want. Blessings on you. Mary Kay emoticon
    3573 days ago
    Hi Val and WELCOME to Sparkpeople!!! so glad to have you with us!!
    3576 days ago