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........that I try this again.

I've been out of the loop for so long and feel so guilty about it. The last time I made an attempt was back in 2009. But life has been hard for the past 4 years and heaven forbid that I'm a stress eater too!

Over the course of the past 4 years we moved to another state, I've had my son get married and move to Canada, my daughter graduate and just be a normal hormonal teen! Then my mother took ill and was in and out of hospitals for 3 years. I lost my mom 11/14/12 and I still cry almost every day because of it. Just 5 days before she passed away we lost my former mom in law to a brain tumor. I loved her dearly and it was a very sad week for us.

Now over the course of the past 6 months my dad has had a pacemaker put in, two weeks later fell and broke his hip, and then had knee replacement surgery and then he ended up with a severe staph infection which required hospitalization again. With mom mother gone it's up to me to help take care of my dad so I've spent about 4 months this year staying at his house.

But my mail reason for getting back on my diet is that the doctor informed me the other day that I might be borderline diabetic and that between my weight and all of the stress in my life at the moment that I'm going to end up dying if I don't make any changes.

So here I am again. Time to make those changes.

Member Since: 1/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,826

My Goals:
To not be embarassed when I look in the mirror.

To be able to have a family portrait taken and not be disgusted by what I see.

To have the self-confidence that I used to have so long ago.

My Program:
I've clipped on my pedometer and try for at least 10,000 steps per day. I'm also going to use the treadmill at least 5 times per week.

I'm also trying to log in everything that I eat, even the tiny packets of Taco Bell sauce whenever I eat there! And I'm definitely reading every label because I'm being treated for high blood pressure and I have high cholesterol too. Which I'm working on getting rid of.

Personal Information:
I'm 52, married and living in Georgia. I've got a son that's married and living in Alberta, Canada and I still have a teen daughter at home.

I'm a terrible stress eater and have gone through a ton of stressful things over the past 4 years. More than my fair share if I do say so myself!

Other Information:
I go through spurts where I like to read and when I do I love to read historical romances that take place in Scotland before the 1600's. I'm going to Scotland in a few years and hopefully spending the night in a medival castle.

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    thanks for your welcome message
    3830 days ago
  • v MOONWILLOW1010
    I just wanted to drop by and give you a big hello and to see how you're doing. Have a super day!

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    3932 days ago
  • v HPYGRL09
    Hi Debbie, hope you are doing well......Happy New Year!

    3949 days ago
    Hey, Deb! Thanks so much for the green tea! I can surely use it. Am feeling better at the moment. Tylenol is working. It'll just take some time and lots of rest. Thanks again so very much! xoxo Chrys ....... Oh, by the way, for some peculiar reason, I went to huddle today and I got a message that I have to be a member to huddle. Not sure what's going on. I'll reapply for membership. Just wanted to let you know so you know what's going on. .... Time now to head back to bed for a nap.
    4002 days ago
  • v HPYGRL09
    Thanks Debbie, I am still trying to lose the weight I gained back. I'm struggling but not giving up.
    4005 days ago
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