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When I joined Spark People back in 2006, it was with the high hopes that I had finally found an answer to my life long battle with my weight.

I tracked and exercised and lost over 40 lbs! Unfortunately, life changes happened and I quit tracking first and eventually stopped exercising. And I think you know what happened next. Yes, I gained the weight back!

Over the last few years, my story is the same as many other Sparkers. My weight has been up and down. My weight is finally taking a toll on my health and I have had to go on blood pressure meds. I am very disappointed in myself but I am not a failure as I have never quit trying.

In Oct 2014 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I always said my weight was not affecting my health so I was blindsided with my diagnosis. I guess I was in denial. All my poor food choices and lack of exercise finally caught up with me!

My A1C was 7.8 and I was told to lose 40-50 lbs as soon as possible. I took my diagnosis very seriously and began following a low carb/high fat diet and a walking program. The pounds starting falling off. I have now lost 68 lbs and I see my goal weight as a reality.

My A1C is now 5.3 and I am off all my meds so I am hopeful to be at goal when I go to my Doctor in June.

Member Since: 3/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 84,682

My Goals:
Lose 15 more lbs.

I will also do S/T on Mon, Wed, & Fri.

I will continue to eat under 50 net carbs a day and keep my calories between 1350-1600 calories.

My Program:
I am following a 1200-1400 daily calories and walking at least 7,000 steps a day.

Personal Information:
My name is Sharon and since we retired we downsized to a much smaller home in a manufactured community in Zeeland, MI which is not too far from Lake Michigan. My husband and I just recently celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We have two grown children and 6 grandchildren. Since we retired in 2008, we do a lot of traveling in our motor home and have been spending our winters in AZ.

Other Information:
My husband and I are retired and love traveling in our Motor Home.

My favorite toy is my computer - I'm addicted, lol.

I enjoy reading - anything!

I have a passion for Cruising!

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  • v KATHY024
    Well....what a change in life sheltering in life is! Tomorrow will mark the 3rd week my DH and I decided to drop out of all the craziness and just stay in. Our exercise is walling every day around our yard. We have 3.5 acres so it's not bad. At least we are keeping a close eye on all the plants. We've been trying to get some groceries, but hard to find anything on the shelves. I needed bread, that was gone so went to buy some flour to make some, that was all gone. It's raining crazy people!

    Our oranges are delicious this year, but due to the tree not going dormant this January, we may not have much of a crop next season. Our lemon tree is loaded. Time to run some to the food shelf.

    Are you back north yet?

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    6 days ago
    You are so right. I cry daily tringing to absorb her pain But I cant. So I'm tight to give it I the drs hand and our God. I feel helpless for my baby
    46 days ago
  • v KATHY024
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Ye, kidney stones are no fun. Now to tweak my diet or cut maybe my vitamin C that I take. I guess it takes a bit of detective work to find what caused it and then we can go from there so I'll lesson any chances of getting another one. I do feel better than I felt all of 2019 so it must have been bothering me before I even noticed it.

    Inventoried my Christmas decorations today. Maybe that will help when we got to get them out again next year.

    Glad you are having good weather to enjoy. Rained her today, nice to see.
    72 days ago
    Thanks for the info. Enjoy your trip!
    72 days ago
    I'm tracking here and there. Silly but it keeps my mind of things. Enjoy your day!
    73 days ago
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