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Me, my mom, my dad and my sister. - Easter 2010 You can actually tell I've lost weight in this pic.

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So here I am again, trying to lose weight. I haven't been steadily working at it like I should be but I am making much better choices than I had been. I've actually met and bypassed my goal of 150 but then my insulin dosage was upped and I've gained some back. I cannot believe I actually made my goal and then messed up. It's frustrating. I hope I don't sabotage myself. I'm really bad about that. I get close and then lose it. I'm going to make a real effort to start putting my food back in again. I've never been a little girl. I can remember going on the cabbage soup diet when I was 13 (I still can't imagine making my daughter eat only soup for 3 weeks!). I was a size 16 when I got married and then had 3 babies within 4 years and kept gaining from there. I started about 12 years ago at an all time high of 250. When I started sparkpeople I was down to 223 and had been stuck there for about a year. With sparkpeople, I'd gotten over that plateau and started losing it again when I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 . Then for some crazy reason, stopped losing and basically stopped caring. I got content and lazy and gained some back. Not sure what I did that got the weight going in the right direction again but I'm sure not going to I'm 49, married to a wonderful man for 26 years and a mother of 3 incredible children that I am crazy about. I am a 1st teacher and am very passionate about animals and the environment. My friends say I have my own personal zoo here at home. I just say they're lucky I don't live out in the country where I could really have all the animals I

Member Since: 1/1/2007

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My Goals:
-My goal is to get down to about 175. I'll then see how I look & feel and set another weight goal then.
-Lose enough weight that my blood pressure and diabetes are under control without having to take medication.
-Exercise at least 3X a week.

My goals-
1st 5%: -11 lbs = 212 MET!
2nd 5%: - 10.6lbs= 201.4 MET!!
3rd 5%- 10.7= 190.7 MET!
4th 5% - 9.5 = 181.2
5th 5% - 9.06 = 172.14
(aiming for 175)

My Program:
Since I have been diagnosed with diabetes, I am trying to limit my carbs.
-Eating a lot of vegetables & trying to limit my meat intake. Which isn't hard since I am a vegetable fanatic!:)
-Exercise at least 3X a week for no less than 30 minutes.

Personal Information:
I live in the NE metro area of Atlanta, GA.

Other Information:
I LOVE to read. It's probably my favorite thing in the world. I'm most at home in the outdoors. I love to camp and white water raft. I love to play tennis. It's my main exercise. I've become totally addicted to it!

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  • v KRYS210
    emoticon to the team, Angels Amongst Us. We are delighted that you chose to join us. Looking forward to learning more about you!

    Always nice to have another Georgian in the group. My grandson lives on the NW side of Atlanta!
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    emoticon To the .........ANGELS AMONGST US TEAM.

    The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. The people here are very supportive and will encourage you on to your successes. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! Welcome on board for some fun and challenges.

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    3683 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/7/2010 8:33:50 AM
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    3683 days ago
    emoticon Welcome to the SP Community Team! Great page and Congrats on your wt. loss! Keep up the good work!
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