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I am having some health issues that have left me quite at odds with myself as most of it is within my control. I have TYPE II Diabetes and I have allowed my A1c to get way to high and I began having lightheadedness leading to falls. My good and patient Doctor has increased my meds (that I wasn't taking properly) to triple the dose and I will probably be on insulin by weeks end. I feel ashamed and stupid for allowing this. Soooooo! Today I start following a food plan and taking my meds as prescribed. As a starting line my goal is to get my A1c from 11.9 to below 7.0. My goal weight is 150 and I currently weigh 276. I want to live I want to stop falling I want to obedience train my puppy I want to get through my days not feeling tired sore and weak. I want to meet people that inspire me and I want to be an inspiration to others to be the best they can be. Short Bio Married 49 years to that handsome guy in my profile pic I have 2 grown children a girl 45 and a boy 44 I have 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild ages 27, 23, 12, 7 and 3 I am approaching my 66th birthday I am retired from being a credentialed early childhood teacher. Before that I worked as a Floral Designer for Michael's and as a Registered Veterinary Technician for VCA and Banfield. I love really getting to know people and having deep meaningful conversation. I am a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse and have been in therapy with a mental health professional for 6 years. In those 6 years I have learned to cope with the big and little stresses in my life but somehow I fall short when it comes to self care and today is the day I start. 💞

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