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I am a 57 year old single mother of 2 and a grandmother of 1. Both my children are adults. I am on this journey to improve my health and to look and feel better. I have several medical conditions but will not let this keep me down. I started losing weight about 10 years ago and have gone from 281 to 228. I was taking 3 meds for Diabetes and now take only one. I would like to discontinue all my meds for all medical conditions. Over the past few years things have taken a turn in the wrong direction and I have gained back most of that weight.
My life has been a rollercoaster ride for the past few years. I lost my sister, my mother and my boyfriend who was the love of my life. All within a year of each other. This really took a toll on me emotionally. I fell into depression. I was recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and that has been hard as well. I am trying to get back to where I was 10 years ago, that fight and drive I had when I started this journey.

Member Since: 1/5/2011

Fitness Minutes: 142,987

My Goals:
My goals are to lose weight, feel better about myself and to be here for as long as my kids and granddaughter need me.

My Program:
I have recently been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. The Dr says I have probably had it a few years now and just did not know. I am changing my lifestyle by changing the way I eat and exercise. I am now trying the Eat Right 4 Your Type which is a diet for your blood Type. For me it is no grains except rice and oats, low carb and high protein.

Personal Information:
I am a 57 year single mother of 2. My son is 37 yrs old and my daughter is 29. I have one granddaughter who will be 4 in July.They are my pride and joy. I am so proud of both of them. I live in Merced, CA. I do medical billing for a living.

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I believe "Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life. I do not Regret Yesterday, I Live for Today and Look Forward to Tomorrow!" Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day!

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  • v JANETLEE40
    I just read your introduction on your sparkpage and I see that your goal is to take no meds. It's alot of work but it can be done...I was in the same boat 3 yrs ago. Today, I am medicine free!!! No more cholestrol drugs, no more hypertensions, no more beta blockers, and best of all no more antidepressants/anxiety meds!!!
    It is AWESOME that you have gone from 3 to 1!!!!! That took alot of work and dedication in your part...you should be proud!!! Keep it up...you are doing great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    p.s. I just came from my sparkpage and saw your comment....that is so cool we are literally neighbors!!! My husband was raised in San Bernardino off of Portola Street. He will be thrilled to hear about this. emoticon I am glad you liked my profile picture...I thought it would make others smile when they saw the caption. I am also happy to hear you are feeling a little bit better tonight. I will pray for you emoticon
    3730 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/3/2011 11:44:42 PM
  • v MICHELE0008
    Thanks for the add! It's nice to meet you! emoticon
    3734 days ago
  • v no profile image CADESSHE
    Dutch1811, hope your weekend is great also, sorry you are feeling bad ,just rest .
    3735 days ago
    You are welcome Dutch! Take care and have a good weekend!
    3736 days ago
  • v LUCYVLH1
    Thank you for adding me to your friends list. I think the friendships we make here are very special. I hope you can get off all your meds too...and I am totally impressed with the changes in your diabetic medications. My sweet mama has type II and its a nightmare.
    3740 days ago
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