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I am 37 years old with a husband, an 8 year old, a 4 year old and 2 mini daschunds. I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes by my doctor just before Christmas 2016. I have a desk job, so I am not really moving around as much as I used to. It wasn't always that way. I used to work at a botanical garden and was an environmental and sustainable development student who was outside and moving around all the time which kept my body from gaining weight. After my first daughter I was able to take the pounds off by skating with a roller derby team and then took up running. After the 2nd baby, gestational diabetes, a second c-section and a new desk job, the pounds increased drastically. I'm bigger than I have ever been in my life and at risk for diabetes and heart problems and I am NOT okay with that. Something has to change. My goal is to start by losing 5 lb increments at a time until I’m at a healthy place for my body.

Member Since: 1/15/2013

Fitness Minutes: 4,543

My Goals:
Return my blood glucose to normal.
Return my resting heart rate and blood pressure to normal.
Lose 41 pounds.

My Program:
Using Sparkpeople, physical activity wherever I can --walking/jogging/home workouts/YMCA, and reading The Prediabetes Plan by Hillary Wright, M.Ed, RD to reach my goals.

Personal Information:
Originally from Ohio, I now live in Kentucky with my husband, 6 year old and 2 year old daughters. I am a New Loan Auditor fora bank and make polymer clay tiles. I love trying new outdoor activities and hope to expand my fitness knowledge on Sparkpeople!

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"It's not about perfect. It's about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that's where transformation happens. That's how change occurs." ~Jillian Michaels

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  • v 1MANKNEY
    I enjoyed reading your page. Nice to see a picture of you and your pups. My niece has a mini dashound named Lily. I am the doggy sitter for about three weeks every year. Lily is the same size and color as your dogs. She is a very smart little dog with loads of personality. She does not like to take walks and refuses to wear any type of clothing even a sweater when it is cold. emoticon
    3014 days ago
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