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I am a 43 year old single mom of 2 sons at home. I have fought and won many battles in my life.
Recently found I have a new battle to fight Diabetes.
I hope with work and determination and Faith I can become healthier.
I know though that with work I can deal with this dragon just as I have fought all the others i have had to fight.

I would love to meet others who are in my area or who are fighting the same issues as i or those here to get healthy


Member Since: 4/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 57

My Goals:
My goals right now are to manage my blood sugar. I also need to learn how to shop on a budget so that I am doing so healthier.

I also hope to continue to lose weight.

I hope to learn healthier eating habits and to pass that knowledge to my boys so they can get healthier as well as lose weight along with me.



I am sure there are more but that is my start.


My Program:
I have removed things from the house that are sugar filled and unhealthy.

I have bought more veggies and low carbed low sugar foods. I have stocked up on water and less sodas.



I have talked to my boys about the issues I am facing and discussed their sharing this new healthier way of eating and living. They are showing that they are interested.

That in it self is a good start with them showing interest.



I am on a limited carb diet. I have 25 carbs for each meal and 15 for snacks.

So far this is working out.





I have managed to cut my late night snack and it has helped.



Personal Information:
I live in Maryland. I would love to meet others who live here Meeting people who live in Frederick MD would be really great.
A saying that gets me through life I made up years ago.

"If we dwell hard on the storms we face in life We will be too busy to see our rainbows.
For without those storms rainbows never come."
Phoenix



Other Information:
I am disabled and also am living with Hepatitis C.

Both of those were acquired due to a beating by my ex many years ago. I am active in support groups for people living in abusive or fighting to get out or who have got out of abusive situations.


I am happy to say that I am still smoke free. i quit 1/15/2008 I never thought I would be able to stop smoking. I love that I no longer smell of smoke. I am happy to say I actually have continued to lose weight while giving up the smoking.



My one firm belief is that anything is possible if we apply ourselves and pray and have faith.


I am spiritual and Christian.

I am not a person who shoves my beliefs onto others. I believe we learn and should be accepting of people and their beliefs even when they are very different from our own.





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  • v ALASKAN
    Hey April,
    Thank you for your comment on my page and it makes me happy to hear when someone tells me what you said. Your welcome and have a safe holiday and good weekend. Take care and enjoy yourself and with your family. Always, ERNA
    4458 days ago
  • v no profile image AUNTKHAKI
    Thanks for adding me as a friend! I need to have my daughter help me get a picture uploaded or whatever so I can have a real profile image!
    Kathy
    4459 days ago
  • v no profile image AUNTKHAKI
    I just looked at my page and noticed I had a sparikgoodie from you! Thank you so much!
    I appreciate your encouragement. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
    Kathy emoticon
    4459 days ago
  • v CJSTRIP
    April -

    Hope all is going well!!

    Just wanted to wish you a GREAT weekend -

    CJ
    4465 days ago
  • v BAREBONES1
    hi april, thanks for the mothers day comment, i hope that u had a lovely day yesterday.

    hope u are doing well, i havent been to ur page for little while, sry about that. keep intouch.

    take care

    terri
    4469 days ago
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