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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 EFAKER
    Hi, April! Happy Mother's Day to you, too, hope you are doing well!
    Evelyn emoticon
    4470 days ago
  • v GEEKYME
    Hi April. Thanks for your comments on my blog again :) I can't find your blog on here - either I am looking in the wrong place or you don't maintain one?

    Anyway, hope your weekend is a blast and you enjoy it with your kids.

    Alicia
    4470 days ago
  • v MOMZILLA52
    emoticon HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

    The sweetest sounds to mortals given
    Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
    ~William Goldsmith Brown emoticon
    4471 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Hi April, I just stopped by to congratulate you on getting your numbers down, not only your blood sugars but also on your 31 pound weight loss. WAY TO GO!! You are doing a fantastic job. Remember whatever you decide to do in life, the point is to enjoy it. The rewards you reap today will only increase the positive outlook you'll face life with tomorrow. Keep up the great work. From your own efforts, you will make a difference, and you will feel good about yourself. You are creating a body that is strong and balanced!
    God bless you as you continue your journey to a healthier you.
    Hugs,
    Helen
    4471 days ago
  • v CJSTRIP
    Out visiting all of my friends!

    Have a GREAT weekend!!!

    CJ
    4471 days ago
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