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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 MOMMA_BEAR_69
    I was reading some older emails and saw that you had joined our Managing Diabetes Group so I thought I would stop by, say hi, and welcome you to the team...better late than not at all. You will receive lots of support and encouragement from everyone. Remember to just take one day at a time on this journey of a lifetime. This journey consists of many small steps, a few speed bumps and pot holes, and a lot of fun. I will be here for you and try to help you on this journey to your goals.
    You have come to the right place. Take advantage of what Spark has to offer. I want to see you accomplish your goal(s). Stay focused and keep a positive attitude as this will be a great help to you in your daily life!!! Smile although sometimes that is the hardest, but it really helps!!! And, if nothing else, it makes people wonder what you're up to.
    CONGRATULATIONS on your 26 pound weight loss!!! 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!
    It's good to meet and have you with us.
    God's blessings to you.
    Hugs,
    Helen

    "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift."

    "If you planted hope in a heart today in any hopeless heart,
    If someone's burden was lighter because you did your part,
    If you caused a laugh that chased a tear away,
    If tonight your name is mentioned when someone kneels to pray,
    Then your day was well spent."

    4535 days ago
  • v BAREBONES1
    Hi phoenix, thank u for andding me to ur friends, :) and also thank u for the spark goodie.

    i do hope to see u around, anytime u want to chat u can leave message or email me, i wouldnt mind at all.

    also i have read what u have to deal with and ur courage is great, i wish u well.

    all the best hun. keep intouch.

    xx
    4537 days ago
  • v SKISINCO
    Hi there! I read a post of yours in the No More Smoking team about rubbing your fingers together to work through a crave or situation and just wanted to say, "I love it"! That can be used for a lot of situations and I am going to give it a try!

    I like your page, and I just want to say that I hope you celebrate many successes along the way. See you around the boards!

    Tanya
    4538 days ago
  • v JASONZWIFEY2011
    Hey Ms. Phoenix! From one Marylander to another - HIey hon' - how bout dem O's?? LOL

    Well just stopping by to say hello and hope you are having a Blessed day!
    4543 days ago
  • v OLDANDBROKE
    Awww, April! Thank you so much for the goodie, and the nice comments. You're a sweet lady, and anyone who likes collards and corn bread has gotta be my kind o' people! And I smile. Thank you so much!!

    ~Ron

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    4545 days ago
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