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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! I was a single mom, too! Mine are all grown and doing well.
    Take care of yourself, too, it's so easy to spend all your time and energy on the kids....

    Glad you are on the managing diabetes site.... there are lots of good resources there with good advice and information.

    Evelyn
    4501 days ago
  • v ALASKAN
    welcome & hello April
    It's good to see and meet you here at Manging Diabetes Group. Good luck on your goal(s) and I'm here if you need help on this site. Take care and talk to you soon. Stay focused and have a positive attitude will help. I'm here to keep you encouraged and to be supportive.

    To STAY MOTIVATED I DO THIS ALL THE TIME:::
    1) come in and read the posts
    2) read and join any teams that you think you like
    3) get it know the people
    4) read some articles
    5) most of all :: have fun and enjoy yourself
    You are doing great, making progress every time you come in.

    If there is anything that I can do to help, give me a holler. If I do not know the answer, I will find it. Our leaders are really great and help when you need it too. So don't hesitate to ask. That is why they are here.


    **** Thank you for your comment on my page and the add as a friend. I would like to add you to my page if you do not mind..... Thanks again and if you need, just call me and i'm there for you all the way. Talk to you later and take care.****
    4501 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/10/2008 4:00:54 PM
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