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Hi, I am very excited to be with Spark People. I started my journey on 1/1/2012 and am still utilizing this site to help with my weight loss journey.

UPDATED 2020 ~ June 17,2020 ~ Here I am AGAIN. I have gained a lot of my weight back. I need support and motivation. Hoping to find some new groups and spark friends to help me on my journey.

2018 ~ On August 28, 2018, I went to my doctor for my yearly checkup. I got my lab results back to find out that I am a diabetic. This hit me like hard. You see my mother and my father lived as diabetics. My mother was on pill meds and my father took insulin. My mother did not control her diabetes and due to complications from that she had her first stroke at the age of 49. She lived with dementia until she finally passed away at the age of 54 in 1996. My goal is to continue losing weight but my bigger goal is to control this diabetes and live a longer life than my mother did. On August 29, 2018, I started living a low carb journey. I am determined to kick diabetes butt and to control my own life!!

2018 ~ I am back. Time for me to get motivated and get back on track. I have retired from the dental field after 25 years. I am now working a much slower paced job and loving it. Life is what you make it. And I am making it enjoyable.

2015 has arrived and I am still here. 2014 proved to be a successful year for me. I had joined Planet Fitness in December 2013 and I love it there. I went faithfully and lost 50 pounds in 8 months. Holidays arrived and yes I am proud to say that I only gained 9 pounds during this holiday season so another step toward achieving a better me. Just remember, we didn't gain it overnight so we are not going to lose it overnight. Let's keep sparking and moving forward.

8/29/2016...Here I am back again. I have maintained my weight loss but it's time to get this journey finished. I am now a Nana and now have more motivation to finish this.

Member Since: 1/1/2012

Fitness Minutes: 8,949

My Goals:
I want to be Healthier and live a long live to watch my grandchildren grow up.

My Program:
*Track food intake.
*Drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday.
*Walk at least 5 days a week.
*Strength train 2-3 days a week.
*Log into sparkpeople daily for support.

Personal Information:
Cave In Rock, Illinois

First and foremost, I love Jesus.
I love my husband Daniel.
I love my two sons, Ethan and Austin.
I love my daughter-in-law, Courtney.
I absolutely LOVE my grandchildren, Grayson, Everly, Philip and Hadley.

Now I need to learn to love ME again.

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Done Girl
    The Sagittarius girl wanted to be like her Dad and for the most part she is a TomBoy at heart as she would rather be outside than in the house cooking and cleaning, although she can take care of that like she does most things: fast. She has to watch out for her hips as they can be a health issue for her. She isn't naturally an obese woman since she really does love sports and to be active, so if she is it is because she has some real issues that cause her to turn to food. She can be "blunt" with her speech, (out of the horse's mouth) so don't ask her for her opinion unless you want it straight, but unlike Scorpio who wants to "cut to the bone", she is never vindictive but just plain honest. She needs freedom and she gets along best with someone who has a brain as she really is a smart person. Leo, Aries, Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini are good for her. She loves to spend money and buy gifts for others, but she will work and always make more money. She can be a dare-devil, but since she likes to study, she first will take time to study what it is she wants to learn or do, be it invest in the stock market, or learn to rock climb. She loves animals, and can be good for horses since she can understand them.
    598 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hope you have a wonderful day
    598 days ago
    Just dropping by to wish you a wonderful Birthday!!! Everyone is special but my wish for you is that every Birthday is better than the last one. emoticon

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    (((Hugs))) Bobbie
    598 days ago
    emoticon Happy birthday, Done Girl! emoticon
    598 days ago
  • v no profile image GRLTAZ
    Wow, what a journey so far. I hope you are hanging on tight and enjoying some of it. My family are all diabetic or pre diabetic and my dad passed at 55 from it so I am trying my best to control sugars. I have the dawn phenomenon so am BG is always elevated but daytime is good. Keep pushing !
    1038 days ago
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