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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."

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 DIANEWR1
    Hi there!! I'm checking on you!! You were the very first person to welcome me to sparkpeople and I miss you!!! Where are you!??

    4528 days ago
  • v DIANEWR1
    Hey there!! I haven't heard or seen you on any posts since you gave me my very first goodie!! I hope you're doing great!! I'll be seeing you around!! emoticon
    4591 days ago
  • v MOMZILLA52

    Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength.
    - Corrie Ten Boom

    As we walk through this thing we call life, we stumble and fall many times, we cry, we laugh, we share our strengths and hopes and joy with others. A long the way, we find precious jewels that we call friends, that have been refined by the fires of life, who share this journey with us. You, are one of those rare jewels. I am blessed to call you friend!

    Love to you in the upcoming week, may God, Himself, hold you in His loving arms and give you comfort and joy in Him.

    Love you

    I have over 200 pages to visit today, so, yes, it is cut and paste!!!!
    My poor fat old fingers can't do that much typing! But, my heart and prayers are with you. I stop at each page, and pray. Keeps me in touch with all of you!

    4615 days ago
    Just stopping in to say hello!

    Hope all is going well -

    4616 days ago
  • v MOMZILLA52
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    There is nothing more beautiful than a rainbow - but it takes
    both rain and sunshine to make one. If life is to be rounded
    and many-colored, like a rainbow, both joy and sorrow must
    come to it.

    Love to you and I pray everything is going good.

    4622 days ago
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