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When I joined Spark People back in 2006, it was with the high hopes that I had finally found an answer to my life long battle with my weight.

I tracked and exercised and lost over 40 lbs! Unfortunately, life changes happened and I quit tracking first and eventually stopped exercising. And I think you know what happened next. Yes, I gained the weight back!

Over the last few years, my story is the same as many other Sparkers. My weight has been up and down. My weight is finally taking a toll on my health and I have had to go on blood pressure meds. I am very disappointed in myself but I am not a failure as I have never quit trying.

In Oct 2014 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I always said my weight was not affecting my health so I was blindsided with my diagnosis. I guess I was in denial. All my poor food choices and lack of exercise finally caught up with me!

My A1C was 7.8 and I was told to lose 40-50 lbs as soon as possible. I took my diagnosis very seriously and began following a low carb/high fat diet and a walking program. The pounds starting falling off. I have now lost 68 lbs and I see my goal weight as a reality.

My A1C is now 5.3 and I am off all my meds so I am hopeful to be at goal when I go to my Doctor in June.

Member Since: 3/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 87,274

My Goals:
Lose 15 more lbs.

I will also do S/T on Mon, Wed, & Fri.

I will continue to eat under 50 net carbs a day and keep my calories between 1350-1600 calories.

My Program:
I am following a 1200-1400 daily calories and walking at least 7,000 steps a day.

Personal Information:
My name is Sharon and since we retired we downsized to a much smaller home in a manufactured community in Zeeland, MI which is not too far from Lake Michigan. My husband and I just recently celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We have two grown children and 6 grandchildren. Since we retired in 2008, we do a lot of traveling in our motor home and have been spending our winters in AZ.

Other Information:
My husband and I are retired and love traveling in our Motor Home.

My favorite toy is my computer - I'm addicted, lol.

I enjoy reading - anything!

I have a passion for Cruising!

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    ....and eating well. Had a scare last week. A scan showed a possible tumor on her ovary. It ended up being benign. And God has given us great news my grandsons blood work came back as not carrying his mother's cancer gene but still has her beauty.
    154 days ago
    She had a rough time back in January. Was in alot of pain. In and out of the hospital. They put a stent in her gallbladder and ended up having to giving her an ostomy. She has the battle scars to prove it but she has more energy now, in less pain..
    154 days ago
    Thankyou for your prayers for Holly, Sharon. She has been thru so much but still putting g one foot in front of another with a smile but I dont doubt she sheds a tear or two with a dear friend, a counselor or in the shower.
    154 days ago
    Sounds like you found a really nice wintering spot! How nice that you got to spend time with your son! Oh I know, it will be great to get back to normal though we arent too restricted here! Take care and be safe!!
    183 days ago
    Hope you have a safe trip home! Are you in Arizona? Oh, just thought you may want to stay there cause your governor is acting thd tyrant!!
    184 days ago
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