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As I start working on the second half of my century on this planet, I find myself facing health issue that never existed for me before.

I've been fat since I was around 10 years old and morbidly obese (yeah, that's a medical term) for over 30 years. But my numbers have always been fine.

This past year my blood-sugar levels are up, my blood pressure is up, my bad cholesterol is up, and my knees, shoulders, hips, and ankles ache almost constantly.

I keep making attempts at alieviating these problems with healthy eating and exercise. So far, I've lost around 40 pounds and lowered (just enough to stay off medication) my numbers.

The journey continues with stops and starts, and wrong turns and backtracking but I'm getting to where I want to be slowly but surely.

If I could offer one bit of advise to those also struggling along the path to better health, please don't quit. Take a break, reassess your path, make adjustments, and keep going. You can do this!

I'll be happy to walk with you if you need a friend.

Good health to you all!


Member Since: 2/12/2014

Fitness Minutes: 4,650

My Goals:
* Lose 114.4 pounds!
* Avoid Type II Diabetes!

My Program:
* Diet: Low-Carb
* Exercise: Walking, Strength Training, Swimming

Personal Information:
* Married 22 years this year
* Mother of 3 + 2 adult stepsons
* 13 stepgrandchildren
* 1 stepgreat-grandchild due in November

Other Information:
* LOVE J. D. Robb's "In Death" series!
* LOVE Paranormal Romances/Mysteries
* Enjoy cooking/baking
* Enjoy crocheting and scrapbooking

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    Sou-sou! Is that The Sims in the background of your page? :o)
    (If it isn't then, you probably think I am crazy for saying sou-sou as hello. hee hee! )

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    2105 days ago
    I loved your blog post today! I just wanted to let you know that I turned 50 this year too and I agree with you about the number on the scale being scarier than the number 50. emoticon

    I hope you don't mind, I'm going to add you as a friend. emoticon
    2116 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    2251 days ago
    Thank you, Joanne. I will still be around and will still be coaching, just in a different capacity. You have been a tremendous inspiration to me as well. I am so proud of you. You are working so hard and are so determined to meet your goals. Keep it up. I'll be cheering along beside you :-)

    2290 days ago
  • v TMCAT1129
    Ooooh...a fellow Red Sox fan!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! emoticon
    2613 days ago
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