KITTEHAVENGER
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My name is Ilaria. I have 2 cats who are my world. Cheslie is part Maine coon, and Iris is a white cat of unknown decendants. We live on my parents property in a tiny house that was a chicken coop. It's perfect for us. I am a CNA doing in-home care. I love my job, and that I get to help and make a difference. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have been living with it for about 10 years. My relationship has been to take care of it off and on, but I haven't gotten serious about taking care of my health until recently. Because of my inattention and lack of insurance I now have stage 2 kidney disease. A trip to an endocrinologist has started me on my journey to better health. So, with Italian stubborness, a bee in my bonnet I am accepting that even though I am fat, love myself, and think I am pretty being a smaller version of me wouldn't be so bad. I wouldn't spend so much on clothes, eating out and could save it for more important things. I started out at 245 and have given myself a year to lose 125 pounds. It's doable, I'm just taking it slow and steady and following what my doctors' advice is. I'm reveling in the small goal I reach and rewarding myself for them. One being pedicures every 10 pounds. My fears are I will have all this loose skin and no boobs, but it's not enough to stop me. I believe that if you really want something bad enough you will do everything in your power to get it. I'm so grateful to have the help and support of everyone here. We can all do it, with a lot of hard work, and no luck or pixie dust.

Member Since: 7/1/2017

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  • v SUNSHINE5268
    Happy Wednesday :) and thank you for sharing your journey on my spark page emoticon
    84 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Every person is a book, each year a chapter. Mark Twain
    87 days ago
  • v JACQUELINE2010
    Thank you for the birthday wishes
    138 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    The flowers and blossoms are filling the air with the smells of Spring. This is the time to start preparing for the Summer. Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of June. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “It helps me stay focused on my goals. It also keeps things interesting and not boring.”

    “I find that the challenges make me be more cognizant of my food intake, better choices etc. The fitness ones encourage me to try new exercises and to keep doing exercises. I think there is a good possibility I wouldnt do as much if I didnt track it for challenges or tried to do better on challenges”

    “My leaders are all wonderful...they stay in touch with team members and do their best to keep us involved and feeling a part of the team.”

    “They motivate me to eat healthier and to be more active. “

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.
    https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/grou
    ps_individual.asp?gid=25339

    Note when using the link above you may have to drop the // or even the //www.


    207 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Christopher Columbus
    250 days ago
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