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Me with my babies. One of the very few pics of me at my highest weight.

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ACK! Is that me? When did I get all that grey hair and when did my son grow up??? Time flies.

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"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got"

I am not really into quotes, but this is one that has stuck with me for years. Now it's time to apply it to my health & fitness goals.

Over two years ago, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes & cancer run in my family, so I need to do what I can to fight those diseases.

UPDATE (Aug 2011): About three years ago, I slowly started slipping off the wagon. I went from a somewhat healthy lifestyle that included regular exercise, food logs, etc. to an almost sedentary one where I ate whatever I wanted. Most times, until I felt sick or fell asleep and just felt uncomfortable most of the time. Then, on the morning of my 42nd birthday, I got yet another wakeup call. I had not tested my blood sugar in over a year, and my last A1C was great but this morning, my blood sugar was over 300! This was a first. My readings were never that high, even when I was first diagnosed with type 2. Panic set in, and I immediately stopped ignoring my health.

Member Since: 2/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,784

My Goals:

~ stay focused on the weekends

~ plan ahead

~ make myself & my body a priority

~ no longer give food power over me

~ be sucessful

My Program:
One MEAL at a time :)

January 2010: started reading and following Dr. Ian's "4 Day Diet" (helped me drop 20 lbs)

May 2010: reading Geneen Roth's "Women, Food and God"

May 2012: getting more activity by participating in boot camp 3x/week and hiking on nature trails which has resulted in a 20 lb loss over the past 10 weeks

October 2012: after staying in "maintenance mode"
over the summer. I am back to my boot camp & hiking routine.

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  • v JANYAH
    Hi Katie! Yes, I'm back! I'm doing really well, all things considered :) I was recently diagnosed with a severe vitamin d deficiency and realized I HAD to do something about my health and fitness. So here I am again, I started back up 5/1 and I'm down 22 lbs and feeling great.

    More importantly, HOW are you doing? I'm so happy to reconnect with you!
    I forget, what do you do for a living? How are the kids? Getting big fast I bet. I can't believe my 'youngest' is 4.
    Are you on facebook?

    3537 days ago
  • v JANYAH
    Hi! Remember me? Are you still around? Just checking in with you to see how you are doing! Hope to hear from you soon! emoticon
    3554 days ago
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    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

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    3690 days ago
    emoticon It's wonderful to see you sparking again! How are you doing my friend? Did you have a good summer? It's hard to believe Fall is here! Where does the time go?! Hope you have a great week!
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    3809 days ago
  • v FOXYLOSE30
    How are you doing? SP misses you....
    3900 days ago
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