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Since joining Spark years ago, I have stopped caring. I ended up gaining instead of losing. It is not Spark's fault, oh no no no! I KNOW it is my fault. I didn't keep up with Spark, in fact it's been months since I have been on here. Maybe if I stayed on I wouldn't have gotten so big. I have had a lot of stressful events happen in my life in the past 5 years, and I turned to food as an escape. Well now I am paying for that.

I lost my Dad two months ago. Yesterday he would have been 80. I love my Dad deeply, and miss him so. I was a "Daddy's Girl". I look a lot like him, unfortunately I also inherited some of his health issues. Dad had diabetes and non-alcoholic cirrhosis. He was very big, and carried almost all his weight in his belly. He died from complications due to the cirrhosis.

I too hold most my weight there, in my belly. My weight can fluctuate 5 pounds in a day. Yesterday I went to see my endocrinologist. It was also my dad's birthday, and I was very emotional. I told the doctor that I have not been feeling well, and I am scared of ending up like Daddy. He checked my neck, it all looked good. My blood pressure was great. However my blood sugar was 116 fasting, which is a little high. He warned me that if I don't lose the weight, and soon, that I have a very real chance of ending up like my father. He recommended I see a dietitian, and to start a 1000 calorie a day diet. My friends and family are concerned that this is too low, but I am not. I think that it will get me the results I need. I cannot go on like this. I had to buy bigger clothes the other day. I hate myself for it.

Member Since: 9/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 840

My Goals:
My goals are to get healthy and to lose at least 50 lbs by my 50th birthday.

My goals for exercise is to get some! LOL! I mean really, I have had almost none this past year.

My Program:
My plan for nutrition is to drink more water, consume less calories by eating smaller portions, eat less sweets and more fiber.

We just got a new exercise bike, I am going to ride it, and pull out my Leslie Sansone DVDS and actually do them! :)

Personal Information:
I live in NW ATL. I have lived here for 9 years, before that I lived in Fl.
My family is my life. I have three sons whom I am very proud of. They are spread out in age, Nate is 21 and in college, Matt is 18 and a Senior in HS and Billy is 8, he is in the 2nd grade. I am very happily married to my soul mate, we love to travel and do home improvment projects together.
They all make me laugh and feel very blessed!

Other Information:
I have three adorable and spoiled kitties.
I like to cook and try new recipes. I also like to grow flowers, my favorite is the bearded iris. I like to scrapbook, but find it hard to do unless I have a project to motivate me.

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  • v VELVETLADY1950
    Positive Thought for the Day!
    When you feel that nobody loves you,
    Nobody cares for you,
    Everyone is ignoring you,
    And people are jealous of you.
    You should really ask yourself…..
    AM I TOO SEXY? emoticon
    3169 days ago
    Honestly I am not really actively doing anything, except trying to make smarter choices. But seeing how my weight spiked by 20 pounds this summer I am feeling very discouraged. I need to try harder, but since it comes back with a vengeance if I slip up it makes it hard to get motivated. emoticon
    3197 days ago
    I REALLY REALLY need a good kick in the rear here...I desperately need some motivation to get back where I was, and I'm guessing you're probably feeling the same! What are you doing...counting calories? Weight Watchers? I've had so much trouble with my feet it's been a struggle to walk and I miss it so much...but ready to get out there and give it another try.
    Thanks so much for the pumpkin goodie! emoticon
    3198 days ago
    YES MA'AM!! )))))))))))))HUGS((((((((((((((((( emoticon
    3199 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/16/2012 12:19:35 PM
    Hey Bonnie! I see you on here trying recipes...I'm still here and need to lose 50 pounds too! We can give each other support...and reach our goal by next 'bout it?? emoticon
    3199 days ago
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