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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: 89,910

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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    I'm happy with my cancer Dr at Dana farber but not my new primary. doctor. I'm on a wait list for a new dr for Aug. Hope your new Dr works out well for you!!
    270 days ago
  • v COOKWITHME65 of course we will need to have "baby girl "tested for the cancer gene. But we will just deal with that later. Not sure if it skips a generation etc as my girls were adopted as siblings.
    270 days ago
    As shes not her dr but could look up her file but its unethical but does say Dana farber and MG where she also is a patient are at the top of their game in treating this rare fatal cancer. So Happy her siblings and little Wyatt dont carry the gene.
    270 days ago
    I love my Dana Farber Dr. She is so resourceful. She gives me handouts and websites to checkout. She also was my Moms Dr whom passed away so she is keeping a close eye on me and emotionally supportive of Holly without discussing her case as she cant
    270 days ago
    Yes, April is definitely excited but has really downplayed her pregnancy due to Holly's cancer. She lives one state away from us and hasn't visited since the virus struck. She has always wanted a family of 2 or 3 little ones. I'm so excited for her.
    270 days ago
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