Wednesday, February 11, 2009


This is my first time blogging so please bear with me. Welcome to my page! I am hoping that this will help me stay on track and provide some insight on the daunting task of losing over 150 lbs. According to the "statistics" this is how much I need to lose to be in the "Normal" weight range.

Like most people that have a weight problem, I have been on lots of diets and have lost and gained the same weight over and over again. So you may ask, why is it different this time? My biggest motivation this time is twofold.

One: I am Type II Diabetic and was diagnosed in 1997. I took oral medications in the beginning but they stopped being effective, so I had to start doing insulin shots. I have been doing 2 shots a day for almost two years.

Two: I was recently diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and have to use a CPAP machine. It really helps me sleep better but I just HATE the fact that I have to use it. I want to ditch this machine BIG TIME.

There are many other reasons but those are the two biggies (no pun intended) Hypertension, High Cholesterol, etc...

I have always done things in my life on "my" schedule. Meaning, I don't necessarily conform to the standard time lines in life. For example, I got my Bachelors Degree at 30 years old while working full time instead of doing it in my 20s. If I had to do it again, I probably would have done it earlier but it didn't work out that way.

I am treating this just like I did school. I have a plan, tools, support and the DESIRE to succeed. This time I am ready to face whatever it takes to achieve my goal!


  1. I'm glad that i read your First Blog post. I also have reasons to get healthy, a little daughter who i want to teach healthy things to. I became a Mom at 40, so i didn't do the Mommy on the 'correct' time, lol...glad i stumbled across you. :)

  2. Hi Katie- I just found your blog through the "Healthy Living Blog" community and so glad I did. Congrats on this path you've taken (I know I'm a a little late since this post was from 2 years ago...). You are very inspiring!


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