About me…

I’m a 38 year-old Mom to a wonderful little boy, Natie – who lights up my life alongside my Husband, Rich.

Growing up I never had a weight problem.  I guess living upstate had many benefits in that there wasn’t a pizza joint on every corner.  If you wanted Chinese food you had to drive 20-30 mins just to place an order.  Fast food – same drive.  Once I moved out on my own to Long Island the pounds started packing on.  It started out slow, Guinness for dinner, heavy Indian food for lunch, pick up the phone & order chicken & broccoli or a pizza, can’t forget the pint of Ben & Jerry’s!  20 lbs later, I met my Husband.  Fast forward another 30 lbs & we get married.  Add another 10 & that’s where I am now.  All that happened in a matter of a few years.  It’s amazing how easy it was to put on.

I was overweight when I got pregnant with Natie.  During my pregnancy I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes.  I was able to control it with diet & exercise, but the nutritionist warned me that I need to get my weight under control after I delivered my Son in order to keep off the dreaded diagnoses of being type 2 diabetic.  I continued to monitor my blood sugar, but not as often as I should have.  Eventually I was down to occasional spot checks & the fasting numbers I saw bothered me.  I called my doctor to have a physical, including full blood work.  Thankfully everything came back normal, but I was warned I was “borderline” diabetic and was told to get my weight down.

So this is where I am now.  Working on getting my weight down for my health & in turn for my family.  I want to be a good example for my Son – I also want to see him grow & have children of his own.  Something my parents weren’t able to see because of their early passing – my Dad with type 2 diabetes & heart problems – due to his weight (died when I was 20 wks pregnant).  I refuse to follow in his footsteps.  I’m hoping this blog will be a tool to help me in this journey.


5 Responses to About me…

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  2. Martha says:

    Way to go in taking charge of your health! It takes work but is so worth it!!

  3. lucinda monger says:

    My husband and I are just now facing this situation. While he was told he was borderline diabetic we still continued to eat what we wanted. Recently he was very ill with Phemonia and since then we have gotten serious about eating differently. While it has not been easy–we are doing pretty well.
    Nice to meet you. I like your recipes. Thanks for posting.

    • Lori says:

      Thanks for stopping by Lucinda! It’s great for both you & your husband to have the lifestyle changes together. Removing himself of the borderline diabetic diagnosis will be a celebration!

  4. Lori says:

    GOOD LUCK!!! 🙂

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