"In raising my children I have lost my mind, but found my soul." Lisa T. Shepard
Currently, I am a SAHM (stay-at-home mom)with 2 intelligent, vibrant, beautiful girls, 2 dogs, 1 cat and 2 goldfish. I have been married to the same wonderful, frustrating man for the last 19 yrs, who happens to be the love of my life. I work part-time at the YMCA and volunteer at my daughter's school libraries. I am also thinking of going to graduate school to get a Masters in Library Science/Information Science.
I want to get my A1C under 7.0 (currently it is hovering at 7.4) I also want to get at least 20 lbs off.
All kinds. Country, 80's, Classic Rock, Pop, Celtic, Tribal. I pretty much run the gamut execept for Rap or lots of cussing.
I love movies!! Harry Potter series, Pirates of the Caribbean series, How to Lose a Guy in 10 days, You, Me & Dupree, Labrynth, Star Wars, Neverending Story, 16 Candles, The Goonies
Favorite TV Shows
Heroes, American Idol, Supernatural, Bones and House
Too many to count, but my favorite authors are: Karen Marie Moning, Charlaine Harris, Sherrilyn Kenyon, C.S. Lewis, JR Rowling, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, Gena Showalter...Just to name a few.
I can be lazy at times and I eat too much fast food!
I have an unending amount of patience and will listen to most anyone's opinion. I am not judgemental or critical.
I was diagnosed less than three months after my marriage at the age of 22. My husband and I were stunned by my hospitalization. I had dropped some weight and had unquenchable thirst. My doctor told me I "might" be diabetic and gave me some pills and sent me to a dietician.
After seeing the dietician, I gained 15 lbs in one month. Frustrated, I went to another doctor who immediately admitted me for type 1.
Angry, sick, and confused I drove to Nashville, TN and saw an endocrinologists, dietician, and diabetic educator. There I found out that the previous dietician had me on a 42-year-old diabetic diet!!! ARRRGGG
I don't have another relative on either side of my family with type 1. But we do have a lot of Auto-Immune diseases. (Thyroid, Arthritis) But I am the Diabetes lone ranger!
I am the mother of 2 intelligent, beautiful healthy girls. My oldest was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when she was 9. (Stupid Auto-Immune disease!)I am blessed to have a supportive family, loud and opinionated, but supportive none the less.