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SIMPLELIFE101 Posts: 26
10/5/13 11:40 P

Thanks :)

DEULSENIA Posts: 184
9/21/13 12:40 P

First off warmest welcome to Spark People. It's going to be a hard journey but if you stay committed even when you fall off get right back on. Log everything as if you were writing a book about yourself. Food prep is a big key. Search this site for recipes and plan meals for the week...Tupperware or brown bagging works. It's about 80-90% what you intake and the rest is activity. Try something new whether it be food or activity. In order for your body to change you have to change your mind. I can go on & on about what helped me loose 56lbs, you have to play around w/ what works for your body. Listen if you need an accountability partner let me know. I have a support page (link below) if you ever need some daily inspiration, recipes or if you'd like to add some input on what helps you. Stay committed in this journey!!!

www.facebook.com/TwoFitTwoQuit

BILL60 Posts: 287,519
9/21/13 9:32 A

Welcome to SP.

PATTIE441 Posts: 43,418
9/20/13 6:52 P

Welcome! We are very glad you are here! I am sorry it has been so tough, but there are many resources to help. Below is a link to a great family challenge that helps with meal planning, and has some great info for you. I hope it helps. emoticon emoticon emoticon
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/challenge_deta
il.asp?challenge=5


SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
9/19/13 12:39 P

shame you really have had a tough time - hope it gets better

SIMPLELIFE101 Posts: 26
9/19/13 12:28 P

It's taken me three months after insensitive diagnosis of diabetes to reach a peace about it. I've now passed through several different emotional stages;
1. Panic, incomprehension of how this could happen to me as I'm healthy (eat properly,exercise),
2. anger,
3. inability to cope with the complexity ( as I take instruction well, and what I start out doing makes my blood sugar worse!),
4. Misuse of my blood sugar machine
5. Hunting Internet for info. And finding it complicated and unhelpful
6. Optimism ( following a visit to endocrinologist)
7. Relief (finding this website and getting a menu, more importantly, being able to record what I actually eat and combine it with a pre planned/balanced menu)
8. Beginning of control (trying to print weekly shopping list, and move to planning family meals again!)

Next - get family budget back under control with coupons for the list.

Thanks for the relief!

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