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JDRAKE6 SparkPoints: (3,440)
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10/31/13 7:26 A

We're really proud of you. You're an example of what can be done. I have a friend who did something similar who was an inspiration to me, and now I'm off my diabetic meds too and have lost weight, though not as much as you. Kudos!

10/31/13 7:23 A

Hats off to you. To have control over your health is such an amazing feeling and accomplishment. WTG

If it's not hunger, food won't fix it.
NANFACEMIRE1 Posts: 31,674
10/31/13 7:16 A


Nancy - from Virginia

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10/31/13 7:15 A



WALLPER26 Posts: 2,971
10/31/13 7:15 A

Great news! Keep up the good work!

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MUSOLF6 Posts: 862
10/31/13 7:14 A


Be kind and understanding to every person you meet. They're fighting a battle that you know nothing about.

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THEUPS1 Posts: 450
10/31/13 7:10 A

I'm SOOOO happy for you and so very proud of you!!! Keep up all the hard work you have been doing!!

You must feel awesome!!


HEALTHY4ME Posts: 4,385
10/31/13 7:09 A

WOW that is amazing !!! But can I just say one thing.... Spark people gave you the tools and whatever motivation you got from it. YOU did the work, YOU changed what you were doing!!!!

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LUCYJG81 Posts: 29
10/31/13 7:02 A

Wow thats incredible so pleased for you! emoticon

GARDENCHRIS SparkPoints: (258,559)
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10/31/13 6:59 A

good for you!

Nothing changes unless something changes.

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ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,911
10/31/13 6:59 A

Absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing this and WELL DONE YOU!

LOLLY831 Posts: 4
10/31/13 6:58 A

emoticon Just what I needed to see this morning!

MADDY_1 Posts: 152
10/31/13 6:58 A

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DONNABRIGHT Posts: 11,586
10/31/13 6:57 A


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GREENHOME1 SparkPoints: (1,075)
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10/31/13 6:55 A

Three cheers! emoticon

IDICEM SparkPoints: (136,569)
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10/31/13 6:54 A

Your story is an inspiration. Wonderful! emoticon

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10/31/13 6:47 A

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10/31/13 6:46 A

So happy for you. Now if I could only do the same

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CLGALINDO Posts: 171
10/31/13 6:46 A

There is nothing more satisfying, rewarding or motivating than taking your life back. Congratulations! We are all cheering your success.

Baby steps turn to leaps and bounds! "Just today" turns into a lifetime of improved health and fitness. It turned this body from a size 18+ to a size 4-6! Maintaining my new life, habits and body.
SCHUMIGIRL SparkPoints: (2,331)
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10/31/13 6:45 A

Fantastic job and an inspiration to me to get re-motivated after what has been a pretty stressful year, but no more excuses I need to get back in the game!

Thank you for the inspiration and keep going!

COLLARN Posts: 8
10/31/13 6:45 A

That's not bragging! That's celebrating! Like you said, that's just the beginning. Don't give up and keep up the great work.

NANFACEMIRE1 Posts: 31,674
10/31/13 6:45 A

Good job...... emoticon So happy for you for being able to "just do it".....We are all so worth being healthy.....

Nancy - from Virginia

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10/31/13 6:44 A

Keep up the awesome work! I am amazed at your perseverance and dedication. You can do anything you set your mind to - so look at yourself go! Truly great...

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10/31/13 6:43 A

Oh wow! That is absolutely wonderful news. Well done for your determination and commitment. I know you'll keep it up now.

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10/31/13 6:41 A

Thanks for showing you can fight diabetes and win! Rita

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KAYRAY1 SparkPoints: (3,622)
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10/31/13 6:40 A

That is really awesome news!! Congrats to you for taking control!!

Life is what we make it. We all have had things happen to us. If we let them define us, they win. We can be who we want, when we decide we want to be in control.
10/31/13 6:34 A


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10/31/13 6:33 A

Way to go!!!! Keep it up! You are doing awesome!

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JOJO009 Posts: 4
10/31/13 6:29 A

Fantastic effort! So encouraging...

TDROSEBUD Posts: 746
10/31/13 6:29 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon congrats on your success!

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10/31/13 6:29 A

Way to go! As a health care provider it is always so rewarding to hear of patients taking control of their lives through diet and exercise. I always tell patients that they could be off a lot of their meds if they would commit to doing what you just described! Keep spreading the word! Congrats !

10/31/13 6:27 A

Way to go! You are an inspiration to me and others. It can be done!

SUMMER33 Posts: 31
10/31/13 6:27 A

YOU 'VE DONE IT..not us..keep up the great effort and remember YOU ARE worth it...
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10/31/13 6:16 A

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BENTOGYRL Posts: 138
10/31/13 6:01 A

That is just so awesome! Congratulations on all your hard work and on feeling better!

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10/31/13 5:49 A

I LOVE hearing testaments like this!!!! You did just emoticon and deserve all the praise & emoticon !!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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10/31/13 5:48 A

Fantastic news!! I can't imagine how happy you are and what an inspiration you are to anyone who feels they can't make a change or that it's too late to turn it around!!

Kudos and keep it going!

CANADIANFROG09 Posts: 1,994
10/31/13 5:47 A

That is an AMAZING accomplishment. emoticon emoticon

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KATHIE626 SparkPoints: (913)
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10/31/13 5:44 A

WAY TO GO great keep up the wonderful job. Makes me feel like I can do it.


10/31/13 5:43 A

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What GREAT numbers! You should enter each and every one on your goal board!


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SLACHETKA103145 SparkPoints: (42,866)
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10/31/13 5:30 A

emoticon success! I do understand what you mean about SP! I am fighting Lung Cancer and I use the trackers to give my Oncologist the information he needs to monitor Sodium! Keep up the great work!!



If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win but think you can't,
It's almost certain you won't.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can. (Walter D. Wintle)

145HEALTHY Posts: 1,710
10/31/13 5:22 A

A very motivating story. To your success of meeting your goal of no more meds. emoticon

DRAGONFLY02 Posts: 1,545
10/31/13 5:07 A

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That is awesome! Good for you. I love reading your success. I have a family member who's dealt with diabetes for years. Rather than treat it with proper diet and exercise, he said he'd rather just take the meds and now he's suffering big time for it. It's hard to see him suffer when we all know that with making some changes his outcome could be drastically different. So whenever I see someone who battles their diabetes with a healthy lifestyle, that makes me so proud and happy for that person. Good for you and lots of luck on your continued journey.

LIZALOT Posts: 276
10/31/13 4:51 A

Fantastic results!! That's not bragging, that's brilliant! It's called taking control of your health and you are well on the way, as you have proved to your doctor.


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10/21/13 6:22 P

Way to go SSALAMIN55. I know it feels good to be in control. The longer you can keep stave off complications from diabetes the better. Congrats on your 3 month turn around. emoticon

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10/4/13 5:09 P


Awesome to see that hard work does pay off!

You must feel wonderful!!!!

It is what it is.
DANCEMOM1970 SparkPoints: (34,509)
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10/3/13 8:46 P

What an amazing difference! What an accomplishment! Way to go!

SUNRISESUNSET SparkPoints: (43,313)
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10/3/13 8:40 P

Brilliant! There's nothing wrong with taking meds, but why not try an alternative? It worked! I hope one day you can ditch the others too. emoticon

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LIFECHANGE32 SparkPoints: (379)
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10/3/13 7:39 A

That is AMAZING!!!! Thank you for sharing!

LOST75IN9MOS Posts: 10
10/2/13 9:41 P

I just had to share this, really not meaning to brag. It's foremost in my life right now (besides a recent severe leg injury in a bicycle accident). It was emotional for me today and a testament to regaining control of my LIFE. Saw my doctor today...

I am on a quest to rid myself of diabetes medication therapy (over 15 years) and return to better health and fitness. In June, my PCP doc decided that mealtime insulin was necessary to control high blood sugar levels. Whoa. I said: NO. He gave me 3 months to show progress and gain control. July 1 to Oct.1. 3 months. Joined Set some goals and stuck with them. Daily, sometimes hourly. Online and via smartphone.

I've lost 44 pounds in 3 months. A1C from 7.9 to 5.6. Fasting morning glucose: from130 to 60 this morning. Liver panel: back to normal. BP: ideal (or even low). Cholesterol: all within the ideal ranges. 3 of 5 meds dropped. A 4th, halved. Lantus insulin at night: now 50% less. And I've only just begun.

Thank you, I believe in you. After years of trying and failing ... You're the only support that works.

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