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This is my first serious attempt to lose weight. Previously my goals were generalized to eat better, exercise more, and control my blood sugar levels. I had the belief that these goals would lead to weight loss but the accomplishment of these goals were good enough and any weight loss would be an added bonus. This time around my goals are more specific and include weight loss.
This is my first serious attempt to lose weight. Previously my goals were generalized to eat better, exercise more, and control my blood sugar levels. I had the belief that these goals would lead to weight loss but the accomplishment of these goals were good enough and any weight loss would be an added bonus. This time around my goals are more specific and include weight loss.




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Member Since: 2/8/2012

SparkPoints: 1,449

Fitness Minutes: 1,812

My Goals:

1. Lose 58 pounds.

2. Reduce my hemoglobin A1C
to below 7%

3. Lower my triglycerides to the normal range.

4. Increase my strength and stamina.

Short term goals:

1. Maintain my daily blood sugar levels - no highs or lows.

2. Use Spark People food tracker 3 days a week.

3. Use Spark People to track water intake. Drink one glass of ice water each morning. Drink 8 cups of water each day.

4. Use Spark People Fitness Tracker to track all fitness activity.





My Program:

1. Cardio exercise daily for 36 minutes or 250 minutes per week.

2. Watching my diet. Eating regularly scheduled meals. Avoiding fast food. Avoid foods that are too sweet or too high in fat.

3. Taking my medicine on time and correctly.

4. Checking my blood sugar levels daily and more often if needed.

5. Increasing my fiber intake though eating vegetables and supplements.

6. Increasing my water consumption to 8 cups per day.

7. Using the tools on Spark People, to get support and hold my self accountable.

Personal Information:
I have Type II Diabetes for 15 years. On the whole, I've managed my diabetes pretty well. However, there have been times when I wasn't in good control. For the last six months I haven't been doing as well as I need to be. I'm determined to lose weight and get into a healthy lifestyle on a permanent basis.

Other Information:
I love music. I like a variety of music, Rock N Roll, Rockabilly, Alternative Rock, pop, motown, Blues, old country music, opera, and classical. I really like pow wow music too. I don't listen to modern country, rap, or death metal. Not too long ago, I was obsessed with all things Bowie. (David Bowie).

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JANESLOSS
11/16/2013 6:28:01 PM

Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.
Anne Wilson Schaef

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This week’s Progress, Not Perfection team challenge begins tomorrow. Come by and check it out! Let’s all get moving!!
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NIXY72
1/26/2013 12:06:36 AM

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I just wanted to say hi and tell you that even though I've been away from SP for the past several months (bogged down with work and stress) I am looking forward to ending the mighty-year-of-challenges that has plagued me this past year and start fresh soon... I may be still a bit scarce around here for the next little while but I did want to let you know that I've been thinking of you and hope you are doing well in life, in happiness, and in your journey.



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SERAPHGYRL
9/3/2012 12:58:19 PM

Where've you been girl? I miss you. I think of you every time I go in for my pedicures. Teehee. I hope you're well :)



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NIXY72
7/31/2012 12:23:33 PM

Are you still here? It's been a while since you've updated your status or since I've seen you around... Hopefully you're just lurking and quietly still chasing your own goals but in case you're not, please remember:

People disappear for all sorts of reasons. Life gets in the way, we forget or change our views on what we deem is important, we get buried under stress, frustration, illness. We sometimes give up, throw in the towel, or just promise ourselves that once things get better/easier/calmer, we will hitch up our socks and come back fresh. We've all done it. We've all been there. And if perhaps, you just need a supportive hug, or a helping hand or a word of inspiration, please know that I am offering it to you with no judgment, no guilt. It seems like it's been a while since you've been here and I just wanted to let you know that you are missed.

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –A.A. Milne

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney

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7/23/2012 9:11:27 PM

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Today you have the choice to be amazing. Today you can do more than just try. You can succeed. You can be victorious. Today, you can rock your world. You can look yourself in the eye and smile... because you know that you are fighting for an amazing cause: YOU. And YOU are absolutely worth fighting for.

You can also do the same thing tomorrow.

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

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In honour of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games this Saturday in London, I give to you the Olympic Creed which is as true for the games as it is for achieving our own goals and dreams each and every day:

"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."

Today, you are a superhero, a survivor, a warrior, and a beacon to others for honouring yourself, your mind and your body; for making the choices that will make you an even better person tomorrow.

Today you are one step closer, because you decided to be. Fight strong, fight well, fight fair.

"Never, never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill

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