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Anniegal's Last Stand

Everything has come to a head this year. Diagnosed with BOTH Type-2 diabetes AND sleep apnea in December 2010, I have been seriously considering gastric bypass. This just doesn't seem like a battle I can win. I keep thinking, "If I haven't been able to do it by now - age 47 - what are the chances I'm ever going to be able to do it on my own?" But the sugeon has wisely advised me to hold off until I can demonstrate that my use of food as an emotional crutch - to the point of fitting criteria ...
Everything has come to a head this year. Diagnosed with BOTH Type-2 diabetes AND sleep apnea in December 2010, I have been seriously considering gastric bypass. This just doesn't seem like a battle I can win. I keep thinking, "If I haven't been able to do it by now - age 47 - what are the chances I'm ever going to be able to do it on my own?" But the sugeon has wisely advised me to hold off until I can demonstrate that my use of food as an emotional crutch - to the point of fitting criteria for Binge Eating Disorder - is something I can get some measure of control over.

So here I am. This time I plan to attack this Goliath with a team: a nutritionist to help keep me accountable with food; a therapist to help me sort out the emotional issues; and an exercise partner to keep me moving. And Spark People for some extra tools along the way.
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Member Since: 1/30/2011

SparkPoints: 1,930

Fitness Minutes: 1,885

My Goals:
Short Range:
* Hit walk training
schedule distance
goals each week
* Log food & BG #s
Mid Range:
* A1c under 6.0
* Complete 6/11 walk
marathon at 4mph
Long Range:
* Lose 101 lbs by 3/12

My Program:
* Low(er) carb eating
* 3-5 training walks/wk
* More water daily
* More fruits/vegs daily

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HANSRICO
4/7/2011 12:27:33 PM

Thanks for the friend add. You're making the right steps toward getting healthy. Don't be a stranger and drop me a line if you need help.



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ON2VICTORY
2/2/2011 7:24:17 PM

thanks for the add, I love meeting new Sparkbuddies!! keep at it and dont hesitate to drop me a line.
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DREENAMT
2/2/2011 11:42:52 AM

Hello. Thanks for the friend add -- I've added you too!

Can't wait to see the great results we all have working together!

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MARVEEME
1/30/2011 9:36:41 PM

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Hi! I just stopped on your page to say "HI" and welcome you to Spark. I tend to do that to folks I find on the new or newly re-active page. You're in the right place to reach your goals, but promise that you'll stop in every day and log your water, log your veggies and fruit, log your food, log your exercise, and read, and post, and log your water, and write on someones page, and read some more, and LEARN that you are not alone, and we're all right here with you! Did you log your water?
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WHEW! Ok, I know you're overwhelmed getting to know this site, but use those buttons up there, especially the MY TOOLS drop down list, and then either the START or MY SPARKPOINTS. Both of these helped me gain momentum and meet new friends.
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Speaking of meeting new friends, this place is like a cocktail party. If you stand in the corner, you won't have as much fun. Make eye contact (or in this place, leave a message on someone's page, or add your opinion to the bazillion conversations going on) to say HI, and you'll meet new friends quick. Explore, learn, and never be afraid to reach out for help. We're all in this together!

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Marilyn in the Poconos of PA



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