BIGBEARZ27

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I wanna break out of this Prison of Unhealthiness!!! ( I NEED HELP)




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As the title says I have a Host of medical issues. The list goes as follows;Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Sleep Apnea and last but certainly not least HIV. Whew, I'm tired already just naming everthing! In need of outside motivation and encouragement. Any sugestions are greatly appreciated. Added 9/26/2010: I now have restless leg syndrom, neuropathy, and extreme sewlling in my feet and ankles! take a look at the pictures I've posted! You won't believe them........ I would greatly appreciate any homeopathic remedies, I'm still keeping my head up!

Member Since: 11/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,274

My Goals:
To get better control of my Diabetes, lower my Blood Preassure, my Cholesterol, lose some weight become healthier and to gain a new lifestyle healthwise!!


My Program:
Watching what I eat, smaller portions, more exercise, and most importantly keep the Carbs moderatly low!



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Bigbearz aka Fatherbearz 43yrs old, Milwaukee, WI


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For those of us that may have Diabetes or any other health issues and love to eat, cook and be merry. Check out some other ways of enjoying the foods you love without paying the unhealthy price!! Check out some of these books that I have been trying that are really helping me; Cocinando para Latinos con Diabetes(it's in Spanish and English), Diabetic Meals in 30 min or less, and last but not least, "The New Soul Food". Great brooks for people who want to eat healthier!!! Below is the link to purchase any of these books online or you should be able to pick them up at Borders Book Store.




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  • v BIGBEARZ27
    Thank you so much, all sugestions are greatly appreciated! emoticon It's a very hard struggle but with you and others like you, I'm sure I can make it! Thanks again and keep up the good work insiring others!!! GOD BLESS
    2458 days ago
  • v VVNOVEMBER
    Hi Big Bear! Many well wishes for you to achieve all your goals. I'm not diabetic (yet----but certainly in the genes), so I want to share with you my tip for reducing sugar in my diet. Instead of using regular sugar, I use a combination of Xylitol and Stevia. Both are manufactured by NOW, which to me have the best taste. When buying the Xylitol, make sure you get NOW's "No Aftertaste" formula. If you don't know about Xylitol, it is not a chemical and safe to use with few calories and minimal impact on blood sugar. Stevia is plant based and safe also. Boy has Stevia come a long way! It used to taste HORRIBLE. Now it's not bad at all---especially if you get the NOW brand with "No Aftertaste". I usually use a little of each in whatever I'm sweetening. This sort of magnifies the sweetness and minimizes any prominent aftertaste from both (eventhough NOW claims "No Aftertaste," there's a little----but much less than other brands). I tried saving money and bought Stevia from Samsclub. Big mistake. It's yucky and I have tons of it left. Let me know what you think of my concoction. I use it in water and lemon to make lemonade, in oatmeal, etc. It's a little costly, but well worth the money. Less than $20 will get you started to see if you like them. One last word of warning, it takes a little time for your body to get used to the Xylitol, so don't take too much of it to0 soon. It can cause serious gas if you over do it. However, that goes away in time too. Thank God! Hope this helps.
    2463 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/1/2009 12:31:12 PM
  • v GRANDMAAMIE
    HI BEAR NICE TO MEET YOU.
    THANKS FOR ADDING ME AS A FRIEND
    COME BY AND VISIT ANY TIME

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

    AMIE
    2473 days ago
  • v NANCYLEE46
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. Please keep me posted on how you are doing and what you need for support. You can do this. Look forward to hearing from you -

    Nancy
    2480 days ago
  • v NIGHTSKYSTAR
    thanks for adding me..i did the same!
    Holly
    2480 days ago
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