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Now I sit me down to eat,
I pray the Lord I will not cheat.
If I should reach for cake or bread
please guide my hand to greens instead!
But help me Lord, if I indulge
and lose the Battle of the Bulge,
to understand that ounce for ounce,
It's Who I Am That Really Counts!

I'm a yo-yo dieter who's on the road to break that awful habit! No more diets for me, just a life-change that will start slow at first, taking one goal at a time until I have that as a life habit. Then I'll move on to the next goal and so on! I can overcome and will overcome!

Sept 2013, when I went in for my 6 month check-up, I got a wake up call. My blood sugar was "a little high," my dr said. Since diabetes runs in my family (both my mom & oldest sister had type 2 diabetes), this news shook me up! My dear sister passed away 3 yrs ago from complications to diabetes. I am taking this serious and working on a few helps I've found. Now I have a meter and am trying to lower my blood sugar levels by testing myself and eating healthier, low-carb meals.

Member Since: 9/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 72,637

My Goals:
Goal #1: Exercise 10 minutes a day, 6 days a week.
Goal #2: Drink 8+ cups water daily.
Goal #3: Eat 4+ Freggies daily.
Goal #4: Sticking with my Low-Carb lifestyle.
Goal #5: Work at lowering my Fasting Blood Sugar Levels to less than 110.

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My program will be simple. Just use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers as well as my streaks as well.

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I'm a 58 yo wife, mom and grandma who's on her way to a new, healthier ME!

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    I forgot to mention that I sent you a fan to remind you that I am one of your biggest fans. I got carried away with taking about everything else but why I chose that spark goodie. Must be from low blood sugar..........if only I had chocolate!
    37 days ago
    Thanks for your comments on my first blog--yes, beware of quizzes, Lol. Hope you had a good day :).
    37 days ago
    Hi Ruth-Ann-
    Thanks for the spark goodie - it was a very pleasant surprise. My day is off to a better start. I went to the pool and did some swimming - it has been months and months since I have actually did any swimming and it felt good to do it. I did some walking in the water too and some stretching to bring it up to 60 mins. It was a good way to start this new month of November.
    How about you? Have you gotten your walking and water in yet? I am up to 2 glasses so far.
    Here's to us and a successful day!
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    God bless.
    Hugs, Jineane
    37 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/1/2016 1:44:19 PM
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    Thanks for the surprise goodie! Think I'll get a new tracker since mine is wearing out!
    38 days ago
    Sorry, I forgot to ask--is there a good team on SparkPeople that deals with novices on lower carb plans?
    40 days ago
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