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It's do or die time - literally

The time has come to stop procrastinating and get serious about my health. The diagnosis that I knew was coming for 18 years, since my 3rd pregnancy, has happened. I am diabetic. I had several of the factors - aging, overweight (obese actually), gestational diabetic twice and large babies.

I didn't realize all the potential health risks that go with this - blindness, amputation of limbs, stroke, heart attacks. So time to get serious - lose about 100 lbs, exercise daily, eat a ...
The time has come to stop procrastinating and get serious about my health. The diagnosis that I knew was coming for 18 years, since my 3rd pregnancy, has happened. I am diabetic. I had several of the factors - aging, overweight (obese actually), gestational diabetic twice and large babies.

I didn't realize all the potential health risks that go with this - blindness, amputation of limbs, stroke, heart attacks. So time to get serious - lose about 100 lbs, exercise daily, eat a controlled food plan.

If I do all this, I am hoping that I can get off meds for awhile. There is no cure and eventually the meds will be back but if I can delay that for a bit, I will be very happy.

UPDATE - Effective May 27, 2014 I am off all meds as my A1C was lowered to 5.6. I have been able to maintain good BS nos. for 2 weeks now.

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Member Since: 8/11/2009

SparkPoints: 25,235

Fitness Minutes: 8,195

My Goals:
Having been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, I want to have my BS in the normal range, BP maintained below 130/80, lower cholesterol and get to a healthy weight.

Diabetes meds free - May 27/14


My Program:
Using SP diabetic nutrition tracker and Paleo food plans, adding a minimum of 10 min exercise daily (but aim for 20 as a minimum) and meditating daily.

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I live in Edmonton, Alberta. I am married with 3 boys aged 17 to 24 who all live at home. We have 2 dogs - both German Shepard crosses from the Humane Society

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SHARON10002
9/21/2014 10:55:39 PM

Are you ready for Fall? Begin by setting your Fall goals! Set each goal to become a healthier you! Turn goals into plans! Plans into actions! Actions into achievements! Achievements into results! TOGETHER, let‘s turn our SEPTEMBER goals into a "Sparktacular Success"! Sending lots of support and hugs to you. Let's cheer each other onward to make this a Sparktacular Fall!

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8/12/2014 5:52:11 AM

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On this Tuesday, think about the choices you will make today. Are they choices that will help you to become the best you? Are they choices that will share your inner beauty with others? Hope your day will make you a better you, as well as touch the lives of others with your kind heart. We are given this day only once, so let's make today a day a very special day.



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8/11/2014 8:53:32 AM

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Whenever something is important you find a way to make it happen. Well being healthy is important... it is much easier to work on being healthy then to work on "I need to go on a diet". emoticon



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IAM_HIS
8/8/2014 7:33:33 AM

THANK GOD FOR THIS DAY! IT'S OUR DAY AND WE CAN DO WHATEVER WE CHOSE! SO I AM FANTASIZING ABOUT MY GREAT DAY; THE THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO DO. THEN I REALIZED, VISITING YOU WOULD MAKE MY DAY MORE ENJOYABLE. YOU KNOW WHAT, MY DAY WOULDN'T MEAN MUCH IF I DID NOT SHARE SOME TIME WITH YOU. emoticon



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IAM_HIS
8/7/2014 8:31:53 AM

Wow, it's Thursday already; Friday Eve! I am going to take time to think before I eat today. I hope to make healthy choices and get another step closer to feeling great!



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