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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: 26,662

Fitness Minutes: 9,260

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.

Personal Information:
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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ANGEYK
5/1/2015 6:19:05 PM

emoticon Fellow Edmontonian! Hope you don't mind that I added you as a emoticon



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SAILING2GOAL
2/15/2015 8:16:09 AM

Congratulations on your weight loss this week! Any loss is a great loss! Woo hoo! emoticon



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KIWIANN
2/6/2015 9:52:58 AM

Reminder: Please post your exercise / LTGL points for this week by 11:59 pm tonight (Friday). Thank you!!



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IRISHGAL46
1/27/2015 9:03:01 AM

Congrats on the loss last week and good luck to you this week. Go Stars!!!!



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1/10/2015 1:57:10 PM

When you look upon the stars you see all the possibilities of the universe in front of you. We will be counted and just as unique as those bright stars and will shine for all to see. Good luck on getting to your 5% goal. Lisa



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