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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: 23,203

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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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IAM_HIS
7/24/2014 1:42:46 AM

Happy Thursday! Whatever you have been thinking about doing, but have started yet, turn it into "I Did It" Thursday! It sure feels good to do what you know needs to be done.



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7/23/2014 10:31:36 AM

"Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are."--Henry Van Dyke emoticon



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7/22/2014 6:07:44 AM

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7/20/2014 12:48:26 AM

Has anyone told you yet today just how absolutely,positively,incredibly,
amazing you are. Guess I just told ya! Hope your day is filled with lots of good laughs, fun and people who truly love you.

HAPPY SUNDAY!!



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7/19/2014 12:26:30 AM

For one minute walk outside , stand there in silence and look up at the sky, contemplate just how amazing life is. Have a great day!



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