LARISSAJO
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  • v LARISSAJO
    LARISSAJO is starting again. Last weekend I had a scare. I had chest pains that would not go away so I went to the hospital. The pain was not heart but they said, "You know you are diabetic, don't you?" I must have looked like a deer in the headlights because every time anyone came in the room they reminded me. The chest pains were not heart or lungs but I got a barrage of information on my liver damage and diabetes. They put me on a low carb diet which turns out to be the same one I was supposedly using on Sparkpeople, no more than 52gm carbs per meal. I am a carb junkie. I love breads and pasta and would eat large partions. After 6 days on this way of eating I am less lethargic, have a little more energy and think clearly all day. Even my memory recall seems to have improved. The carbs were putting me to sleep. I know 6 days is not enough to make any difinitive statements and it is not part of my lifestyle, yet, but I hope I can keep this up and see if things continue to improve. I don't think it will be easy because the sense of urgency I had when leaving the hospital is starting to wane. I got some good cook books and will need to relearn how to portion my food. I guess all the food that is off the menu will have to go to Feeding America since they are all high carb, sodium, etc. Now I need to find a solid support group for diabetics. I think I will need all the emotional support I can get. emoticon Will tell the tale, I have already lost 5 pounds but it won't be instant success. It will have to be a whole change of eating habits.
    1043 days ago
  • v MOTTAMAMALOU
    I HOPE YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHY YOU.
    YOUR FLOWERS ARE GORGEOUS.
    1742 days ago
  • v CHEFKAT1
    I hope you're feeling better. I've had shingles, and it's no fun.
    1950 days ago
  • v UR2LOVEIT
    You mentioned gardening in the summer and fall, when does the winter wind down for you? Your comments made me feel like you will be in the cold for a Long while!
    1980 days ago
  • v SPARKLINJEWELLS
    ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¨Welcome to the EE team!!
    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*¸.•´¸.•*¨¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post. ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¸.•*¨)¸¸.•´ ..•-~'¸.•*¨)
    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ ♥¸.•´¸¸.• (¸.•´ (¸.•*¨ (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    You are- WONDERFUL-cuz you’re you!!! BELIEVE IT!!! operationbeautiful-- END THE FAT TALK!!! ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´(¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!! (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. emoticon
    2223 days ago
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