TEACHER1220   129,126
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Living For My Future

My goals are to make a lifestyle change. I need to get moving, eat healthy, keep my diabetes in check, and be active in my daughter's and granddaughter's lives.
My goals are to make a lifestyle change. I need to get moving, eat healthy, keep my diabetes in check, and be active in my daughter's and granddaughter's lives.



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 Pounds lost: 20.6 

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Member Since: 1/18/2011

SparkPoints: 129,126

Fitness Minutes: 41,668

My Goals:
1. Eat healthier
2. Exercise
3. Get more sleep
4. Destress during the school year
5. Make great memories with my children and grandchild.


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6/11/2015 3:02:20 AM

Looking forward to watching your progress on the No S Diet :-)

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8/25/2014 11:20:00 PM

Thank you so much for your prayers..my brother was released from the hospital today...
God bless

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8/25/2014 7:21:34 AM

Thank you for your amazing welcome to Sparkpeople and your encouragement. Awesome job on your weight loss!!!

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8/25/2014 7:08:09 AM

Thank you so much for the wonderful encouragement! I can't wait to see you attain all of your goals. Way to go on your weight loss! Woohoo!!!

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7/9/2014 7:35:16 PM

thought you might like this article
Get a Handle on Emotional Eating
The Secret Sabotage of Your Program
-- By Zach Van Hart, Staff Writer

Ever been angry or upset one minute and then on your couch eating the next, unable to remember why you started eating or how long you had spent munching? If so, then you have entered the world of emotional eating. Itís something than can happen to anyone, and one of the most common dieting obstacles out there.

Emotional eating at its best passes after a few minutes. At its worst, it can take over your life and cause you to eat uncontrollably for extended periods of time. And according to nutritional experts, 75% of overeating is caused by emotions. So donít worry, if you suffer from emotional eating, you are not alone.

People often eat to relieve stress or to get something off their minds. The kicker is that stress, and the insulin jump that goes with it, may actually cause you to crave high sugar, high carbohydrate foods Ė foods that go straight to your waistline and cause you even more stress.

Rather than munching, it's better to develop new skills for dealing with boredom, self-esteem issues and stress. Try to pinpoint the major reasons for your stress or unpleasant emotions, and see how you can turn the tide. Here are a few suggestions to combat your emotions:

Get your trigger foods out of the house, get your crutch foods out of arms' reach
Go for a walk or jog. Physical activity relieves stress.
Do deep breathing and relaxation exercises
Keep a reminder of your goal handy
Talk to a friend
Visit and post on the support message boards
Surround yourself with positive reinforcers, like pictures and people
Keep a journal that includes your best personal accomplishments
Track your eating patterns, including when and why you pick up food.

If you still seem to come back to food when your emotions get the best of you, you can at least be prepared. Eating large amounts of snacks is not a good thing. But if you eat low calorie foods, itís not so bad. So stock the fridge with healthy alternatives--foods that have good nutritious value and are smaller in size. Here are a few food suggestions to keep within arms' reach:
Apple or orange slices
Carrot sticks
Whole wheat toast
Bran muffin
Fruit smoothie

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