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I have come a very long way from 226 pounds and 10+ repeated major weight loss attempts. After over 3 years on this site I wasted down in size... my lifestyle has been no match against high blood cholesterol, which is hereditary; I also have low blood pressure ...

I did not ask for any of of a whole bunch of chronic diseases (relatively expensive to manage well, and in tandem), but it's never too late to turn things around!

I now, finally, have a blog that doesn't ...
I have come a very long way from 226 pounds and 10+ repeated major weight loss attempts. After over 3 years on this site I wasted down in size... my lifestyle has been no match against high blood cholesterol, which is hereditary; I also have low blood pressure ...

I did not ask for any of of a whole bunch of chronic diseases (relatively expensive to manage well, and in tandem), but it's never too late to turn things around!

I now, finally, have a blog that doesn't have training wheels: http://tiniertina.wordpress.com/
Thanks to everyone here at SparkPeople, particular SparkCoach Jen, for encouraging me, through articles and team participation; and having participated in the Community Team, to encourage my putting up my first-ever blog site on SparkPeople...not counting that time I did the Dr. Phil diary website, because that was not really a blog in those years ... and nobody could post comments to it ...

Dancing is my passion ... again, and despite some bad, flat feet that give me pain. I still keep my hand in doing some yoga ... it used to be practically my sole form of exercise from 2011 through early 2013. Feeling underdosed on diabetes meds, I'd had to add intense low impact cardio. Since too much of it was my own Bellydance routines, I added Richard Simmons and Patricia Moreno (they both teach my kind of jazz aerobics) to the mix ...

Attention: while I believe "pre-diabetes" is a made-up diagnosis [I, personally, never went through that stage], any pre-diabetic who gets very into yoga should also supplement their yoga practice with actual cardio ...
that is, exercise that leads to both rapid AND deep or shallow breathing at the same time. Rapid--and deep or shallow--breathing, not just your heart pounding, not just a raised pulse rate!

And certainly not just by breaking a sweat!

You could get all those effects just by watching a horror movie ... doesn't even have to be in an overheated room!

Well, anyway, though--nutrition is more my bag ... no expert at either movement nor nutrition, at least not yet (and still do yoga.... occasionally ... I created my own practice which has been still a work in progress ...thinking I will put the half spiderman planks back in there AND leave the background music OUT ... hahahh! ) Changing a self-innovated routine really mashes things UP!

And as ever, YMMV ...

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Member Since: 1/2/2010

SparkPoints: 32,660

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I formulated and started my own diet on December 27, 2002, that I never went off of, literally!

Then, these 10 pounds... and soon 20... wanted back on me ....

I tried in vain to keep off weight I had been keeping off, for the previous 6 years before I became a SparkPerson ...

My Program:
Nutrition all the Way! 2nd UPDATE: Must be low-carb. Could be pescetarian under better circumstance. I have to ditch nearly all carbs, excepting breakfast and metabo-meal. I don't eat anything of the pig/pork family. Diagnosed as a diabetic in Jaunary 2013, but I refuse to give in without a fight.

Now on 1,450 - 1,600 delicious calories' maintenance program per dayŚwith my hectic life! Which includes too-little Cardio (managing high blood cholesterol AND diabetes!) ... but I am learning bit by bit.

And as far as cardio, to come back for second helpings ....

Personal Information:
New York City Born and Raised ... & I Came BACK! I had lived in the Dade County, Florida (Miami, Miami Beach, North Miami, Coconut Grove) as a year-round working stiff during the best years of my life. But New York City Rocks http://youtu.be/d1dTpVLb07o New York City, you will always rock!

Thank God for Mayor de Blasio!!!! A triumph for the everyday people who live in NYC!

Other Information:
You will be surprised what (unconventional) wisdom comes out of supposedly faddish diet books, such as "Six Weeks to OMG! Get Skinnier than All Your Friends", "Good Calories Bad Calories" as well as "The Great Cholesterol Con" ... in addition to, "Grain Brain"

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JIBBIE49
8/19/2013 10:45:54 AM

I love that you are below your goal, since most people give up and quit. I have Insulin Resistance, so I've done a lot of research on my fat issue, and love "The Diabetes Solution" by Richard Bernstein M.D. He has great lectures on YouTube. He has had Type 1 diabetes since he was 12 and he is a healthy 78 now. He sees mostly obese Type 2 people in his practice, so he says that all obese people have Insulin Resistance & with time will get Type 2 diabetes. That is why I decided to read his book. I got it at the library.



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NEVERGIVEUP57
8/12/2013 5:51:50 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog, from one avocado to another! Have a great night emoticon



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CHANY009
6/15/2013 3:03:13 PM

Hey! How was you're week? Mine was pretty stressful! I did a long yoga set last night and some meditation after that definitely helped! I should have been doing it all week but instead I was curled on the couch watching movies most of the week emoticon I hope your weekend is going well!



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NEVERGIVEUP57
6/13/2013 8:24:08 PM

Thanks so much for joining in on the discussions on the Low GI team threads, it is very refreshing to have some new ideas, comments popping up!

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CHANY009
6/5/2013 2:11:42 PM

Hey! Yoga is good! I did a jog and strength training yesterday so I started my day this morning with about half an hour of yoga as a more relaxing cardio set :) plus it was a great way to stretch out my aching muscles! I think I will stick with that routine and keep it up on my "off days" so to speak! And that's good! Hopefully with a bit more spare time you can get into it more!
emoticon that is one I've been working on but my arm strength is not there yet! lol



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