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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I first found Sparkpeople in Jan. 2010. Can't believe it's been 3 years! So much has happened but the main thing is, I have not lost the weight I set out to loose. So here I am, at least 20 lbs. heavier instead of 20 lbs. lighter and NOW with a recent diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. SMDH. I hope this will be the kick in the butt I need to get on track and STAY on track! I've been doing good since being told about the diabetes but that was barely 6 days ago. I want to be "med free in the 2-0-1-3" meaning off the blood pressure pills AND diabetes stuff by COB 12/31/13. I know, once a diabetic, always a diabetic but I want to be able to control my sugar levels without meds. Same with the blood pressure. No meds! I just wanna pop a multi-vitamin everyday and move on...so starting this journey, again. Hopefully for the last time!

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DAKWEEN2 1/17/2013 1:41PM

    MICKEYD4 -- No insulin, just pills. Thanks for the words of encouragement!

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LILSHINE 1/17/2013 1:09PM

    Welcome back on the road to healthy. Sometimes we need a swift kick to get us moving. Perhaps once a diabetic always a diabetic --- but ... you can be one that NEVER needs medication again. I was on HBP meds and was taken off in August 2012. I took my first pill again this week although I haven't gain any weight, but it was a smidget high (guess salt intake). But just know its possible. 10-15#s make a big difference, blessings to you, hope to see you around

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MICKEYD4 1/16/2013 8:23PM

    emoticon , well you didn't state if you are taking insulin or pills, but either way it's hard but you can do it.small changes one day at a time. emoticon

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MSGO72 1/16/2013 10:39AM

  Good luck!

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Monday, August 29, 2011

I first came to this site in January 2010. I was doing SO GOOD until Feb with the historic snow storm that shut the city down for a week. I never recovered. I'm still on BP pills and I'm about 15 lbs. heavier. NOT GOOD! I feel heavy, stuffed and bloated most of the time. I realize I use food as a source of comfort. I sometimes can't believe how my mood changes once I get some food. And that's usually when I REALLY stuff myself. So, here I am, Aug 2011 trying to start this thing all over again. My plan is to "eat right" and exercise at least 3 times a week to start. I've got some bank business to handle today but I plan to cut my grass this evening so that should give me a good 30 minutes. I need to bring my tennis shoes and start walking at lunch again. Alone! LOL

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DAKWEEN2 8/29/2011 11:51AM

    Thanks guys for the support!!!!!

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RUNNERGURL61 8/29/2011 11:27AM

    Welcome back! You may have gotten "sidetracked" - but not "derailed"!! Been there, done that! Good for you to plan on cutting the grass and putting it in writing. Writing it down keeps me accountable! You might try to be more specific in your "at least 3 days a week" plan. That may help as well.

Here's to a new day and a fresh start!!


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TSDAISY 8/29/2011 11:25AM

    Good for you! Baby steps, that what it takes. Just keep adding to it and you'll be feeling so much better soon. Some tips for the bloating...I started by cutting out all soda and breads. It's amazing how much just those two things will bloat you! Good luck on you journey and remember your not alone! We are all here with you!

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