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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Still here. Lost another pound this week. I have to eat way less than what Spark says to eat, and especially restrict carbs. Otherwise, I think I'd gain weight. Some day, some researcher is going to discover exactly how individual this size/weight thing is. To lose weight and eat 1200 calories a day I'd have to be walking 10 miles a day and lifting weights for at least an hour. In fact, been there, done that. I used to do what I'd call Stamina Days when I was about 25 years younger - walk 15 miles, lift weights or do Tai Chi in between, and eat about 1500 calories. I'd never lose weight for about a week after Stamina Day, but it set me up for the next round of weight loss as long as I dropped my calories under 1,000.

Oh well. Science will catch up some day. Have a great week everyone!!


Still Sparkin'

Friday, October 14, 2011

Haven't been able to Blog for a while as work is keeping me busy nights and weekends. But today I've had a day off, so here I am. Thanks to all my friends who have encouraged me during this stressful time!!

I'm teetering between 172 and 171 -- seems ridiculous to spend two weeks losing one pound, but other than weighing once a week, I'm closing my eyes and just sticking to it. Wish I had more time to walk and work out, but that time is coming ...

So until then, all is good.

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KLOOP2011 10/14/2011 9:37PM

    I wish I had time to workout period. I'm so out of shape and weigh the most I've ever weighed (excluding pregnancy weight when I was pregnant). Keep in touch I've been totternig between 212-213 for months and finally just got on spark to hopeuflly go under 200 at LEAST.

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Beyond Ten

Saturday, October 01, 2011

I'm blogging today instead of tomorrow because I'm about to unplug my router and move it to a new room. I'm not quite sure if it will work when I plug it back in. So this week I've gone beyond the first ten pounds and feel like I'm actually on my way. I have another 40 pounds to go to reach goal - that feels pretty good!!

I have learned that I just can't eat as many carbs as Spark thinks I can - my blood sugar is fine when I keep carbs to about 100g a day. But the good thing about limiting carbs? I've lost all my carvings for them!

Well - on to the big computer experiment. To my Spark friends - you may not hear from me until I get this figured out!


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-LINDA_S 10/5/2011 9:13AM

    Yeah, didn't take me long to figure out I needed fewer carbs than SP thinks! I'm much better off keeping them to as close as 100 a day as possible and hopefully about 20 per meal. I tend to require quite a lot of protein, too. Lost my first 10lbs and then relaxed and put a few back on, so am working to get back where I was, Two steps forward, one step of luck to you!

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Feelin' Fine...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

This the start of week 7. I've lost 9 pounds - a little more than a pound a week. I've got my blood glucose back in control although I had to cut back on gluten containing foods to do it. Not exercising quite enough but that will come. Having a happy day.

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JAKEANDNELLIE 9/25/2011 3:26PM

    emoticonIt sounds like you're really doing well!
Good for you!
Stay focused on your goals, determined to reach them, and positive that you will!

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Uh oh...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The stress bug has got me and my diabetes is ... well, not out of control but a lot higher than I'd like. So it's more exercise and some relaxation DVDs. Maybe that will work.'

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THREADS3 9/18/2011 11:22AM

    Those will work...but so will walking! Are you tracking everything that goes through those lips of yours?? ARE YOU SURE?? :)

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