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Sunday, November 18, 2007

I had my diabetes check up, and my A1c is down to 7.1 which tells me that the Byetta is working. My doctor said she would like me to be under 7 so that is my goal for the next check up in three months. I know that with exercise I can do it, so I commit to exercising 5 days a week for 30 minutes.
About my bad habits, of gambling, well I did it again, I spent $380 dollars that I could have used on something else. I feel so guilty again :( so from this moment on I give up that bad habit and will not do it again.
Please if anyone prays, keep me in mind, I know GOD won't give up on me but I need to be more committed and faithful to Him. Have a blessed week spark friends

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GOINGTHERE 11/19/2007 9:58PM

    Joann....have you thought of Gambler's Anonymous? It can be an addiction, just like other addictions. There is also a group on this site that has to do with saving money...putting money aside. Go to the spark guy's site, the one who started all this and learn about it. Good luck. Donna

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THREEE 11/19/2007 7:12PM

    JOANNE...i find myself playing the slots more than i should, BUT i've tried talking to myself about the control...i could stay there's a place to just let my mind hibernate...and i may not be OCD(compulsive) but i surely have an addictive someone suggested to do for conquering chocolate cake...she bought one, and allowed herself a little piece EVERY day -- but only 1... but she didn't binge because she knew she wasn't denying herself from ever having it again...she could have another piece tomorrow...i've tried 2 different things...both make me feel more in control(notice i am not saying it's totally contained, but it's an improvement), i made a specific date with my friend who also likes to go, but we do it in the morning and at least one of us has some place she wants to go AFTER so we have a designated length of time...i can look forward to it during the week and not NEED to drop in...two, i want to give it to myself as a reward for hitting a new decade(weight-wise)...that gets me motivated and, again, i will make a
"date" so it's confined to a set amount of time...and, good for you about your a1c...keep up the good work...karen

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Again, I try :)

Friday, October 26, 2007

I messed up this week :( but I have time to make up for it. What I mean is that I've missed days of exercise, that is other than all the walking I do at work. I decided I will get to the fitness center tomorrow, before I go to work, and then this weekend I will spend at least an hour on both days.
As for the eating healthier? Hmm, I sure do need improvement but with the tight budget we are on it makes it kinda hard.
Welll. thats it for updates, have a blessed weekend Spark Friends :)
Joanne, Mom to Angel RILEY

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GOINGTHERE 10/29/2007 7:39AM

    Brand new week Joann! I am rooting for you. Donna

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TAZSPRINCESS 10/26/2007 8:32PM

    we all mess up sometimes, just remember tommorrow's a new day. and you can do it!

God bless,

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DACADOO 10/26/2007 7:06AM

    Okay Joanne, so you messed up, been there done that, now dust yourself off, give yourself a hug and realize today is a new day! I know how hard it is to eat right on a tight budget, the good things are more expensive, but even if we are making something like HB Helper etc.. that is not so good I make sure I measure my portion and eat what the serving size says. YOU CAN DO THIS!!! I have lots of faith in you...


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I did it!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I actually made it to the fitness center last week Thursday, and Friday and Saturday too.......I skip on Sunday and Monday as those were my early days for work.
Today I went for about 30 mintues and did half cardio and weights. Tomorrow is also my day off from work, so I plan to be there for 45 minutes.
I had my yearly womens exam, today and also got my depo prevera, flu and tetnaus shot too. Anyway now my arms are sore. Well thats it for updates :)

Love and Blessings to all SPARK friends

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KITEFLYINGAL 10/13/2007 9:44AM

    I am so excited for you.. I wish I had a gym near me. We are missing you over at the 150 biggest loser challenge! Come see us ok?

Have a great day,

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DACADOO 10/12/2007 6:43AM

    Keep working at it you are doing great!!!

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GOINGTHERE 10/11/2007 10:28PM

    Good'll be reaching those goals before you know it!

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 10/10/2007 1:20PM

    Its great to see that you are taking good care of yourself! Keep it up!

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GECKO140 10/9/2007 9:08PM

    Wow, sounds like you are doing just great. Keep up the super work. I think exercise makes you feel better. Hang in!!!!

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Just lazy :(

Thursday, October 04, 2007

I just can't get myself going. I know I need to get to Curves or the new Fitness Center that just opened up yesterday and is just down the street from me.
I will tomorrow.....I have no excuses for not going tomorrow.

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 10/4/2007 10:12PM

    Good girl! Picture me cheering for you on your way to exercise and back!!!

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Updates for me

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I've been doing really great, in my weight loss and diabetes...Well not because I tryed anything different, it was because of the new medication I am taking for the diabetes. It's called Byetta, and it is a miracle drug for me.
Although I haven't had an A1c done yet, my daily fasting reading have been way down. The meds are also the reason for my weight loss and that is a good side effect for me.
I did get to go back to Curves for one week but not mor then that. My work schedule is so erratic that I am never sure when my days off are going to be. Also I have been so tired when I get home that all I want to do is sleep. Anyway the next few days of work will be short hours so I am glad for that.
My emotional state has been kind of crazy as I have started zoloft and it has helped but with the tragedy of my friend Laura, I am just confused, sad, upset and I don't know what else. I am trying trust in GOD and believe that he has purpose for all this but it is hard. So please keep me in pray, who ever reads this. I need GOD to show me what to do now.
Love and blessings to you.
Joanne mom to Angel RILEY

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GOINGTHERE 9/30/2007 6:54PM

    DH and I saw a Dr on Larry King one night talk about finding an animal that can go long periods without eating...the Gila Monster is the animal. He patented the drug Byetta using the Gila saliva. My husband has been using it the minute it came out...for type II, however the Dr said he is no longer considered Type II since his lab values are so good. I took it over a year ago although I was not diabetic for the weight loss. It works well but I couldn't hang with shooting myself up. It was a pain in the ass for me! He has no problem with it though. Our Dr is very progressive, had access to all the info a few years ago...way before it came out. He was thinking of opening a wt. loss clinic (currently cardiology & diabetic specialist) in L.A. Instead he developed his own formula for cholesterol-related problems and is selling it in China and S. America!
Good luck with the Byetta.
Sorry to hear of your struggles with sad news of a friend. Hang in there and know everything has a purpose and we don't always know what that is...look for the gift in yourself, nurturing yourself. Take care. Donna

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KITEFLYINGAL 9/28/2007 10:25AM

    My doctor told me that most people lose as average of 50lbs with that new drug.. he also told me the FDA is looking at releasing it for weight loss! Are you taking a shot or pill? (byetta)
You are doing great, have faith in yourself and God.. I will keep you in my prayers..

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    Im so glad that your dr. has found better meds for you. Im sorry to hear about your friend. In spite of all that you are suffering and feeling, God wants you to turn to Him with ALL of your struggles, complaints, and questions. If you have any doubt about that, read through the Pslams of David where he did just that and God did NOT ZAP him! You may not receive answers, you may not feel complete relief. As difficult as it has been, we KNOW that somehow all of it in His Plan for us.

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