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Friday, February 05, 2010

Wow, is the only word I can use to describe Oprah's show yesterday. As some of you may know I was newly diagnosed with diabetes. Her show was about "Diabetes, the silent killer". When given this diagnoses, I was told I should be afraid of sugar, watch my carb count, stay away from pop/soda, and all of the things you commonly hear about diabetes. I was never told the effects it has on your body!!! WOW I have been scared into making sure I get myself together. I am so glad I watched this show and found out what really goes on in your body when you eat too much sugar. I never really understood all of that. If you have not seen this show it is worth looking out for the rerun or if you can afford it buy the episode. I am saving it for my fiancÚ' and his daughter who really needs to see this! He is type 2 and she is type 1. She is 14 and I don't think she really understands what she is doing to her body when she sneaks and eats things she isn't supposed to. Her BS was 700 one day.

I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!!!!! emoticon

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LILSHINE 2/5/2010 3:02PM

    700!!! that's like coma stage. Glad you were able to get some positive and informative information from the show. That's why I like Dr. Oz show as well. You find out a lot of necessary information.

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1DEBIE1 2/5/2010 12:52PM

    I'm thankful that you have now been informed of the cuase and affects of diabetes has on you and your body and will be able to share this information with others.

I do hope your daughter is able to get serious about her diet, her body, and her life too.

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LADYBUG150 2/5/2010 10:25AM

    Wow! 700 can be deadly! My mom was diagnosed about 30 years ago. She has always taken it very seriously and has controlled it very well with diet over the years. As she's gotten older she's had to go back on the shots but still does very well. I was very young when she was diagnosed so I never really understood what it does to you. Now my dh has been diagnosed and he does NOT take it seriously at all! However, he is "going along with" my new healthier eating and more active lifestyle changes. So hopefully that will help. He does take his medicine (pill) like clockwork.

I will definately watch for the rerun! Thanks for sharing!

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PJMOMMATO3 2/5/2010 9:52AM

    Thanks for the info, I will watch for the rerun. My family has a history, so I need to watch for this.

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A better day!!!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I woke up this morning feeling better!!!! Yesterday was sooo bad and draining!! I woke up with a BS of 306. I was soo tired I ate breakfast took my meds and layed back down. WHen I got up to get ready for work I checked my levels again and and it had gone up to 356. I was soo tired all day. I came home and fell asleep so quick I was soooo tired. WHen I woke up this morning I felt alive and ready to go. My BS was 156, still high, but better. I think this day is going to be a lot better!

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1DEBIE1 2/4/2010 7:45PM

    Glad to hear you are doing better. Darn those blood sugars, either too high, or like mine, drop too low!

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FREDDIE_13 2/4/2010 10:42AM

    I am gld your BS went down. I have the opposite problem, but it causes me to still eat too much. Getting a healthy balance is so key, as it makes everything else get out of whack.

Keep up the good work!!

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SLOOPY7036 2/4/2010 10:35AM

    emoticon Concentrate on foods that are good for you - like strawberries!


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Tough Love!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

After reading this morning's blog it made me really think. A lot of times I don't show myself tough love. A lot times I often tell myself, oh well I messed up for the day, I will have that candy bar. I will have to stop and have those talks in my head and remind myself about the big picture. Each moment, each bite, each calorie, and in my case each carb makes a difference. I have to get and stay healthy!! I have to start telling myself if you messed up, get your butt in gear the next meal and quit using excuses!! Have a blessed day everyone! emoticon emoticon

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MSV2UU 1/28/2010 8:17PM

    Glad you agree ladies!!! emoticon

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VIRTOPIA 1/28/2010 7:59PM

    I know exactly what you mean. We need to be tougher on ourselves and it will definitely help in this journey!

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1DEBIE1 1/28/2010 1:13PM

    Yeah, we need to get tough with ourselves some times! If we don't do it, there isn't anyone else who would...or that we would graciously accept that kind of toughness from.

Kick it into high gear girl and start getting all the positive outcomes from your diet and exercise that you possibly can.....the candy bar will ALWAYS be there, but if you don't Just Say No....the weight will be there TOO.

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WOW!! I didn't realize it!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

OK, I now know why we pack our lunches!!!I decided to stop on the way to work to get something to eat because I was too lazy to pack my lunch. WHen I went to put my food into the tracked I Wanted to slap myself!!! I knew the shake was going to be a lot, but DANNNGGGG!!! Almost 1200 calories just for the shake and 181 carbs. I am only supposed to eat around 30-45 grams of carbs per meal. I guess I screwed that one up!!! I am afraid to check my BS, it is probably going to read and flash IDIOT IDIOT! I guess I will have to get up a little earlier and pack that lunch emoticon

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1DEBIE1 1/26/2010 12:32AM

    Sounds like a good lesson learned. Glad you were able to splurge and stay feeling fine....ok, I think shakes are a no-no, esp at THAT caloric amount..YIKES

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LLLAWSON 1/25/2010 6:51PM

    Wow. Isn't it amazing, what do they put in those things? I think if we had to look up the calories first we would think twice alot of times. Oh well tomorrows another day. Start fresh.

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SHAY4HIM 1/25/2010 6:06PM

    We live and we! It is amazing how many calories are in some foods.

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BABY_GIRL69 1/25/2010 5:31PM

    The sodium does me in every time! So I do bring my own lunch. I will on occasion get a hamburger from McDonald but I also have the taste of fries or get chili from Wendy's but then I want a frosty too. YIKES! We grow & get better everyday. . .


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NICKYWALLACE 1/25/2010 4:16PM

    Isn't it funny how we think we are choosing healty food but they have more cal than what we would normally eat. Keep up the good work.

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Ummm, ok I can not tell a lie!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Now I know I wasn't hungry(well a little , but not really) so when I went to my favorite fast food restuarant , Taco Bell, I knew it was a huuuuge mistake. I used the excuse "maybe my daughter was hungry so we can run there really quick." I think I had an outer body experience because after I ordered my daughters three tacos, I heard this voice that sounded a little like mines, order three more tacos. AFter I drove off I tried to justify by saying, "well at least I didn't order my normal extra large cherry coke, and I ordered one less taco than I normaly have."

I know damn well I wasn't hungry!!!! SO why did I order it???? WHen I first started on SP I had so much more control. I should be in more control now because I have to do this for my health. I am starting over today and I won't beat myself up, but I know I have to become stronger.

I can not tell a lie, I ate when I was not hungry emoticon

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MSV2UU 1/20/2010 2:54PM

    Thank you ladies!!!! And you are right, it's all about changing your lifestyle!!!

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SHAY4HIM 1/20/2010 2:23PM

    Well, good for you for not beating yourself up AND for blogging about it. We have some days when we just slip and give in to the cravings. As long as you don't make it a habit then you will be fine.

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NEWME0519 1/20/2010 11:33AM

    It's not a tragedy that you ate when you weren't hungry and it won't be the last time that it happens. The goals is to learn how to make better choices 80% of the time so when we slip up (and have 3 tacos), we won't gain 3 lbs! lol

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AMAS92568 1/20/2010 11:20AM

    So you gave in. You will have moments like these forever. As long as you continue to move forward each time, it will be alright.

I don't have kids so I don't have to worry about feeding them. It will be harder for you since you have to plan ahead and take away from your time to prepare meals for them. Some days will be easier than others.

Did you at least get the fresco tacos? Even when you give in, try to make those mistakes a little less evil. emoticon

One of my favorite things about Spark is the ability to track everything so clearly. Use this to make decisions for the rest of the week to "fix" last night.

It's great that you are so honest with yourself.

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CRICKETRI 1/20/2010 11:01AM

    It happens to all of us...I'm working on not giving in to what I call "the monster within" It's hard...and I've had some ups and downs over the last three weeks that I've been doing this but it reminds me that it will always be a challenge and hopefully someday it will get easier. Just get back on track today and don't look back and don't beat yourself up. Make it a learning experience!

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2FUN2B_LAZY 1/20/2010 10:57AM

    Hey, it happens! Remember.. it's a lifestyle change. Even the healthiest of people do that sometimes. Just try to get back in the swing of things and life will go on. =)

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