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Another Restart?

Friday, December 28, 2012

How many times have I restarted? How many times am I going to say I'm going to do it this time?

Honestly that doesn't matter. What matters is that I'm still determined to live a healthy lifestyle. What matters is that I want to take care of this body that God has blessed me with. What matters is being there for my children.

What matters is that it's never a bad thing to start again!

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FROSTYCROPS 12/31/2012 12:56PM

    Keep at it, Sue! We all have good days and bad days, seasons of bad choices and seasons of good choices. The most important part is that we recognize it, pick ourselves back up, dust off, and start again.

Good to see you back on here!

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HDHAWK 12/28/2012 5:31PM

    I'm with you. If I added up all the weight I've lost over the years it would be impressive. It's the regain that gets me! I'm starting over again too. At least we haven't given up! emoticon

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GOPINTOS 12/28/2012 2:47PM

    That is right. The answer is however many it takes!!

The main thing, is the nutrition part. Exercise is good and all, but it's 80% nutrition. You can do this!!

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MSDELISLE 12/28/2012 2:26PM

    Well said! I've restarted many times myself. I keep in mind that no matter how many times I restart I am much better off than where I'd be if I don't restat at all.

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ITSMATT 12/28/2012 2:23PM

    Today's a great day to make GREAT choices.

You are strong. Stronger than you think!

Make it a great day!

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A step back or still ahead?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Last year we had some stress that knocked me off my exercise and nutritional plans. I had been doing great and was less than 10 lbs from my goal. However during this time of stress (strongest from early February though late March 2009), I gained 15 lbs. Once we got through this rough time, that initial stress was replaced with the stress of weight gain and elevated glucose levels. I was almost certain that my summer doctor appointment would bring me a higher A1c and possibly medication for my diabetes. To my surprise, my A1c was actually lower. What a relief!

However I still had the issue of the weight gain from earlier in the year. I'm definitely one that wants instant gratification. I don't like waiting for anything! Then I looked at the big picture - I was still 20 lbs lighter than my heaviest weight. Wasn't that something to be proud of? Yeah, my jeans were snug, but they were still a few sizes smaller than what I had been wearing.

I'm down five pounds from last year's high. I'm frustrated that I'm still about 10 lbs heavier than I was a year ago, but I'm about 25 lbs lighter than where I was two years ago and I only have about 20 lbs left to go. Isn't that something to be proud of? Hubby and I are trying to get back into a regular exercise routine. Tonight we both went to our local YMCA. I have been participating in a Zumba class while he has been riding the stationary bike. I love when we work out side-by-side, but it's also great that we encourage each other to do the exercise the other enjoys even if it's not the same thing.

My goal is to get back to where I was last year by my 40th birthday in two months. With the support of my family and with help from God, I should have no problem reaching this goal!

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LITTLEWIND53 2/11/2010 3:13PM

    Definately worth looking at the BIG picture. Keep your goal in sight and you will get there. emoticon

If you ever need to vent/talk, whatever, just post. That's what we are here for. To listen and encourage each other.

Happy Sparking, my friend

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MAPGEEK 2/11/2010 11:47AM

    "Then I looked at the big picture - I was still 20 lbs lighter than my heaviest weight. Wasn't that something to be proud of? Yeah, my jeans were snug, but they were still a few sizes smaller than what I had been wearing. "
Most definitely. It's hard to see the big picture. Especially for you and where we both "want it now" and were both skinny (dare I say it "eat a sandwich" skinny) at one point in our lives.
You are doing a remarkable job and are leading a remarkable life. Keep up the good work!

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New Year goals

Friday, January 01, 2010

New Year's is all about resolutions. However, I have decided to call them "goals" not "resolutions." Goals are things that are measurable and reachable. Vague resolutions like "lose weight" and "spend more time with the family" are almost certain to fail. Being more specific helps to keep me on track.

My goals for 2010 are:
* lose 20 lbs
* lower my A1c to under 6.0
* check my glucose levels at least twice per day
* take the children to the Y for non-class time at least once per week
* eat out only one lunch and one dinner per week
* follow my plan through Financial Peace University www.fpuonline.com


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RLMCCUE 1/2/2010 9:16AM

    Good luck on your goals, it sounds like you've set some great ones! They are both achievable and sound like they will really make a positive impact on your life.

Happy new year!

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Step Out - an awesome experience!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Yesterday I participated in Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes. The weather was perfect for the walk! Walkers could walk 1, 2, or 3.5 miles - I did all 3.5! Anyone who has diabetes was given a Red Strider hat.

(My Red Strider hat)

When it was time to start the walk, they asked those of us with red hats to come to the front and start the walk. I looked behind me, realized that all of the people behind me were there for us! Oh my! I started getting misty, but held in the tears. (I'm tearing up right now!) Those 30 seconds were very humbling. I'm the one that is always helping others and these people were there for me! You bet I'll be doing the walk again next year!!! And I'm hoping to bring others with me!

It's not too late to make a donation to help find a cure for diabetes!

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4AMAZINGME 10/16/2009 1:32AM

    Way to go!!

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AUNTRENEE 9/29/2009 10:56PM

    good for you for doing all 3.5 miles. Wish that I was there to cheer you on. Hope that one day we can meet and walk together. emoticon emoticon

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Tomorrow I "Step Out"

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tomorrow I'll joining a group of people for the ADA's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes. I'm so excited as I've never joined one of these fundraising walks before.

The t-shirt I'm working on is almost done. On the front it says, "Sue's Sweeties" (my team name because my kids are my sweeties and I'm walking so they don't have to face diabetes) with six hearts, each having the first initial of my husband and five kids. On the back it says, "Walking for me... Walking for you... Walking for them." Under that I'm putting the name of diabetics that I am close to (my mom, my father-in-law, friends, other relatives, my kids' friends). I will try to post a picture when it's done (paint is still wet).

If anyone is interested in sponsoring me, please go to http://main.diabetes.org/goto/sue Thank you, everyone, for your emotional support during my 1.5 yrs as a Type 2 diabetic. I know with your encouragement I will continue to keep this disease from taking over my life - we're in control, not the diabetes! Love and God bless you all!


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