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Winning the Battle!!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Recently I had another blood test and visited my doctor. We were both thrilled to see that my blood sugar levels have been the lowest EVER !!!!!!! WooHoo!!!
4 months of no bread, potatoes, corn, rice, cookies, candies and ice cream. Thus...NO meds!!!! Sounds painful doesn't it? After the first few days, balancing carbs, proteins and healthy fats helped enormously with cravings and ravenous appetites. I thought I would lose more weight (down 5-6 lbs.)....but at least I'm heading in the right direction!

  
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SUNSHINE6442 10/16/2014 6:56AM

  If you want a cool treat try Artic Zero Chocolate...it is an ice cream replacement and is only 150 calories for the whole pint. I stopped eating wheat bread, never white and replaced it with Rye Bread because rye bread digest slowly....For some reason (that scientists are still looking into), the sugars in rye flour are absorbed into your bloodstream much more slowly. This makes rye bread a great choice for people with diabetes and dieters, because their blood sugars won't peak and crash...I chose toasted rye with caraway seeds as the toasting process alters the carb structure of the bread, causing a miniscule alteration on the glycemic index and I don't over due.

Congrats on your weight loss.

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KRICKET57 10/15/2014 9:55AM

    Keep up the good work!

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TERRI289 10/14/2014 10:33PM

    Excellent!!! emoticon

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TRAVELGO 10/14/2014 7:10PM

  Way to go!!

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HELP....I'm trying to ward off diabetes!

Friday, May 30, 2014

I have been advised that I am "pre-diabetic"...and have been such for about 5 years. I haven't done a one touch reading for a very long time and to my horror was shocked with a reading of 12.4 . I am going to have a blood test for my doctor soon and I expect she will tell me I have full blown diabetes. Since that day a I have been diligent with minimal carbohydrates (no more than 15/meal) and lots of protein over the last week and my readings are back down to 6-8 on average. The positive side effect to eating this way is that the protein and fewer carbs has really put a halt to cravings and ravenous hunger. 30-60 minutes of exercise daily has helped with that also.
I would appreciate any pearls of wisdom that you may have to offer me.
Thanks for listening!!!!!!
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KLABELL 5/31/2014 11:07PM

    no wisdom, just encouragement, Roz. You can do what needs to be done to stay healthy. Keep us posted on how you are doing, and what the dr says about your blood test?

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1BEACHWALKER 5/31/2014 5:18PM

    My husband is diabetic and I asked him for advice and told him what you said in your blog. I hope you haven't become diabetic...stay diligent with what you're doing he said. SP had a whole diabetic section of information, as well as a tracker. Look into chromium and cinnamon, you can buy combo tablets. Type that in search at YouTube and will find lots of video on it. It works and has been known to keep blood sugar down. Good luck...take care of yourself. Bob takes it. Hugs

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I miss my "Sparking"!

Friday, May 02, 2014

Real estate closings, showings, offers and big disappointments interfered with my sparking for the past few days. I know I can now come here for an emotional uplift...and I am so grateful. Thank you sparks for being a support in more ways than most people ever realize. I am excited to go out for a walk now to get some exercise, fresh air and time with my dog. I want to feed myself with some healthy choices, and will look forward to enjoying a wonderful weekend! Hope yours is too!

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KLABELL 5/15/2014 8:25PM

    I know what you mean, Roz. Glad to see you back on here, I missed you! Enjoy your walk with the dog.

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1BEACHWALKER 5/3/2014 1:37AM

    Glad you back and that it encourages you! I don't know what I would have done without these past few years! So rewarding in so many ways! Sparkfriends are the best thing about it! Check in when you can...appreciate it when you do! Enjoy your weekend! Please post a pic of your pooch..would love to see him!! Thanks. Hugs

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JAMBABY0 5/2/2014 6:46PM

    sounds like a good plan, and thanks

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A Pleasant Surprise!

Friday, April 25, 2014

I attended an all day (1st of 3) workshop on investment properties today. Awesome information, but a very long and fast paced session. There were no restaurants or food available, but fortunately we brought cottage cheese & strawberries.Went to a steakhouse afterwards for dinner. I am happy I took time to track my food even though I was tempted to skip it today. I was rewarded to find that my daily percentages were EXACTLY what my doctor recommends for me. Go figure.... I must be getting back in to the groove for sure!
Have an awesome weekend!

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SKINNYDREAMER21 4/29/2014 10:38AM

    Nice work! I need to figure out how to eat at restaurants. I always want the worst food choices when I am out.

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1BEACHWALKER 4/26/2014 5:51PM

    Good for you! Enjoy your week ahead!

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Thursday...with Harley and Jack!

Friday, April 25, 2014



I don't want to bore you with my day's events with tons of even more boring details...lots of one thing on top of another. Too many real estate dramas, but people pulling together to make things happen. Our dog "HARLEY" is almost the office "mascot" ...he came in with me for about 4 hours today. Good for both of us! The little things are often the big things...I'm so blessed! DH and I managed to end our day with an evening at the movies. To have his support and loving companionship empowers me!

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1BEACHWALKER 4/25/2014 12:10AM

    You two sound like my hubby and me! That is cool you can take your dog to the office!! Harley is your new dog, right?! Good to hear from you at my page. I feel better tonight, even went out for a bit of fun today-now extra tired. Saw your blog was posted on the feed as I was putting in my nutrition and exercise for the day. It is my husband's days off today and tomorrow. Lots of plans. Have a great weekend! Keep on keepin' on! Thanks for being such an awesome sparkfriend, glad to have you back on SP!! emoticon

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