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"People Will Not Change...

Friday, May 04, 2012

...until it's too painful not to." This was said by one of the MD's on a panel of experts in a documentary I recently watched, "Preventing and Reversing Diabetes." A friend was just told he was prediabetic and I watched this film to get some info for him.

One of the female doctors was discussing those who've found themselves to be diabetic or pre; she said it's very hard for people to change their eating habits. And that people will not change any behavior until it is too painful not to do so. That really hit home.

Have a happy day, sparkfriends!

  
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NANCY- 5/5/2012 10:42AM

   
We all know that it is very hard for people to change their eating habits or there would not be a SparkPeople.

It it sad that all folks get lumped into one group. Stereotyping, labeling annoy me. The only truth that I have found is that folks have to want to change. I think for many it is the fear of change, the unknown and the lack of guidance.

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DJ4HEALTH 5/4/2012 9:34PM

    Sometimes we have to get so sick that we want to change but others don't care if they get sick, they just want to enjoy it while they can.

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BLUE42DOWN 5/4/2012 3:50PM

    Reminds me of another quote I've seen:

Anaïs Nin: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”

I don't know that the statement is absolutely true, though. Many of us make changes regularly without having pain as the driving force.

HOWEVER, we make those changes of our own determinism, while being diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic is an outside determinism trying to tell us we have to change. I think in that lies the key for when pain becomes the driving factor behind change.

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NATPLUMMER 5/4/2012 2:28PM

    Very true!

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CHEETARA79 5/4/2012 11:13AM

    I think that's true. Also, people would rather take a pill like Actos or Januvia for their diabetes rather than change their eating and exercise habits. It's a bit sad, no?

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To Cheese or Not to Cheese...

Thursday, May 03, 2012

...that is the question. I started what was to be my May goal in April - no cheese. Then I blogged that I'd decided to change it to less cheese. But when I went back to it, and it just didn't taste that good to me anymore. So here I am into day one of no cheese. That's my May goal.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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CATLADY52 5/3/2012 9:52PM

    It's amazing what surprises the mind has in store when we make a decision to stop a behavior, if only for a short while. emoticon

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LUCYJOY 5/3/2012 5:09PM

    Except for my love of pizza, I could live without cheese. I don't know about all dairy, though-I love milk.

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SHERYLDS 5/3/2012 1:15PM

    “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ~Robert J Collier

every step in the right direction gets you closer to your destination.
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NATPLUMMER 5/3/2012 12:03PM

    YAY!

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NANCY- 5/3/2012 11:45AM

    That is a cheesy statement.
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When I gave up all dairy back in February, my desire and love for cheese has been greatly diminished. I thought I would miss it more, but as you stated our tastes do change.
Keep Sparking.


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WOOHOO! 3 MORE POUNDS BITE THE DUST!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Seems like all my hard work is starting to pay off - finally. After a forever plateau, I recently decided to get tough with myself and have been working very hard at mega-exercise and amazingly good eating. Today's weigh-in gave me good feedback - another 3 lbs down. I'm pretty thrilled. It's coming off very slowly, but at least coming off! Hooray hooray.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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NANCY- 5/3/2012 11:38AM

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Gotta love that kind of feedback.
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SHERYLDS 5/2/2012 7:24PM

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CONGRATS ON BUSTING THRU THAT PLATEAU

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CATLADY52 5/2/2012 5:33PM

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JLITT62 5/2/2012 4:45PM

    3 lbs is not slow!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 5/2/2012 3:54PM

    Good job!!

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JILLYBEAN25 5/2/2012 1:38PM

    Yes!! That is simply awesome!

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DIHEALTHYHAPPY 5/2/2012 1:13PM

    Woo hoo! Proud of you and this inspires me!

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JULESRULES78 5/2/2012 1:07PM

    Way to go!

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NATPLUMMER 5/2/2012 1:05PM

    Awesome!!

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IDLETYME 5/2/2012 12:28PM

    Experts say - baby steps are the best. You are doing a great job. Keep it up!!!
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SHIRLEYX 5/2/2012 10:39AM

    emoticonSo glad that you are seeing progress. Progress is progress no matter how slow. emoticon

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KRISTALD76 5/2/2012 10:15AM

    Congrats!!!!

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Can't Believe It's May Already!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Instead of my May goal being something I can't have or do, I've decided it will be something I do at least once a day.

I have to take positive steps toward my career direction as I've been in limbo for quite awhile.
Due to many losses and miscellaneous other things, I just abandoned my career goals and really have to get on with it.

This is day 2 of making great progress.

Wishing all a wonderful May.

  
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NANCY- 5/2/2012 7:56AM

    Love that attitude.
Do what you CAN do!!!!
Go get'em!
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BLUE42DOWN 5/2/2012 1:45AM

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A very doable goal that is something you think about daily and helps you? FABULOUS!

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The Mystery Leak Saga Continues

Monday, April 30, 2012

I sit here awaiting a call back from the plumbing company, advising me whether or not to keep the appointment tomrrow morning with the plumber who wanted to see the holes filled with water in order to better troubleshoot. Which they were,over the weekend. This morning, POOF - water gone. It is an ongoing puzzle that has yet to be resolved despite my best efforts.

This reminds me of how difficult it is for doc's to diagnose neurological problems. This ground piping is like that, so hard to pinpoint causation. I've had two qualified pros out- one for sprinkler pipes, and plumber for main line pipe, and a host of others for estimates. So we are not talking about podunk non-experts here.

Not sure what to do next. A real dilemma. Hoping the call-back brings some advice with it.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/1/2012 10:22PM

    That's got to be really frustrating!! I hope your water bill isn't too high while all this is going on.

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NANCY- 5/1/2012 10:32AM

    Yikes! Who knew that your yard was into that kind of drama. Hope this situation gets resolved soon.
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NATPLUMMER 4/30/2012 2:46PM

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FANGFACEKITTY 4/30/2012 12:48PM

    Maybe your sump pump. Not necessarily that it leaks but maybe it is not strong enough for what you need or is heading for a breakdown. That was my backyard leak/flood root cause a few years ago. Obviously I can't diagnose your problem but maybe look into it if you haven't already.

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SHERYLDS 4/30/2012 12:20PM

    reminds me of a movie called THE MONEY PIT with Tom Hanks and Shelley Long.
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41SUSAN14 4/30/2012 11:49AM

    Can you take pictures?

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