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My pre-diabetic challenge

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, so my goal is to lose 16 pounds in the next 8 weeks and become stronger, eat healthier, and have better test results in eight weeks. I already drink my water and meet this goal everyday. I need to track MORE consistently.

My goals for this week are:
1. three videos for strength training
2. continue my daily swim for 30 - 60 mins
3. track my food intake at least 3 days

I know that I can do this - I have done many challenges on Spark been successful!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SONICB 7/26/2011 11:20PM

    Best of luck, Jean! Thank goodness you found the condition before it became something worse! My mother has been diabetic for about 15 years now.

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NANA-JEAN 7/26/2011 9:28AM

    Claire, the difference in the diets is the whole grains. Whole grains need to be eaten in severe moderation. I still eat whole grains as I hate white bread, potatoes, rice,ect... but I have it severe moderation. I do not eat much sugar, sweets are not my problem. I removed sugar from my diet almost 7 years ago. When I drink tea - it is plain tea, which used to be the main time I would have sugar.

I do not know enough about my condition yet, but you are right. I will figure it out. Sometimes I hate that I am such a strong person, because I come across as not needing help, when sometimes I DO.

Thank you for your comments!

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 7/25/2011 10:11PM

    If there is a difference between the diabetic diet and the kidney diet, the kidney diet wins, so there isn't much you need to change - maybe some further reduction in sugar if you eat any. And eat less whole grain products.

I have no doubt you'll figure it all out cuz you're strong and you make things happen!

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GEMSTONE1952 7/25/2011 4:00PM

    Excellent goals! Good luck. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 7/25/2011 2:12AM

    Good luck Jean. emoticon

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ORCHIDLADY56 7/24/2011 8:56PM

    I know you will rise to the challenge! Good luck, and here's to better test results! You go girl! emoticon

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CBEVNOW 7/24/2011 6:22PM

    I know you can do this Jen you are a strong person. Going through all the surgery, and health issues, and going to school i know you can do this.
When i was in my 30 my sugar was very high Dr. put me on diet control, and i did it, brought my sugar down. I was scared because my grandmother and dad were diabetics. My dad also had kidney disease. My sugar has never elevated since then and i am so glad.
I love your goals. emoticon emoticon


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BIGDAD1211 7/24/2011 5:32PM

    Sounds like you have it under control! I need to track better too. Good luck and keep the Spark!!!
God Bless!
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