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My gift

Monday, December 24, 2012

Have not bloged for awhile, funny I say that a lot but it's true each time I plan on doing better. I'm not nearly as crafty nor computer savy as most of you are, by the way I love what you all do! This isn't a blog about blogging tho- I wanted to share something.

I went to the state university hospital for a total screening and this is what came back. The mamo as well as pap was clear for the third year in a row cancer free. This is huge for me mom mom had cancer (RIP) and my mother-in-law passed from it 6 mos ago (RIP).
Also, my blood pressure and all cholesterol levels well within 'normal' ranges for the first time in forever. The icing on the cake was my HgA1C was 5.9 which means I am officially no longer a type 2 diabetic!

The Dr. asked what I had been doing, I told her about this Sparkpeople web site and how it was helping me keep track of my diet and the exercises that were provided as well as the wonderful support options everywhere here. She said she would look into it and it might be abe to help some of her other patients.

So, my gift to me, and ultimately my family and friends is lifestyle change, I'm not going to call it 'diet' to me that sounds temporary. Including tracking food and exercise at least 30 - 60 min everyday. This is truly changing my life where I do not have to take any prescription drugs, which is important to me personally. Not to mention feeling great, not hurting which is amazing for me to not ache.
I have a way to go, bit now I'm more encouraged to reach my goal.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUSSELLORAMA 1/1/2013 11:11PM

    This is such amazing news! Congrats!!

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LIBRA73 12/27/2012 12:19PM

    Awesome! I loved this blog!

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KRYSTALLA 12/27/2012 12:09AM

    That is good news on all the tests, keep it going you are doing great.


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GARDENCHRIS 12/24/2012 11:37AM

    wonderful for you! emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 12/24/2012 10:34AM

    That is wonderful! emoticon

I am a Type 2 diabetic, and have been seeing great readings since I found SparkPeople. My reading yesterday was a 97 - I was so excited. I won't see my doctor until February, but I'd love to get a 5.9 long-term. That is great. Congrats on all your other healthy news as well. You can be very proud of yourself.

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