RENATA144's SparkPeople Blog RENATA144's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Forgive yourself and start over If you slip up stop making the mistake and start over. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:48:58 EST Forgive yourself and start over If you slip up stop making the mistake and start over. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:48:10 EST Inspiring motivation I was shoveling a lot of snow . When I started to get tired I reminded myself of the struggles that my ancestors went through to survive. I reminded myself that I come from great people who overcame countless obstacles to survive. <BR> <BR> I was so proud off myself for completing a tough job & realizing that I am much stronger than I thought that I was. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 19:47:44 EST Change your Mindset to achieve success in all aspects of your life. Set your goal(s) & make choices that will help you to achieve them. You are in charge of your Life. You decide what you put in your mouth. If you want to lose weight & improve your blood glucose / blood sugar eat foods that will help you to balance your glucose, for example. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:13:21 EST My doctors are "Envious" of me !!! My neurologist told me to eat peanut butter & an apple every day for breakfast. Eat fish/ meat & vegetables 3 times a day it works for me as well as his other patients. My A1c is now 6.5 !!! The lowest that it has ever been. My glucose readings are good. I am losing weight. I'm so Happy !!! Fri, 4 Dec 2015 23:57:24 EST Take care of yourself while you're young Before it's too late. <em>306</em> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 18:29:13 EST Beware of diabetes complications!!! Vertigo can be a sign of the advancement of diabetes. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:52:53 EST Beware of dizzy spells. For , when I get too much salt I would get "The spins" but I just found out that I have Benign positional vertigo. Hopefully the neurologist that I'm seeing will be able to fix me. <BR> <em>33</em> <em>40</em> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:59:20 EST Making the right choice Feels good in every aspect of my life. <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 02:12:55 EST Happy Summer !! <em>184</em> <em>214</em> <em>237</em> <em>384</em> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:49:49 EST Be Joyful ! Having a Positive attitude is good for your health & well being. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 23:57:25 EST Perseverance pays off NEVER SURRENDER. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 23:51:50 EST Plan ahead Stay on track to achieve your goals. Fri, 5 Jun 2015 23:55:44 EST Celebrate your Life You're Alive !!! <BR> <em>356</em> <em>355</em> <em>354</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2015 23:58:38 EST A good cry is good for you. I've been the Rock of Gibraltar for too many for far too long. Tonight I allowed myself to have a really good cry. My Alzheimer's stricken hubby hurt me 1 time too many so I let him see me cry. He comforted me by touching my tummy. That was so sweet of him. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 00:00:27 EST Eating to spare someone's feelings is hurting me ! A new friend likes to make food for me. Unfortunately she fails to acknowledge that I had just eaten my meal & am stuffed. I don't want to hurt her feelings but I really don't need to eat 2 meals in a row. I have to wrap up the second meal for another time. <em>15</em> <em>33</em> Sat, 30 May 2015 23:56:21 EST Be an early riser Accomplish more <em>243</em> Thu, 28 May 2015 23:58:49 EST Go for a swim It's low impact & oh so refreshing! <em>237</em> <BR> I finally went for a swim at my local community pool with my BFF. It was part of her new therapy regimen to help her to regain her strength after her hip replacement surgery. She enjoyed the deep water & swam like a fish. It was beautiful to finally see her pain free. It's a powerful experience to see her abandon her walker. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:26:56 EST Be flexible Keep an open mind. <BR> You may learn something that need to know. Sun, 17 May 2015 23:37:51 EST HAPPY SPRING !!! <em>184</em> <em>214</em> <em>126</em> Sun, 10 May 2015 23:58:44 EST Be the solution You know the right thing to do <BR> So do it <BR> <em>306</em> <em>362</em> Fri, 1 May 2015 09:32:13 EST Take the time to listen to other people You may learn something that you need to know. <BR> You may help them when you act as a " sounding board ". Tue, 28 Apr 2015 23:02:48 EST Lets enjoy the Beautiful weather! Let's go for a walk together! <em>342</em> <em>361</em> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:27:18 EST Keep your Resolve Dispite the obstacles that life presents to you. <BR> <em>85</em> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 21:54:11 EST Give yourself a Spring makeover You won't believe how great that you can make yourself feel. <BR> <em>344</em> <em>345</em> <em>351</em> <em>218</em> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:29:28 EST Do whatever you must to be Happy Then you can be successful in more of your endeavors. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:20:59 EST By Helping others You help yourself as well <em>220</em> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:08:19 EST Being a mentor Is a beautiful thing. No matter how old you or your mentee are. <em>220</em> <em>361</em> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:51:14 EST I so Happy !!! I'm finally able to bring my sweet husband Home from the nursing home !!! Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:56:44 EST Find a good role model & friend My new friend is a great role model for me especially when it comes to diet I've learned to cut my meals in half and take half home and I have another meal for another time and I'm so comfortable eating out with her than I've been with other friends in the past. <BR> <BR> I enjoy telling her that she's a good influence on me & I thank her for it. <em>389</em> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:57:34 EST Make your own miracles Believe in self <BR> You are stronger than you think you are Sat, 14 Feb 2015 00:08:38 EST Your hard work can pay off <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:56:59 EST Woman -Up !!! Dig deep & summon your Courage. <BR> Don't let anything keep you from your goals. <BR> <em>344</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 23:58:27 EST Facing my fears I was terrified of walking & driving on this icy day but I summoned the courage to do both. I had to visit my sweet hubby in the rehab/ nursing home. <BR> I'm glad that I went but I will have to visit him less frequently until the weather improves. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:36:07 EST Call someone that you miss Before it's too late. <BR> I just lost one of my favorite cousins. <BR> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:53:47 EST Take a break So you don't burn out Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:06:59 EST Helping others Also helps you. <BR> Being of service to other people is good for you. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:35:33 EST I had a Happy Birthday !!! I was surrounded by a lot of really Good people. <BR> <em>383</em> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 23:58:57 EST Stay Strong in the face of adversity. Remember who you are & don't allow anyone the privilege of bringing you down to their level. You must be ready to rise to any challenge that comes before you. <BR> Think like a Champion - & you will be one. <em>104</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2015 00:28:18 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! May to be your best year ever !!! <BR> <em>408</em> <em>236</em> <em>104</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>129</em> <em>244</em> <em>107</em> <em>411</em> <em>438</em> <em>345</em> <em>229</em> <em>524</em> <em>247</em> <em>212</em> <em>383</em> <em>384</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:36:12 EST Never underestimate anyone Especially yourself Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:46:20 EST Help an elderly friend. Recently I've been driving a very sweet & beautiful lady to & from the nursing home so that we can visit our husbands. <BR> Yesterday she asked me about blood tests & I realized that she meant taking what is meant to be a daily or even several times a day test with a diabetes glucose testing device. I offered & later went to her home & showed her how to use the device. But when we tested her blood it was 63 !!!!!! I was alarmed. She doesn't eat lunch. I strongly yet gently impressed upon h... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:48:27 EST My pants are falling down !!! <em>9</em> <BR> I'm going to have to stick to skirts. <BR> Thank God it's going to be warm this Christmas ! <BR> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>444</em> <em>447</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:16:36 EST Make a new friend It's good for your soul <em>220</em> <em>361</em> <em>342</em> Sun, 7 Dec 2014 23:34:17 EST Chrocheting Is an amazing diet aid. I'm so busy that I don't have enough time to snack !!! Thu, 4 Dec 2014 23:51:41 EST Good news for me !!! I'm pleased to announce that my A1c is now 7.2 !!!! My dr. Took me off of Humalog = no more injections 3 times a day. I've been losing weight. <BR> My Endocrinologist actually said -" I'm very Proud of you !!!" To Meeeee <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 23:24:32 EST Happy Thanksgiving !!! <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:58:24 EST Call a friend It will be good for both of you. <em>361</em> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:52:31 EST My hobby is a great diet aide ! I have started crocheting to calm my nerves & have a productive pastime now that the weather has turned cold. I got a lot of compliments on my work. I've been making a lot of hats. People have started asking me to make hats & scarves for them. My pastime has become a small business. <BR> <BR> It's also stopped me from snacking too much. <BR> I'm getting good reports from my doctors & I feel Proud of my self & my work. <BR> <em>184</em> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:48:36 EST A Perfect day !!! My beloved hubby ( who is suffering from Alzheimer's) painted the wooden train set that I bought him. He really enjoyed himself. He was like he was before all of the hospital & rehab experiences ruined him. I stayed with him all day, as always, at the " rehab"/home. <BR> <BR> I was told that he didn't eat his dinner last night so I stayed & had dinner with him. We looked at amazing photos of American Indian culture. He Loved them as much as I did. I am so Happy to have experienced such a gr... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:10:38 EST