In my SparkCoach program I am supposed to list some quick and easy meal ideas.
I have the most difficulty with coming up with ideas for lunch and instead of waiting till I have time to make a big list, I thought I would jot down what I can com... Read more
New shoes.... just too cooool!
They just arrived!
I decided I needed new racquetball shoes. It has been 12 years (yes, including the 5 years I didn't actually play any rball).
I thought that maybe I could distract my opponents and score a few extra points.
LOL!!... Read more
Bariatric surgery, NO, NO, NOT FOR ME !!!
I am at a bit of an impasse right now.
Couple pounds on, couple pounds off, on, off .....
I could be working harder, I know that.
I have not abandoned a healthy lifestyle, just could be a bit healthier.
I exercise frequently and quite ... Read more
What SparkPeople means to me.
I truly believe that a sure way of succeeding in anything is SURROUNDING yourself with success. This is what SparkPeople does for me. At SparkPeople.com I am surrounded by
- other successful members,
- a database of awesome recipes (and ... Read more
OMG I'm halfway there!
Yes, yes, yes, what a great day. I have been looking forward to seeing this on my tracker for a long, long time.
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To all my Spark Friends from me & my family... Read more
WooHoo! 40 lbs GONE (forever)
I have lost so much weight over the years that I could sink a boat.
Well this 40 lbs is gone forever!
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Coach Nicole and me (photo)
I was able to meet Coach Nicole today at the Best Buy in Downers Grove, IL.
It was really nice to see a human face behind Sparkpeople.
I dragged DH along so he could get a photo. HaHa, he called me a "groupie". I told him ... Read more
Doc & I don't agree
Well, I talked to the Dr's office again yesterday. They wanted to let me know that my Dr has acknowledged my desire to not start on statin medication. He wants it documented that he disagrees and now that I am off triglyceride med that if I don'... Read more
3 Month Test Results- should I do as Dr ordered?
Yesterday I blogged about my 6.7 A1C results. Pretty darn good since my last one (and 1st one) in Aug was 12.3.
Today I got the rest of the results. Well, my triglycerides went from 2280 to 118 (0-149 mg/dL is optimal); HDL from 20 to 44, ... Read more
12.3 to 6.7 Woo Hoo! I'm not in the clear yet though....
I was very nervous to get my blood sugar results. It has been 3 months since I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes. My first A1C test had a reading of 12.3 .
Normal as stated by the Mayo Clinic:
"For someone who doesn't have diabetes, ... Read more
I Love My Ticker
I love my Sparkpeople Ticker. I know you should not be obsessed with the numbers. And, truly, I'm not. If the numbers aren't going down quick enough I don't get upset. I know I must prevail and I will reach my goal.
BUT, the ticker is a gr... Read more
Sparkpeople Cookbook x2
I pre-ordered the Cookbook and it arrived yesterday. I haven't had a chance to really get a good look yet.
Over the next couple months I am going to visit some friends and family in different states, so I will be awhile on the road (airplane, ... Read more
Diabetes; journal #5
This is like a science experiment.
I have been playing around with the # of carbs I take in and I am finding it has a direct effect on my blood sugar levels. It is easy to verify because I test at least 3x per day and record what I eat on Spa... Read more
Another reason to get healthy.
Okay, this news is not new nor is it headliner. But maybe it should be.
Mothers who are obese are 10 percent more likely to have overweight daughters and fathers are 6 percent more likely to have obese sons.
I do not want to be the re... Read more
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