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Diabetes Battle

Sunday, February 03, 2013      5 comments

Well, obviously the diabetes got my declaration of war, because it fought back with a sugar level of over 240, which I drowned in the pool right away. After 35 minutes of swimming, it was down to a relatively tame 150 - still high, but not in th... Read more

Of course you realize, this means war!

Friday, February 01, 2013      8 comments

My body, my brain, and I have decided to officially declare war on the diabetes. There's three of us against one, so our chances are good. We're fighting on all fronts: nutrit... Read more

It's working!

Thursday, January 31, 2013      3 comments

Well, using SP is helping. - I've lost 11 pounds since November. - My pants are slipping. - I'm able to walk for 20 minutes at a fast pace without getting winded. - I caught a glimpse of my body profile in the mirror, and I look better!... Read more

Tips that don't work for me - and what I do instead

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      4 comments

Here are some diet/fitness tips that don't work for me, and what I do instead: Tip: "Always shop on a full stomach." Me: Are you insane? I hate shopping anyway. If I shop on a full stomach, I just grab the bare necessities, and then there... Read more

Morning Routine: Spark Coach

Tuesday, January 29, 2013      1 comments

They say it takes 21 days for a new habit to become ingrained. I've been on SP for over 70 days, so I should be alright. A couple of weeks ago, I added Spark Coach. I did the free trial and then took advantage of the "get 3 months and a couple o... Read more

Mini-Triathlon

Tuesday, January 29, 2013      2 comments

Yesterday, I swam for 40 minutes. Then, my best friend called and suggested a bike ride. We rode for 30 minutes on the nature trail. Afterwards, we went to eat at Country Buffet (I love that place because I can eat lots of meat and veggies and g... Read more

My Motivation? Simple!

Sunday, January 27, 2013      3 comments

So everyone is writing about their motivation, and there are lots of articles and videos on SP about it. Most people have a whole list of good reasons: kids, family members, running a marathon, living better, climbing Mount Everest, etc. Very go... Read more

Dreaming

Saturday, January 26, 2013      3 comments

I'm really internalizing the Spark People philosophy. Last night I had a dream where I explained to someone how the body uses a certain amount of calories just for everyday activities (Basic Metabolic Rate). I even got the numbers right in the d... Read more

Bird Emergency!

Thursday, January 24, 2013      6 comments

Jessie, my female cockatiel, kept me from going to the gym tonight. As usual, I had the cage open. Jessie is not the best flier; she tends to crash land, but never gets hurt. I have soft carpet everywhere, so that cushions her. This time, tho... Read more

Rest Day - Involuntary

Thursday, January 24, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday started somewhat badly; I forgot to take my diabeted medication and had to turn around on my way to work to go home and take it. Luckily, my colleague covered for me for the couple of minutes until I arrived. Since I didn't take the me... Read more

Swimming = Diabetes Medication

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      6 comments

I swim like a frog, but I can do it for a very long time, and I enjoy it. Added bonus: it pulls my blood sugar down more than any other sport I've tried. Today, I swam for 30 minutes, and my glucose level went from 148 to 87. That's as good as a... Read more

Zumba!!!

Monday, January 21, 2013      2 comments

Since I was off work today, I finally had a chance to try the beginner's low Zumba class at the health club. I figured that would be the right beginning for me, and I was right. The crowd consisted mainly of women in their 50s and up. The ins... Read more

Flatbread

Sunday, January 20, 2013      4 comments

My stomach was a bit queasy this evening, and I didn't feel like going grocery shopping, so I stopped at Walgreen's. They were out of bread, but had whole wheat flat bread, so I decided to try it. Heated it up in the microwave with ham and chees... Read more

Sugar Levels are Better!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013      9 comments

Since the doctor changed my meds to metformin, I didn't see much improvement, other than nausea that lasted for a month. I did lose more weight, but it wasn't exactly comfortable. My sugar levels were still in the 150s to 170s in the morning - t... Read more

The Thug Look

Friday, January 18, 2013      3 comments

My pants are starting to slip. I've been wearing a pair that was too tight for me for a few years, but they are moving downwards now, too. My students are looking at me funny; they probably think I'm getting into the thug look, lol! I have to di... Read more


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