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1/25/13 6:37 A

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Well, my weight is back up to where it reasonably should be at this stage of the game .. After all, I am chomping down over 1,400 Kcal a day and not getting a whole lot of activity in my day ...

Now it's 150 pounds ...

But my a.m fasting blood sugar reading dropped 30 mg/dL in a matter of days.

I did not want to start the (to me, vile) medication on time .. did not want to South Beach it because my stomach/disposition* don't always like ... and the kind of exercise I have to do ...

*Sports nutrition dieting (when I had not had diabetes) left me with a pleasant personality to be around ... but that diet is inadequate to manage diabetes

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 1/25/2013 (06:40)

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1/22/13 12:12 P

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You are right. Everything should get done in its time.

I look forward to giving my creative contribution, in a sane way.


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1/22/13 10:27 A

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Forgive me up front but you sound like a person who lives 'all wound up' inside. Are you high strung? Take some deep breaths and keep it simple. There is a lot to learn on this website and there are so many different teams to choose from that it makes my head spin. I've certainly not gotten it all straight yet and I've been here for several years. Not that I can be a poster child for anything. I just try to live the program fresh each day (and am much healthier for it, even if I'm not thinner).

Enjoy your week!

Dale

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1/22/13 7:11 A

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Ready .. to .. throw .. out that scale.

I am trying to lose weight, only at a glacial rate.
Ten pounds should melt like butter on a cold day ...
in my case that would be preferable.

People around me reassure me that I'm 'barely' diabetic ...


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1/21/13 7:24 A

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I am starting to inch up a bit, scalewise [remember, this is the bizarro universe world's desired direction of the scale, which should be emoticon ], but think I am going to lower my goal again--certainly my body composition can't be rectified much--so much cardio to do, and too little time.

This comes at a bad time. I am planning too many creative endeavors in my leisure hours. And my full time job became demanding. But you know what happened to the best laid plans, they "gang agley" ... I've yet to take my first pill for this. Tonight.

Anyway, close to 10 pounds I want to lose. I belong on this team.


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1/20/13 4:22 P

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Oh, now I see what you're saying about the scale reading for you. That's a different story altogether.

Dale

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1/20/13 2:19 P

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Sudden rapid weight loss is a side effect of worsening high blood sugar, i.e., diabetes.

The weight coming off is not fat weight. It is weakening your muscles and coming off in the wrong places.

More prevalently found in a younger, Type 1 diabetic ... somehow it happened with me.

The likes of which I have never seen (in terms of weight loss rate) since pre menopausal days, particularly when living at high elevations (the Mountain states area) ...

I wish I were 160 even, if that number meant in blood glucose reading.

So, imagine a bizzarro world in which straight cardio exercise meant you were able to keep your weight UP ... !

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Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 1/20/2013 (14:29)

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1/20/13 12:00 P

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Tina,
Are you happy that your weight went down again? For me it would be a blessing at this time. I've hovered in the same range for far too long. In order to be trim I have to eat very scantily and that's hard to keep up in the long run.

Dale

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1/20/13 8:48 A

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Thank you for your wishes, PASSIONATETIGER. Oh, scared now. My weight went down yet again.

I'm not a hypochondriac, but it looks like I need to take pills for diabetes. I have the prescription in hand.

You don't wanna know: I'd been playing with my glucometer. For those who have not needed to use one for any reason, this is the little machine where you got to prick your finger and get a blood glucose reading. Well, I managed to prick my finger and blood was running down, but I could not get it together to get anything but "- -" as my reading ...

My learning curve is like anyone else's and no better. THAT, but no pills ... ?

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1/18/13 10:58 A

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What else can we do but change the things we can and accept the things we can't. It sounds like you're wise enough to know the difference. My hat's off to you.

Dale

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TINIERTINA's Photo TINIERTINA Posts: 4,859
1/17/13 9:20 P

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Well, much of the lost weight is still off ... AAND .... I was diagnosed with diabetes.

My blood pressure is down but my cholesterol is slightly up,
The glucose and A1C are the problems.

Sometimes, be careful what you wish for ... emoticon emoticon emoticon


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1/14/13 3:35 A

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1/13/13 2:16 P

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Hi Tina,
You've been at this for a while now and know what it takes. Welcome to the team. You'll find you can be with us forever if maintenance is your goal and you love us so. emoticon

Dale

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1/13/13 11:44 A

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Welcome, You don't have to leave this team when you lose the next 7 pounds. This is all about healthy choices and you can do this. Shop the perimeter of the store where the fresh veggies and fruit are found. Avoid the middle aisles where processed foods lurk. Drink water instead of sugary drinks. Log every bite and move your body as much as you can.

Making healthy choices can help you avoid diabetes so talk with your doctor and possibly a nutritionist.

Happy Journey!

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1/13/13 10:28 A

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Welcome aboard Tina!

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1/13/13 8:56 A

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Hello, my name is Tina and I am new to the team ...

Weight started tumbling off me, and with a sudden weight loss whoosh! I am now more than 11 pounds less than what I weighed about 8 months ago (not reported peak weight to Spark) ... I do not want to "graduate" from this team (in about 7 pounds) under circumstances of physician concern ...

Actually I like this team enough to stay.

The stats:

Job Shift in early 2011 combined with lengthy commute cause me to be desk-bound full time and counting
Not a gym member, no personal trainer
Never went off food plan, but food plan was not working well with regard to weight loss
Live with high domestic stress (despite not being in a relationship)
Exercise is hardly any more aerobic than before
* Doctor suspects pre-diabetes (diabetes runs in neither side of my family)



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(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

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