In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
November Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (99,157) Posts: 1,185 1/17/13 3:03 A
Welcome Vickie. I had a medical scare last March and since then I have lost 40 pounds and quit smoking. I began my changing what I eat just to feel better (I was having a lot of stomach pain) and the side effect was that I lost weight. Best wishes on your journey to a healthier you.
Barb "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." A.A.Milne
current weight: 195.4
Fitness Minutes: (11,683) Posts: 7,180 1/16/13 7:52 P
Congratulations! I'm not diabetic (my A1C was normal at my last checkup), but I have been found to be insulin resistant. My doctor said that this is my warning sign and that I'm creeping into the gray area of pre-diabetes. I'm really working to lose weight and become more active, but it's really hard. I'm getting back on the treadmill and watching the foods I eat. I'm hoping to lose at least 25 pounds before my next doctor's visit.
'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW -- what a ride!
Pounds lost: 4.0
Fitness Minutes: (75) Posts: 8 1/16/13 3:08 P
Hi, I'm Vickie and I had resigned to being overweight until I found out I had diabetes (type 2). Something about those words triggered something in my head and I started cutting out foods that I thought would make me have a high reading, then I noticed I was losing weight.......YEA!!!! I've lost 54 pounds since April 2012 and look to lose that much this year (or more) My sugar levels have dropped to well within range (still on the meds right now though) and my LDL is down to 95 (was 118)....Blood Pressure is better too! This year, I've began a new program of losing fat that I have personally seen great results with some of my friends, so, I'll be posting from time to time to let you know how it's going. I pray each of you have success in what you're trying to accomplish here on SparkPeople. I know that tracking what I eat everyday has been the most beneficial to me and I LOVE seeing how the line on my weight loss keeps getting lower and lower. It's a great feeling knowing that I'm taking my life back.
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