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3/20/12 12:13 P

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Everyone welcome!!
Doing a lifestyle change such as this is hard!! I have been doing it for a while before I joined this site! When ever you falter (and you will) remember just to get back up because you are stronger for doing so!

"The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus."
~Bruce Lee

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
~ Mark Twain

You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.
~David Viscott

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"

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3/19/12 12:23 P

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yo there and all the best to ya! be honest and true to yourself and have oodles of fun doing it!

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3/10/12 10:41 A

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First off, welcome! Second, it's best to not consider this a "diet" because that implies a quick fix, something that you don't intend on sticking with in the long run. People who go on "diets" tend to gain back the weight and then some because they never intended on eating healthy/exercising in the long run. Instead, consider this a healthy lifestyle. It's a long-term change in overall health and wellness, and it's the most effective, in my opinion. It takes a lot of willpower, motivation and dedication but it's so rewarding it. Third, definitely learn how to cook! It's so worth it!

I highly suggest doing a "diabetes" search (use the search tool at the top of the page) and you'll come up with a ton of articles on how to manage and plan a meal with diabetes. Here's the Diabetes Diet Center I found:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/diabete
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diet.asp


And here's a Spark Team for people with diabetes so you can connect with other members with diabetes.
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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I hope I helped!

- Kristen
Weight loss blog: fitfoodieblog.wordpress.com/

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LWATKINS61 SparkPoints: (261)
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3/9/12 11:51 A

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Hi I need help with healthy eating. I am a diabetic and I am currently attending Lawson State Community College. I have to stay away from the cafeteria because the food is not cooked for diabetes. I don't know how to cook. I was wondering if there is a way to eat healthy without cooking? I'd like to hear some suggestions as I try this dieting thing one more time. I have failed at my diet routine almost 4 times now and I'm bout ready to give up.

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