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4/25/13 2:31 P

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I was wondering if you are doing Dr. Neal Barnard's Reversing Diabetes program? I saw the book at and it looked interesting. I prefer being a vegan, but have trouble staying away from cheese.

"Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me" (Psalm 31:21a)

"Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord." (Psalm 31:24)

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4/25/13 2:03 P

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Don't sell yourself short. I was a former sweetsaholic, and since I started this journey, I have craved neither sweets, dairy or anything not good for me.

It's a wonder most people don't get on this bandwagon sooner than the diagnosis, I guess with some of us, you have to think like mind over matter. Health or early death (and a miserable one at that) I jumped at it, I was actually scared out of my wits when I left the Dr's.

I cannot believe how my system has changed, I even see decadent desserts and great pasta dishes on TV. And they do not even phase me, my system has reversed itself and is satisfied with vegetables and fruits. I am right now eating grains and still drinking coffee (soy creamer) but will soon go on Eat To Live's 6 week plan and see how I do with that. I have already been on the plan over 5 weeks, no dairy no white foods, no sugar definitely no red meat, no breads and pasta, ( just cereal and grains)

Already seeing the belly fat going. This is a hard area to lose in. But since I started this journey and incorporated walking everyday, it is definitely happening.

Join some of the Sparkteams, I get most of my info from other Spark members either from their experiences or just plain studied knowledge. We have a great support team right here! You can betcha! You will do fine, just make a choice to change. You wouldn't believe how many of your co-workers will note your progress, and do something as well. Wouldn't you be happy to help others on your journey? I am, and they help me too.

Experience is a road to all things gained and a road to all things we don't want to gain. And we all know what that is.

Oh yeah, I used to sit and eat almost a whole chocolate cake. How dumb was I? I think I counted it as a reward for losing 5 lbs. I gained it all back, plus some.

Getting and staying healthy is not an option, it's a lifestyle.

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4/25/13 1:41 P

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Hello everyone, i am 53 and even knowing my risks of getting diabetes... i ate and ate. I work 10hr. days and am tired after work . I need to work..walk! That will be my challenge. I am learning about carbs and grams.. and go online for info all the time.I am scared that i won't be able to do this.

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