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1/31/15 9:30 P

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I joined this team last Sept but then things got hectic. Is there a way I can start over at week 1? Thanks
Martha

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1/31/15 11:48 A

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Keeping up with the "no sugar" program really puts my body in a state of shock. My energy comes and goes, which I understand it is because my body still has to adjust to not having too many Dr. Pepper's in place of food or that candy bar. I didn't quit totally cold turkey, but it truly feels like it some days.

One of my best friend is on speed dial for texting to almost talk me down from any cheating. I have set minor goals for myself to reach and so far, I am doing ok. The real truth will be next year about this time.

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1/30/15 3:19 P

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Hi Melissa,
Welcome to the Team.
I was on Spark once before and the team I joined, didn't keep up with it. So, I know how important it is to have your messages acknowledged.

Hoping great success with your goals and family.

It's just my husband, (that eats everything, but stays pretty much the same) emoticon , and my German Shepherd that tells on me when I am snacking.

Just starting the 8 week plan today, so here's hoping,

Logan

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1/30/15 2:47 P

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I am sort of still new. At 17 years old, I was diagnosed with Hypoglacemia. (one of the stages of sugar problems). I do not take medication. Controlled with diet, yet over the years I have gained many pounds with al my children even trying to loose is getting hard for my old self. This year I am taking my health by the reins, so far I have lost 16 pounds with many more to go. I am not only trying to push myself in the right direction, I have taken the horn by the reins to make sure my children are getting back on the right track. My family has a history of diabetes, so the healthier the better.

I live in Pride, Louisiana. Anyone close to me and would like to team up with exercise routines etc., pm separately and we can make contact.

My name is Melissa


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1/30/15 2:18 P

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I am new. I have to be gluten free but pick this Team to control my cravings for sugar. I don't want the gluten free team because I don't want to spend all my time talking about gluten free products, which I don't buy or recipes, which I won't cook. This Team plan looks great. I have a Thyroid problem which get worst with sugar.

So, hello Team,
I am Logan

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1/27/15 5:15 P

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Hi Everyone,

I was diagnosed with diabetes 2 when I went into ER in April, 2013. Since then, I have been trying to lose weight and maintain my blood sugar level on my own, but know that it is time to get support and help in the process.

I would like to lose 60 pounds, and eat healthier. I am a vegan, have been a vegetarian all my life. I have no diabetes in the family for 2 generations on both sides! Do not know how I got to be the lucky one!! With exercise, weight loss and careful management of food, I know that I can control it.

Cheers,
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1/26/15 5:36 P

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Hello Connie glad to hear from you and welcome to this site- I know you can do it!!!

There is plenty of info on Sparkpeople.

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

Location: Albany, NY
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1/23/15 11:19 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Connie and I just joined today. I was diagnosed with type 2 almost 2 years ago. I really changed my eating habits, exercised, checked my levels 3 times a day for the first year. This past year though has been full of stress so my old ways have slowly crept back into my life. I have GOT to get back in control of my eating habits now. I do not want to get sicker!

I hope to meet encouraging people here and get back on the path to being healthier.

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1/23/15 5:51 P

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My name is Carol and I used to be on Diabetic Medication. No Diabetes in my family. In 2000 I was diagnosed with Diabetes. Until 12/20/2012 I was on Diabetic Meds., exercising and not getting anywhere. My doctor said that it was the meds.

Then in 2012 I went into a program where I work at (hospital) and on 12/17/2012 I had my surgery. I had Gastric Bypass Surgery via the DaVinci robot. When I left the hospital on 12/20/2012 I was no longer on any Diabetic Medication.
Since then I have a lost 160 pounds. I exercise daily, work nights at my hospital and feel great.

My surgery was a tool a new journey for me for the rest of my life. My recent a1c is 5.0.
I am not on any meds at all, but I must take my vitamins for the rest of my life. Not a bad trade off.
I feel 100% better, can go up the stairs without getting out of breath and can go on walks without tiring out.

Carol

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

Location: Albany, NY
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1/22/15 8:38 P

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I am pre-diabetic and I want to STOP it now!

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1/21/15 5:53 P

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I have type 2 diabetes and both my parents were diabetic. The main problem I have is remembering to take my sugar twice a day. I keep forgetting. Any suggestions on how to remember or fitness and diet would be greatly appreciated.

Sandra
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PURENLOVELY's Photo PURENLOVELY Posts: 19
1/21/15 3:20 P

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Great day everyone! I am the proud daughter or two diabetic parents and the oldest child of three to which the other two have diabetes. I am overweight and on a roll to get healthy and well. I am not on any meds but absolutely have to monitor what when and how much I eat!! Nerve-racking!!! But alas here I am.Lets go!

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1/21/15 2:27 A

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Hello Fellow Diabetic Team Members,

My name is Rene` and I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes on December 29th. I had not felt well for a week but I have major clinical depression and asthma. Holidays and winter are tough for me so I didn't think too much about it. Also my Dad had back surgery on the 23rd then had to go back to the hospital by ambulance on the 27th. I put my symptoms to stress. At 7 am on the 29th I woke up and felt dizzy, anxious, vision was blurry etc. I thought I was having an asthma attack. Rescue inhaler didn't help. So I woke my Mom (I was still at their house from holidays) and she drove me to the ER. My lungs were clear. My BG was 509!! I was shocked.

My physician had been doing blood tests for liver enzymes every 6 weeks and BG was normal each time. I had a pre-diabetic A1C of 5.8% and it had been this way for three years. I recently lost 30 pounds (partly due to the diabetes I am sure though I had been going to WW) so thought I would have a lower A1C.

I am now on insulin as Metformin did not help. This is the first week that my BG readings have been mostly normal. In fact some days they have been low. I see an endocrinologist tomorrow so I hope to be better informed and get a handle on this. I need to lose 50 more pounds (or 30 to be high end of weight range). I have been watching my carbs closely and cut out sugar. I turned 50 in September so I want to make this a positive and healthy year.

If you don't accept yourself, you won't live fully, and if you don't live fully, you'll need to get full some other way. Victoria Moran


Be Yourself. Everybody else is already taken. -Oscar Wilde

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1/20/15 12:00 A

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Hello everyone. I am very happy to have found this team. I am 47 and need to lose 100lbs. I am prediabetic and have been struggling with weight loss for a long time. I left sp for a while but I am back and I really want to stick with it this time. It is a matter of life or death for me. It's so hard to change old habits. My worse habit is eating sweets late at night. It's my reward. My get away. I have a lot of health problems including lots of joint issues, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia etc but I have willingness. The willingness to do something about my life. I watch it go by instead of living it. I want to change so desperately. I feel like I found hope again.

Cheers.....

Alicia

Edited by: MRSALLIEKAT at: 1/20/2015 (00:03)
Alicia from Maine...

YOUR LIFE IS A RESULT OF THE CHOICES YOU MAKE... IF YOU DON'T LIKE YOUR LIFE IT IS TIME TO START MAKING BETTER CHOICES.


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1/17/15 9:09 A

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Hello everyone. I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have made some changes to my diet, but not enough. I don't drink soda, but sneak chocolate or cookie here and there especially around the holidays. I need to find healthy sugar free options that will satisfy these temptations when and if they happen. I miss my pasta but just invested in a spirulizer.

It does run in the family so I need to be a good role model for my daughters.

My goals are to organize myself to plan and stick to healthy meals for me and my family. Be committed to exercise most days of the week (at least 4 days ) and lose weight. Oesteo in my knees and I have an underactive thyroid so it will take effort . emoticon

Any tips or suggestions, please feel free to share..Thanks!

Best wishes to everyone and Happy Health - Happy Life!! emoticon

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1/15/15 1:46 P

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R.I.P. Sugar and Carbs :( Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over Christmas. Caught it early enough that my levels are not in the danger zone so we're starting with a diet and exercise plan for the first 3 months and hoping to bring my levels down into the normal range without medication. I'm not going to lie the loss of sugar in my diet has been tragic. lol But I know overall it's the best thing for me with or without diabetes. It's the wake up and take action call I've been needing to take this seriously and attack the change.

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1/14/15 3:39 P

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Hi, I too am returning after being out for surgery. I've managed to keep off any additional weight, but haven't been too keen on regulating my blood sugar levels. So, today I start anew - good to be back and part of the crew! Good luck everyone! And by the way, I'm Molly!

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1/13/15 12:35 P

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Hi, I've been gone for awhile and now I'm back. My last A1C was a 6.0 but since then I know I have been out of control. I need to start controlling what I am eating and get back to a healthier diet and exercise plan.

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1/13/15 10:19 A

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Hello. I am a 47 year old female that feels like she is 80. I have not taken my health seriously and now I find myself staring diabetes in the face. I really am worried about keeping this challenge up but this is day one.

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1/12/15 10:52 P

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Hi! I'm Katherine, a 59 year old female living in the Dallas TX area. Recently my employer made 24/7 gym memberships available to all the employees including us contractors. So I used that momentum to get past my excuses and start going to the gym again. Then I decided to try to reconnect with Spark People, too. This jump start is just what I need. I really am most interested in getting into better shape, but if I am really honest with myself, I need to lose at least 70 pounds. I am pre diabetic and do not want to go down that path - want to reverse things. So here I am.

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1/7/15 4:02 A

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Hello all,
I re-joined SP on Jan.4. Right now I'm tracking my usual food intake, as recommended, just to get a feel of my eating habits and to pinpoint the areas that cause me the most trouble. I'll be doing this until Jan. 11. On Jan. 7 I have a doctor's appointment. I'm planning to tell him about SP and ask for recommendations to see a nutritionist and a diabetic specialist. I'm taking my no-fast blood test tomorrow too.

I know SP works. I lost 60 pounds in 2010. I went from 260 to 200. I maintained it for a while but now I weigh 225 and I'm joining SP now before I gain more weight.

Edited by: -A-NEW-ME at: 1/7/2015 (04:04)
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1/5/15 12:04 P

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Hello, all. I started yesterday and hope that this time I will stick with it! I've been overweight most of my life and now have many medical conditions that make life hard. Hopefully I can change that, a little at a time.

Wishing everyone a good day.

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1/3/15 12:32 P

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Hello, I just joined today and I'm excited to find other people who can help me with my struggles as well as hopefully help some one in return. I weigh 217 pounds and would like to lose 47 pounds.

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1/3/15 11:52 A

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Hello.

I joined Spark People along time ago but have been away for a long time.

I live in Florida and now undergoing Chemo for a year. I have lost no weight during Chemo but lost 50 lbs before I found out I had Cancer. The steroids keep my sugar high, but I have changed my diet to low carbs and try for high protein to lose weight and keep my readings in the normal range. It seems to keep me accountable by tracking.

Edited by: FOXE46 at: 1/3/2015 (11:59)

Jane

Life is too short to sit around and wait for something amazing to happen so forget the ones who have done you wrong, cherish the ones who always have your back and always take the chance to dance in the rain.


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1/3/15 10:37 A

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Hi, I am here (again) to loose 33 pounds. I have only dieted once in my life (45 pound loss) I gained weight due to medication making me very hungry.Now complicated by diabetes I am over weight again!! But, I have done this once and I plan to keep it off this time!!

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1/3/15 6:31 A

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Hi, I am rejoining this challenge 2 get educated on how 2 manage, also 2 lose weight. Happy 2 B here!! happy new year 2 all

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1/2/15 5:52 P

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Hello- My name is Kate. I've been diabetic for 15 years. I have had varied success at managing it, but really need to work on consistency, My goals for this challenge, is to check my sugars daily, and finish this 8 week challenge. Hopefully, I will lose weight as I go.

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1/2/15 2:12 P

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Hi I'm Lynda. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in Sept. 2014. I am doing well on meds/insulin, but need to lose weight. I am hoping I can do the 8 week Diabetes weight loss challenge but will need support as I will be starting my final semester at College. (I went back for 2nd career). When school is in, I am very busy so I have little time to think about the Diabetes. I do what I have to (meds/insulin), but often the exercise is little or none. This is something I need to change.

"Never, Never, Never give up!" by Winston Churchill.


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1/2/15 10:28 A

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"Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it." ~Brian Tracy


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1/2/15 2:37 A

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Hello,

My name is Lisa and I have had type 2 diabetes for 5 years. I need help to put my illness in remission, specifically taking my medication consistently and testing my blood sugar. I need to buy a new monitor, and can get one in week 2. I am a Kaiser member so I am adding to my first week challenge "make appointments with my doctor and to attend the Diabetes Workshop. I will let you all know when my appointments will be.

I just finished reading the workout article. I am a fan of Jane Fonda videos, especially her yoga videos. I will return to doing her workout plan tomorrow morning.

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1/1/15 11:31 P

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I am a mom of five who is very obese and is also a diabetic type 2 for the last 19 years. Due to various medical issues I have lost and re gained weight in this time period. Am now out of work since being diagnosed with CHF and COPD. So can no longer walk to lose weight and I live way out so unable to do anything in the water right now, as far as exercise goes. I eat and sleep not a good combination and it make it hard to keep ones spirits up. I also was in my final year to receive my bachelors. This leaves me feeling like I got hit with a mack truck. But that is all the whining I will give in to. Now is time to get control so welcome everyone lets see how good we can treat ourselves as we loose weight!


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I started my journey in October and so far have lost 21 pounds. I am only weighing once a month at my doctor's office so that I am only using one scale for accuracy. I have type 2 diabetes and want to get healthier to manage it. Also, in a few years I am moving to the beach so I want to get beach ready ;). I have always failed at weight loss because I always beat myself up when I do something wrong. This time when I eat more than I should or something that I shouldn't, I brush it off and keep trying. So far it has really helped me to not stress so much about it.

Dana


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12/31/14 4:23 A

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I joined mainly because every evening, I swear I'll exercise "tomorrow", but when I wake up the next day, I just feel so blah about it. There are always other things to do (like catch up on shows or read or bake something or...) and by the time I'm feeling motivated again, it's too late in the evening to exercise. I think I've just got this routine of laziness and lack of motivation going and that's insanely hard to break. I don't feel truly awake until later in the day because of my fibromyalgia fog. That and I'm a night person and always have been. But because my exercise area is in our bedroom, I can't exercise when the mood finally strikes because my husband is asleep. Excuses excuses, I know. I keep hoping I'll magically become more of a morning person who gets up, showers, has some coffee, and does yoga (at least that's what I wish I'd become), but that will never happen. So accept it and move on! Hoping this program will help motivate me to do something about it!

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12/30/14 5:55 P

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Hi! My name is Sherri. I developed Type 2 diabetes a few months ago. I was doing very well. Then the holidays came and I guess I sort of decided that I did not want to be diabetic anymore. Too bad that my body did not get the message. I made a new decision that, yes, I am diabetic. Yes, I need to lose weight. Yes, Sparkpeople can help me do that. No, I am not going to deny this anymore. I can do this! Time to take care of me.





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Hi I'm Julie - I'm giving this a go again, I think its going to help me, and even though its still very much the festive season, no time like the present to start on something that is important to me right now. I have PCOS, and its really doing things to me I'd rather not.

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Hi - I am Sonja and when I found out that I was a diabetic I went into denial. However, I hope to get off the meds that I take and turn myself around into having better eating habits and losing weight to help with my condition. This is so hard, I sometimes struggle so hard to do the right thing, but staying focused is my greatest enemy. I hope that I can be encouraged to know that I can do this. Please keep me in your prayers. I really need them

Thanks again.

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Hi! My name is Becky. I'm 70 years old and live in N. Calif. I don't have diabetes, nor have I been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, but there is diabetes type 2 in my family history so I wanted to join this challenge to help prevent the 'gene inevitable' from happening!

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I just found out I have PRE-diabetes. I going to do my best to keep it from developing. I have it because I've been taking prednisone for many years, to treat my autoimmune kidney disease.

If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one!

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12/28/14 2:18 A

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I reset my SparkPeople Goals and decided to join this team again to help me remember to test blood glucose daily. I had removed team because I was getting too many teams and emails and was having to spend so much time going from 1 team to another. I was forgetting to test blood glucose more often then I was testing so going to get back on track.

Marilyn

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I'm pre-diabetic, but I find this challenge very helpful for keeping me focused, so I'm starting it again today.

I have less weight to lose this time, and more healthy habits to develop, especially in terms of exercise consistency.



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12/27/14 11:24 A

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Hi my name is Alexia and I am a Type 2 diabetic. I hate this disease. It makes me feel tired and sick if I don't keep those numbers in line and when I do fall off the wagon I pay for it days on end.......My goal is to lose the inches and not so much on the weight as I know they go hand in hand. It would be grand if I could lose 50 lbs by the end of 2015. But I will take any lose a great step forward to better health.

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12/26/14 10:19 A

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I've had diabetes for 12 years and have had my ups and downs. I appreciate hearing how others work out their problems. I am ready to begin again after the holidays.

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12/14/14 12:23 P

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I'm really PATTI_PAL1 writing as my husband Ed. Ed is the unusual Diabetic--he needs to GAIN weight. So, I'm using SparkPeople to keep track of his food intake as he was slowly (maybe not so slowly) starving himself to death.

He was in the hospital from November 30 until December 6 because of COPD (he lives with all he time now), 2 broken ribs (must be because of osteoporosis brought on by malnutrition), pneumonia (probably a result of the broken ribs) and unchecked diabetes. He's a small man who weighed 116 in his prime and in the hospital weighed 92.

As a result of all this, I'm fixing food for him and encouraging him to have a healthy lifestyle every chance I get. Of course, he saw me lose my 38 pounds and reach Maintenance after double hip replacement just this time last year. He knows I exercise every day and am really enjoying it. We've been married for almost 26 years now, and we've been through many other health challenges It feels really good to be in this partnership.

Ed will take over his own tracking when he's strong enough. When he does,he'll most likely want to go through all the Diabetes Action Steps and become an active part of this Team.


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12/14/14 6:52 A

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I'm Marilyn.

I have tried using SparkPeople several times but always give up. I was eating more food and more junk then I should have and marking it on the tracker was not helping. I was just getting more frustrated which had me eating even more. I am NOMORETIME2015. I restarted the program so that my start date would be Sunday instead of Friday.
I am determined to get healthy before it kills me. I have cardiomyopathy with an implantable defibrillator and Diabetes. I use Metformin, Carvedilol, Lisinopril and Crestor. I also have sleep apnea.
I have 2 adult daughters and 1 adult son. I lost my oldest son who was shot in March. It happened in our home and the men responsible have not had their trial dates set yet. Needless to say the last several months have been very stressful. I also have 7 grandchildren ages 4-20 years old. The oldest and youngest are brothers and their mother is my oldest daughter. My youngest daughter has 3 children. They are each 6 years apart and the boy is in the middle. My oldest son has a son that is now living with my youngest daughter. My baby boy has a daughter that is the same age as my youngest daughter's son. My youngest daughter's children and my youngest grandchild all have February birthday. My husband died in Dec 2010.
Getting rid of the pounds will help get my health back. Now that I am able to buy food and prepare it only for me it will be easier. An junk in the house would be my fault so I just have to stick to my grocery list and stay away from the junk. I am going into this setting a plan that will guarantee success. It will be a 1 foot in front of the other plan that as long as I stick to the written plan I can't go wrong.

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12/12/14 10:13 A

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I was diagnosed with Diabetes in 2006 when I had a heart attack. I am using Metformin to control my blood sugar levels. I tend to run between 115 and 135 mg/dL. It is time to stop playing and get serious.

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12/11/14 11:30 A

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My Dr, gave me the news yesterday. I am pre-diabetic . I have several people in my family that is diabetics do not want to go there. I will get this under control.

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12/11/14 10:16 A

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I am starting over today. Got to get this weight off once and for all. My FBS has been creeping up again. My Dr wants me to eat 1500 calories a day my diabetes educator said 1200 and SP said 1900 so I am going to try and stay at 1500 a day.


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12/2/14 6:58 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Holly and I'm returning to SparkPeople after being gone for a while. My goals seem simple to a lot of people, but they seem daunting to me when it comes to actually working towards them - get off my medication for diabetes, high blood pressure and depression and actually live and enjoy my life. I need SparkPeople for the accountability and sharing my goals and struggles with others in similar situations. It's good to be back.

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11/28/14 5:02 P

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New to the Challenge and anxious to get started, but trying to learn my way around today. My Type II diabetes is out of control right now and I want to get it back to a good A1c.

My name is Jackie, I am 60+. I love to have nice chats and learn about what others are doing for their diabetes. I want to get healthy and I have 150 pounds to lose. I will admit I am a little freaked out right now about my glucose numbers.

Just to warn you I have a great sense of humor and I love people so I hope I fit in here and make some longtime friends. emoticon

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11/27/14 5:58 P

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Hello my name is Diane. I'm new to this site but not to Sparkpeople. I have been back and forth on Sparkpeople for nearly 5 years. I was a type two diabetic for nearly 28 years with sugars spiking in the high 200 to mid 300 most morning. Then one day I decided that I had enough and did not want to continue putting myself nor my family through what I was putting through because of my diabetes. You see I was told by my doctor, in my case, all I needed to do was to lose weight and I could come off of my pills and insulin. Well he was as right. In 2012 I lost 70 pounds and I'm no longer on diabetic meds, cholesterol meds or blood pressure meds. I am on this sight because I have gain about 16 pounds and I refuse to go back and I know the best way to lose weight is in a support group like minded people. I want to return lose what I've gain in this weight. Loss journey and help and encourage others along the way.

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11/23/14 6:03 P

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Starting this challenge today... Since I started with Spark People I've already lost 5lbs and I really want to do this challenge to push myself to begin, maintain and live a healthy lifestyle.
I am a 39 year old mother of 4 my kids are my life and after the recent death of my mother i am even more motivated to be around even longer for my children!

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11/13/14 10:24 A

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I just found out that I am pre-diabetic, and see this as a wake up call! My friend who is a EMT said the best way to not become diabetic is to eat as though I already am diabetic, exercise more, and lose weight.

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11/12/14 2:28 P

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Week 3 of living with Type 2 Diabetes. Needed a tracker to print out my food journal because writing accurately on their form was impossible. Glucose is down, but not where they want it yet.
I live a busy, stressful life as a teacher, musician and masters' student.
Glad SparkPeople has all the tools I need.

looking for positively charged people in a negatively charged world...


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11/7/14 6:20 P

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I started last week again. I have exercised and tried to eat better, but haven't done the strength training will stay at week one until I complete it correctly. Feeling better since the accident but still having headaches and my knees are killing me.

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11/7/14 12:30 P

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I was diagnosed two months ago and went cold turkey on the diabetic diet; no white stuff, no sugar, etc. I'm doing great with it and you will too, Chellie. Between diet changes, Spark people and regular exercise, I have lost weigh, look and feel better and am greatly encouraged. Think positive and remember that we are all here to support you.

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11/7/14 12:20 P

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Hi! I don't think I've posted here yet. My name is Chelle, I'm a single mother of four and I literally got diagnosed with diabetes yesterday. I have an appointment with my doctor today, but I'm tring to be proactive and start eating healthy now! So far I've kept tracking my food, reading everything I can because knowledge is power, exercising and drinking lots of water. I'm trying to look at this as a blessing, I went to the er for my back, and they found ketone in my urine. My blood sugar was 364. I took a fasting blood test and it was over 200. I'm blessed that they caught it, I would never have known. Plus, weight loss will help my arthretic joints! I'm looking forward to learning a healthy lifestyle!

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11/4/14 4:34 P

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I have been a part of this team before and felt the need to come back and refocus on the important things in life. My health.

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11/4/14 10:47 A

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I am starting over today. Got to get this weight off once and for all.

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11/4/14 10:42 A

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Starting over! I need to work on losing weight and not just counting carbs.

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11/3/14 11:12 A

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Two months ago I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic; is that the same as being borderline? I went home and packed up everything I shouldn't eat and donated it to neighbors and the food bank. I have become a label reader and eliminated as much salt, sugar, additives, white stuff such as bread, flour, etc. from my diet. I joined a Curves exercise group almost one month ago. I joined Sparkpeople about two weeks ago. So far, I have lost over 25 lbs., my ankles no longer swell, I no longer have attacks of hypoglycemia and I have more energy. I plan to continue along these lines. I'm proud of me!

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11/2/14 3:20 P

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I am a returning Spark member, and I just joined this team. I have lost the weight once, and I need to get back on track again.

Just take it one day at a time.


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11/2/14 12:32 P

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Hello, my name is Becki, I go by budsbud because my dog has me well trained. Am trying to get both my weight and my diabetes under control. Hoping this will help

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11/2/14 10:11 A

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Hi, I'm Shotokido, back again, doing the challenge for the third time. I hit my target weight the first time, but not the second time. There's no mystery to it - I slacked off on the exercise component.

But I did learn some good lessons and had much better blood glucose control. So I'm starting again today and being more disciplined about exercise. Let's see what happens.

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11/1/14 2:10 P

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Hi! I'm Tammy have tried to complete this challenge twice and each time a tragedy strikes in my life. This last time I was struck by a truck crossing the street and am still having post concussive headaches and body aches. I recently had my blood sugar checked and it is increasing steadily each year. I am still pre-diabetic and wish to stop this trend with better eating habits and weight loss. I am the mother of two(29 and 28) with two grandchildren(21/2 and 1) and I would love to stick around and see them grow-up.

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