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1/27/16 10:25 A

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I have not been diagnosed with diabetes. However, my father had it, and it contributed to his heart disease, an amputation of his left leg and his ultimate death. I don't want to go there. I've had 2 knee surgeries in the past 2 years and feel this team's approach to weight loss will be sensible for me for a lot of reasons. Good luck to us all!
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1/27/16 8:32 A

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Hi everyone. I have type 2 diabetes. I am very over weight. I would like to get it all under control. I track my food intake everyday. I do good at that. Just I don't do so good at staying on track after a while I don't see any changes so I give up. So this time. I am going to try harder to post in the forums Yes I need support and motivation. Have a great day!!

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1/25/16 5:17 P

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Greetings Everyone,

I am a type 2 diabetic and I wish to lose 40 lbs. I am hoping someone can assist me in achieving my goal! I pray everyone much success in their journey!

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1/15/16 6:01 A

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I am a diabetic 2. I need to lose 100 pounds.
I am going to complete this program.

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1/11/16 9:44 A

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I too have become somewhat lax in how I have been controlling my pre-diabetes and now my fasting blood sugars are higher than they used to be so in other words this is not going away simply because I put it on the back burner. My goal is to do what this challenge recommends and stick with it until the end.

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1/6/16 10:55 A

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I first started this challenge in 2014, but dropped out. I am starting in again, with week 1. I WILL complete it this time. My last A1C, several months ago, was 9.6, up from a regular of 7.0 range. As soon as I get paid, I am returning to my dr. and getting my meds again (have been without severa months, as well). I am making 2016 my year to get healthy.

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1/5/16 2:56 P

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Hello team!

You can call me JJ. I am in my mid 20's and pre-diabetic with 100+ lbs to lose to be in a healthy weight range. I have PCOS and my depression which have made my battle with weight loss extra difficult. I typically find it hard to stick with any program for more than a week or two so I am trying really hard to keep up with this 8 week challenge.

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1/1/16 11:43 A

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Hi, I'm Ingrid and I have almost gotten rid of my diabetes completely. I already lost 22 pounds and I want to lose more to get rid of it completely.

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12/19/15 9:51 A

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Hey everyone, you all can call me Duchess! I'm a middle-aged woman who has been married for over 10 years and has been blessed to be the mother to two children; a son who is 10 and a daughter who is 2.
I'm right now 85 lbs. over my healthy weight average and I'm so tired of giving myself excuses to be like this. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with both of my children and unfortunately, diabetes is prevalent on my father's side of the family.
As of right now, I've not tested positive for diabetes, but the doctor says that I'm at a huge risk if I don't get my weight and lifestyle under control.
I can't wait to meet you all and watch you soar through this challenge and come out victors in the end!

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12/19/15 8:03 A

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Hello. Despite being active and watching what I eat ( most of the time) I am prediabetic and need to lose 20 lbs per Drs orders. Both my parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister already have type 2 diabetes, my other sister and I are trying to avoid it! Am looking forward to this Chalkenge helping me reach my weight loss/ health goal!

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12/19/15 8:03 A

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Hello. Despite being active and watching what I eat ( most of the time) I am prediabetic and need to lose 20 lbs per Drs orders. Both my parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister already have type 2 diabetes, my other sister and I are trying to avoid it! Am looking forward to this Chalkenge helping me reach my weight loss/ health goal!

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12/9/15 4:06 P

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Hi everyone! I have type 1 diabetes, and have been struggling with controlling my sugars for a few months now. I am working hard at losing weight and hopefully helping to get my sugars under better control. I am also waiting for a biopsy to check for celiac disease, which could mean some big changes for me.
Happy to have found this group and looking forward to the challenge!

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11/29/15 4:10 P

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Hi Kay here. I have type 2 diabetes. I have it under control using Metformin. My last A1C was 5.8 in September. I really need to get my weight under control so hope joining this team will help motivate me to really work on getting healthy.





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11/25/15 1:48 P

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Hi - just finished nerve conduction testing - I have peripheral neuropathy - Diabetes has been mentioned to me several times during this past month due to the terrible burning in feet and legs - thought it was the plantar faciitis - but it seems to be both - I was told to get on regime for diabetes as "most" people with this condition either have it or will get it - hence - here I am -

I am Bobbi - grandma of 10 - writer - curriculum developer - piano instructor - and totally creative in all I do - I went in to doc for aching feet - ended up with x-rays of neck and back due to previous injuries - sent off to neurologist and now dealing with what I can do to slow the process- off to another doc Dec 4 -

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11/13/15 2:23 P

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Hi I'm Maci. A league tennis playing gma of 8! 54 yrs young. Got diagnosed Oct 5th when I went to the Drs for a neck injury. (Massage gone bad). Since then lost 15 on metaformin 1000 mil keeping RBS 100-120. Next ACL around Christmas. First one 11.1 hoping to have some dialog & motivation through this experience 🤗

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11/12/15 11:41 A

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Hi ,my name is SueAnn i was diagnosed with diabetes about 5 years ago but just started using insulin but i really want to lose weight and get healthy ,i really need some help feeling motivated I've been really lazy lately but as im getting older i realize i need to take better care of myself

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11/11/15 10:56 A

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Hi. My name is Shelley and I joined this Challenge in March, but didn't follow through so am starting over. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in February and have been trying to stay off meds with diet and exercise. So far I haven't been too successful. Hopefully this challenge will help set some good habits!

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11/8/15 8:30 A

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Hello, my name is Michelle. I forgot to do this when I joined challenge, so here goes. I was diagnosed pre-diabetic about 5 year ago. There are Type 1 & Type 2 diabetics on both sides of my family. I am about 30 lbs overweight. I have decided it's past time for me to get serious & do all I can to prevent medication & complications. I have also started checking my fasting blood sugars because I have been feeling different lately. I have told my doctor, but for most part being brushed off. I am not sure what the recommended FBS is anymore as they continue to changed that number as they learn more. This week mine have ranged from 102-146. I don't know if that means I am still pre-diabetic or if I have crossed the line. My Dr. feels even though it's been a year, I don't need another A1c. So, I am here so I don't feel I am going totally on my own.

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11/2/15 4:32 P

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Hi my name is Brandy and I joined this team today, I have diabetes and am going to try and control with diet and exercise for now. I do not want to start taking medicine so Im going to try this and hope I can do it.


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10/26/15 2:55 P

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emoticon Here I'm again....I finish my first 8 weeks a few months a go. emoticon ..life happen lost my consistency. emoticon I've tried to get it back and nothing helps... emoticon This has been the only thing that has kept me consistent...so here I am again to relearn consistency without it I'm lost forever emoticon emoticon

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10/24/15 10:05 P

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I'm back again, going for another 8-week round.

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10/24/15 12:52 A

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Hi I'm Margie and I just joined SP. My wt, loss goal is 50 lbs. and I hope I make it. I need to lose weight as I'm a type 2 diabetic and I would like to be able to get off insulin and p.o. meds.

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10/22/15 3:58 P

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emoticon I was on this team before, but fell away. I had back surgery in Aug of 2914. Had L 3,4,5 fusion and it was a success !!!!

Now my knees are my problem,,, 3 years of nerve blocks for my back keep them feeling good. Now WOW. I am on 2nd week of Euflexxa injection.. It is helping so hopefully after next Wednesday I will be able to exercise more.

I need to track food again and be serious. That's why emoticon . Your support will be appreciated and I love checking the blogs and encouragements.. Sue

REMEMBER: I have had this before. I know what it tastes like, AND ITS KILLING Me ! IS IT REAL HUNGER OR HEAD & HEART HUNGER?


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10/20/15 5:16 A

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New to this challenge but not SP. I'm prediabetic with two insulin dependent parents although mom died two years ago. I'm 50 lbs overweight. I'm fighting to not be diagnosed with full blown diabetes. I just started working on controlling my carbs.

Failure is not fatal; failure to change might be- John Wooden


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10/17/15 9:33 A

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Hi,
I'm a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic, with hypothroidism and a liver condition. I'm in this to lose weight to improve my overall health. My current hgba1c is 6.0. Although I feel good about my hgba1c, I need to desperately lose weight.

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10/16/15 4:07 A

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I am a diabetic 2. I am attempting to lose weight on my own before making decision to have bariatric surgery.

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10/11/15 2:01 P

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Hi everyone -

I am pre-diabetic and want to make sure that it doesn't progress to Type 2. I've gained a lot of weight over the last 9 years and am approximately 100 pounds overweight. My goals are:

1) to be consistent with the challenge. Do the exercises and log my food
2) Moderate alcohol consumption
3) Reduce inflammation
4) Lose 10-16 pounds over the two months

Glad to be here and looking forward to sharing our successes in this forum

Deirdre

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10/11/15 12:36 A

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I was diagnosed with Type 2 3 years ago. I also have hypothyroidism and have been fighting the weight loss battle for more years than I want to admit. I am currently on Metformin and not happy about that. I tried to bring my A1C down without medication but with dietary changes but that didn't pan out. I am not giving up on that prospect though. I see a dietician/nutritionist and after several months have show a little weight loss. Not as much as I was hoping for but I am thinking positive, finding ways to reduce stress and looking forward to challenging myself a little more as far as consistent exercise.

Tina

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10/5/15 3:54 P

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Hi I am Gini. I have just been awarded the thrill of becoming Pre-diabetic! I know NOTHING at all about nearly everything I need to know. I am going to be seeing a reg. dietitian shortly. I know all about carbs and bloodsugar and insulin in the body. What good carbs are but have no idea how many carbs to have with each meal and snack to keep me in my caloric range. It is so much to learn and I am quite lost. Looking for guidance.


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10/1/15 4:24 P

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I have fought my weight my whole life. I was diagnosed at 14 T1D. I am insulin dependent & on the pump for the past 10 years. I am in good control but I want to maintain at a healthier - lower weight. My family consisents of DH, 12 yo son, and 8 yo daughter.They are a blessing & by losing some pounds ... we will be even more active than we are now as mom & dad set a good example to live life thin, fit, and healthy!

"Grey Matters" & "Think Geek"


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9/30/15 9:50 P

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I'm new to the team, week 1. Other than losing weight, I'm wanting to get control of my crazy diabetes. I was diagnosed 3 years ago, with blood sugars over 600 and an A1c of 12.8. I ended up on 3 shots of Novolog a day and 2 shots of Levemir. I got onto my SP program 7 weeks ago, and so far I've lost 32 pounds and had to cut all of my shots by 1/2+. My A1c is 6.5 right now.

I'd really love to get it so controlled that I could go off insulin. I'm tired of being so horribly sick with diabetic issues...neuropathy, vision issues, kidney issues.

So I'm here to learn and to change my life. Hopefully we can become great friends in the process!


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9/27/15 4:58 P

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Hi, I'm an insulin dependent type 2 diabetic. My numbers are out of control and really worrying me. I hope what I learn here will help

"I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me." Phil 4:13

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9/22/15 10:27 P

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I joined Spark years ago and have lost 78 lbs all told (over years). I am now at my lowest weight in a looong time but have 70 more to go. My diabetes is really out of control at this point. A1c is almost 12 and so I am now on insulin. Novolog for meals, lantus was denied by insurance.
My fasting was HI. this morning. On top of this I have bilateral greater trochantor bursitis. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed.

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9/17/15 2:54 A

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I have tried this challenge before but not sure I have ever finished. Maybe this time I will.

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9/16/15 10:25 P

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Just was diagnosed with diabetes today. There is a lot I need to know. I also need to know how to manage this.
Step by step process sounds good to me.

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9/13/15 3:15 A

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Just started this so I can get control of my diabetes. Love carbs and that is my downfall. Want to be consistent with some form of exercise to lower morning readings. Looking forward to success.

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9/7/15 1:48 P

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Hi again, I finish my first eight weeks.....several weeks ago. I didn't lose any weight... That really wasn't my goal. My goal as to be consistent. That was a big issue with me. I found logging in daily really helped....now I'm back to work the eight weeks with more detail. New goal is to practice what I have learned.

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9/7/15 9:19 A

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Hello,

I'm Maryann. I did this challenge before and it helped me. I am a borderline prediabetic having had two A1Cs at 5.7. But no matter how uncertain my PA is, I know I am prediabetic. I have all but one of the major risk factors and I have the daily signs.

I'm not on diabetes meds, but am on meds for high bp, gout, asthma and (when I remember) take a variety of vitamins. I forget because the bp med isn't compatible with some so I have to spread them out.

I'm now 50 with 3 kids, 2 Dachshunds, 1 hubby, and now with a job in a school kitchen. I also seem to have trouble losing a single pound no matter how many thousands of steps my Fitbit says I take.

Good to be here. Good to meet you all!


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Hi...I'm Nancy. Latest labs show A1C at 6.5. So time to do SOMETHING. August 1st I started a low carb diet, but only lost 2 lbs for the month. I must need a jump start! Hoping this challenge will do the trick. I have joined my other teams goals of exercising at least 10 minutes a day and usually get in at least 30 mins. Really hoping to gain some insight here.

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9/5/15 8:13 A

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Got the dreaded pre-diabetic news when knee injury caused me inactivity for months. Packed on the pounds during that time. Goal is to shed those unwanted pounds and get my A1C numbers back to normal range.

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Hi, My name is Cara and I'm here because I'm a type 2 diabetic that really needs to get control of my numbers!

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Good Morning
My name is Dimitria and I just found out that my A1C is 6.0 I have been hovering at 5.8-5.9 It is time for me to get consistent with my diet and exercise. I have 30 pounds to lose and I am determined to get my blood sugar down without medication

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Restarted this challenge.

The first time I started this challenge was before 2012. I had my surgery on 12/17/2012 and since then have lost over 183 pounds.

I need to redo this challenge to help me get back in track.

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

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Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.


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Here to learn more about living with prediabetes. Started my food tracking and joined the Seated Chair exercises this morning. Just feeling overwhelmed at the moment. I realize that knowledge will help relieve some of my fears and anxieties. Thanks for being here.

I am trying.


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8/23/15 10:54 A

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Hello all! Was diagnosed in 2010. Have had ups & downs with my blood sugar & weight but have finally had enough. I am so happy to have SparkPeople to help me on the way. A loving & supportive family is a huge help too!

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I have tried everything and BS numbers are still too high for me - I want 90...body is not cooperating ..
so I am excited to do this challenge ( again -I think ) had gotten in normal range and hasimoto disease throws my thyroid out and weight piles on without changing anything - then my BS goes up too - so struggling with getting both down- kinda gave up on exercise alittle depressive..
glad to be here - call me Fluffy ( I had a sweet little hen when I had my farm in MD - her name was flufbut .. in memory , something got her :0( ... been many years ago )



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Hello everyone, my name is nicole. I am unsure if I am pre-diabetic or not but my endo doc wants to put me on metformin which my hubby takes for his. He is first running test. I am heading down the road of being diabetic and I don't like this. I am taking charge of my life while trying to help my hubby control his diabetes.

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Just found out a couple weeks ago that I have diabetes and am joining this group to help get healthier and to get the diabetes under control.

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Hi, my names Lynn and I found out last Friday that I have diabetes.. I am searching for foods I can eat and a friend told me to check out this forum for support and so I'm going to join the challenge if I can figure out how. :) Ive been a Sparkpeople member for years.. at this time I have 42 lbs off. Hope to get to know some of you..

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. (Ps 103:1-5)


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starting over...again. I allowed a stumble to become a big stumbling block but I'm back. Here's to a great 8 weeks full of progress not perfection! emoticon

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Restarting this challenge over since I just now remembered I had joined the challenge. Was just diagnosed as diabetic a month ago. Wanting to get my my health under control.

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8/16/15 4:46 P

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I restarted the challenge over.Maybe I can get this right.Anyway working on losing weight and gaining control over my diabetes.

Matthew 19:26 - But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Luke 1:37 - For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Mark 11:24 - Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].


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8/16/15 11:39 A

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Hello everyone!
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about eight years ago, when I was 19. Two years later, when I was pregnant with my son, the diagnosis was changed to a "slow to progress type 1." Just what I wanted to hear (note the sarcasm). Since then my control has been up and down and right now it's not so good. I am looking to get control of my blood sugar levels not just right now, but for good!

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-the body with healthy food
-the heart with joy, compassion, and love
-the mind with knowledge
-the spirit with equanimity and self-awareness"
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8/13/15 10:24 A

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Hi, I am pre-diabetic with an A1C of 6.8. I will go on meds if my A1C reaches 7. I want to keep from reaching that point. Open to any suggestions you may have.

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8/8/15 9:35 A

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Hi I am just diagnosed and new to spark people. I am trying to figure out how to post to the forum and log my progress towards the team. I am glad to get started.

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8/7/15 10:50 P

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emoticon I started the challenge over..Anyway working on losing weight and gaining control over my diabetes.

With God all things are possible..


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8/7/15 7:39 P

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Hi, I'm new to this team. I'm 65 yrs old, married with one son. I was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a few weeks ago.

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8/6/15 12:59 P

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My name is Joanna and I am 28 years old. Was just diagnosed with diabetes 2 weeks ago.

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8/4/15 10:34 P

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Hello I'm new...

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8/4/15 9:14 A

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I'm a returnee. the last year and a half has been very difficult.

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8/1/15 2:33 P

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Hello, I am new.. working on losing weight and gaining control over my diabetes.. Time for a healthier lifestyle.

With God all things are possible..


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7/26/15 11:38 A

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emoticon Debbie

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7/26/15 11:36 A

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Hi, I'm Debbie and trying to manage my diabetes. I am anxious to start this 8 wk challenge. Is there a printable page I can have as a visual tool to "SPARK" my 57 years old brain. If I see it, I am reminded without taking the time to get on my spark pages.

Success in not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

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7/20/15 6:34 P

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emoticon Natalie, you have a head start. Diet and exercise. You will never have diabetes. Good luck emoticon

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7/20/15 6:27 P

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emoticon My name is Natalie. I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes a couple of months ago. But it has really hit home as to how much this can affect my overall health. I joined SparkPeople for the motivation, the information and the support to help me better understand diabetes. emoticon

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7/19/15 5:15 P

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To get ticker. Go to start page. Under your name at top select account. On that page select community. Go down to signature & ticker. Follow prompts. I hope I got this correct.

Edited by: LYVON17 at: 7/19/2015 (17:21)
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7/19/15 5:05 P

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emoticon Thomas, I also returned about four weeks ago. I found this challenge helpful for me. I log in daily to remind myself of my commitment. I will support your effect to get health. Good luck.

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7/19/15 3:59 P

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Thomas Wagner and I was a part of Spark a time back, However I am back, I need to do my best to stick with this. I feel my body deteriorating more and more as time goes on and I know that time will run out and I don't want to look back and regret not having done a think to better my life.

I am here to fight, I am here to win, I am here to learn, I am here for help and in the future, well I hope to inspire and help others as well. Would love to make some lasting friendships along the way.

On a side note: How do you get those weight bars at the bottom like some of you have?



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7/19/15 12:58 A

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emoticon Mommarm good luck......diet and exercise. Continue logging in and reaching out. emoticon

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7/18/15 11:43 P

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I just joined this challenge. I have been Type 2 diabetic for many years, and I take pills and insulin. After my doctor changed my pills a couple months ago, my A1C jumped from 7.5 to 10.3. Tired of this extra weight and have a hard time functioning with glucoses over 300, so I am getting active about getting this condition under control! emoticon

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7/17/15 2:17 P

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emoticon Congratulation on taking your first step on a never ending journey emoticon

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And away we go.

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emoticon Here to take control of my diabetes...I will defeat this

Edited by: TRISHAPOOH80 at: 7/17/2015 (12:06)

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Hello, I am an educator who is now going to focus on getting myself better educated. I have two adult daughters, one of whom is working on a Masters in Nutrition. She inspires me. As a teenager I was highly active and could eat whatever I wanted. As I aged and became more sedentary, my weight climbed. As many women do, I prioritized everyone else. Now...it's time for me! emoticon

My other inspiration is my parents. They are in their 70's and in great shape. They walk daily, work in their gardens, volunteer and have been in good health despite some serious bumps in the road. One big key to their success is their healthy diet. Another is being active every day.

in the past couple of years, I've watched two of friends work through significant weights losses but in unhealthy ways. One exercises compulsively while eating healthfully sometimes but binge eating at others. The second starves himself, eating two meals a day and then following up with laxatives. Both of their motivation is to LOOK better. Frankly, at 50+ I don't really care about people who judge me by looks alone. My goal is to find a more healthy balance for both eating and exercise. This really is a lifestyle change.

Thanks for listening. Have a great day! emoticon

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7/14/15 9:35 A

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emoticon Eraeleven I'm very happy you are taking yourself serious. Good luck on your journey. emoticon

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emoticon I am so excited to be here :) I'm 35 I have 5 kids ranging from 16 down to 2 months, I was diagnosed a year ago in March as a type 2. I have had to deal with being a gestational diabetic with each of my kids, 3 pregnancies I controlled with diet and two with insulin my last was extremely hard the Dr. said my body acted like I was Type 1. I'm so ready to get my body back and healthy :) for me and my family. emoticon

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Hi Everyone! I have type 2 diabetes and have had for a number of years without it being controlled. I am the poster child for denial. However, I am now fully on board with getting this turned around! I have 65 pds to drop and I'm learning to take it one day at a time! emoticon emoticon

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7/7/15 9:37 A

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emoticon I will try to support you......just keep posting emoticon

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7/7/15 9:11 A

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Hi! I've been a diabetic for quite awhile, and actually signed up for this challenge about a year ago . Needless to say, I didn't complete it successfully. But now my sugars are out of control and my A1c is up.

I've never posted on the message boards before, and am hoping that by doing so, I'll be more motivated. I do believe that supporting each other, we can do this! emoticon

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Hi, I am also new at this and am hopeful. Same as you I am looking at a knee replacement and trying to remove some weight before hand. Stay well!! I wish the best for your grand daughter.


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Hey,

I am new to this challenge. I am not diabetic, but my sister is. I have over 50 pounds to lose so I may not have to have knee replacement. They say for every 5 you lose it takes 10 off your joints.

During vacation I injured my Achilles Tendon so I am walking with a foot brace. I look pitiful but my mood is great.

My 18 year old grand daughter left for army basic combat training on Monday. So I am going to try to match my challenge on this team with the unreal challenges that she will be going through in July/Aug. in S. C. I stopped crying about this and got to work instead.

Many bright blessings.
Linda


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7/5/15 1:51 P

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Hi! My name is Lesley and I am borderline Type 2 Diabetes but my glucose tolerance is ok. I would be better off if I got rid of some (a lot of) pesky pounds and I need to educate myself to eat beneficially. I figured this team would be a good place to learn emoticon

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7/1/15 7:52 P

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Hi there! In honor of my Mother and my friend, Nicole, and for my own health, I am here to learn how to take care of myself and to support my friend. My weight is going up again and I know I have to get this under control.

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7/1/15 10:57 A

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Good for you. Small steps add up. emoticon

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Good morning, i rejoined.

keep on keeping on


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6/28/15 11:23 A

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Good morning, I actually start 3 days ago. I didn't introduce myself. I have started this challenge before. Failed to commit dropped out. I feel more dedicated. My goal is to get off insulin by the end of this year. I under stand I may need to take an oral medication for the rest of my life. I'm 76 years old. I have already lost 58 lbs and cut my insulin in half. I feel I need support from a community..... Can I count on you?

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