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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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~ All of us are butterflies, each of us in our own personal stage of transformation ~


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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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TCKL79 Posts: 69
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.

SpecialGurl7 (Norma)

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I am the powerful Golden Phoenix.
And I am being reborn!
I am fierce; I am fabulous; I am on fire!
My tenacity will bring forth my new form.

"A brand new me."

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. -Anonymous

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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.

NEVER GIVE UP!


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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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11/1/14 2:07 P

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Hi, my name is Sheri and I am new again. I did this team challenge a long time ago and it was great. Since then my life has changed and I need help getting focused and doing the right things. I have started a new med this week, today as a matter of fact. My last test was 6.4 after a long battle of 8. something. I am interested in losing weight and like I mentioned before getting back on track. I have had a hard time established good meal and snack times, etc. Now for the fun stuff...I have been married for thirty years and we have two grown children and two lovely grandchildren. We are crazy cat people since our children have grown and moved away. I love to read, do puzzles and learn new things and meet new people. I am excited about meeting new people here and picking up some new tips.

The Lord doesn't expect us to work harder than we are able. He doesn't (nor should we) compare our efforts to those of others. Our Heavenly Father asks only that we do the best we can - that we work according to to our full capacity, however great or however small that may be.


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10/31/14 12:18 P

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Hi, my name is Karen. I am 45 years old and was diagnosed with pre-diabetes earlier this month. I am a mom to three (18, 13 and 6) step mom to two (21 and 19) and work full time as a director of a non profit. I have used my hectic schedule as an excuse/reason to put off taking care of myself but really do want to put my health first- for my own happiness- but also to be a good role model for my kids (who definitely see me not putting myself first very often- what a terrible message that sends to my kids!). So this year my BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is to get in shape, lose weight and feel better than I have in ten years! I have many "bucket list" items I would like to do- many of which require me to be in much better shape- so I am ready to start! emoticon

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emoticon Hi, I'm Abbie and I'm 34. I have several health issues and I have been putting off dealing with my excess weight and diabetes. I'm (finally) ready to get started. I am married with a six year-old son and I'm also a graduate student. So far Halloween has been wreaking havoc on my diet! I am ready to get all of this candy out of my house!

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10/29/14 3:50 P

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Hello everyone!!
My name is Kristen! I'm 27 and was diagnosed with mature onset type 1 diabetes 5 years ago. It has meant so many changes to my life but I have to be honest, I haven't been as healthy about my changes as I should be. With my son almost five, and my daughter just born over a month ago, I find myself rethinking my life and realizing that if I don't lose weight and take care of my diabetes I won't see my kids grow up, and that's scary.
So here I am, getting myself back on track!
Cheers!

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10/28/14 6:01 P

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Hellooooo!
My name is Tina and I am new to Spark People, as well as, this challenge.

Being a nurse, my co-workers and I have always said there is no such thing as pre-diabetic...you're either Diabetic or not! That was until recently when I was diagnosed by my doctor as being pre-diabetic. I have been given 6 months to clean up my act (lose weight & exercise) or I will be placed on medication. So, yes, I am pre-diabetic. It makes me feel better to say that in that there is hope for me to shed the pounds (thus shedding the diagnosis) and getting healthy.

Plus, it doesn't hurt that I will lose a few pounds before my son gets married in March! emoticon




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10/25/14 9:40 A

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lHi,

I am new to this team. I just got the phone call this week from my doctor that I have type 2. I've known that I need to lose weight - probably over 100 lbs - I guess I was living somewhat in oblivion that it would just happen and I would not get complications. Well now the complications are starting with first now being diagnosed with Type 2. I've kept my BP in check through meds and my cholesterol in check with meds - both the wrong way to think about it.

I am not quite sure where to start, but I know I need to start moving now. I have no choice - being too tired when I first wake up - or no energy when I get home from work are no longer good excuses. I need to suck it up and get moving.

Today I clean house - and by house I mean my pantry, fridge and freezer of those foods that do not need to be in my house. Today I go to the grocery store and buy the foods that should be in my house. Not quite sure what they are yet, but I will be reading lots of labels and shopping mainly perimeters of store.

I look forward to learning more about getting my health back in check and in the process losing weight and getting healthy again.

Mary

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10/21/14 8:02 P

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Hello , I have type 2 D and manage with diet and med. I have lost 30lbs already but need some company on my journey. I have a severe skin disease which is very painful.and this is affecting my life style. I am not a very active person because of this disease.
looking forward to being part of this group.

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10/17/14 9:19 P

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I would like to say good luck on your journeys. We each are struggling but you can all do it. Dialysis sounds scary and good luck with that. My name is Candace. I am part of a Tops chapter that meets at church but I will be attending school soon and wont be able to. I have lost a lot my dr has a good goal for me I have been diagnosed with diabetes 2 for a year everything is good and I was actually having high blood pressure I was worned for ever and it does run in the family but I am scared I will gain weight back anyways you all can do it good luck

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10/17/14 9:12 P

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hI! I AM VERY sorry that you are going thhrough all that. It kind of sucks that you already are trying to loose weight and the help is really fighting you as well. Maybe your dr can change it or teach you some pointers much luck and you can do it

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10/16/14 2:52 P

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Hi, I'm Charlene. I'm 68 years old and have been Type 2 diabetic for a good 15 years or better. Not sure when I was diagnosed. At the time it did not seem like a big deal to be diagnosed as diabetic. Take the medicine and all will be okay. WRONG! Being on various types of D-meds I'm still struggling to get it right. After being on meds for that many years, my system said, "enough", now you need to go on insulin. My doctor sent me to an endocrinologist this summer who added another medication and increased the insulin to 30 units. It works. After 2 months my A1c is at a good level of 6.4. However, I have begun to see it creep up again. It's all with my eating habits. I need to get these habits under control. Hoping this team challenge is what will help me.

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese proverb


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10/15/14 4:42 P

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Hi, I'm Lisa. I'm 48 years old and looking to get healthy, be in control of my blood sugar and lose weight while I'm learning new habits. I was told when first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes that I did not need to use a blood glucose meter at all but now that I have a specialist trying to take me off my diabetes meds, I need to be more vigilant with the numbers and the best way to track it all and learn what I need to be healthier is right here. :) Looking forward to giving and receiving support when needed!

Lisa

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10/13/14 10:46 P

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Hi! My name is Ginny, I'm a retired teacher and I'm a type 2 diabetic. I think I was diagnosed about 10 years ago, but I only went to one group class, and didn't get much out of it. My doctor seemed happy as long as I kept my A1C under 7, and I have been able to do that easily enough and pretty much just ignore my diabetes--not a good thing to do. My number was up to 7.7 this last visit and he was concerned. I asked for a referal for an appointment to see a diabetes educator one-on one. I am going to see her again in a month. She was very supportive and one of the resources she suggested was Sparkpeople. So I started using the nutrition and fitness trackers on Oct. 5. This website is great, but a bit overwhelming, and I just got up the nerve to try this challenge today. I'm looking forward to getting more knowledgeable about diabetes, losing weight, and meeting some people who have a similar challenge. emoticon

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10/13/14 2:38 P

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Hi, I'm a newly-diagnosed diabetic - just learned about 1.5 weeks ago. I'm 53 and after learning more about diabetes I think I've had it for some time. I just thought my symptoms were due to menopause and getting older. I haven't had insurance for 10+ years (turned down several times for being too overweight) so with the changes in healthcare insurance I was finally able to get a checkup. I'm a little nervous about having the willpower to make the major changes needed to take care of the diabetes, but I think if I just take it one step at a time I'll get there! I I've already lost about 5 pounds - just 80 more to go. :-) I'm grateful to have a website and a community to get educated and receive support. Nice to meet you guys!! :-)

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10/10/14 2:39 P

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Hello...my name is Colleen and I'm hoping this challenge will help lower my diabetes risk as well as to lose weight....my mom has diabetes and so did my grandfather. When I had a health screen a few years ago I was borderline diabetic. I had lost about 50# last year but I was experiencing back pain which progressively got worse pretty quick to the point were I couldn't even walk without being in tears and unfortunately put it all back on plus some.

I too as many others struggle w/temptation as well as motivation to keep on track. I'm hoping to lose at least 100#.

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10/9/14 11:37 P

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Greetings. My name is Amy and have had Type 1 diabetes for 14 years with no complications. I have been trying to lose weight for years. I gained 30lbs in 2011 (after I married my awesome husband), then I went and had a baby on July 15th of this year. I initially lost ALL the baby weight in 4 weeks. Yes, 45 lbs in four weeks. Then gained 10 back. I want to lose 50 now to feel good.

My biggest struggle in all my years has been motivation and temptation. Some how since my son has been born I seem to have a different motivation than I have had before and want to run with it as long as I can.

Now I need ideas about how to do it while on MAT leave at home with the babe for 7 more months.

I wish I didn't waste so much time in my twenties hating my body when it was rocking.


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10/8/14 10:07 A

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Hello all! I have rejoined the challenge after a long absence, so this is Day 1 for me. I'm a long time diabetic, but have recently renewed my effort to get my A1C under control. I'm about two weeks in to this renewed effort and seeing very good glucose readings. I'm working with a dietician, and just had lab work done yesterday. This time around I have a FitBit so fitness tracking is easier than ever before.

I am hoping this will keep the motivation going. I have a cruise in 6+ weeks and I want to be ready to enjoy myself but not undo all my progress while onboard.

Thanks in advance for any support and motivation!

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10/6/14 10:55 A

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Good Morning,
My name is Suzanne. After the results of a blood test, my Doctor said I needed to make some serious changes or I would become Diabetic. I started the Spark Program in the latter part of September. The call from the Doctor was definitely my Get Up-Get Moving-Lose Weight moment.

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10/3/14 4:13 A

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hi, I have creation problems if I don't loss some weight I might have to have dialysis

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10/2/14 10:20 A

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Hi, my name is Isabel and I have Diabetes. I am very overweight and my meds make me gain more weight. I'm lost and overwhelm.

JOANTILLMAN19 Posts: 90
9/29/14 3:08 P

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SP has a few diabetes teams you might consider. I joined the 8 week challenge last week. I am pre - diabetic as are a number of others on the team. You will likely find meal plans on one of the diabetes teams. Welcome and good luck!

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9/29/14 1:27 P

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Hi!! My name is Resa and I just joined the challenge today. It looks a little complicated so I may need some help from you guys. I am pre-diabetic and I want to get a hold of it now before it's too late. I was looking for the eating plan. Can you tell me where it is?

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9/28/14 3:50 P

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You made the right first choice with SP. You can do it, just one day at a time. How about rewarding yourself with a pedicure or a massage for each 5 pounds you lose? Best wishes! emoticon

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9/28/14 2:02 P

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Hi! Just starting, again! I'm an elementary teacher and have had Type 2 since 1997. I have one grandchild who is three and am expecting another in Jan. I want to see them grow up. I saw myself in some class pictures this week when my second graders had a birthday party for me. I had to admit then that some of this weight has got to go! I am huge. My diabetes is under control with insulin and oral medications. However, my weight has increased since I started the insulin. I have got to get serious and figure out how to lose this weight! I've tried many times and really hope I can do it this time.

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9/24/14 4:45 P

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Hi Team, I have been on SP for about 3 weeks and I LOVE it. As a prediabetic with a huge paternal history of diabetes, I have to take this seriously. It is great to be a part of this team. Though I am not too familiar with posting on the team site and how to set my goals for the 8 week program, it will be my mission to learn. Best wishes to all of you!!! emoticon

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Hi my name is clara. I am type 2 diabetic on pills not insulin. I have been told if I lose the weight I will probably lose the diabetes and high blood pressure also. I have got to get it off

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Hi.
I'm Daphne and this is my 2nd time around. I don't take medication yet but my doctor is concerned about my numbers being to high. I'm 65, retired and no major health problems. I realize I am very lucky and want to keep it that way.
I love water aerobics and walking - do one or the other 6 days a week. I am also starting to watch my carbs much better and finding this really helps me with sugar cravings.
I wish every one great success.

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9/19/14 6:00 P

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I originally joined SP 7 years ago (wow!) Back then I was smoking and had just moved back to my hometown. I have since quit smoking and gained an additional 60 pounds. I lost 20 at the beginning of this year but put it all back on in the middle of a major depressive episode. My husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last year, and I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes this year. So, it realy is time to get this taken care of. If we don't, we won't have a chance to do so. I need all the motivation I can get. So, hopefully this challenge will keep me motivated!

Mykkisu - It's Okie! (Mikey Sue)


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Hi, I'm Lara, said like Sara, or just Boo (nickname)
I've kinda known I was diabetic for a full year now, but didn't get it confirmed by a doctor til the 10th of this month (9/10/14) I'm on Metformin, High Blood pressure meds, and anti depressants. So I'm adjusting to starting 3 new meds. Being diabetic scares me, and I suppose I've never learned how to eat properly. Living in Arkansas, carbs, starches, etc..that's just how you're raised. My highest weight was 376 from last feb 13, and I'm currently at 322. I tend to be a bit shy, but figured I'd say howdy do how are you? :)

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Hi, I'm Gennifer. I was just diagnosed as diabetic so I'm trying to get a handle on this and I believe SP will be a great resource as I learn to navigate!

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9/15/14 9:44 P

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I have not been using spark people for a long time. But I want to get back to recording my food again. I am trying to give up on my diet pop and cut back on splenda as well. I want to lose 20 lbs. for now and maybe even more. I need to be sure to eat my snacks. I have been having too much sugar craving and need to be more disciplined. I had gained 9 lbs and on my 5 ft. frame that is a lot.

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9/13/14 9:46 P

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Hi, my name is Debbie. I was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic a couple of months ago. It caught me completely by surprise! I joined this challenge because I do want to lose weight. I've recently started working out again but I need a support system of those that are going through the same thing I'm going through.

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9/10/14 4:46 P

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Hi All,

I was recently diagnosed and I was doing well at first. My glucose for a time was at 117 but these days it never seems to go under 150! I started this challenge to lower my glucose. Day 1 let's do it!

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9/7/14 11:53 A

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Back again!

Technically I would have finished this challenge tomorrow, but I ended it today and restarted so I could sync it with the start of the week.

Participation in this challenge has been GREAT for me, and I want to do it again, because I think I can accomplish more and get even more healthy this time around.

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9/6/14 12:55 P

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I know what you mean... getting the glucose in control is the most important. It'll get there :-) keep up the good work!

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9/5/14 9:01 P

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Hey thanks. Weight is my secondary now...instead of the scale number, it's now the glucose. All related, but healthier to focus on I think. Thank you....a step closer to lowering that "other" number. Numbers, Numbers..

Edited by: KARMABEL at: 9/5/2014 (21:03)
Change the I to WE, and Illness becomes Wellness!


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LOL I know what you mean about there being so much info on this site. WAY TO GO on losing 13 lbs!!! emoticon

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I'm pre-diabetic, so hopefully by joining SP I can get my numbers looking better. I live in Florida.

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Welcome! I'm only on week-2, but am finding that checking in, supporting others, and receiving support, is the BEST way to battle this disease. Get your spark page and check out the feed, friend request, etc. and help is there! (I'm still trying to find time to set it all up, but there is sooooo much on here). You can do it!

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I am not in a good place, I just got some test results and I'm close to being a diabetic. I'm not there yet, but if I keep this up, I could by the end of year or by spring be considered. So, I'm going to start this challenge, in hopes to get those test results back to a normal range.





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Yea! Welcome! We can DO IT!!! Checking in and time mamgement to be online is a huge adjustment, but well worth it!

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My name is Mary. I'm 61 yrs. old and have recently been told I am pre-diabetic. I've never been in worse shape in my life. I had a hip replacement in 2006 and back surgery in 2012. My line dancing and exercising has taken a back seat since then and I need to get back to some type of exercise.
I have three grown children and a 14 month old grandson I adore. I want to get in shape for me, but also for him so I can play with him without being out of breath or hurting.
I need tons of support to get organized and on track.
Look forward to hearing from everyone.
Mary
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9/1/14 8:51 P

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Hi! I started on Thursday. I'm ready for this challenge!
Does anyone know where we ask nutrition questions for diabetes on this team?
Thanks.

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8/31/14 6:01 P

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Hello I'm a new SP member and this is my first ever challenge. My goal is to complete the challenge.

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8/26/14 4:46 P

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Hmmm. Not sure if I've introduced myself on this team yet or not. I think I've joined too many teams; I have trouble remembering what I've posted where!

My name is Diane. I have struggled with my weight my whole life, have lost and regained (plus more) 30 lbs. a number of times, 50 lbs. once and 70 lbs. in 2008. I regained a lot of it and am trying to lose that again. Or at least some of it! My Dad died of complications from Type 1 diabetes, however, most of my family struggles with Type 2. I have not had to go on insulin and am certainly trying my best to avoid it!


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Hi, I'm Donna. I am pre-diabetic and have a thyroid condition that makes weight loss very discouraging. I had lost 40 pounds in 18 months but in the past year, regained 30 of those pounds. I am reaching the point where it feels impossible to get the weight off and keep it off but with diabetes on both sides of my family, I know this is my only chance to avoid Type 2. I work full-time and am married with other members of the family for whom I cook so feel unable to just go on a strict diet for myself while making different meals for others. I would like to lose my weight by exercise, healthy family meals and portion control. I use several of the SparkPeople Trackers to keep me on track but days when I lose motivation and eat without tracking seem able to undo weeks of work. Feeling pretty discouraged at this point.

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Hello Everyone. I am Kathy. 37 yo mom and full-time employee with Type 2 Diabetes. I work 12-hrs a day of shift work for an emergency call center which makes it most challenging. I was at 210 and am now 165. I still have a long road ahead as far as healthy BMI. I am at 32.8 and I am 5.3. My goal is to shed the last 30 lbs and reduce my overall medication intake. I take several and numerous that are specific to Diabetes control including 2 types of insulin. I aim at being at a healthy weight but reducing my BMI to mid to low 20's as well as doing away with any insulin shots. Here is to all of us and our future successes!

Kathy

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8/22/14 5:29 P

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My name is Pam. First day on this team but not on spark. My sugar runs high and need to get it down.


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My name is Tai, I am a 35 year old mother, daughter, sister and newly made auntie. I have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and need to follow a better diet and get in more exercise. My main goal at this point is to NOT end up with diabetes. The thought just scares me. I have 3 children and they need their mother to be as healthy as possible.

I pray that I can keep up with this determination as I have a habit of going gung-ho and then sliding back to bad habits. This is time for change and I am more ready than ever.

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Hi, my name is Marge. I am 63 yrs. old and have Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I want to lose about 40 lbs. I only take medication for high blood pressure and hope with eating healthier, losing weight and exercising or walking more, I can stay off medications.
I am trying to get better at portion control and weighing and measuring my foods. I work as a part-time appointment coordinator, so Sitting behind a desk all day I don't get a lot of exercise. I would appreciate any support, suggestions ,advice or recipes anyone wants to share .
I have been with SP off and on for several years, but this time I am really motivated.
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I am not new to this team I have rejoined this team to help get my BS down. I took the challenge once want to take it again I learn so much from this team.
Hi I am Sandra I was diagnosed end of March of last year with type 2. I wasn't serious at all about my diagnoses. I really need to get serious about my weight with the help of this team I will do it.



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