Back, this is not a diet like most others. This is learning a healthy lifestyle. it is not just about the food. It is learning to keep you and your body healthy and happy. If you put bad gas in your car and it falters you get it fixed. Same thing with your body it needs only the best fuel, maintenance and taking care of it inside and out and it will last much longer is good shape. Pat in Maine. PERSISTANCE and PERSEVERENCE even when you are not Sparking you have to be taking care of your healthier body. It has to last a lifetime, I am 68 years young and feel young and not 68!
Pat in Maine. I FEEL Healthier every day with my Spark Tracker. I will do it slowly I like it that way. Toodle-ooo! and Toodle- Pip! JUST DO IT!
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Hi Jojo. So glad you are back!! Post often and let us know how you are doing. Carol
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current weight: 1.5 over
Fitness Minutes: (26,018) Posts: 1,594 2/25/12 5:31 P
Welcome back JoJo! Losing some weight when you have type 2 really brings all your important numbers down. If it's any inspiration to you at all, let me share. I've been on SparkPeople since mid-August and my weight loss has not been fast, but it's been steady. I've lost 27 pounds. At the last check-up my A1c went from 6.4 to 5.9, my cholesterol went down to 152 and my blood pressure is down so much, I'm off BOTH pills I used to take for it. My doctor had nothing but high praise for me and I told him about SparkPeople. He said, "Yeah, I have a couple of other patients who have had success with that, too." Stick with it this time, even if you have an "off" day a week, jump right back on the next day. It really does work! Especially if you are good about tracking your food and exercise. It keeps you honest when you have to enter it in the computer! Good luck and if I can be of any help to you, let me know!
current weight: 163.5
Fitness Minutes: (110,142) Posts: 13,412 2/25/12 5:27 P
Welcome back......I started with Spark in March of last year. Must say I am a Type 2 Insulin Dependent who has cut her Insulin injections from 6 a day down to only 2 injections. Owe it all to the Spark Family of members. A1c used to at 7 and now 6 and under. Support, motivation and encouragement are present with all the Teams, and there to be used.
Good Luck on your journey.
Michele - Northern Kentucky
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December Minutes: 2,855
Fitness Minutes: (2,845) Posts: 393 2/25/12 4:26 P
Hey. I'm right there with you. Your story sounds just like mine. I just started back a few weeks ago. Gave up first time. Being more active now as far as trying to talk to people and stop being so shy. Doctor told me either get the AC1 down and weight off or I'll be starting insulin in a few months. I've already had some health complications so I'm trying harder this time. So hang in there we can do this! back.
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current weight: 213.0
Fitness Minutes: (48,705) Posts: 2,703 2/25/12 4:18 P
Welcome back jojo!!! I found SparkPeople a few days after my diagnosis last June. I am a type 2 intially on glypizide and 500 Metformin twice a day. No only on one Metformin at dinner and hope to be off totally at the next visit. (My endocrine was going to take me off at the last visit in January but I wanted to stay on for just a little bit longer. My A1C was 9 last June and 5.5 in January. And I lost 80 pounds (40 before diagnosis and 40 after) I am pretty sure that I could not have done this without Spark and all the kind thoughtful people on this team. So welcome back, post often to let us know how you are and use those invaluable nutrition and fitness trackers everyday. I too need to create a Sparkpage. Just never got around to it but from the instructions I don't think it is too difficult and I am not exactly computer savvy. Hope to get to know you better!!
I have tried Spark People a few times and although while I am on it I am successful , I never seem to stick to it, This time, I am serious and planning on sticking with it,,, I am diabetic , type 2 and need to drop the pounds.. not only for myself but for my family. I would like to be around for a long time, So here I am trying to figure out how to set up my page for me,,, I am sure I will get it,,Good luck to all.
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