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10/20/12 1:31 P

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I was interested to see how other people are doing so far on this journey - appears to be all over the board. Personally, I started out with a "OK I'll give this a try because I NEED to" but have come to believe I am in this for life because it is a life-altering program. I HAVE lost 13 pounds (the slowest I have ever lost 13 pounds) but I have improved my nutrition 1,000%!!!! I am very, very grateful for that - next comes adding in a focus on fitness.....I can't wait to see what I learn next.

I will not be discouraged.....two steps forward, one step back still equals PROGRESS!


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8/16/12 5:06 P

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Glad to hear it Fit4MeIn2012!
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8/16/12 3:19 P

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Staying on track and loving my workouts!

Jaynee-Pacific Time Goal reached with 130# loss, 138# total loss

Exercise, eat, track, repeat!!



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8/13/12 10:55 A

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Tizzie5, I'm so sorry to hear your husband is having health issues. I totally understand how hard such times of great stress can be. It's tough taking care of yourself when you're most concerned about taking care of others. I'll keep you and your husband in my thoughts and send positive energy your way. Hang in there. We're here if you want/need to vent or talk or just share your experiences.
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8/13/12 10:42 A

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Mackenzie963 what a great update! I'm sorry you're having a few issues just now and are feeling the pressure from it. Ever through it though it sounds like you're making great efforts and are being rewarded for them.
Sleep can be such a surprising key component to this healthy lifestyle. It's great that you're working toward getting a good schedule that will aid in your efforts. There are SparkTeams out there geared toward more/better sleep. They may be helpful to you in getting information on how to get enough.
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8/13/12 10:29 A

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Moblackman congrats on tracking your nutrition and hitting your calorie ranges! It is enlightening to see exactly what we're eating in terms of numbers. As for feeling your hunger, I think that's normal - of course I'm no expert. I know I feel hungry much more than I ever did before, in that I listened to my body when it was telling me it needed nourishment. That's much better than never really feeling hungry but shoveling food in all the time.
Keep an eye on your calories out as well. If you're walking and burning enough calories, you may need to increase your calories in range to make sure you're fueling your body for the amount of fitness you're getting in. You may find increasing your calories to fuel your fitness eliminates some of that hungry feeling. Everyone is different, so do tweak your settings so that they best meet your goals and needs!
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8/12/12 10:19 P

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The last few days have been hard. My husband is having health issues and so we have been seeing his doctor. More visits beginning tomorrow. I am so stressed out I have been skipping meals and I couldn't even tell you what I have actually eaten. Everything is a blur. Will work harder to get back in the groove. Tomorrow is another day and a fresh start is possible I know. emoticon

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8/12/12 3:41 P

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I'm doing really well... my blood sugar has been under 100 fasting every morning the past week; considering a month ago it was in the mid-300s for possibly months, it's much better.

I've lost 40 lbs in a month... still more to go, but a good start. I haven't even really been focused on weight loss, just the blood sugar, cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.

I've learned: I'm just learning to adapt.

I read: I shouldn't eat sushi and have to be very careful to avoid sunburns-- a couple things I didn't realize about diabetes.

My questions: -- sigh, will I ever be able to wean off at least some meds?

Easiest-- making healthier meals

Hardest-- trying to keep to a consistent sleeping schedule so I wake up properly.


Today I'm a little down, not so much for the diet or diabetes but for issues with jobs/finances.

Going down...


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8/12/12 2:46 P

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This is a totally new thing for me to try. I've been tracking my food for about a week now and it is eye-opening how quickly the fat grams add up! I have been able to stick pretty much within the 1200-1550 cal/day limit, and have walked every day....and what I noticed is that I feel hunger most of the time and I "feel" my stomach a lot, just somehow aware of it now. Any thoughts on this feeling hungry all the time? Does this eventually go away? Anyways, it has been an encouraging start! Hope I can make this a life habit.

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8/11/12 9:38 A

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So we're about a week into this Class of.. Spark Journey together. Some of us have been Sparking longer than others, but we're all a part of this team. How are you doing?

What have you learned?
What did you read, see, realize, or discover that made you go OOOHHHH!
What questions do you have?
What's been the easiest for you so far?
What's been the hardest?

Let us know how you're doing and if we can help or cheer you on in any way.
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