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4/28/16 11:43 P

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Last year diagnosis with heart failure and copd and put on diuretic. This resulted in lab work being done every month and discovered glucose in the pre-diabetic range from 110 to 103. 6 months before the first lab test glucose was 90. In last two years I have switched to cooking own food to decrease gluten and sodium, decreased carb intake and started exercising (though not consistent due to breathing problems) but now this problem has appeared. None of my doctors seem concerned about my glucose number but I am as I can't take anything more going wrong so here I am.

Goal 1- Learn about meal planning, what to eat and not eat, tracking food what and how, etc. to bring down glucose level to normal.
Goal 2- be consistent with doing an effective exercise program.
Goal 3 - lose 5 lbs.
Goal 4 - track food consistently (which I hate since I have to do it one ingredient at a time).

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4/20/16 10:07 P

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Hey howdy--here are my basic goals for the next several weeks

1. diet and exercise to lose enough weight that I can call my doctor back in 8 weeks and give her a heads up on my weight loss and she won't have to prescribe me anything for my "borderline diabetes" (i am afraid of having to take meds--with my current job situation, no way i could afford medication)

2. after that initial "whew, relief" weight, keep the habits going to drop more pounds of useless fat and gain more energy and fit into my closet of professional-looking clothes again..

3. use less sugar on a daily basis--get to the point where I don't really want it and a small desire for some doesn't turn into a binge.

4. stop drinking coffee past noon, switch to herbal tea if i want a refreshing hot drink any other time of the day--and stick to it. it makes it too easy to have sugar all day long (and is my easiest addition of sugar in the day)

5. midpoint goal: I also just joined the 30 day vionic-inspired challenge. at the end of 30 days, if i've been doing well, i'm treating myself to a pair of those walking shoes. by "doing well," i of course mean subscribing to the steps in the challenges on that group AND this one. The benefit is less frivolous spending on meals out of the house if i want to afford 'em (boom, two shot!)

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4/17/16 9:31 A

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My goals for this challenge are:
1. Lower my A1c
2.learn to eat healthier foods
3.track my blood sugar levels more consistently
4. Have more energy
5. Lose weight
6. Fit into one size smaller clothing

It is what it is, but it will become what you make of it. Smile!!!


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4/12/16 8:35 P

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My goals are to get my A1C under 7.2 and reduce the uric acid level in my blood. I need to lose weight and start an exercise routine. I work alternating late and regular hours and this sometimes makes it difficult.

I'm doing this for me!


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LTFROMBC's Photo LTFROMBC Posts: 571
4/12/16 1:53 A

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My goals are to:
1. Look myself in the mirror and start to like who I am once again
2. Get back into the habit of daily exercise
3. Get into the habit of measuring and tracking my food
4. Loose 10% of my body weight (approx 20 lbs) as my doctor thinks if I can do this then I can probably be taken off my diabetes medication.


Edited by: LTFROMBC at: 4/12/2016 (01:55)
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KATHYGBENNETT's Photo KATHYGBENNETT Posts: 3,447
4/9/16 10:43 A

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My goal is to bring my fasting glucose to under 100. I a not on any meds now but i keep going back and forth in y mind about taking meds. My blood sugar goes up during the night

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4/8/16 10:15 A

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Lose 20 pounds within the next 8 weeks. Exercise 4x per week. Lower my blood sugar levels.

Edited by: TLKEATON at: 4/8/2016 (10:16)
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4/7/16 6:53 P

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I probably should have waited to Sunday or Monday to join; however, just being diagnosed as diabetic on 4/6/16, two days after my 65th birthday, I'm anxious to learn more about diabetes, what I can/cannot eat, how to lose weight, etc. I was not put on insulin or pills, but I'm scheduled to meet with a dietitian. So main goal is to lose weight and get off this prednisone that didn't help my weight at all. Gained 14 pounds since November 17, 2015 (practically in 5 months).

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4/4/16 12:50 P

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Lose 7% of current body weight
work up to 150 minutes or more exercise weekly

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4/1/16 10:18 P

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Stay focused on what matters.

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4/1/16 8:52 P

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To learn to eat healthy.
Limit my calorie intake.
Get at a healthy weight.
Get off of some, if not all my meds.
Feel better.
Enjoy my grandkids, husband and life.

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4/1/16 12:29 P

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1. Improve control over glucose levels.

2. Track meals, honestly.

3. Develop an exercise program that I can actually do.



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4/1/16 10:16 A

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Diabetic goals, be more mindful of carbs and sugar going into my body. Ultimate goal reduce insulin dependence, to the point of possibly not needing it at all.

Health goals, 15k a day, participate in at least one Fitbit challenge a week.work yoga (for stress reduction and flexibility) and weight lifting (for strength) into 3 days a week. Ultimate goal get down into normal weight and bmi ranges

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3/29/16 9:00 P

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Hello, all!

I posted my goals on 3/8, about getting past the flu so I could focus on my diabetes. Well, it has been a real battle! But with a new doctor I'm finally seeing improvement. So my new goal is to continue to get healthier past the flu, and start some real exercise. I did some callisthenics a day or two ago, and I want to keep that up on as close to a daily basis as possible.

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3/29/16 7:15 P

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My Goals:

1. Lose 5% of my starting weight by the end of this challenge
2. Track 10,000 steps per day by the end of this challenge (I actually did it once, today, so I know I can do it.)
3. Have as many FBS below 100 days as possible.
4. Continue to exercise 6-7 times a week.
5. Keep my A1C below 6; would love to get to 5!

Diane (from PA)
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3/29/16 6:04 P

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I would like to learn how to eat properly with type 2. Also I want to lower my a1c and lose 10 lbs.

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3/24/16 2:07 P

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To lose 10 lbs by May 15th and continue to lower my a1c, which has gone from 6.7 in Dec to 6.2 in March

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
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3/18/16 11:51 A

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loose 5 pounds by April 16th

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3/18/16 10:15 A

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I am pre-diabetic and would like to loose part of my 25 pound goal and increase my cardio. I go to barre class 2 x per week now.

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3/16/16 1:01 P

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I am actually pre-diabetic. My overall goal is to lose around 37 pounds and at least half that in the first 8 weeks. I also am learning a lot on watching the carbs and the value of exercise.

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3/10/16 7:09 A

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Make the South Beach Diet Work.
Make Food Tracking a Good addiction.
Write at least 12-minutes Every day.
Get outside!

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3/8/16 8:41 P

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I noticed a number of people starting or re-starting this challenge, so I'm doing it again, too. Right now my goal is to get past the flu, continue to eat better, and once I'm healthy start back into exercise.

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3/7/16 3:11 A

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My goals-
Less carbs
30 minute brisk walk daily
60 ounces of water daily

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3/6/16 11:00 P

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So since I only lost .7 oz for the week than I guess it is time for me to ask for some help :(, as far as my sugar count it was 90 at 9:00pm, so I thought I would eat something so that it does not drop anymore then that. I work nights so i am also trying to figure out what I can do for exercise. I have a stately job and I do not like walking outside in the area i work in so walking at night here is not a suggestion ??? Help any suggestions on what I can do in the office?? emoticon

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3/1/16 8:45 P

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My goals are to:
1. begin exercising ate Health Club 4 days per week.
2. Go to bed by 11 pm and be up by 730am,
3. Drink 2 glasses of water before any meal or snack.

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2/29/16 11:00 A

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1-Pay more attention to the carbs that i am eating each day
2-Test BG at least once a day
3-Get some form of exercise at least 5x a week

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2/25/16 8:47 P

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My goals are:
1. To find out how many carbs a woman should eat per meal. I have Type 2 and on medicine but my doctor does not believe in counting numbers, he just feels I should eat healthier carbs and portion control. I believe I should know how many carbs I should have. I understand on how to count carbs, I just need to find out how many I should have.
2, Work out 5 times a week to start 30 minutes each.
3. Track at least 5 days of my meals.

Jolene



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2/22/16 9:03 A

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Track all meals
Build up to 10000 steps
Add toning 3 times per week.

I can do all Things through Christ which strengtheneth me!

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels? Let me get "thin" and I'll let you know!!!!


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2/20/16 1:50 P

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My goal is to get control of my eating and not give in to impulse purchases that are not good for me. I did buy a lot of veggies this week. Now I just have to prepare and eat them and not let them languish in the fridge to ultimately end up in the compost bins.

Don't give up what you want MOST for what you want NOW.


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2/19/16 9:24 P

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Apparently I've lost my mind; looks like I signed up for this Challenge, but it didn't show up on my Start Page. I am ready to roll!
My goal is to lose 25+ lbs and get my sugars back to where they were last August - an A1c of 5!
I need to cut my carbs more than my cals because I've developed a sensitivity to carbs. Huu-Rah! (Don't know if that's the correct spelling, but that's how it sounds in my head. 8-)
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2/19/16 9:38 A

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emoticon My goal is to continue to get my blood sugar down. Its gone from 500 to 223. To eat healthy and to go to the Y at least. 4 times a week. To get my weight down. So far its gone from 296 a year ago to 251. I need to go to 159.

Edited by: SIGLED at: 2/19/2016 (09:40)
Controlling Diabetes! A way to live not die!

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2/18/16 12:00 P

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My goal this week is to make better food choices, track everything and walk 30 minutes every day. I hope that is a good start to stabilizing my blood sugar.



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WHITEHEAD2016 Posts: 15
2/17/16 11:57 A

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My goal this week is to start working out and eat more freggies

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2/16/16 1:08 P

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My goals:
Maintain a eating plan that is best for me
Stabilize blood sugar
Loose 30 pounds
Be more physically fit

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2/16/16 12:24 P

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My main goal is to get my a1c to a 6 or lower by June and loose 30 lbs by that time as well!

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2/14/16 12:43 P

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My long term weight loss goal is to lose 130 pounds.

In the meanwhile I'm going to:
eat within my carb range for meals and snacks
Workout at least 5 times a week
Incorporate strength training into my workouts
journal everything I eat
remember to take my fasting glucose every morning

~ Karri
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2/8/16 9:27 A

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I am hoping to change my diet this week and build in a strength training plan.

Everything is permissible -- but not everything is beneficial. 1 Corinthians 10:23

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2/7/16 9:32 P

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Manage my weight to maintain steady glucose levels and reach A1C goal.

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2/7/16 2:09 P

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I'm hoping to:
- incorporate strength training into my weekly routine
- keep up with weekly cardio sessions
- lose at least 8 lbs by April 2nd, 2016.

Sandra

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1/30/16 1:34 P

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My hope is to stick with my daily menus.
Then again the dentist messed with my teeth today. We'll see how I do.



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1/30/16 12:53 P

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I'm hoping to:
- incorporate strength training into my weekly routine
- keep up with weekly cardio sessions
- lose at least 8 lbs


Sandra

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My goals:
-lose 1 lb/week x 8 weeks = 8 lbs
-track all food and beverages daily
-aerobic exercise at least 3x wk
-strength exercise at least 3x wk

"If you say "no" to a food in the store, you only have to say "no" once. If you bring it home, you have to say "no" every time you see it on the shelf. Don’t bring home things that tempt you!"
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To continue to heal from surgery, lose weight by exercising, sticking to my food plan and checking blood sugar 3-4 x day. emoticon

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To eat mindfully and healthfully every day.
To make exercise part of daily life ( a non-negotiable like toothbrushing).
To lose 8 lbs by the end of this challenge.
To keep daily blood sugar in the safe zones.

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1/24/16 8:49 A

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My goals are to recover from surgery, find in-home workouts to do while stuck inside in the snow storm, count carbs and keep blood sugar under control.

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1/24/16 8:01 A

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Goals take control of my health:
1. Get to goal weight of 150lbs.
2. A1C less than 6.
3. Normal blood pressure without meds.
4. Run a Marathon

Kittie

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1/22/16 3:21 P

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My goals are to recover from surgery and keep my blood sugar under control while doing so.

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To have better blood sugar control is my primary goal. My other goals are to lose weight and have have more energy.

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1/19/16 8:56 A

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To get better sugar test results and get more energy.

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1/12/16 5:39 P

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My goal is to lose weight and get my blood sugars under control.

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My goal is to control my blood sugar this week, with surgery on Jan. 21. Stress and worry has made it go up a bit.

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1/11/16 9:46 A

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My overall goal is to follow and complete this 8 week challenge. My other goals is to continue to track my food and to increase exercising this coming week.


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Highest Starting Weight: 301.8 lbs. 6/5/10
42.6 lbs. loss maintained for 5 1/2 years!

Current Weight: 242.2 lbs. FIRST TIME I HAVE WEIGHED THIS WEIGHT SINCE OCT. 1991. (25 YEARS AGO!)

Start Weight: 259.2 lbs. 1/4/16
4/4/16: 15 lbs.,14.75 inches Down One Dress Size!

MY EYES ARE AFIXED ON THE 'PROMISE LAND' (ONEDERLAND!)
Year End Goal: 199.2 lbs. on New Year's Day!



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My challenges are two surgeries this year. I will try to keep my blood sugar under control while healing from both.

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My goals are to lose weight, & feel better. I want to lessen & eventually get off meds.

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Great goal. Having my first great-gandchild in May.

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My goal is to get off of Metformin and get feeling better so I can play with my great grand Twins :)

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I am wishing you all success on your surgery and a quick recovery.

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My goals are to get through surgery successfully and heal, looking forward to feeling better.

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I am restarting. My goals are:

Lose 8 pounds in 8 weeks (Feb 27, 2016
Eat Five fruits/veggies daily
Drink 8 glasses water daily
30 minutes activity, either exercise or outdoor work
Gym 3 days week minimum
Check sugar at least 1 time daily
take meds as prescribed

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I wanna start tracking my glucose level... My last AC1 test was 5.7... I wanna get it back down.. and get this weight off my knees..

MOONDANCERLA Posts: 34
1/5/16 3:10 P

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I would like to lose some weight and get my A1C down in time for my next doctor's appointment.

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1/5/16 2:44 P

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This is my first day of this 8-week challenge. I am not diabetic yet but I am pretty close and I can feel the effect of my weight on my health. My goal is to improve my habits for eating and being active so I can get my weight and blood sugar under control. I have 100+ lbs to lose and want to do so in the most healthy and effective way.

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1/5/16 1:29 P

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My goal is to get moving and loss weight.

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1/4/16 11:11 A

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Hello,
I joined this challenge group because I have Metabolic Syndrome, whis is one step away from Type II Diabetes. I need to lose weight (about 25 lbs.) and follow a low-glycemic index diet. I thought this would be the best group for me. I also have neuropathy which is very painful and interferes with my ability to exercise. Chair exercises look promising but cardio is a real challenge for me.

CS81953 Posts: 156
1/3/16 3:30 P

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My goais to lose as much weight as possible before my surgery and manage my blood sugar afterwards by testing more frequently and counting carbs, even in the surgery recovery time.

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1/3/16 8:54 A

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CONSISTENCY is my keyword. Consistency. I want to start new habits for myself and do something every day to strengthen those goals. This week I will clarify those goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CS81953 Posts: 156
12/30/15 9:32 P

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My goal is to lose as much weight as I can before my surgery in January in 3 weeks. I want to stay on my food plan after surgery even though I will only be able to eat soft foods like ice cream, pudding or jello. I plan to get low carb or sugar free as much as possible.

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12/30/15 8:44 P

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My Goal is to get my blood sugar under control, get back into exercising, loose weight and to make healthy choice. Long term goal is to get my type 2 diabetes in control so I do not need medicine.

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CS81953 Posts: 156
12/28/15 8:18 A

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My goal is to prevent becoming a type 2 diabetic by continuing weight loss through diet and exercise and continuing to monitor my blood glucose.

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12/28/15 7:17 A

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to get my type 2 diabetes under control: to start exercising

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12/27/15 7:23 P

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My goal is to prevent the onset of diabetes. With this said, I will be exercising more and monitoring my diet closely so that I can accomplish this goal.

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12/24/15 11:11 A

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My goal this week and throughout this challenge is to be consistent with the exercise and track my food. I do not know what a good level is for FBS. I am doing research and watching what I eat. I just can't lose weight and my doctor said with thyroid issues, depression and now type 2 diabetes it will be almost impossible.
I am going to concentrate on what I can do and improve my daily health habits.
Any encouragement would be welcome emoticon

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CS81953 Posts: 156
12/21/15 10:02 A

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Today I am dealing with the emotional side of being pre-diabetic. I have gone through all the emotions this week--anger, fear and hunger both emotionally and physically. This is part of dealing with the reality and going through all the stages of grief before I begin to accept my diagnosis and get on with my life. Trying to accept my new way of life--checking blood sugar 4 x time, walking an hour daily, keeping my carb count low and recording all this seems to be hard to swallow. I will get off the emotional roller coaster soon, I hope.

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12/20/15 7:03 A

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my main goal is to stay healthy.
theres this one shirt i want to get into. and i will do it.
start exercising more.

I CAN DO THIS
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12/20/15 6:54 A

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My goals are
1. To become (again) aware and accountable of my diet and exercise
2. To incorporate strength training into my regimen
3. To incorporate regular exercise into my day
4. To achieve and maintain healthy blood sugar levels, BMI, weight and % body fat



Favorite quote:

"Which road should I take?" she asked the cat.
"Where do you want to get to?" the cat asked helpfully.
"I don't know," admitted Alice.
"Then," advised the cat, "any road will take you there."


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1TIREDHIKER's Photo 1TIREDHIKER Posts: 2,385
12/19/15 10:41 P

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What I want from this challenge:
1. learn about type 2 diabetes
2. loose weight
3. learn to make effective meal plans
4. get out of denial.

HAPPYWALKER2015 Posts: 545
12/19/15 5:39 P

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My goals for this challenge are:
1. To establish a consistent exercise plan.
2. To make a better meal plan
3. To convey what i am leaning effectively to others

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12/19/15 9:58 A

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My Goals:

1) To lose at least 8 lbs. which would put me around 192 lbs.
2) Watch my portions on all foods.
3) Track everything including food intake, exercise, moods, and measurements.
4) Meet and support people in this challenge.
5) Follow all of the action steps.

Challenge accepted!
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12/9/15 9:58 P

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My Goals:

1. Take off 17 pounds with healthy nutrition and exercise. Mostly walking for exercise.

2. Take fasting Blood Sugars every morning, as my Dr. instructed me to do. ( as soon as my test supplies comes in the mail.)

3. Use the Trackers to record all my food intake and exercise. Weigh and measure all my food.

4. Make a few friends with the same goals so we can support each other.

5. Return to being a diet and exercise controlled Diabetic with an A1c of 6.1

Cher


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12/9/15 7:24 P

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Control my blood sugars by checking my sugars and taking all required insulin, eating healthy and quality food, exercise and maintain exercising momentum. I am going to get control of my health!

Life is so uncertain, eat dessert first!
CS81953 Posts: 156
12/9/15 8:35 A

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My goals are to get down to a healthy BMI, stay on course with my diet and exercise, keep my blood sugar within a normal range, and learn how to deal with stress. I am facing surgery in January and that is a new challenge as well.

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My goal is to find some form of movement that is right for me. I am currently inactive due to complications with muscle pain and weakness from Lupus but I am also struggling with weight gain from steroid use to control my flares, which has also caused me to have recently elevated bs levels.
Yoga and Palates have been suggested along with water aerobics. I have to be cautious not to over stain and cause additional pain... Gotta find my exercise "sweet spot"

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12/6/15 8:01 A

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Recording morning fasting number everyday.
Record ALL food intake daily.
Walk everyday.

". . . . always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jezus Christ." Ephesians 5:20


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12/6/15 7:25 A

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I will be more consistent, and exercise more. so far I'm down 34.6 pounds... emoticon

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12/4/15 4:45 P

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Do your very best as often as you can!

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CS81953 Posts: 156
12/4/15 9:42 A

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I am facing new challenges with surgery in January. My blood sugar has been running 100-110 all week, and it was down in the 90's. I will continue to work on weight loss, exercise and counting carbs. I need to lose as much weight as possible to get ready for surgery.

Edited by: CS81953 at: 12/4/2015 (20:34)
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12/4/15 7:01 A

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I want to develop good habits so that eating well will be second nature to me. I want regular exercise to be regular.

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FITFUTUR4ME's Photo FITFUTUR4ME Posts: 41
11/22/15 8:12 P

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I am renewing this challenge and I want to take full advantage of all of it. I want to bring my sugars down to a healthy level and lose some weight. I want to be able to stay active as I age. I don't want to be like the people I see my age or just a few years older who have a terrible time just to walk.This means taking the advice given here seriously.


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11/22/15 5:06 P

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My goals are to bring my RBS to a constant level of 100 or less. To commit to posting daily. To develop consistency with my posting & eating plan. To get to the middle 140s and learn to live there. (No more yo-yo) and to meet up and talk with other Ds doing this commitment! 🤗

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11/20/15 11:01 A

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My goal is to lose 1 pound per week, I am still 30 pounds over weight. I do not crave sugar nor do I eat much however I do crave salty things. I have COPD as well so exercising has to be geared to my use of oxygen use. My A1C is pretty good, 7.6, it could be better. emoticon

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CS81953 Posts: 156
11/18/15 8:57 A

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My goal is to continue the diabetic diet and exercise plan for a lifetime, but do it just one day at a time. I gained a pound and my blood sugar is 119 today, but I have to keep going.

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11/17/15 11:23 P

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My goal is to get back in an exercise routine. My weight is OK but I also need to keep eating healthy, with less sugar.

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