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.
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
Pounds lost: 28.0
Fitness Minutes: (481) Posts: 5 1/5/16 11:09 P
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.
Fitness Minutes: (1,974) Posts: 15 1/5/16 1:29 P
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.
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.
Fitness Minutes: (2,010) Posts: 29 12/30/15 8:44 P
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
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.
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
"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."
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.
current weight: 200.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,217) Posts: 321 12/9/15 9:58 P
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.
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"
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)
Fitness Minutes: (192) Posts: 35 12/4/15 7:01 A
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.
Persistance not perfection
Pounds lost: 11.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,745) Posts: 208 11/22/15 5:06 P
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! 🤗
Fitness Minutes: (5,134) Posts: 28 11/20/15 11:01 A
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.
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