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3/5/15 3:58 P

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My Goals for Week One

emoticon Track my food. I hate doing this, so hard, hard, hard for me. To make it easier I will plan my meals and snacks for the day, enter that into the tracker and then add/remove as needed.

emoticon Strength train 2 days a week. I just started working at a fitness center and started their one-on-one program. This should be completely do-able.

emoticon Cardio 3 days a week. As Nike says "Just Do It!"

Okay - that's it for this week. My goal is to stick to the plan (oh, and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!)
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3/5/15 1:21 P

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Lots of great info and support on this website!

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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3/5/15 12:37 P

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Hi. I am new here but I believe I have been hit with the proverbial rock on the head. I was told that I am now pre-diabetic with an A1c of 5.8 - not bad but bad enough to get my attention. I live with a full blown diabetic who is now at stage 4 kidney disease and in need of a transplant and I should know better than to let this happen to me. Ok that's enough of going down the pity road. My goals for the week is to get on that treadmill three times this week and do at least 30 minutes of walking. I also am going to start planning and preparing meals that are more healthful for myself. I already track my water consistently but not my food - I will begin doing that immediately.

Wish me luck - I will be back here often.

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BEST WISHES ON YOUR JOURNEY. OPPS CAPS.

T...AND THE LORD, IT IS HE THAT GOES BEFORE YOU; HE WILL BE WITH YOU, HE WILL NOT FOAL YOU, NEITHER FORSAKE YOU: FEAR NOT, NEITHER BY DISMAYED.

DEUTERONOMY 31:8


BUT HE ANSWERED AND SAID, IT IS WRITTEN, MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUR OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.

MATHEW 4:4


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3/4/15 10:58 A

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Hi,

I was finally diagnosed with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. In other word, my adrenal glands are large and have been all my life. However, the implications of this for adults is that its effects many times are felt later in life. After 10 years of trying to tell doctors something was wrong and being told they couldn't find anything, I was referred to an endocrinologist who listened to me. It was first thought to be a thyroid problem because I have goiters. Then we attacked it as prediabetes but there were still no results. After numerous tests, we came to the above diagnosis. The adrenal gland issue is creating some of the same issues as diabetes. So my blood pressure is higher than it should be and my glucose numbers as well. It also interferes with cholesterol numbers. So he has decided to treat it as diabetes. I will have to take medication for the rest of my life as my adrenal glands cannot be changed.

Goals:

I want to complete this challenge and begin an established plan for my health.

I will track my food daily.

I will be consistent with the cardio and strength training outlined in this challenge.

I will share this with my family and ask for the support I will need.

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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1.I hope to lose near 25 or so pounds (LONG TERM). For now a few would be a great beginning.

2. I want to keep my diabetes in good control. My a1c was 5.7 a year ago.

3. I already exercise and have a good cardio plan workout daily. I need to be consistent with it. emoticon I can not say I am in love with stretchy bands , weights or kettle balls. emoticon I hope to change that....so I plan on doing cardio at least 6 days a week. with 1-2 days of st.

4. I am on the Blue Lion Trackers team on the BLC Biggest Loser Challenge. As a requirement our trackers have to be open to the spark public. So the good and bad and the ugly are displayed. emoticon I had issues with this in the beginning but the awesome and nice understanding and supportive friends/leader(s) reassured me I could do it. As an emotional eater that was challenging. I am over it. If we were all perfect there would be no need for spark people. We are all learning and walking our own journeys. So I will keep my tracker opened and keep tracking. I will ATTEMPT to stay very close to my calorie ranges.

Good luck, Prayers to us who pray, happy thoughts to us all.

Edited by: GODZDESIGN95 at: 3/4/2015 (09:05)
T...AND THE LORD, IT IS HE THAT GOES BEFORE YOU; HE WILL BE WITH YOU, HE WILL NOT FOAL YOU, NEITHER FORSAKE YOU: FEAR NOT, NEITHER BY DISMAYED.

DEUTERONOMY 31:8


BUT HE ANSWERED AND SAID, IT IS WRITTEN, MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUR OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.

MATHEW 4:4


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3/3/15 11:51 A

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To get my A1c under 7.

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OANDODIETER, you can do it, besides you have a beautiful smile, stick to it, we're here for you









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2/28/15 9:32 P

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Hi! I'm new here and learning more every day!
My goals are tracking my meals/ snacks, checking my blood sugar twice daily, increasing movement and exercise as well as practicing healthy choices.

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2/27/15 11:31 A

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I wish I could say I was new at this but I can't . I have been here before and quit before reaching my goal. I am 65 yers old and my long term goal is to lose 90 pounds by August 16,2016 and smile while I do it.

My goals are : 1. Finish this challenge
2.Track my food and fittness
3. Teach my self better habits
4.Learn as much as I can about diabetes emoticon

Life is all about choices and I choose to make good ones.


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EDITHBUTOR you posted right, good luck on your journey emoticon









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2/23/15 10:37 P

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Pre-diabetic too. Sick of being out of shape and out of breath. My goals for this week are to count my calories every day and to exercise 3 days this week.
My apologies if I post the wrong way. I am new here and this site is huge!

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2/23/15 3:28 P

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I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic along with several other health problems. I joined this group to find out more information on diabetes. Dieting and watching what I eat is all new to me. I have been pretty lazy and not exercised, mostly due to COPD and not being able to breathe. So that's 3 goals. 1. gather information . 2. learning to be healthy and eating nutritiously . 3. begin exercising and not using my breathing as an excuse

Change is hard.


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2/23/15 9:49 A

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cardio 4 times per week, 5 fruits and veggies per day, 3 inches off waist by easter


Get Ready 'cause here I come.


 
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I have been a type 2 diabetic for over a decade and I never really did much to change that. Last year I had a baby and he just recently turned 1...I want to be able to keep up with him and be able to take care of him and watch him grow. Its time for that change and Im ready!!

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Having had a heart attack, open heart surgery, and suffering a stroke, I am ready to be healthy for the rest of my life! Diabetes has always been out of control; no more!

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2/12/15 12:39 P

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I recently found out that I have Prediabetes and want to reverse this. I already knew that I was at a higher risk for developing type 2 because of family history on both sides of my family and because I had gestational diabetes in two of my pregnancies. I do not want to have to check my sugar constantly or have to take medications. I would rather start a healthier lifestyle and show my children that with being such you can avoid medications and problems.

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I have diabetes 2. My goals are to get my food portions under control and lose at least 2 pounds per week. I also want to get more active. Getting through these challenges is another goal.

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2/9/15 11:10 A

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I want to make it through the challenge. I was diagnosed pre-diabetic. So I want to take this challenge to learn more about diabetes and what I can do to avoid it!

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my goal is to finish this challenge , i know it sounds small but its very big for me as spring break and grandkis will be in the mix but they like to work out with me sometimmes and i sure wont be sitting while they are here:)

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2/8/15 8:18 P

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Janiceone1, emoticon

Whining about your issues doesn't solve the issues!
Ask for help, stop thinking you can do it alone!
Every day is a blessing, treat it as such!


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2/8/15 7:44 P

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I would like to get my numbers under control..weight and diabetes. When I was told that I was pre-diabetic, I said...I'm not gonna be on medicine for the rest of my life(I've watched my Dad struggle with this for many, many years). That was about 5 yrs ago and now I take meds for diabetes. My numbers have never been super high and my A1C has never been real high either, but I still have to take pills. I found this challenge this morning and am so looking forward to getting this weight off and, hopefully, it's not too late to get my blood sugar back under control as well.

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-lose atleast 16 lbs
-do 3 days of running and 3 days of toning every week
-run a 5k at the end of 8 weeks

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Begin the good habit to exercise regularly.
Lose 16 pounds.


I thank God for being in control of my life and know I can trust Him. Praise God!


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2/8/15 2:37 P

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My goal is to lose 10 pounds with this challenge.

NEVER GIVE UP!


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I hit my goal from last week and lost 2 lbs









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2/7/15 10:10 P

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Hello!

My goals are

-To complete this challenge

-Work up to getting 64 oz of water a day by the end of the challenge

-To lose 20-25 lbs. by the end of 8 weeks.

-To increase my exercise habits by logging fitness minutes.

Wherever you go, there you are...


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2/7/15 8:14 P

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Sandyc, I'm Sandi also. Welcome to the wonderful world of diabetes. It's a rollercoaster ride for most of us but it is manageable. you are on the right track. Diet and exercise are really our best weapons in this ongoing battle. Hang in there and know we are all here for you. emoticon

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Ask for help, stop thinking you can do it alone!
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2/7/15 6:23 P

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I've been away from Sparkspeople for a while, but since I am still needing to lose weight, and live better... I'm back.

My short term goal is to lose 10 lbs in the next 2 months.

Eat my 5 vegetables per day

Get back into working out..... my gym closed, and I haven't found another one close and in my price range. I am starting with the walking, right now I do 20 minutes 5 times a week, but am slowly increasing this. I also have to find a way to work strength training back into my life.

I am relatively new to Diabetes. My doctor wants me to lose weight, and exercise and try to control my BG without medication.

Next week I go for my Nutrition and Exercise forum to learn more.

Some weeks my BG is great, and other times it goes up for no explainable reason.

Was surprising to find that you can go to bed with a decent number, and wake up and the numbers are up more than a point... I use the Mmol system.

Exercise really makes a difference. Tracking my food.
And another big hurtle is that I have sleep issues to deal with too.

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My most important challenge is to get my blood sugar under control. I started tracking my food and counting carbs the day after my D2 diagnosis on 1/29/15 so today is Day 9 for me. I just increased my Metformin from 1-500mg to 2-500 a day. Numbers are definitely coming down, but daily fluctuating. I did lose weight the first week so that's a huge victory! I don't want to obsess about food, so I'm really concentrating on accurate carb count first as well as making healthy choices. My second largest challenge is exercise: I have fibromyalgia too so I have pain 24/7. My mind says "move", body says "yeah, let's do it later". I keep reading the exercise articles and looking at videos here. At least I walked for a total of 20 minutes yesterday.

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2/4/15 12:25 P

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I am restarting this challange because I want to be sure I complete all the steps. My main goal is not just to loose weight but to make the changes in my lifestyle so I will not keep makeing the mistakes that caused me to get this heavy.

Life is all about choices and I choose to make good ones.


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Hello everyone. I have been a part of spark before and as my user name says I'm an off and on dieter. I get discouraged if I don't lose weight as quickly as I would like and quit. I am determined to stick with it this time. I am tracking my food and exercise daily and trying to measure accurately. I am working at keeping a positive attitude and being patient. I want to dance again. I want to change my way of life so I can make healthy choices a natural part of my life. I am going to stick with the program this time.

Life is all about choices and I choose to make good ones.


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My biggest weakness is exercising. I have joined a local group sponsored by my healthcare and am hoping that will help motivate some. Also, I enjoyed the seated workouts and am incorporating them in my routine. Between the two venues, I should be able to get at least 15 minutes of exercise completed daily. Anyone have any other ideas they used to keep them motivated to do exercises?

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Hello. I'm not new to Spark. I have tried this before but I got sick and discouraged and quit. I have no one to blame but Me . Now I am even heavier . I am determined not to be discouraged because I am not losing as quickly as I would like. This week I gained 3 pounds and I almost caved but I reminded myself I'm not as young as I use to be and it will take longer to lose. All I have to do is stay with it. emoticon

Life is all about choices and I choose to make good ones.


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lose 2 lbs this week









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2/1/15 1:47 P

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My goal: to live. To get both my weight and diabetes under control.

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I need to get my diabetes under control. Ignoring it didn't make it go away! Magine that? So
I hope by doing this challenge I will come to terms with my health. Thanks to everyone for welcoming me to this sight! Great treasure!!

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Oh great, reply worked.

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I can't seem to create a post to this board, only reply or set up a new topic. I would appreciate any help. My goals are:
1 lose 10 pounds.
2 exercise 5 days a week.
3 eat real food

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My goals:
1. Walk 3 days a week
2. Lose 10 or more pounds.
3. Sleep better
4. Eat healthier!

Whining about your issues doesn't solve the issues!
Ask for help, stop thinking you can do it alone!
Every day is a blessing, treat it as such!


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My Goals

1. Lose at least 10 pounds during the 8 weeks challenge.

2. Swim 3 days a week

3. track food daily.


Now or never I can do this

Goal: 1: Exercise 30 minutes a day 3 days a week and lose 2% of starting weight =248

Goal: 2 Lose total of 10% of starting weight = 228 pounds

Goal 3. Lose 20% of starting weight = 203 pounds.

Goal:4 199 pounds

Goal:5 170 pounds

Goal:6 150 pounds
Then maintain



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GOALS:
Lose 10% of my body weight by Easter
Get my A1C at or below 7
Get moving!!!

One meal at a time!!


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1/27/15 6:06 P

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Goals for February:
1. Lose 10 pounds
2. Eat a raw food diet
3. Cardio 5 times a week

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Lose 102 pounds by January, 2016
Stay on track with exercising.
Track food consistently.

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My Goals

1. Try to stay on weekly task with this Weight loss challenge.
2. Take baby steps so I set my self up for success
3. Dont get upset and stop if I miss a step

I need to remember to just take a deep BREATH!!


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My goals for this challenge:
1. Lose 12lbs by February 26th.
2. Walk at least 1 mile every day with my son that the weather permits
3. Start doing at least 10 mins pilates and 10 mins stretching every week day.
4. Improve my eating even more.

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My goals for this challenge are:
1. check my glucose 2 times a day
2. exercise a minimum of 5 times a week
3. cardio a minimum of 3 times a week
4. track my food everyday
5. drink 64 oz. of water everyday

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From now 1/21-3/18 my goals are (be shocked I'm choosing more than one thing this time)
!. exercise 10 minutes each morning M-F
2. track my food everyday
3. Weigh-in every Saturday morning
4. Exercise 15 mins three times a week in the afternoon
5. Prepare my breakfast for the week on Saturday
6. lose 10 pounds

Be empowered to Make better decisions and live with fewer regrets


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My goals for this 8 week Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge are:

1. to lose 8 - 16 pounds.
2. to exercise at least 15 minutes each day.
3. to get my BG levels within normal limits 80% of the time.
4. to see the endocrinologist and develop a plan together.
5. to attend a diabetic education class.

Edited by: PROFRLJ2 at: 1/21/2015 (02:09)
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I don't know where to start. The struggle is real. I;ve been diagnosed with dm for about a year now, and I am barely trying to get a handle on things. I am a single mom of two beautiful girls and work in a doctors office (go figure). My hours are somewhat long but very stressful. My vision has been afected temporarly twice. My goal is to make necessary changes to lower my sugars and maintain them and be overall healthy. I don't want a diet I want a life style change. I used to weigh 298 and slowly dropped over the year to 280, but much had to do because of my high levels of sugar. I want to stick to the 8 week challenge.

Edited by: DIANARL85 at: 1/20/2015 (18:53)
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1/19/15 1:16 P

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I will loss 2 pds. every week.

AEPIER18 Posts: 6
1/18/15 9:32 P

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I will track my food at least 5 days a week, trying to keep within my nutrition guidelines, and exercise at least 5 days a week.

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1/17/15 10:25 A

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I took this challenge a few years back. But pretty much gave up when I got Graves disease and had my thyroid killed. Have had lots of health problems. I'm going to give it another shot see if I can stick with it and start taking care of my diabetes like I should. Want to lose weight and maybe can get off some of the Medicines I have to take.

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1/15/15 10:39 P

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My goals are to be organized about planning healthy menus, get moving for 30 minutes a day and stick with this program for 8 weeks.

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. -Henry Ford


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I have been a denial Type 2 Diabetic for 18 yrs, I am resolved that I am diabetic and have to make changes in my life if I want to be around for my grandchildren when I am blessed with them. I am insulin dependent, will be starting a insulin pump in the next 5 weeks.

My goals are to 1. Log my food intake daily and to be accurate 2. drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. 3. Get in at least 8000 steps daily.

I am a determined woman, just recently got a Fitbit to help me track what I am doing in the activity area.


Have a beautiful day.

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1/14/15 1:56 P

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I want to complete the 8 weeks without falling out. I'm done with quitting! Today I am supposed to be receiving my recumbent bike and will be assembling it tonight. Can't wait to give it a whirl! Losing weight will ease my arthritis, diabetes, and high blood pressure in addition to improving my stamina and looks. So here I go; wish me luck! emoticon

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1/14/15 12:59 P

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My challenge is to stick with the challenge. This will move me towards my weight loss goal.

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1/13/15 12:27 P

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Hi there...just starting, I want to log my food intake at least 3 days a week and start doing some exercises again at least 15 minutes a day - 3 days a week.

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1/12/15 11:33 A

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I want to complete the full 8 week challenge. I will log food at least 3x's per week on this site, and drink more water.

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1/10/15 1:17 P

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Wow, i could have wriiten this. Hope your last five days have been succesful on your goal.

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1/10/15 1:15 P

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Great goal. One step at a time.

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1/10/15 1:13 P

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Great goal on weight lose. One step at a time.

Edited by: VARUNKLE at: 1/10/2015 (13:14)
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1/10/15 1:12 P

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To exercise 5 times between today and next saturday. Take my blood gloucose 2t times a day. Eat oatmeal every morning.

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1/9/15 3:50 P

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In the 8 weeks I want to lose 7 lbs so that I will be under 260. I also want to maintain a blood glucose log, and continue tracking food and exercising so it will be more of a habit after 8 weeks rather than the relatively new chore that it is now.

TREK2HEALTH Posts: 6
1/7/15 12:32 P

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Steady wins the race is my belief. Step by Step no matter how small will get me there. Starting out just trying to focus on the weekly challenges and strife to complete each one...NO excuses!

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1/7/15 12:09 P

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My goal for this challenge is KEEP IT SIMPLE. emoticon

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FLAPDOODLEDEB Posts: 9
1/7/15 11:49 A

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Hi everyone. This is my first post in the 8 week challenge. I have attempted before several times. This time looks as if I am following through. emoticon

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1/7/15 3:53 A

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Check into teamforum daily, see doctor and get current blood test numbers [appointment is tomorrow Jan.7], make appointment with nutritionist and diabetes counselor, purchase a new meter, and clear my pantry and fridge and do some healthy foods shopping... oh yeah, walk 10 minutes a day [to start] and drink 8 glasses of water daily.

Aloha, Lisa


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1/6/15 9:31 P

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emoticon SHAWNA 1000 keep your motivation high. emoticon

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Week 1, Day 2 - eating healthy, and doing Coach Nicole's 15 minute desk workout. One day at a time!

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1/6/15 2:12 P

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My goal is to stick with this challenge everyday! One day at a time :-)

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1/5/15 3:04 P

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My goal is to stick with the program for 8 weeks! I will check in daily, shoot for 10+ minutes a day of exercise (this first week), and try to meet my nutrition goals and log my food intake. I will not quit!!!

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1/5/15 1:35 P

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My goal is to complete the challenge. I have a fear of failing, so I've always said "if I don't start then I can't fail." I'm coming out of my comfort zone and joining this challenge because I have to get active. I have spent 36 years of my life just gaining weight. I have jeopardized my health, my happiness, and my family because I can't control myself. I have always wanted to be a mother and cannot get pregnant because of the weight. I know this year will be different. I am taking control of my life and will get healthy.

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1/5/15 11:38 A

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I have Type 2 diabetes but for some time have been eating as if I don't. I hope to accept the reality of my condition and to choose to take steps to manage it better. As part of my denial stems from emotional health issues, I also hope to get some of those under control as well so that I don't sabotage myself all the time.

My first specific goal is to get back to taking my glucose reading daily. I am also tracking my food and exercise as best I can.

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1/4/15 11:42 P

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Stick to the program the best you can and you will be able to see results sooner than you think. Just think about this day by day, remember the weight came a little each day. You are in a very nice and supportive Team. Good luck all of you in this journey, is not easy, but is possible. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I have been pre-diabetic since 2008. I have been lucky and have been able to control it through diet and exercise....until the last six months. I have not done what I know works. I have gained 25 pounds and I have not been consistent with exercise and my fitness level has dropped! I started back on track 1/2/15 and I WILL control my A1C and do what I know works for me.

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1/4/15 12:46 P

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I am a type 1 diabetic, and have been for 53 years. I also have hypothyroidism, which makes it so difficult to lose weight. One of my goals is to remember to take my thyroid pills, and quit forgetting them. I have started water aerobics and do really enjoy it. Let's hope I can continue this, I'm on a 5 day streak. I also wear a pump, and am trying to get my blood sugar graph to level off instead of looking like a roller coaster. I have seen progress today on my graph, and I do intend to give it a really good try to keep up the good work I have started. This challenge can help keep me in line.

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1/3/15 4:39 P

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My goal for this challenge is to add exercise to my regime for controlling my blood sugar and to bring my numbers down. I am tracking my nutrition with a particular eye on my carbs. My sedentary lifestyle in retirement has definitely affected my blood sugar and cholesterol. I am hoping the accountability of a challenge will be the motivator I need.

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Good morning! While I did lose pounds in 2013, I have gained 10 lbs back over the past year. It is time to revisit the diabetes challenge once moer. This year I want to focus on getting off medication as much as possible and readying myself for a two month trip. My state of mind is much more peaceful since the last time I tried this challenge (and didn't finish it) and I fell more confident that I can complete the challenge. LEts meet along the way in mutual support. Have a great day and good luck!

Lynne

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. ~Dale Carnegie

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May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.
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I want to learn a healthier way of living. I was recently diagnosed and still have lots of learning to do. I want to be able to get my numbers under control.

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I've started, and left this challenge several times. My goal for this year, is to finish it. I have a plan: paleo, low carb eating, tracking all the way, and walking and TAI CHI, daily. I've taken my before pics and uploaded them on my blog.

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LONG-TERM SUCCESS built by creating a way of living within healthy parameters:
Eat between 1000 and 2000 calories a day, not ever more!
Count and record daily;
3 10 minute excercise sessions per day!
I want lower my weight slowly and keep it off;

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I want to learn to manage my blood sugar and learn to eat healthier.

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I am new to Sparkpeople and also to Type 2 Diabetes so I would like to learn how to manage my blood sugar levels through exercise and healthy eating.

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My goal is to lose 8-16 pounds by the end of the challenge. The endocrinologist says my diabetes is very well controlled but I am way too overweight and thought a challenge with some new friends would be a fun way to work toward a healthier lifestyle.

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