Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
EVACECIL SparkPoints: (2,582)
Fitness Minutes: (952)
Posts: 4
5/24/15 3:27 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I want to get my blood sugar under control. That involves losing weight, testing my blood sugar 4 times a day, and planning meals and snacks. It's exhausting.


TRYINGHARD54's Photo TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 4,576
5/24/15 7:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
my goal is to get healthier

I CAN DO THIS
1BABYSTEPS Posts: 8
5/24/15 4:02 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I want to start a program that would help me. I just converted to type II diabetes and want to fight it all the way. I know I need to make drastic changes to make it happen.

We can do it one step at a time. Babysteps


 May SparkPoints: 1,057
 
0
75
150
225
300
NKSOSA SparkPoints: (200)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 1
5/23/15 10:46 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i want to get my aic down to 7 currently 9 down from 10, but slow gong. i want to lose weight and gain flexability

FLGIRLTWO Posts: 1
5/22/15 10:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My #1 goal is to get control of my diabetes (T2). I want to lose weight and get fit so I can be around for my grandchild(ren). It's going to be tough I have little willpower and DH is not a great help food/exercise but he is with the meds. I recently had to start using insulin. Helps but I'm still not in that good range!

HDLIMM's Photo HDLIMM SparkPoints: (5,713)
Fitness Minutes: (437)
Posts: 94
5/19/15 5:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
To learn more about diabetes. I'm considered pre-diabetic. I think I did the goal writing before but not sure. So figured wouldn't hurt to do it again. Since I'm starting again. Another goal is to ln through the diabetic lifestyle better ways to eat and be healthy. That's it for now. emoticon

Change is hard.


 current weight: 240.0 
 
250
225
200
175
150
CIODLO's Photo CIODLO SparkPoints: (14,648)
Fitness Minutes: (5,197)
Posts: 465
5/19/15 1:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Molly! Welcome to the challenge and best wishes to you on achieving your goals. This is a great forum for us to encourage and help each other!

"Comfort is the killer of success"


 current weight: 228.0 
 
233
214.75
196.5
178.25
160
CIODLO's Photo CIODLO SparkPoints: (14,648)
Fitness Minutes: (5,197)
Posts: 465
5/19/15 1:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Chrissy -- welcome to the challenge, you've come to the right place to get support! Best wishes on your goal to control your diabetes through healthy habits. I'm here to lend support anytime as I've had diabetes for over 10 years and I've learned a lot along the way and am happy to share.

"Comfort is the killer of success"


 current weight: 228.0 
 
233
214.75
196.5
178.25
160
CIODLO's Photo CIODLO SparkPoints: (14,648)
Fitness Minutes: (5,197)
Posts: 465
5/19/15 12:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi NR -- I know how a set back like your ankle can take you off track! Glad you're getting back to working on taking control again! Best wishes on the challenge!

"Comfort is the killer of success"


 current weight: 228.0 
 
233
214.75
196.5
178.25
160
CIODLO's Photo CIODLO SparkPoints: (14,648)
Fitness Minutes: (5,197)
Posts: 465
5/19/15 12:57 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi T -- Welcome! Great goals! Looks like you're already on your way to your long term goals! Keep up the momentum and know that you're not alone in this journey!

"Comfort is the killer of success"


 current weight: 228.0 
 
233
214.75
196.5
178.25
160
NR_BULLDIS's Photo NR_BULLDIS Posts: 6
5/19/15 10:39 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I broke my ankle a year ago, and it's a big contributing factor because I'd always had the excercise to keep me my glucose levels in check. My goals are to get back on the exercise train, and lose the 40 pounds I've packed on this past year. Also, to get better control on weekends. During the week my intake is golden, but being social and being lazy on my off-days is a hard habit to break.


CHRISSY922 Posts: 7
5/19/15 7:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just found out I have diabetes. I need to lose a lot of weight. My goal is to not take medications for diabetes. I take meds for other health problems and I just don't want to take anymore meds. emoticon

MOLLYMATRIX's Photo MOLLYMATRIX Posts: 122
5/18/15 10:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I was diagnosed with diabetes last month. I knew it was coming. . .heredity and some early warning signs.

My current goals are to learn to eat properly for my condition (especially cutting the carbs and increasing low-fat protein) and lose 25 more pounds to get to a healthy BMI.

I'm accepting this challenge to help me meet my goals.

~MollySue


~Molly Sue
Tiger Monarch
Maryland(EST)


 current weight: 175.0 
 
187
177.75
168.5
159.25
150
BRIHAN's Photo BRIHAN Posts: 189
5/17/15 12:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wow. Well thought out goals. I'll be cheering for you. I'm Sandi and don't hesitate to look me up if you want a word of cheer or to just rant.

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!


Total SparkPoints: 14,236
 
10,000
11,249
12,499
13,749
14,999
SparkPoints Level 11
T-DAILY-GOAL-10's Photo T-DAILY-GOAL-10 Posts: 89
5/16/15 8:26 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

Hi My name is Teresa or T. My goal is complete the whole 8 week challenge. Long term goals are to weigh around 130 (currently 293) and be a daily exerciser (couch potato). I have 10 daily goals (doing these I think will get me to my long term goals)...

1. Read my goals and long list of "why" I'm doing this
2. Calories under 1500
3. Carbs under 270
4. Water 8+ glasses
5. Exercise 30+ minutes
6. Steps 5,000+
7. FBG ~ take fasting blood glucose
8. Post in Check in Daily SparkTeam
9. Track - enter info
10. Reflect on today and Get ready for tomorrow

Plan it
Do it
Evaluate it
Fix it
Celebrate it
Repeat it
Go for it


 current weight: 293.0 
 
307
262.75
218.5
174.25
130
CIODLO's Photo CIODLO SparkPoints: (14,648)
Fitness Minutes: (5,197)
Posts: 465
5/15/15 11:25 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
TKEHOE -- that is awesome progress! Great job on sticking with new habits and positively influencing your life!

emoticon

"Comfort is the killer of success"


 current weight: 228.0 
 
233
214.75
196.5
178.25
160
ICANINSIGHT's Photo ICANINSIGHT Posts: 14,263
5/15/15 10:58 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
TKEHOE, congratulations on the loss! That is awesome.

Linda in Central Texas

"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." Michael Jordan

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m
/michaeljor385092.html#YEcofs6EfJWGD1L
c.99
Leader of Beauty Over 50 www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=24019




 Pounds lost: 12.0 
 
0
13
26
39
52
TKEHOE SparkPoints: (29,769)
Fitness Minutes: (67,321)
Posts: 12
5/14/15 5:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
found out I have diabetes 5/14 my weight was 327 followed sparks now 1 year later my weight is 217 the bmi says I still need to lose 20 more the point is sparks works if you work at it . good luck to all when I began I was taking a shot prior to each meal and 1 at night now I take a pill farxiga in the morning and 1 shot at night I will continue sparks because I do not want to gain everything back

Edited by: TKEHOE at: 5/14/2015 (17:32)
 current weight: 217.0 
 
327
297.75
268.5
239.25
210
CIODLO's Photo CIODLO SparkPoints: (14,648)
Fitness Minutes: (5,197)
Posts: 465
5/14/15 3:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all! My goal for this week is to hold myself accountable for consistently tracking my meals and glucose readings. My overall goal is to reinforce the new habits I've put in place on eating much cleaner so that the habits stick for the rest of my life.

"Comfort is the killer of success"


 current weight: 228.0 
 
233
214.75
196.5
178.25
160
TXGAL512014 SparkPoints: (875)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 3
5/13/15 11:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goals: check BS 3 x day, monitor meals and record them. Bring my A1c down below 6 and lose weight. For a start losing 12.5#'s.

KitKat :)

Trim Healthy Moma site
https://store.trimhealthymama.com/#_l_
ij
MCPIGLET's Photo MCPIGLET Posts: 30
5/13/15 10:56 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I just found out I'm pre-diabetic so nows the time to make changes to reduce my A1C levels. This week I'm increasing my water, tracking all food & exercising 10+ mins daily.

ICANINSIGHT's Photo ICANINSIGHT Posts: 14,263
5/12/15 1:19 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Goals:
Eat less carbs.
Start again with exercise, add your recommended ones.
Go to grocery with Spark nutrition menu in hand.
Plan all meals for the week.

Linda in Central Texas

"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." Michael Jordan

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m
/michaeljor385092.html#YEcofs6EfJWGD1L
c.99
Leader of Beauty Over 50 www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=24019




 Pounds lost: 12.0 
 
0
13
26
39
52
GRAMMYX7's Photo GRAMMYX7 SparkPoints: (33,735)
Fitness Minutes: (17,123)
Posts: 618
5/10/15 4:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goals are:
1. Learn to eat healthier adding more fruits and vegetables to my daily diet

2. Fit in more exercise

3. Read as much as I can to better educate myself about diabetes

emoticon


Edited by: GRAMMYX7 at: 5/10/2015 (16:41)
Only I can make it happen
Marge


 current weight: 174.0 
 
176
164.25
152.5
140.75
129
KZJKBB SparkPoints: (3,681)
Fitness Minutes: (2,478)
Posts: 1
5/8/15 10:23 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Main goal is to lower A1C, second is to lose weight, third is to keep it off!

DRSJOURNEY SparkPoints: (292)
Fitness Minutes: (30)
Posts: 2
5/8/15 7:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Great Goals. Best of luck!

SLDONNER SparkPoints: (640)
Fitness Minutes: (80)
Posts: 3
5/7/15 12:30 P

Send Private Message
Reply
My number 1 goal is to learn how to put myself first where my health is concerned. Often times my excuse for not exercising or eating right is that I'm too busy taking care of my kids. I've come to realize that if I don't start putting my own health first, I won't be here TO take care of my kids. Therefore, it is NOT selfish to put my needs first sometimes.

Goal 2 - lower my A1C.
Goal 3 - 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week - even if I can't do it all at once.

Edited by: SLDONNER at: 5/7/2015 (12:33)
 current weight: 283.0 
 
283
249.75
216.5
183.25
150
JILTEDFAITH Posts: 1
5/6/15 6:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goals are to break through current plateau.
slim down til i no longer need medication
be more consistent with health eating and exercising..
and look good :)

 current weight: 387.0 
 
420
405
390
375
360
DRSJOURNEY SparkPoints: (292)
Fitness Minutes: (30)
Posts: 2
5/6/15 7:40 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My Goals for this challenge
1. Eat better in order to manage my blood sugar levels
2. Take steps to work more exercise into my routine.
3. Learn more about living with Diabetes
4. Accept that my life is different now and that I am where I am at because of bad choices I have made regarding my health, eating and lack of exercise in the past.
5. Move forward and make the changes necessary to live a long healthy life

ITISDONE's Photo ITISDONE Posts: 428
5/5/15 1:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goals are to:
1. Get A1c level to normal range.
2. Lose weight.
3. Get fit, increase my energy.
4. No longer need medications.

230/198/130


........Diane


 current weight: 195.6 
 
230
212.5
195
177.5
160
LENNIELOU SparkPoints: (7,899)
Fitness Minutes: (788)
Posts: 25
5/3/15 3:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goals are:

Get blood sugar under control and avoid medication.
Lose 20 pounds. I've lost 15 already and want to continue.
Become more active. I've started walking and want to add strength training.

 current weight: 176.8 
 
181
179.5
178
176.5
175
LENNIELOU SparkPoints: (7,899)
Fitness Minutes: (788)
Posts: 25
5/3/15 3:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goals are:

Get blood sugar under control and avoid medication.
Lose 20 pounds. I've lost 15 already and want to continue.
Become more active. I've started walking and want to add strength training.

 current weight: 176.8 
 
181
179.5
178
176.5
175
MANISHA57's Photo MANISHA57 SparkPoints: (1,356)
Fitness Minutes: (1,486)
Posts: 10
5/3/15 7:55 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My AIC is pre-diabetic. If I am going to make changes now is the time.

I want to change my relationship with food so it is not the center of my life.

I want to exercise.

I want to change my AIC so it is normal.

Edited by: MANISHA57 at: 5/3/2015 (07:59)
 current weight: 262.4 
 
305
266
227
188
149
SAMMYWRH's Photo SAMMYWRH SparkPoints: (5,326)
Fitness Minutes: (1,623)
Posts: 23
5/1/15 1:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've been on this program for 1 1/2 weeks and my blood sugar has gone done considerately. I feel so much better and much more in control. Thanks SparkPeople.
I lost 2 lbs. the first week and hope that my weigh-in on Sunday reveals another lb. However, I am judging my success by the glucose numbers.

TEXAN417 SparkPoints: (631)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 4
5/1/15 12:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goal is to get healthy and lose weight. I'm pre-diabetic and do not want to go into full blown diabetes. I can't do my job if I take insulin.

Denise
SANDUSHINKA's Photo SANDUSHINKA Posts: 16
5/1/15 11:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goals are to get my blood sugar under control, lose some weight and make lifestyle changes.

 current weight: 230.0 
 
252
226.5
201
175.5
150
MARYANNGI's Photo MARYANNGI SparkPoints: (80,853)
Fitness Minutes: (60,982)
Posts: 4,143
4/29/15 10:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am not a diabetic, but my DH is a Type 2 Diabetic who takes both oral medication and insulin. My goals
1. Learn as much as I can about Type 2 Diabetes
2. Get healthier during the next 8 weeks.
3. Learn more about healthy meals for my DH


Edited by: MARYANNGI at: 4/29/2015 (22:03)
MaryAnn
New Hampshire
EST

Spirited UnderDawgs CL- 2015 Spring 5% Challenge
Spirited UnderDawgs CL-EL Winter 2015 5% Challenge

"Hard work is a two-way street. You get back EXACTLY what you put into it."

"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."


 current weight: 187.5 
 
192
189.5
187
184.5
182
SJKENT1's Photo SJKENT1 Posts: 1,690
4/27/15 2:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goals for this challenge is to get better control of my blood sugar and lose weight.

~Sandra
Marquette MI - EST
BLC27 Violets
BLC26 Violets
BLC25 Violets
BLC24 Violets
BLC23 Violets

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." ~Zig Ziglar

"There is no quitting in living life to the fullest."
Sandra


 Pounds lost: 7.0 
 
0
5
10
15
20
MOONBEAM1104 SparkPoints: (2,746)
Fitness Minutes: (443)
Posts: 32
4/27/15 1:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goals for this challenge:
-Lower my blood sugar
-Become more active
-Lose weight
-Stick to a plan and not lose sight of my long term goals

 Pounds lost: 13.0 
 
0
29
58
87
116
CHICKYBEE's Photo CHICKYBEE Posts: 292
4/27/15 10:12 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goals for this challenge are as follows:

1) introduce exercise according to the schedule of the challenge, both strength-training workouts and cardio workouts in the form of walking,
2) follow a diabetic diet while trying to stay within my work on The Plan, by Lyn-Genet Recitas since I am already doing that routine to identify/remove my reactive foods,
3) stay within the limits of this challenge, as I tend to get competitive with my workouts, and this affects my testing results,
4) halt my pre-diabetic condition before it becomes diabetes.
5) lose 50 pounds this year (I am currently down 8 pounds now)

For these reasons, my progress may be a little different than others, but my goals are generally the same. Get healthier, get fitter!


Edited by: CHICKYBEE at: 5/2/2015 (23:39)
We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win. Edward Gibbon - English historian of Rome (1737 - 1794)


 Pounds lost: 8.6 
 
0
12.75
25.5
38.25
51
SAMMYWRH's Photo SAMMYWRH SparkPoints: (5,326)
Fitness Minutes: (1,623)
Posts: 23
4/26/15 2:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good luck to all of you. We can do it!

Edited by: SAMMYWRH at: 4/26/2015 (15:00)
MISTICAT57's Photo MISTICAT57 Posts: 7
4/26/15 2:00 P

Send Private Message
Reply
My goal is to get my blood sugar under control. I have been on Insulin for just over 1 month and am still getting high readings before meals. I am going to exercise at least 10 minutes per day (since I am so out of shape, I doubt I could currently do more than that!) and work my way up to 30 minutes per day. I am counting carbs and trying to eat right so hopefully I will lose some weight.

 Pounds lost: 2.4 
 
0
10
20
30
40
SAMMYWRH's Photo SAMMYWRH SparkPoints: (5,326)
Fitness Minutes: (1,623)
Posts: 23
4/26/15 10:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goals are to lose 30 lbs., lose my big insulin belly and get my sugar down. I've been on the program for a full week and have lost 2 lbs.. Also, my sugar has dropped dramatically and is in the 120s two hours after meals. So, WooHoo, I'm on my way

Edited by: SAMMYWRH at: 4/26/2015 (10:34)
STANBUSH's Photo STANBUSH Posts: 1,786
4/21/15 7:13 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've been on SparkPeople for years. Experienced some great successes, including one that got some national press. It's been a slow weight gain, coupled with rising FBS that has me concerned again. I haven't quit going to the gym in all this time...but I have suffered 3 fractured ankles. No excuses are acceptable though. As i went to the gym this morning to continue the half marathon training my thoughts were 'if what you're doing isn't working, then change something... ANY thing." And I wound up here...

Get back to "one-derland.
Reduce FBS without medication (again)
Finish Half Marathon July 18th, the day after my 60th.
Be supportive, and find support.

'If you want to live longer, try eating stuff that won't kill you'
- Stan Bush
www.middlegeorgiasparks.com


 Pounds lost: 14.5 
 
0
17.25
34.5
51.75
69
MOMMABEAR45's Photo MOMMABEAR45 Posts: 18
4/16/15 10:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goals: To stick to exercising daily. I have fallen off the wagon this past winter, gaining back 9 lbs of the 21 Ibs I lost last year. I did some biking on my trainer inside my home but not as consistently as I should nor as long as I have. There have been some stresses added to my life with my hubby losing his job and finding a new one. I am the sole income right now, working in an office full time then teaching music lesson to 21 students during the week, (working 6 days a week). But it is what it is....carrying on. I can't have my health suffer because of it. I need to be stronger. My eating habits have also been sporadic good and then bad. I am tired of the meals on the diabetic listings and need to find the balance in a new meal plan of my creating. I need to be consistent in the changes I am making. I tend to be a perfectionist on myself...but that leads to setting myself up to fail too. Balance....oiy. I should probably try baby steps..... 1 step at a time. So I will focus on the exercise and on posting my meals (good and bad) on the trackers.

MSLOVALOT's Photo MSLOVALOT SparkPoints: (3,051)
Fitness Minutes: (905)
Posts: 32
4/15/15 1:40 P

Send Private Message
Reply
My goals are: Accountability, Portion Control, Lower A1C Level, To get my Butt Moving everyday, even if its only 30 min's.

Weight loss is a secondary goal, if I follow the primary goals the secondary goal will be met.
Sleeping better - secondary goal.

Feeling like the Wonderful Amazing Woman I am is the end result of having and following then Enjoying the goals I have achieved......!!!!



Edited by: MSLOVALOT at: 4/15/2015 (13:41)
 Pounds lost: 23.0 
 
0
22
44
66
88
JULISKA09's Photo JULISKA09 SparkPoints: (13,133)
Fitness Minutes: (10,361)
Posts: 224
4/14/15 10:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Log in everyday
Actually log my food (I have a bad habit of logging breakfast and then forgetting the rest of the day)
Get ready and finish the half marathon I have in a couple of weeks
Lose weight
Try to cut down on carbs

 current weight: 167.8 
 
176
165.75
155.5
145.25
135
FLUMMYWINS's Photo FLUMMYWINS Posts: 19
4/14/15 9:54 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goal is to get my Blood Sugars back from 16.6 to 5.6. In the past year it has went off the rails.




When we can see it in our minds, we can become it in our world.


 current weight: 262.6 
 
278
252.25
226.5
200.75
175
BJWHITE1998's Photo BJWHITE1998 SparkPoints: (1,733)
Fitness Minutes: (649)
Posts: 5
4/13/15 8:50 P

Send Private Message
Reply
My Goals:
Lose Weight
Exercise 5 days a week
Reduce fasting BG to below 90
Lower BP
Reduce Stress

Bianca


 current weight: 196.6 
 
200
183.75
167.5
151.25
135
KITTEN1105 Posts: 1
4/11/15 7:57 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Waiting for blood work, but I'm willing to bet I fall into the pre-diabetic category, so it's time to start working on my eating. My overall goal is to be about half my current size/weight, and get my health under control. Immediate goals are to get at least 30 mins of cardio 3 times and 2 strength training sessions this (and every) week and to start HONESTLY tracking my food.

FOCUSEDMAMA SparkPoints: (80)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 2
4/9/15 12:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am just getting started so my goals are very simple. I have accepted that I have Diabetes and now know that I have to commit to taking care of my body.
This week, my goal is to meal plan for next week so I purchase grocery foods that are going to keep me on point.

CASSLEA17's Photo CASSLEA17 Posts: 8
4/8/15 11:05 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Everyone has such awesome goals!!



My goal is to keep my blood sugars low through diet and exercise. To feel better on a day to day. To stop breathing hard when I run and to sign up for a 5K by summer time!

 Pounds lost: 21.0 
 
0
63.75
127.5
191.25
255
WOLFSWEET's Photo WOLFSWEET SparkPoints: (14,989)
Fitness Minutes: (1,736)
Posts: 315
4/7/15 6:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goal is to create positive habits that will help control my blood sugar:

Log into SparkPeople every day, even the weekends
Exercise at least 15 minutes a day and more if possible
Drink 8 glasses of water
Test three or four times a day to watch for good or bad patterns
Eat three cups of fruit and veggies a day

emoticon


Edited by: WOLFSWEET at: 4/7/2015 (18:21)
Bren - Washington State

Goals:

Living a Simple Life with a fit body, light heart and quiet mind.


 Pounds lost: 2.0 
 
0
25
50
75
100
MYSTERIOUSWOMAN's Photo MYSTERIOUSWOMAN SparkPoints: (593)
Fitness Minutes: (15)
Posts: 8
4/6/15 2:14 P

Send Private Message
Reply
My goals are to bring my blood sugar under control, lose 40 pounds (15 during this challenge) and to have a healthy, active life. I admit this diagnosis has frightened me.

 current weight: 165.0 
 
165
155
145
135
125
TIX612 Posts: 39
4/2/15 7:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My goal for the eight week challenge is to lose 15 lbs. I am also prediabetic and want to learn to eat healthy.

 current weight: 193.0 
 
193
178.5
164
149.5
135
IAFAWM's Photo IAFAWM Posts: 102
4/1/15 2:19 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
week 1: I am starting the spark solution two week program on Monday, the day after Easter. 4/5/2015...In a year I would like to have lost 100-130 pounds, I've seen others do it on sparks pages, and I can too.
I am prediabetic, and would like to reverse that, and begin the journey back to my healthy weight
For the 8 week challenge I would like to lose 10lbs ; from 280-270
And be skiing/walking 30 to 45 minutes, 3/week, along with 15 min/ strength training on alternate days

Edited by: IAFAWM at: 4/8/2015 (20:04)
Debbie
Seattle, WA USA


Steady plodding wins the race..at least that's what my husband always tells me :)


 Pounds lost: 7.0 
 
0
38.5
77
115.5
154
CRYSTALF57's Photo CRYSTALF57 SparkPoints: (4,464)
Fitness Minutes: (645)
Posts: 5
3/31/15 7:27 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I have been a diabetic for 16 years and I am still uncontrolled i am hoping to bring it under control

Have a blessed day.


 current weight: 201.9 
 
201.9
182.675
163.45
144.225
125
MORASTARSEED's Photo MORASTARSEED Posts: 1
3/29/15 5:02 P

Send Private Message
Reply
My Mother and now my older sister have been diagnosed with diabetes. They are doing the challenge and I am here to support them every step of the way. And improve my own health in the process.

ELEGANCE18's Photo ELEGANCE18 SparkPoints: (5,778)
Fitness Minutes: (4,099)
Posts: 95
3/28/15 11:28 P

Send Private Message
Reply
GREAT goals!!! emoticon

ELEGANCE18's Photo ELEGANCE18 SparkPoints: (5,778)
Fitness Minutes: (4,099)
Posts: 95
3/28/15 11:26 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I know that you can do what you set your heart and mind to do. Set your goals, stick to them, and you will see and feel the difference. emoticon emoticon

ELEGANCE18's Photo ELEGANCE18 SparkPoints: (5,778)
Fitness Minutes: (4,099)
Posts: 95
3/28/15 11:23 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Yes, now is the best time. You can do this!!! emoticon

BODYLICIOUS-37's Photo BODYLICIOUS-37 Posts: 6
3/28/15 10:40 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi I'm Brenda, new to sp & starting week 1. Right now I'm pre-diabetic, so nows the time to make changes. My goal this week is to track all food & exercise daily.

MCQUEEN_STEPH's Photo MCQUEEN_STEPH SparkPoints: (7,609)
Fitness Minutes: (423)
Posts: 142
3/26/15 4:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello!

My name is Stephaney and my goals for this week are to exercise regularly and keep track of what I eat. I have been limiting carbs for a few days, but I haven't seen a change in my blood sugars yet. I am also going to take "before" pic to see my progress as I work through the challenge :)

Starting Weight: 252 lbs. 4/24/14
Current Weight: 270 lbs. 02/15/2015
Goal Weight: 165 lbs.

"As the lotus flower emerges from the mud, we too can blossom, as we arise from the darkness of our past. "


 current weight: 270.0 
 
270
252.5
235
217.5
200
JOANNA_ Posts: 3
3/26/15 3:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I hope that I am posting this in the right place..... so here goes,,,,,'

My goal in participating in this challenge is to find a way to manage this diabetes. Currently it is uncontrolled with an AIc of 8.0 with renal manifestations and eye issues.



STILLSALLY's Photo STILLSALLY Posts: 191
3/25/15 10:51 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Just a note that I just finished my first week of the challenge. I signed up three weeks ago burr didnt know what I was doing. So I consider this my first week of actively doing the challenge. I feel much better and calmer. I have redefined my goals and I am happy with myself and yes the weight is coming off too. My advise for the new comers, keep coming back, ask questions and start on your program, I an tell a change in me in just one active week and so can others. If the benefits are mine they are yours for the taking also. Drop me a line if you want to chat'.

Edited by: STILLSALLY at: 3/25/2015 (22:52)
Happy Joyous and free because God and you. If you need a shoulder to lean on me, drop me a line.


 May Minutes: 0
 
0
90
180
270
360
MRSTEJANO's Photo MRSTEJANO Posts: 4,586
3/25/15 2:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Becky here. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes recently, so I know I have to get serious about my weight now. My goals are:
1. Track all food.
2. Exercise. Even though I have Multiple Sclerosis, I WILL find ways I can burn off these calories. I already joined the Y, so I plan to go 3 times a week, possibly more often. I plan to join one of the water classes this week.
3. Lose weight.
4. Stop being judgmental of myself, and pat myself on the back when I accomplish things, no matter how small it is.
5. Daily post in the 8-Week Diabetes Challenge group.

Becky
Mrs Tejano
Mrs Texan in Spanish
Tarpon Springs, Florida


 current weight: 242.0 
 
256
233.5
211
188.5
166
STILLSALLY's Photo STILLSALLY Posts: 191
3/23/15 8:36 P

Send Private Message
Reply
welcome

Happy Joyous and free because God and you. If you need a shoulder to lean on me, drop me a line.


 May Minutes: 0
 
0
90
180
270
360
ELLADORKING Posts: 13
3/23/15 6:11 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi, I'm new to Sparkpeople but not to diabetes. I'm a type 2, insulin dependent diabetic and having a hard time controlling my numbers. That's my goal in this challenge! To learn to live a lifestyle that helps me control my blood sugar numbers better.

Ella


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
STILLSALLY's Photo STILLSALLY Posts: 191
3/23/15 12:21 A

Send Private Message
Reply
dont give up. no matter what the scales says, your insides are getting healthier every time you take a step forward. Remember that faith is not what ones sees, but believes things that are unseen. the above saying waas from q Bible verse that I read.

Happy Joyous and free because God and you. If you need a shoulder to lean on me, drop me a line.


 May Minutes: 0
 
0
90
180
270
360
MERRYMARY42's Photo MERRYMARY42 SparkPoints: (274,286)
Fitness Minutes: (223,137)
Posts: 21,541
3/22/15 9:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
nly try for a sparks video daily, as well as walking, and other exercise, yard, gym whatr ever, no change yet

 current weight: 131.0 
 
137
132.75
128.5
124.25
120
WENDYM77 SparkPoints: (147)
Fitness Minutes: (15)
Posts: 2
3/22/15 6:01 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I've signed up again for sparkpeople as I'm having trouble with my weight. It has gone up a lot in the past year, lifestyle, menopause, stress, who knows. But I need help so I'm working on following the meal plans outlined by SP. I don't have diabetes but with both parents having had it due to being overweight the probability is high so I'm taking action before it becomes a reality. At the end of this eight week challenge I would like to be down below 180 lbs. And while this isn't many pounds for me to lose, I have been fighting these same 3 or 4 pounds for months now. I'm going with baby steps.

STILLSALLY's Photo STILLSALLY Posts: 191
3/21/15 4:21 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Well I am considering this my first day of the challenge. I really wasn't understand where the videos and things were. I did the 11 minute chair cardio exercise video and the 15 minute work exercise video today. I tracked my food today honestly. So I am getting on track with what to expect from this web sit My goals are to live healthy, happy, joyous and free. I have five incurable disabilities that has caused me to not work since 2008. I love to exercise, to the point of over doing it and causing beginning of heart attacks. My goals are to used these timed videos to exercise as I should and be happy. Any suggestions and tips are greatly appreciate. I do have an orthopedic moon boot for now.I tried to walk amile daily in t hat but that is way too much for me. I have set my goal to walking three miles per week. which is about a half a mile daily. I am trying to get my water goal in as much as possible daily and for the most part do not eat in front of the tv.

Happy Joyous and free because God and you. If you need a shoulder to lean on me, drop me a line.


 May Minutes: 0
 
0
90
180
270
360
GODSDIET's Photo GODSDIET Posts: 22
3/21/15 3:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi everone. I am excited and encouraged to have found this support group. My goals are to loose 75 pounds and get off medical before with a year

MERRYMARY42's Photo MERRYMARY42 SparkPoints: (274,286)
Fitness Minutes: (223,137)
Posts: 21,541
3/19/15 8:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am still maintaining, and that is not too good, I have to work a bit harder, in my walking, and exercise,

 current weight: 131.0 
 
137
132.75
128.5
124.25
120
MOMMAPINK's Photo MOMMAPINK Posts: 3
3/19/15 5:25 P

My SparkPage
Reply
Hi everyone. I've just rejoined SparkPeople. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about a month ago and have spent that time trying to educate myself on learning to deal with this lifestyle change, not just how to manage it, but how to improve it. My overall goal is better health, with secondary goals including reducing or eliminating medications, along with losing weight.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
WEZZYCHEESY's Photo WEZZYCHEESY SparkPoints: (28,614)
Fitness Minutes: (21,783)
Posts: 987
3/18/15 11:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This is my second time doing this challenge, my goals are to get my diabetes under control and keep it there, get back on track with my exercise and food plans, now that my broken ribs are healed. And I want to get back under 200.

 current weight: 217.0 
 
217
200.25
183.5
166.75
150
FLOUNDERINGANN's Photo FLOUNDERINGANN SparkPoints: (30)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 3
3/17/15 6:24 P

Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon First of all I am unsure that I am a diabetic but the doctor said a long time ago something about being a prediabetic. I hate going to the doctor and I am too ashamed for being so overweight. Since I have problems with my back; I hope to learn the exercises while being seated, mostly. I plan on doing them 3 times a week.
Along with that, I need to give up wrong foods but that is going to be extra tough, so I am listening to others with suggestions.

March 19th, first day....letting go of( bad food habits more and more ..... self-negative put downs).....drink more water......be more active.....pray for divine intervention and blessings... listen to others who have been there, done that......BE ME!.....Find something positive about the journey daily.


 current weight: 220.0 
 
220
205
190
175
160
Page: 1 of (92)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other SparkPeople 8-Week Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge Week 1 Discussion Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Ummm..Start Over 9/7/2014 7:44:07 PM
First week first Day 6/21/2014 10:07:53 AM
Day 6 , Week 1 12/10/2014 8:57:38 PM
New to the challenge - Goals 3/12/2014 10:15:39 PM
Hello! Goals... 5/17/2014 10:06:12 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17322x46992x38184553

Review our Community Guidelines




x Lose 10 Pounds by July 9! Get a FREE Personalized Plan