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7/20/17 8:35 A

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I don't have diabetes but my husband is at a pre-diabetes point, so I will help cook what is best for him. I want to move him away from diabetes while adding more exercise daily to his and my routine.

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7/18/17 6:57 P

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These are my goals using the Small Goals Commitment Challenge as my framework:

Fitness and Health Goal: Lower my A1c from 6.5 to 6.0 and my glucose from 115 to below 100 by my next 3-month checkup (sometime in Oct.) by tracking my nutrition and exercise using the trackers.

Focus Goal: Plan daily meals each week and follow this challenge's exercises.

Positive Force Goals: Participate in this challenge and support team members by logging in to this team each day.

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7/15/17 6:47 P

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My husband is prediabetic and I am overweight, and although I am not prediabetic, I don't imagine it would be long, continuing on the way I was, that I would be prediabetic as well. As I am the primary chef in our home and already belong to SP, it was simpler for us if I joined and implemented the program for us both. What do we wish to accomplish over the 8 week challenge? 8-10 lbs weight loss apiece, eat in a healthier way, and incorporate regular exercise into our lives again.

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7/3/17 9:56 A

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Hi everyone! My A1C was one point away from diabetes and after losing 20 lbs. I am now two points away. I am here to finish losing the rest of the weight that I need, get in shape and lower my A1C even more. I am looking forward to this new challenge. emoticon

I schedule on my desktop computer, the calendar, to do aerobic exercise on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (at least 10 min. but on bad days, 10 min is okay) and to do a video clip and/or some weight training on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Sunday is my day off.

I will be having a knee replacement surgery this month and I hope to use this challenge to keep me focus on miserable days. emoticon

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7/1/17 8:21 P

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I am new here. I found out I have diabetes in February though apparently my sugar had been high since the previous July . They never told me. I was sick and in hospital December which is how I found out. In February my A1C was 8. Dr started me on januvia and diet and exercise. Three months my A1C was down to 7. Now working on weight, cholesterol and lowering the A1C more. I have a lot of food and medicine allergies so diet has been very depressing and frustrating to say the least. My goals are to get back into a good place of acceptance. Stay on track. Exercise at least 5 days to start a week. I have Bout 15-20 pounds to be at a good weight for me. Please help!!!

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6/29/17 4:20 P

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I am pre-diabetic, and my goal is to remove myself from this category.. I want to lose 30 lbs, lower my A1C, and establish a habit of regular exercise. I've been trying for some time, but success has eluded me, perhaps participating in a challenge with like minded people will make that difference.

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6/11/17 3:07 P

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I just discovered my condition about 3 weeks ago. I should not be surprise,My mom had it, my daughter has it. I have a lousy time trying to figured out meals from day to day. My husband is a big help, he always caution me to watch what I eat.
I know this is going to be a long journey combined with all my other issues, hypertension, under active thyroid, high cholesterol and the list goes on and on. I am here to learn how to manage and live with this and to seek encouragement and support to get me through it.

Thanks all,
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6/6/17 5:19 P

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You will learn a lot about diabetes from SparkPeople. After I learned I had the disease I found SparkPeople and read everything I could get a hold of. My doctor sent me to see diabetic educators and they enrolled me in a program where I learned how to take care of myself. I still don't want to believe I have this disease but I have learned to live with it!

God sees the heart. What do you see? "Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and put a new and right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10
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6/6/17 4:07 P

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I began this challenge today. I just found out that I am diabetic, so I really don't know what I am doing.
Mygoal this challenge is to learn all I can about managing my issue.
I will b happy if I can lose a few pounds,but,mostly I want to learn to incorporate tracking and exercise into my week. Iam starting small wit
h 3-10 minute exercise, just walking.Also tracking my food at least 3 times this week a
nd building from there



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6/2/17 2:49 P

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I decided that I needed to start this challenge over so I am restating my goals.

My goals for the 8 weeks is to lose 6 pounds by the end of the 8 weeks. Right now I weigh 159 pounds. Another goal is to make exercise a habit. I usually do good 1/2 of the week and slack off the other half. When I do that, I usually start eating sugary foods and my blood sugar goes up. I eat too many carbs as I go over my carb recommendations many times a week. I track my food daily but I got off track last week and only tracked my food for 4 days. So during the 8 weeks, my goal is to track every day.


God sees the heart. What do you see? "Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and put a new and right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10
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6/2/17 2:00 P

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My goals for June is to get serious and start eating better to help lose weight and get my fasting blood sugars below 100 consistently. I also want to step up my exercise time to at least 30 minutes per day. Right now I am doing 10 - 20 minutes per day.

Marilyn Kay

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6/1/17 10:40 P

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I am starting this challenge a month before I need to go back to the Dr. I want to lose at least 10 lbs by the end of the challenge and I want to eat better to lower my insulin needs and lower my A1C. I have started before but the time has come and I am committed to working for my health.

I joined late last night, so today was day one. I started out well, but then did alot of night time snacking. It is what it is. Took my Insulin as ordered. Did 1755 steps today. Did PT strength Training Exercises.

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5/31/17 5:53 P

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Duplicate.

Edited by: ADALOUISE at: 6/1/2017 (22:41)
Karen R, Eastern Time


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A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.


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5/25/17 11:28 P

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I hope this challenge will help me loose weight, increasng my chances of becomming a mother. Good luck to all of you

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5/18/17 9:26 A

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Edited by: TERRI1458 at: 5/18/2017 (09:27)
God sees the heart. What do you see? "Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and put a new and right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10
TERRI - A member of "2017 Summer 5% Challenge Community", Christian Spark groups, and many other Spark groups.
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5/18/17 1:31 A

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I'm trying this challenge again. Like so many things in my life, I start a project and lose interest or momentum or something. I never seem to be able to finish a project. I'm setting my sights on tracking my foods daily, taking my meds and insulin like I'm supposed to, and trying to stick to a realistic exercise plan. Intentions are always 100%, but reality is usually about 30%. I really want to succeed and be able to reach my long term goal of being able to ride a racing bicycle again. Hopefully by fall. emoticon

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5/17/17 3:27 P

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My goals for the 8 weeks is to lose 6 pounds by the end of the 8 weeks. Right now I weigh 159 pounds. Another goal is to make exercise a habit. I usually do good 1/2 of the week and slack off the other half. When I do that, I usually start eating sugary foods and my blood sugar goes up. I eat too many carbs as I go over my carb recommendations many times a week. I track my food daily but I got off track last week and only tracked my food for 4 days. So during the 8 weeks, my goal is to track every day.

God sees the heart. What do you see? "Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and put a new and right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10
TERRI - A member of "2017 Summer 5% Challenge Community", Christian Spark groups, and many other Spark groups.
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5/4/17 4:16 P

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My goal is to get my BS in the 150-190 pre-meals. It shot up to over 300 this week because I had to have a steroid shot. I have learned that steroids really mess with your BS. I plan to reach this goal by limiting my carb intake and tracking every meal. Losing pounds will be a benefit of this plan. I also have mobility issues so finding an exercise program for me is a challenge. So far I am able to do bicycling on a stationary recumbent bicycle, but can only manage 6 minutes so far.

Edited by: GRAMSSS at: 5/4/2017 (16:24)
Do not give up, even if those around you keep trying to get you down. Stick it out and remember the cheerfulness of a sunny summers day when things seem bleak or dark.


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5/1/17 11:12 A

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Staying on course but it is a daily struggle. I take steroids 4X day every day for rest of my life. Very HARD to lose weight. Want to eat all the time. I did get my A1C down from 6.1 to 5.9 in 6 months. My goal is 5.5. Will push myself to stay with it no matter what

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4/30/17 11:11 P

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I will lose 10 lbs in the next 8 weeks. I will check my my blood sugars 4x daily. I will take my insulin 1/2 hour before meals and at bedtime as ordered. I will track my food and exercise daily. I will lower my A1C by at least 1 point from 8.6 to 7.6 or less. I will help my body prevent further diabetic complications and lessen the effect of present ones.

Karen R, Eastern Time


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4/18/17 11:01 P

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I would like to lose 5 pounds in next 8 weeks to do strength training 3 times a week consistently and get back to tracking daily. When I do this I feel better and am healthy for it

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4/10/17 1:59 P

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Take this challenge for what it can be... Life saving.
Be aware of everything I put in my mouth
Prep my meals

I will, I can, I shall


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3/27/17 3:15 P

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My goals for this week:
check sugars before every meal
take all insulin
exercise 3x/week

Life is so uncertain, eat dessert first


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my goals this week:

randomly track blood sugar before meals
start tracking food
eat enough, not too much, not too little for meals and snacks
work on understanding and eating the food guidelines for protein, fats and carbs

When the world says Give up, Hope whispers Try it one more time.'


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3/13/17 2:51 P

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Hi, I hope I'm on the right page. In the next eight weeks I'd like to lose eight pounds, eat nutritious food so that I eat all the protein, iron and other minerals that Sparkpeople's nutrition guide says I should. It is hard for me to eat enough "nutritious" food to consume enough calories so any one who has ideas about that, please let me know. I currently weigh 199 pounds and am supposed to eat a minimum of 1465 calories.

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My goals for this week are to follow the one week diabetic challenge and stay away from gluten and sugar.

Let your life speak


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2/20/17 10:52 A

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MY GOALS:
Eat healthy Stay within my calorie range
Track everything I eat
Exercise 3-4 times this week
Have a positive attitude



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2/19/17 12:10 P

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My goals for THIS week are:
to lose 1 - 2 lbs THIS week
follow the exercise program set out for THIS week.
Track my food and stay with goal of 1,500 cal/day THIS week

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2/6/17 10:47 P

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my goals are to lose 1 lb per week
less than 140 FBS 6 days a week
walk 20+ minutes 4 days a week
no more than 2 cans of Diet Dr. Pepper a week
8 cups of water per day

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2/2/17 6:48 P

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Next AG1C 5.8

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2/2/17 5:06 P

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I have lost focus over the past several months. I WILL retake control & refocus my thoughts & energies to achieve my original goal to lose 5 lbs this month & keep my BG'S lower & stable with the end result of gastric sleeve surgery this spring.
God is my support & strength.

I will follow the leading of my Lord, Great Physician and best Supporter. I will have faith and trust. He created me perfectly and I will find joy in Him!


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2/2/17 11:22 A

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My goal is to get a healthier reading on my next blood test. - 2 months from now. My Doctor mentioned pre-diabetes so I am gonna get a handle on this now.

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1/27/17 12:10 P

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I've been diabetic for 50+ years and have gone from diet control only thru all the various meds and finally, to insulin only. I started taking insulin with other meds and did for many years, but after a nasty bout with lactic acidosis (a rare side-effect of metformin use) I am now taking insulin only.

Those of you who take insulin probably know how it causes your weight to sneak up on you. For me it was just 5-6 pounds a year. That's only about 8 oz a month... 2 oz a week. Really sneaky!

Now I am at a point where pants don't fit right, I have a rather round tummy, flabby arms, etc. At my age, 79, it is very difficult to lose weight. They also tell us that older people who are a little bit overweight live longer.

So my goal is to lose 20 pounds in a slow healthy way. At the end, I will still be "overweight." but clothes should fit better. At that time, with my medical team, I'll re-evaluate whether I want to lose more.

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1/24/17 11:55 P

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My goals are to lower my A1C. This will be my second time thru the 8-Week Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge. The first time I did well and got my A1C down to 6.7, but my endocrinologist changed my meds and ended up with pancreatitis. Now my A1C is running 10.9 and I just want to feel good again.

Gastric Bypass Surgery 9/26/2012. I weigh 369 from 399. Down to 309 this morning.


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1/24/17 10:44 A

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My goals are to work on my health - my A1C, my commitment to staying on track, thank you

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My goal is to get back to eating healthy - adding produce to every meal, and getting into the habit of exercise. The end result will be weight loss, confidence and even better A1C!

"People may not believe what you say, but they will always believe what you do."
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My Goals! To test accordingly. Drop A1C to below 5.0. (Non diabetic) remove the need for Any diabetic agent. [Either insulin injection or oral meds] take 8 K steps daily *pain-free* learn more about positive aspects of good food/healthy body!

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1/21/17 4:01 P

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You can do it drink your water start slowly get the sugar if you can out of the house

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Just started the challenge today. Got a letter from my Dr. that stated that my fasting BS has constantly raised over the last couple of years, and is no at the pre-diabetic level. So my goal is to reduce that number back to a normal level.

Linda

CDT live on a country road near Alta, Iowa

I am going to watch the carbs.

I will keep a positive attitude.

I will learn the difference between an excuse and fact.


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1/15/17 10:45 A

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I started challenge today already been eating right and drinking my water started exercising today want to get my a1c down weight down feel better about my self.

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Get back to serious walking once medically released. emoticon

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1/12/17 11:18 A

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My goal is to 1. lose 50 lbs in the next 6 months
2. get my HgbA1C down to 6.0
3. Be more physically active

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1/9/17 8:15 A

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My goal for the next 8 weeks are

1. Learn how to make a menu that is good for me
2. Test my sugar and beware of what it is that is causing it to rise or fall.
3. Walk each day (weather permitted) up until I achieve 10,000 steps per day, then I'll continue to walk daily
4. Dance for 15 minutes or more each day (Love Line Dancing)
5. Stay away from the candy store in the factory! (Not good for me!)
6. Take at least one hour a day for me (One hr. to do whatever I wish-get nails done, take bubble bath etc.)
7. Be Healthy & Happy!!

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1/8/17 4:28 A

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I have done the challenges for week 1. Not sure how to register them and get to week 2

My aim is to modify my attitudes and behaviours in eating and exercising so that every chance of losing weight and being my best self is realised. To do this I will follow and complete each week's challenge and learn from my mistakes.





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Summer 5% Challenge DD 13.1 lb
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1/7/17 4:20 P

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My goal for the next 8 weeks are:

- To learn to use incremental goals to help me achieve larger goals

- To build the habit of living a lifestyle of self-care, (i.e., sensible nutrition, consistent exercise, putting my health first)

- To shed up to 10 pounds in Jan and Feb each (20 lbs. max)


"Why? Because the next few months will go by whether you work out or not."

"A river cuts through rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence."


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I'm here to increase the activity in my life. My goal is to take, at least, an hour to myself for active fun - dancing, tennis & hikes with friends.

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My goals for the next 8 weeks and the new year is to get healthy for me and my daughter who also is struggling with diabetes. I need to be a role model for her in addition to helping me get healthy as well. I am disabled and will be doing the chair exercises and my knees are shot and it is hard to get around. I am glad there is a modification for exercise. I will everyone much success in the new year!

Slow and steady always wins the race :)


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My goals for the next 8 weeks are to get back into exercising regularly, and maintain the regularity after the class I'm taking

To eat better

To start drinking more water everyday

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My goals for the next few weeks is just to learn to make good decisions again. I have been on an emotional roller coaster for the past few years and my mind is finally beginning to focus again. In 2012 I discovered that my spouse of 15 years was cheating on me and just a few short months later our 11 year old son was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric brain cancer. Our son passed away after a 14 month battle with a monster that took every ability he had away. We decided that we would not change anything in our household again for one full year...we needed to not traumatize our other children so soon after the death of their brother. So marriage counseling was started, every week, for 15 months. During this whole time, during the discovery of the affair, my son's illness, his passing, and the 15 months after that...I just didn't care about me. I never went to the doctor, I ate what I wanted when I wanted. Last year I finally started coming back into the right mindset of taking care of myself too. I started going back to school and have almost earned my Bachelor's degree. Even though terrified...I went to the doctor. I am diabetic now and during those "non-caring about myself" years I put on over 40 pounds. I am taking things slowly and one step at a time. I still have serious troubles around my son's birthday and the anniversary of the day he died, but I see a therapist now to help me through those times. So my goals right now are just to learn, again, how to take care of myself, make good decisions most of the time with food, start exercising again and work on caring about my health.

Edited by: MOMX2G1B at: 1/1/2017 (10:24)
My weight loss journey is similar to the "tortoise and the hare", if I remember to be the tortoise and just keep going...I will eventually win.



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12/5/16 8:01 P

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I had lost about 50 pounds 5 years ago and was working out 5 days a week. Soon after getting married and moving almost 3000 miles away from my family, friends and career, my weight started climbing back up. Knees that I abused in sports as a teen are now very angry at me, my blood pressure and glucose levels are higher than they should be and I need to lose weight. So....I am determined...I am ready to work hard....and I can't wait to see some positive results in the future. My goal is to lose that 50 pounds and get my health back in check. Thanks for this forum and I wish you all the best in your efforts! Let's get moving!!

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11/30/16 3:50 P

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Two years ago I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic with PCOS as well. I was NOT going to become diabetic, so I made a drastic change to my lifestyle and safely dropped 35 lbs. Although I did this safely, I still did it faster than I should have. I had some major life changes about a year and a half after I started which included moving 500 miles away from everything I knew and taking on a highly stressful job where I work approximately 80+ hours a week. I've gained all but 7 of those 35 lbs. back. Something clicked a few days ago before Thanksgiving and I just decided that I'm done. I realize I can't do this on my own. I realize I have a food addiction. I realize that this is as much a spiritual issue as it is a food issue, and I'm done with fighting it on my own.

Initially I was to lose 85 lbs. That's the first major goal. I then want to lose an additional 15 lbs. to meet my weight from high school (no worries - it's healthy. I've checked!). My doctor told me the last 15 may or may not be possible for me to lose AND stay healthy, but he said the 85 will definitely be okay. I'm not sure when I managed to gain so much weight. I hide weight pretty well, as the difference between my size of jeans from high school to being three years out of college is "only" 3-4 sizes.

Regardless, health is my goal. In eight weeks I'd like to see a good 10-15 lbs. gone with a regular exercise routine in place that I'm sticking to (using the one from here obviously), drinking one gallon of water per day, and one cheat meal per week (guys, as long as Chick Fil A is open, I will continue to order a #1 with the darn waffle fries lol).

Here we go!

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11/28/16 9:06 P

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11/28/16 8:13 P

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My goal is to lose 10 lbs and do cardio 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes. Fighting insomnia so I can wake up and do my cardio is my biggest challenge.

I really really really want to get my labs back in line -- and I don't want to do it by taking a pill.

I eat really healthy but haven't been able to lose weight. I'm tired of being stuck.

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11/27/16 4:06 P

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My primary goal is to get a lot more veggies into my diet - I think that will help with my blood sugar readings as well as losing weight. Once I've gotten that under control I want to get more active.

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Stay focused on my exercise, AI-C is always great but I can't handle night time eating. I try to bed early so as not to eat but wake up hungry. Waking up to FBS under 140 would be great and I'm trying to stay within the daily recommended carbs but I enjoy bread.

Want to feel confident in the choices I make to keep me leveled and not feel hungry all the time.

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My goal is to stay consistent
Every day is the 1st day
Drink 8 glasses of water every day
Every food choice is a healthy choice
Loose 10 kgs in the 8 weeks emoticon

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Eat right while increasing activity

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I'd. Like to lose 12 lbs
Get fbs consistently below 100
Not need my nova log pen more than 3x/week

looking for friends to connect with, get to know, and encourage each other along this journey. :-)
Blessings
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Day 1: My goals are to lower my A1C, reduce the amount of insulin I take daily, and get myself in gear to loose weight. Best of luck to you all.

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11/7/16 11:50 A

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Day one of the 8-Wk Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge. My Goals: Lose weight, get my A1Cs down at least by .1 point by 02/02/17. Change out foods in my cabinets and frige, Make better food choices for me.

Edited by: PATSENTER1 at: 11/7/2016 (11:51)
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My goals over the 8 week program are to figure out where there are problems with my nutrition. I do need to focus more on the amount of carbs at each meal and snack.

I want to incorporate new strength training and cardio routines especially seated exercise for the meantime.



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My goals for this challenge:

Lose 8 pounds in 8 weeks. As this is over the holiday season, I think anything more would be unreasonable.

Learn more about living with diabetes -- I am very newly diagnosed and am very frightened.

Meet the steps for each week as outlined in the challenge.

I think those are pretty big steps for now. I don't want to set unrealistic goals that will make me feel like a failure if I don't meet them.

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My first goal is to make realistic goals! First I need to break my sugar addiction, I want to add walking into my daily routine and eat healthy snacks.
8-weeks is not a long time in the grand scheme of things and I have nothing to lose but weight! emoticon

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My goals are to decrease my AM blood sugar to 120-140 everyday
Become more active and track my steps daily
Track my food honestly even on bad days

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10/15/16 10:23 A

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My life has taken on a new direction. I am a grandmother raising a 9 yr old grandson and will soon be raising his 4 yr old half sister. Their father is deceased (my son) and their mothers are AWOL and will never be able to raise them since they haven't been in their lives since they were extremely small. I am all they have at a chance for a normal life. My goal is to LIVE AS LONG AS I CAN AND AS HEALTHY AS I CAN SO THEY CAN HAVE A HAPPY FAMILY LIFE.

Therefore I have to lose weight, reduce stress, get my BS under control. I NEED YOUR HELP

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I need the extra boost to help me. I'm now on meds and can't bring down my A1C. I'm at 7.5 and would like to see my numbers down to 5 or 6.

My goals for this challenge will be:
- track my food
- track my exercises
- track my weight loss
- drink lots of water


Edited by: IWANTOLOOSEW8 at: 10/14/2016 (19:10)
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Hello everyone,

I keep hopping on this train and falling off again. I've been struggling with a lot of other things in my life, stress, anxiety, work/life balance and just trying to stay on top of things. I guess what's most important is that I keep coming back and know that I need to work hard and make a difference in my health.

My goals for this challenge:
-track my food
-track my fitness
-check my sugars everyday

I am going to do it this time!!!

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Hi everybody! 10 year diabetic, and most of that time I've been meds-free. Been a struggle lately - getting older, body changing... I need to recommit to my weight-loss journey! I am taking the challenge while beginning to lower my carbs.

Goals:
Log my food
Log my fitness
Connect to like-minded people!
Focus on the goals - 10 pounds at a time!

Good luck, you guys! We can DO this!

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