Thanks for sharing all of the positive plans you've put in place! You're making progress in so many areas: healthy cooking, exercise, weight loss, and staying motivated. Please do share this site with your doctor, as I'm sure he'll want to know what you've been doing to help you reach your goals.
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Have been going to the sparkpeople recipe page and making some of the recipes there. They have lots of very good low carb recipes on that page. I have been doing my cardio and strength training. I have lost ten pounds so far since joining on the 10th. I am very happy with sparkpeople. The site, messageboards and facebook page are all keeping me motivated. I am wondering if I should show the site to my doctor when I go on the 3rd? He might like to use it as a resource to show other patients. I also just want to make sure the diet and fitness plans are right for my situation and the various health conditions I have.
I have been counting my carbs. I just have a problem because I like to bake for my husband then I have trouble staying away from the things I make for him. I guess I have a sweet tooth and with my health being the way it is, that is not a good thing. I know, everything in moderation, but I have a problem with willpower around desserts. My husband has the opposite problem, he is a recovering cancer patient, so nutrient dense foods like carbs are very good for him to put back on some of the weight he lost during treatment. He has no problem with his glucose levels so has very different nutritional needs than me, so our situation is challenging.
It is not sugar but carbs that you need to eat less of. Sugar is a carb and carbs come in different shapes and forms like pasta, cake, soda, bananas, etc. You need to find out how many carbs your doctor would like you to have each day and then count them in the food you eat and spread your carbs out to each meal so you have a balance. Also count the carbs in your snacks.
to the team. This team is and will help you when you need it. I find my motivation on the message boards welcoming new members. They are so eager and their enthusiasm is contagious. I post everday day giving/receiving support and encouragement. If a need a jolt I post and ask for help. People are there to respond and pick me up. When even my 14 year old nephew said "Auntie Bonnie you lost weight" and I told him about SP he said "Oh they have your back. I am happy for you." An amazing boy. I use the food tracker and fitness tracker everyday. It has helped tremendously. There are also articles and success stories on the site. We want you to be a loser, again
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Hi, my name is Joann and here are my goals for the diabetes weight loss challenge. They are to lose 47 pounds and to eat less sugar to better manage my diabetes. I am looking forward to learning to take better care of myself.
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