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MCJJJJ instead of counting carbs I try to stay away from things like white flour pastries and
lots of pasta and white rice and white sugars.
Have you logged your weight and goal weight on SP? The nutrition page will tell you how many carbs you should have a day. That will give you some idea of where to begin. Carbs in fruits and veggies are not necessarily bad for you. I wouldn't eat a lot of potatoes or corn but fruit and other veggies are what your body really needs. :)
Glad you are encouraged! You are making great progress! Woo Hoo!!!
Hugs to you my Friend!
Thanks everyone for the great motivation. I've read up on some of the information but still have a couple of questions.
1. Is there a range of carbs that I'm suppose to be looking at on the labels? I do read the labels but wind up putting it back because I'm not sure if the grams are "over the limit".
2. Is soy milk good? I'm not a hugh milk drinker but know I should drink it. I do take calcium supplements twice a day as suggested by my doctor.
Again, Thanks for all the encouragement. I know I can do this!
Many of us are here with the same medical problem. Learn from our mistakes as well as good example! :)
Don't let this immobilize you but take the bull by the horns and learn all you can. There is much on SP as well as from reputable sites like American Diabetes Association. Take it a step at a time. You will make progress and slow down the diseases progress and have a better life in the long run. Don't just depend on the medication to control it, because it won't!
We are here for you! Join us on this journey and you will be surprised at the wonderful changes in your life!! Remember the tortoise and the hare, slow and steady wins the race!!
You have found a great community full of support and resources to help you! This article is probably a great starting place in addition to the Challenge.
How to Use SparkPeople When You Have Type 2 Diabetes
Found out I am diabetic three weeks ago. So in the dark on all this. Have so many questions.