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SUITESUE
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5/2/12 4:34 P

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emoticon Your upward notes are just what I need today. Thank you.



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4/24/12 5:44 P

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Thank you Kajunqueen,

I found that using the diabetes 8 weeks weightloss plan, I didn't have the right ingredients for anything I was supposed to cook. In putting down an egg (hardboiled) which my Dr. to do for protein instead of the oatmeal I was eating (sugar free with applesauce w/no added sugar) and a tablespoon of peanutbutter. It wouldn't give me that option. So I went shopping first and found that I couldn't find some of the ingredients. Then I got a Diabetes magazine that I saw when I was in line with my groceries. After that, I did not go back to the site, as I felt it was causing too much agravation. I have got all the info I now need, (including pictures of the food so I know what arugala is) and am doing so much better on my diet/diabetes part. Also not getting upset in the morning when I have to try to work on this site to write everything I need down before I can even eat breakfast. I am slowly - slowly going down in lbs. and over 3 weeks time just eliminating sugar has shown 4 lbs. gone. Nothing to write home about but, better than I usually do. And still off all my meds, but zoloft. The only thing I don't have is someone who is motivating me besides my husband. Whom I am very blessed with and is wonderful.

But to cut to the chase, I am here for your whenever you need someone to share your victories and help you through the valleys. And I am putting your name on my hotmail as my "go to" for struggles and victories when sharing is my need. Thank you for your offer.



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4/22/12 5:45 P

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I, too, have been diagnosed with bi-polar many years ago. I am currently taking my meds; however, there have been plenty of times that I have stopped taking ALL of my meds for one reason or another.

IF I can do anything to help, I gladly will!

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Courage. Each day leads to another. I once thought , if I can get up in the morning, dress, hair, teeth and face that was an accomplishment.
What are your expectations of yourself. Write them down. A steno notebook at your bed side to journal 3 good things of the day ends one on an up note. God bless you.



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4/19/12 10:36 A

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Welcome to SparkPeople! SparkPeople's Mind Over Body plan is designed to give you the tools you need to identify, work through, and overcome the most common emotional and mental (attitude) problems that people face when they set out to change their lifestyles. This plan might be helpful as you work toward your goals.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind_over_bod
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4/18/12 9:52 P

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I recently stopped all but zoloft after 2 years of way too many meds. It was tough and I know each day I might feel up or down and have to take it from there. I have been Bi-polar all my life and after a bad breakdown after having my father and best friend die with alzheimers and cancer which tore my heart out. Now I am retired and feel I don't have to take meds to be a good teacher and parent. It is now only my husband and me, and I want desperately to be in control of my own life without meds. I feel like I lost 2 years after my breakdown in a dtug induced state and then the Dr. told me I am 2 points away from diabetes. Shouldn't have been a surprise as I have had gestational diabetes with both of my children and low blood sugar for years. Runs in family also, so I will take this on too. I plan to work on myself and get healthy and put that first in my life as I am not needing to take care of anyone other than myself for the first time in years. My biggest challenge will be that with my depressive/manic personalities that I often slip in my goals and don't stay committed to anything. I have given myself permission to do this if it means I can stay off my meds, but now this goal of losing weight and getting healthy with my blood sugar is an area I don't want to give myself permission to sway on. If anyone understands this feeling and can be a motivator when I need it, I will reciprocate by being a motivator for you also.



 
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