My dad used the George Foreman grill because it is small and is perfect for cooking for one. When I first started SP and developed my weight goals, I indicated I was diabetic and SP plugged me into that section of the site. The calorie ranges have gradually changed based on weigh ins. When I first started the upper range for daily calories was over 1800, now down to 1500/day. When I requested nutritional ranges for a diabetic, that is what I see whenever I sign on to the food tracker. The recipe section is wonderful, although the recipes may need to be tweaked for personal preferences and supplies on hand. Make it a goal to try at least one new recipe per week. You will quickly develop a bank of favorite ones you go back to frequently. Getting familiar with the site will take time; so don't get frustrated. Check out a different part of the site when you log in, and soon you will be a pro.
Pounds lost: 59.0
Fitness Minutes: (223) Posts: 3 6/30/13 9:01 P
Hello again. I made my page so now you all can know more about me. I am starting my second week and have been going to the gym. I find a challenge in making low calorie, low sugar meals. I have used the broiler and George Foreman grill a lot. Thank you all for the encouragement. It does help.
NANA - - Welcome to Spark People. You've come to the right place! We are a group of people who either are or have been where you are now. You're not alone.
First off, I notice that you have not set up your Spark Page. I would advise you to do that so that people can "Friend" you, send you Spark Goodies to help encourage you etc etc etc. You can do this by going to My Trackers (click) and scroll down to Spark Points. Scroll down to One Time Challenge. Under that topic you will see Create My Spark Page. Click there and do accordingly.
Eat your 3 meals a day plus your 2-3 snacks a day. The snacks will help your BS to stay more even and also will keep you from over eating at each meal. You may snack as late as you need as long as you stay within your calorie allowance. NEVER go anymore than 4-5 hours without eating something - - thus, the importance of an evening snack to help you keep from have a hypoglycemic crash during the night. Drink your 8+ glasses of calorie free beverages (water, coffee, tea, crystal light, diet pop) and get your 8 hours of sleep each night - this is the amount of hours needed for your body to rejuvenate itself - thus helping you to have more energy and to lose weight.
Set small goals for yourself; something that you know you will be able to obtain such as 10% of your total weight loss - NOT your total weight you want/need to lose or you will become discouraged. One day at a time and one step at a time.
We are here for you because YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!! and together .
Have fun and enjoy your journey.
One Day At A Time Dear Jesus!!!
Not looking at how many # to go but back and how many #s I've already lost!!!
current weight: 179.5
Fitness Minutes: (223) Posts: 3 6/27/13 6:56 P
Hi. My goal is to not become a diabetic. I am now pre-diabetic which I found out last week. I joined Fitworks, Sparkpeople, and have been reading all I can on bringing down the sugar. In my family diabetes gallops but it is due to weight. This was the highest I ever tested. I did my second workout today with a trainer and have worked to bring my calories into the 1200 to 1500 point range. One of my biggest problems was not doing anything physical so now I am giving at least 1 hour a day for exercise. I do not know if this is correct, but I sure could use a buddy or two for support. Thank you for reading.
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