Good to see your post. I agree, there is a ton of info available here and it can be overwhelming. I sometimes forget that because I have been around for a few years. It may help to pick one thing to look at and try, and then add another, etc. I think one of the first areas I explored was the articles section of the site. Wanted to learn about diabetes. Actually looking back, I remembering joining a couple of teams and started posting. Setting goals came before that even, because I needed to focus my effort. Clicking the Start link will provide you with help also. Hang in there. In time this will become easier. Keep posting!
Pounds lost: 65.0
Fitness Minutes: (27,635) Posts: 115 7/22/13 3:01 A
Welcome. I, too, was hinted at by my doctor, that I am pre-diabetic. I joined this group a while ago, but never went past week 1. I rejoined and now am almost done week 2. I am feeling so much better. Like you, BGB2000, I don't want to turn in to full blown diabetes. I never really ate a lot of sugar, but through SP, I learned about other ways to consume sugar. I am a pasta freak! We used to eat pasta once or twice a week. Now I'm down to once or twice a month.
Good luck with your journey. Karen
Edited by: KLEMIE at: 7/8/2013 (21:50)
Pounds lost: 21.8
Fitness Minutes: (180) Posts: 75 7/4/13 6:44 P
Yep, whoever came up with the word moderation ranks up there with inventors of velcro and fire. I have also learned that it takes a pretty savvy person to use the concept and do it consistently. If I do not log in what I eat, I soon lose sight of portion control and moderation in general.
Pounds lost: 65.0
Fitness Minutes: (27,635) Posts: 115 7/3/13 9:11 P
Welcome - Exercise and healthier choices can make ALL the difference in the world. Make a few small changes and make them things you can commit to for LIFE - don't swear off ALL sugar or give up all your favorite foods, but learn new ways to have your "cake" and be healthy too. For instance, you can plan for a treat and when you eat a small portion and fit it into your calorie range and carbs for the day. You can eat almost anything - diabetes today is so much better understood and treated than in the past. Read a lot and learn as much as you can. Pay attention to YOUR own body and its responses as well. Walking for 15 minutes after each meal can help regulate your blood sugars and stabilize them. Cutting back on excess processed foods and things with tons of hidden sugars, salts, and trans fats will make a HUGE difference too.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
current weight: 238.0
Fitness Minutes: (27,635) Posts: 115 7/3/13 12:54 A
I just joined Sparkpeople and I joined this group b/c my doc has hinted that I am pre-diabetic. I am a total sugar addict.Diabetes runs deep in my family, and I don't want to become a diabetic. I wear a pedometer every day, and have for the past year. In May, I did a squat challenge.
I am not very good at eating right.
So, I hope I can learn how to fight off diabetes before it is too late for me.
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