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5/28/15 1:56 A

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I went to the doctor for my monthly visit yesterday. Now, I am on bed rest, not suppose to use my stomach muscles or if I need to, as little as possible. The doctor found some masses and I need to go to my other doc to do the ultrasound and ?? My doc said no exercising. Just when I was getting a great routine going!

Am I giving up or starting over? NO...it is so important to stay on track, even if I experience a derailing, to pick myself up, do what I can do, and keep moving forward in this war between my mental & spiritual parts against the physical parts.

To anyone with a chronic illness, you have many physical down days, the fact that you are no longer in control is depressing, but more than ever, you need to grab hold of anything positive that you can do to keep your mind and spiritual self up. I can read more and sneak in a few minutes on the computer (at a time), I find things to laugh about, to cheer on, to listen.

This challenge is about exercise but it also has great educational materials. For now, I have more time to focus on learning and understanding all that is going on inside of me. Knowledge is power, so, I am happy and will learn patience and wait. When released from bed, I will have gained much power and that is nothing to cry about.

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5/25/15 6:10 A

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Yes, I have had to tweek some of them due to the sciatica pain, but since it is slowly healing, have been able to add 2 more to my daily plan. Found Qi Dong here and tried it today, simply marvelous. I felt so good after just the few trial ones, added it too.



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Ah exercise - working to include more. I could go on, but bashing me would only stop what progress I am making. Walked the other night and was amazed that my blood sugar was only 116 after eating a high carb meal. It truly amazes me how much exercise affects blood sugar. Continuing to take steps forward; I will get there!

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1/27/15 11:45 P

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I am trying to get more/some exercise in. I really am doing better. One small step for me, one giant leap for managing my BS.

The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.


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1/25/15 12:08 A

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On to week 4 Time goes so fast! I survived my first cocktail party since my spark people journey. I did great and I am psyched! I fail miserably at excercise. My knees... Dang these knees.


The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.


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One hour of biking riding and an hour in the infrared sauna.....off to eat dinner....

Just take it one day at a time.


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11/24/14 6:40 P

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Thanks!!!! Trying to add more steps to my daily life at school. Walking up and down hallways to get more steps into my daily routine.

Just take it one day at a time.


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DAVENPLK - - Great job on getting in those exercising with weights etc. It's really nice and helps a lot when you have someone (especially a spouse) to do them with.

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11/22/14 9:54 A

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I am gradually adding more and more steps into my daily routine. I have added many of the Spark Videos into my exercise routine narrowing down the ones that I find helpful. I have a set of handweights by my couch. When I watch TV with my husband, I have been doing many different sets of lifts as well as floor exercises. It is all about gradually introducing the exercises back. When my husband walks on the treadmill, I ride the bike. We are starting to do more things together. Hopefully, I can find a pool with hours that work with my schedule. I really need to get back into swimming laps once again. (Hinting for an endless pool...but we have no place to put one.)

Just take it one day at a time.


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10/2/14 11:31 A

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I'm pre-diabetic, so I don't take medication or insulin, and there are therefore fewer moving parts to my equation.

However, I do eat before and after my primary exercise - hiking - which is where I tend to burn the most calories.

I usually have a snack before I go, and full meal after.



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7/29/14 12:07 P

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CINDYLOU4782 - That is great!!! You are doing so well! Keep up the good work!!

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7/28/14 8:26 A

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I'm try to get 30mins of cardio in 6 days a week and on Tuesdays and Thursdays I've been adding 15-20mins of strength training. I can't believe how great my FBS have been since I started walking On July 1st at the MD office my FBS was 162. This morning my FBS was 86. and it has been gradually getting better since I started walking and watching my diet.

Cindy, NC

I have come to the realization that the scale is not my friend or foe...It is only the messenger!

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.


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Yep

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

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6/29/14 11:24 P

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CSPECIALTIME - I like your positive attitude and outlook. One step and one day at a time. There is a lot to learn on these challenges and one day at a time is plenty to concentrate on. It will all come together in time. Keep up the good work!!!

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yes, there's always hope! i try to look at it just one day at a time, or i get overwhelmed with my life stresses. jsut one day at a time, bit by bit to a happier and healthier you. and 1 step back: it's still 2 steps forward!

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Thank you for the encouragement Team Captains! emoticon



"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."
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Hit 1000 fitness minutes for second month in a row, thank you for the encouragement!



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went to y got a exercise routine for the days I am not swimming. here s hoping I see some results soon very dishearten at the moment

two years lost 32 than lots of stress now starting again but less than the first time. 3 step forward than one back. not 2 or 3 there is HOPE


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5/10/14 8:13 A

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This is my 2nd go round with losing weight with SP's help. I am pretty active, but SP has taught me so much more about balancing fitness. I have almost ignored the strength training side and the cardio has slipped so much since I've aged.

I really enjoyed team sports like soccer and basketball, but where to find something like that now that I'm in my 60's and laughably competitive?

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4/26/14 2:32 P

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KARYNLYNN - Isn't it surprising how inactive we really are That Tracker is really a great tool to remind us of just that!! Getting up and moving 10 min every hour is a good way to keep that body moving - - I need to be conscious of that one myself!! Thanks for the reminder!

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I increased my activity to a spurt just before bed and my fasting blood sugar has been lowered. I got my Spark Activity Tracker and my first full day was only 800 steps - truly showing how inactive I have become. Today I am working on the computer on an extended work project. I have made sure that I have been up and moving 10 minutes out of every hour.

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4/25/14 1:49 P

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VICKI - As long as your clothes are fitting you differently, don't worry about the pounds. They will eventually catch up to the inches lost. I'm sure that by now you are also finding yourself with having more energy as well. Keep up the emoticon work.

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4/25/14 8:46 A

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I try to exercise 4 or f5 days a week, doing walking and weight training, some low intense cardio. This is week nine of exercising. Haven't lost many lbs but things fit differently so I guess that is progress.

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4/22/14 5:43 P

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I am doing pretty good getting excercise in. I only make myself do 10 minutes - and I often end up doing it longer. I have tried several videos, but have only repeated the seated core. I tried one that started on the floor, but you were supposed to lean back on your forearms - I can't remember ever being in that postition - well not for a very long time. Studing my blood sugars, I need to have some sort of excercise before bed - hoping that will lower my morning reading.

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This is the hardest part - balance.

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I often do my exercise in short bursts of 10-20 minutes.

" ...what lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies wthin us." (Emerson)


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CAROL - Sometimes we have to actually make an appointment with ourselves for our exercise. Keep up the good work Carol.

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Getting better .

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2/20/14 11:30 A

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I have been really struggling trying to the the exercise in but I think that maybe I've turned the corner this week

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yep

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Getting back in the groove of going to the gym after school!

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SWEETLILBLUEYES - Is the seat on your recumbent bike back far enough? The further back it is (comfortably) the less stress it will put on your knees. Also, have you tried any of the chair exercises? Periodically, I do use the chair exercises. If you haven't tried any of these, there is a team on SparkPeople called Chair Exercise Team and is for people with limited disabilities whether because of surgery, illness or whatever. There are also chair exercises on You Tube.

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2/3/14 4:07 P

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Some (most) days it's a challenge to make myself do my cardio, even though I always feel better after it. Weight training a bit, but after two sessions with arms/shoulders/back I was really sore this weekend. I think I over did just a touch. Feeling less sore today, so I'll give it another shot.
My knees are quite painful, and so it limits my walking, which I used to love especially outside. I have hopes that weight loss can relieve some of the knee pain so I can get back outside. Now my cardio is on a recumbent bike in the basement, probably why it's hard to make myself do it. I'd like to move the bike upstairs but my house is very small and I just don't have the space.

One day at a time.

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It is the courage to continue that matters!'


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1/17/14 8:51 A

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Walking 2 miles a day now and have been starting ST the last 3 days since being sick the month of December.





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1/17/14 8:42 A

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Walking 2 hrs a day

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I have been walking 2 miles a day then I do about 10 minutes strength training at the end of the walk. I use 5 pounds weights and do curls, reverse curls, wall push ups, and leg raises with a chair.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
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I too, get in walking but have a mental block with strength training. Calories are good but will focus on choosing better nutrient foods this week. Tc

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Walking now but still need strength exercises.

God is good. He helps us if we only ask.


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Still working at this. It doesn't come naturally,

" ...what lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies wthin us." (Emerson)


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I'm trying.

" ...what lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies wthin us." (Emerson)


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sun 3271 bad day for me

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sat 8457 = total for week 46114 -3886 from goal of 50000

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friday 9203

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thursday 7213

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wed 4405

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tuesday 7379 steps

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I am still trying to keep moving around more. Just moving is good for me. I work in a small shop and don't have a lot of room to walk so between customers I am doing laps around shop. Each lap is about 350 steps.

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I am trying to keep walking and doing band exercises. I know thats not alot to do but at least its a start.

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I've been eating a small snack before exercise. Here's why. 1. Afterward I usually don't feel like eating, just drinking water. 2. Before I was diagnosed I was trying to lose weight by doing classes like Insanity and a water aerobics lead by a drill instructor. Every time I would be so dizzy and nauseous by the end and I couldn't figure out why. Now I know I was dropping my blood sugar way too much. A small snack beforehand would have prevented that.

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I'm so glad I joined the 8 week challenge, because it's so tough to keep eating healthy, exercising and tracking everything. The challenge keeps me going! I've noticed that this time around the weight is not dropping as fast as before. :( But I will keep on pushing and hope that eventually it falls off.

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Hi! I just got a pedometer and am trying to count my steps as well as do en exercise DVD or two up in the spare bedroom. Anyone remember Richard Simmons? That still works for me!

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I have slipped off the track and have not done strength training for almost a week . I am taking longer than a week to finish each week . Should I just keep going from where I am or quit and start over???

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Good morning everyone! I have to admit I am not real computer savy but I am learning. I am pre-diabetic so I am trying to get a jump on this and be healthier. I also have osteoarthritis and have to adapt the exerise routines for myself. Besides that my two biggest concerns are cutting out drinking so many diet dr. peppers and get in more glasses of water. emoticon

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Thanks, everyone, for sharing how you are trying to work out this all important detail of keeping our individual blood glucose levels level. When I know that I might not be able to eat for some time for one reason or another then I try to have a PBJ sandwich along with a cup of skim milk as a snack or light meal. A friend suggested that I try protein drinks after working out but for someone who may crash because of low blood glucose, I have found that I need to mix that with some carbs so I get both quick energy but also slower for later. So, a couple of my post workout favorites are either a Glucerna snack bar or a frozen yogurt smoothie. I add some flavored whey protein isolate powder to the later and I cover both in a very satisfying and filling drink.

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Balance is key and do-able as long as we remember about our body sugars and exercise. I find that if I exercise between breakfast and lunch it is a good time because I have took my insulin and ate, so therefore from having eaten my sugar will go up and the exercise actually is a good thing, but I will be more mindful and I think its all about the timing and planning of when you exercise. Great topic.

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I' walking on my days off with cardio and trying to do the toning on my work days.

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Working on the exercise balance. Try to walk 3-4days a week, doesn't always work. have been spending time in the yard this week, trimming and planting flowers. My goal for the coming week is to walk 2miles minimum Tues-Wed-Thurs, Videos workouts on Mon-Fri-Sat, combination cardio and strength training.

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OK - I'm back with my plan for getting the exercise components balanced ~ here it is ~

Monday, Wednesday, Friday - yoga
Tuesday, Thursday - hour body sculpting class that incorporates weights
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - cardio (combination of classes and treadmill/stepper/bike)

I'll see how this works out and tweak the plan as needed.

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My exercise has not gotten to the balanced point yet, although I feel that I am working toward it! Since my husband had given me a month's membership at a yoga center, I have been focusing on trying out the various yoga classes to get the most for the money. Three weeks ago when I started, I had planned to go to one or two yoga classes a day - each class being between 60 to 90 minutes. Well that didn't work as the 90 minutes was all that I could tolerate. Also I found that everyday was too much and that every other day could work for me. So I planned to alternate walking at the gym with the yoga classes. I have made it to the gym only 3 days in the three weeks with walking and a dance class one of the days. I want to get a daily walk in, as I am planning to do my first 5K with my daughter in August/September. So what's my plan??? I need to give this some thought as the month's membership at the yoga center is coming to an end. I will think about this during the next few days and come up with a plan. I will also think about the strength training, although the yoga truly incorporates that. I will develop a plan!

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3 days if cardio and 2 of strength training.. Plus some walking but not consistent with that!

Keep up the good work ladies.


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Don't knock the walker on wheels. At times in our lives they can mean the difference between being cooped up in the house and being able to get out and about. When I needed it I loved my walker, and without it I don't know if I'd have made as much progress as I have.

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How about that. Sore today did core yesterday. I'm suppose to walk today...me and walker on wheels will be best friends today.

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It's taking me a long time to figure out how much of what exercises I can tolerate, and now I'm getting stronger so the plan I had worked out is too easy for me some days. Other days I don't have as much gusto. I think it's better to just work out a loose frame work instead of a strict schedule and decide each day how much you can tolerate.

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I'm working on that this week. I got the food/water intake under control. I have a serving of cereal w milk at 9pm which allows me to sleep all night w/o waking up with the jitters. Thank you.

I'm sore...doing too much I was doing it 1-2 hours at a time. I know now 10-15 mins. per exercises 1 with rep? Working on finding the solution.

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I find it easier to fit in 20-30m of strength training than to do cardio. Still looking for a good solution. It's funny because I like cardio better. hmmph

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I stop eating carbs and sugar working out but my fbs is still not below 151,
I think I need more meds, I workout, mini stepper bike and elliptical, going to try an hour a day

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I've been walking out-of-doors or doing walk aerobics inside along with a free weight routine for a while and it's beginning to feel like I'm in a rut, so I've started trying some new things, DVD's from the library so far . I found a Jazzercise one that incorporates cardio, strength training and stretch all in one workout and has 4 different half hour workouts on it. I'm really enjoying the change. I think I'm going to end up buying a copy for my "exercise library".

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