4 - age, family history, diabetic, & obesity. I am working on the obesity and I now am able to control blood sugars with exercise and diet. I have "improved" enough that I no longer have to take Metformin or Gliclizide for diabetes. My goal is to get rid of the obesity factor as well.
At the end of the day, be able to look back and say "I did my best today."
*************************** Stephanie in Nova Scotia
Atlantic Daylight Savings Time
February Minutes: 667
Fitness Minutes: (420) Posts: 38 4/25/13 3:37 P
Scored a 5. A few years ago it would have been much higher, so I'm improving even though it's still high. Hopefully getting the weight off will move me out of the pre-diabetes range. That will bring me down two points. If only the weight would come off. I feel totally stranded on this plateau.
Barbara in Colorado on MST Don't know if I'm on red or blue team yet.
“No matter where you go - there you are” “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” - Confucius
I scored a 6. The type 2 diabetes and obesity I am working on which also might reduce the apple shape some....LOL. My mom has some heart problems and she is a smoker also the hubby smokes so I have been exposed to second hand smoke since childhood. My grandfater had what I was told was a "boot" shaped heart and died at a fairly young age, probably mid 40's. On a brighter note, it is mid-week and I have lost another pound....yeah!
current weight: 275.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,645) Posts: 154 4/24/13 9:38 A
In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
1. Age over 45 (men) or 55 (women). 2. Male gender. 3. Family history in a close relative of heart disease. 4. If you are African American, American Indian, Mexican American or native Hawaiian. 5. If you have an "apple" body type. 6. If you smoke, or are exposed to secondhand smoke. 7. A diet high in saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, added sugars and cholesterol. 8. Physical inactivity. 9. Obesity. 10. Chronic stress. 11. Drinking more alcohol than an average of 1 drink per day for women, or 2 per day for men. 12. Uncontrolled high blood pressure. 13. Uncontrolled high cholesterol. 14. Type 2 diabetes.
How did you do? Where can you make improvements?
Sandy (Michigan Upper Peninsula) -- Say "Ya!" to da U.P, eh?
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