Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
NITAINMN's Photo NITAINMN Posts: 7,584
9/3/07 12:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon

Good for you. Yaay! Proud of you and you can do it. My fasting blood glucose test showed 98 this morning that was after having eaten 3 fresh figs, 3 baby bananas and, 1 plum yesterday! I truly believe the power to heal lies within our own self. May you be blessed with finding this power within you ;-)

Good Luck with Following your inner conscience, Facing the enemy and, Fighting to the end to Finish the game for victory!

emoticon

Edited by: NITAINMN at: 9/3/2007 (14:17)
Samasta Loka Sukhino Bhavantu" - Sanskrit translates to "Let all the worlds be happy!"

www.radiosai.org/Home.asp
www.saicast.org/serviceprojects.htm


 Pounds lost: 25.0 
 
0
8
16
24
32
45NREADY's Photo 45NREADY SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 328
9/3/07 12:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
HUGE thanks to each of you emoticon

I am feeling much better about being able to make these changes. I have kind of taken a "I'll show you" attitude in a good way, like a enemy I am going to fight :)


Never Give Up!


 current weight: 243.0 
 
268
238.5
209
179.5
150
LYNN4LIFE's Photo LYNN4LIFE Posts: 1,311
9/2/07 8:24 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Beth, I'm so sorry for your news! But like Nita said, get thee to a nutritional specialist as well as a physician who deals with diabetes. They can help guide you and make your changes. Read up on the internet, and find the spark teams that deal with diabetes. Surround yourself with support. You ARE strong, and you WILL be able to make these major changes. This time it really is FOR YOUR LIFE. Remember that, and remember there are people surrounding you who love you and want to help you.

Hugs,
Lynn

Lynn4Life--because at the end of the day I'm always ME.


 Pounds lost: 6.0 
 
0
6.59999999999999
13.2
19.8
26.4
NITAINMN's Photo NITAINMN Posts: 7,584
9/1/07 12:27 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Beth,

I am sorry to hear this. I can empathize having been hit with the same news myself this July at the Mayo clinic, 3 years after having made a sudden lifestyle change to accommodate disability from an invisible disease! One of the greatest blessings of life being we CAN get over obstacles that I view as challenges or stepping stones towards growth and pergfection and, quite easily adapt to new way of living when we are ready to accept and willing to change. I see this readiness in you. Here is Lisa's September challenge to help us all. However, keep in mind to fight diabetes, one needs to eat every 4-5 hours and not 2-3 hours. I definitely recommend seeing a diabetic specialized dietician since you are new it. Paraphrasing Franklin, 'It takes 18 repetitions for anything new to become a habit ' . Before you know it, it will be a way of life and, it may be the best thing that happened to you as we all know hind sight is always 20/20. All the best ;-)

emoticon

Edited by: NITAINMN at: 9/1/2007 (12:39)
Samasta Loka Sukhino Bhavantu" - Sanskrit translates to "Let all the worlds be happy!"

www.radiosai.org/Home.asp
www.saicast.org/serviceprojects.htm


 Pounds lost: 25.0 
 
0
8
16
24
32
MAZZYR's Photo MAZZYR Posts: 8,959
9/1/07 10:06 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Beth... I've made many changes in the past two years... at my own pace, however, once I started reading about health and nutrition I found it very interesting and I became a willing participant... to the point that I wish I had the knowledge that I have today when I was much younger... so that I would be that much healthier today... if that makes any sense... LOL

I'm learning that sometimes a diagnosis that one may not like at first may be what's pushing one to live life to the fullest. Good luck on your journey.

Mazzy


 current weight: 157.5 
 
157.5
148.125
138.75
129.375
120
LISASAYERS Posts: 3,836
9/1/07 8:39 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Beth

I'm sorry to hear your news...but the good news is this, you can and will change. Like you said, you have some unhealthy habits...well it took time to develop those habits and now you will just develop new ones!

I'm sure it is overwhelming right now...but you will do all that you need to do to live a healthier lifestyle!

We are all here to support you!

Make it a great day!
Lisa


45NREADY's Photo 45NREADY SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 328
9/1/07 2:54 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Something I want to share.
I found out yesterday I have diabetes ! Needless to say I am freaked out about it ! emoticon

Long story short, I thought I had a flue bug I could not get rid of, off and on for about a month now - then yesterday my vision went really blurry... I got right to a eye Dr who told me the news which was confirmed today by my regular Dr.

I am very sad that the damage to my eyes is permanent, from the sugar levels or something like that. But thankful with a strong pair of glasses I will be OK.

The changes that was explained to me are many and they are all BIG...

Can I really make such a huge change? There are no baby steps to take, there is no figuring it out or taking my time, or making small changes. There are huge changes that need made TODAY!

I need to pour the pepsi down the sink, crush the cigs and toss them away, I need to start drinking water, I need to exercise -
I have always been willing to change - TOMORROW! But as we all know tomorrow never came for me.

My weight came from many of sources, some being emotional, some from my back injury, and my thyroid, but most of it from unhealthy choices which are now unhealthy habits.

After a very blessed day in July, I received a lot of emotional healing and was doing pretty well with my changes and had even lost some weight, but I was doing it all slowly.... within my comfort zone.

With this wolf coming through the door, I don't have the luxury of a comfort zone ------

I need to create a whole new ME in all the ways I live.......

I must admit - this scares me.

It is almost 3AM and I just needed to ramble.



Never Give Up!


 current weight: 243.0 
 
268
238.5
209
179.5
150
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Make Life Happen! ANYTHING Goes.... Feel Free to create a topic Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Add A Walking Emoticon to our Goal Fun! 12/11/2014 9:24:13 AM
SHOW US YOUR SIGN FUN!!! (RED YELLOW GREEN) 12/17/2014 10:27:41 AM
DID YOU STAY IN YOUR CALORIE RANGE TODAY? 11/8/2014 8:09:38 PM
SHARE A HUG TODAY! 12/18/2014 8:30:01 AM
(GAME TIME) LET'S COUNT DOWN! (100,000 to....???) 12/17/2014 10:27:57 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=701x12794x8639530

Review our Community Guidelines