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Diabetes Weight-Loss Workout Plan

An 8-Week, Easy-to-Follow Plan for Beginners


  • Today is my 30th Birthday, I just found out that I have type 2 diabetes, I had gestational type 2 when I was pregnant with my baby girl who is now 18 and a half months now. and I recently quite smoking not even a month ago. I have been fighting with my weight for years now but nothing this bad, I need help I am doing this alone and I really don't know what kind of food to be eating, what exercises to be doing, I don't get my medication till next week I think, I will find out on Friday when im supposed to be starting that, I go in to Edmonton on the 17th for a breast reduction and I know im not allowed to do much for at least 6 weeks after the surgery, I am going to start taking a weight loss supplement to help me lose the weight and I also know how to check my blood sugars, I have goals and know what steps I have to take but I get upset and don't keep track when I don't see the progress or get the feed back, is there anyone out there that can help motivate me to stay on track - 4/9/2013 4:02:10 PM
  • BERTL29
    I have been diabetic for 15+ years and am currently swimming at college. I have a ton of first-hand experience with exercising and diabetes and would love to share to you guys an article I wrote about the subject. If you're interested just check out the link below and let me know if you like the information.
    ugar/ - 3/10/2013 8:20:04 PM
  • This is great! I can do these in the morning or evening. This should keep me motivated. - 3/6/2013 8:45:35 PM
  • Thank you for this information. I am a type 2 diabetic and limited mobility. These excerces are just right for me. - 12/4/2012 3:19:42 AM
  • Funny.... A few years ago, I tried to get my sister to join Spark. She was told she COULD NOT join because she IS a DIABETIC! Now, you are providing exactly the things she came here for in the first place and was turned away. - 5/5/2012 12:03:51 AM
  • I have been following the plan so far I feel great. I do find it difficult to understand where to post completed goals on the community board. - 4/26/2012 2:56:25 PM
  • I'd join the team but too much video and reading time. I more or less understand the disease and what it does to you. I am very busy and share computer with 3 kids so my computer time is limited. Good for those who are on the team and have completed it. - 4/21/2012 11:45:42 AM
  • This is great and for me, not a one shot deal.
    Visiting the 8-Week Easy-to-Follow Plan again is a great way to help us stay on track. Like athletes, we must practice to obtain our goals. (Granted I am not an athlete, that's why I need the practice. ) - 4/21/2012 8:48:02 AM
    While this is challenging you have already given us a lot of support and information - 4/5/2012 5:58:38 AM
    thanks for all the wonderful comments, motivation, encouragement and the articles. I too am new at this diabetes and it is hard, but I am trying even harder so I don't have to take this medicine for long. I work out, swim and walk. I take care of children also and now I don't even buy the chips and cookies for them, they eat healthy along with me and they like the food. thanks so much for sparks, it really has me thinking with a new attitude. - 3/29/2012 12:58:12 PM
  • Hmmm! Hurts a lot more getting it off than putting it on! Perserverance is the key along with a lot of motivation. Im going to make this a one-day-at-a-time adventure and let the small steps become mighty. Prayer. - 1/21/2012 6:50:32 PM
    I am just getting started, I am a little uneasy, but am hopeful that I can meet my goal with the help that SparkPeople have to offer! Ladyslipper8 - 8/28/2011 6:39:53 PM
    This is going to be a BIG challenge for me. I have been a certifyed couch potato for over 10 years. My new mantra is " Yes I Can" - 7/8/2011 10:36:13 AM
  • I can Tell i am really out of shape trying this work out. Hope that next time i can do them all - 5/29/2011 10:07:42 PM
  • I like this I wish there were a team that concentrated on for more than 8 weeks. - 2/17/2011 10:43:43 AM

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