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  • Hi,
    I am Cher and have a goal of losing 60 pounds which I know will help my glucose numbers a lot! I am moving to a vegetarian diet (almost there) and have been feeling much better and the glucose is going down too so I'm pleased with that. I hope that the weight loss and tight control of my diabetes will help with some other health problems such as depression and arthritis. Good luck to everyone! - 10/23/2013 8:00:13 PM
  • LEIGH_HOLLYER
    Hi, Becky,

    I'm new to SparkPeople but I've been diabetic for 2 years. I find that my interest in cooking helps. I've gotten eating out down to three times a month! I'll be joining recipe forums -- I'm vegetarian, too, which really really helps...you need to cut out the fat when you're eating to get that fasting glucose level down.

    I recommend Dr. Neal Barnard's book on Diabetes -- he's done some amazing research and the book is not too technical!

    Keep on posting! - 10/22/2013 5:49:40 PM
  • BECKYWOMAC
    Hello, my name is Becky, I am new, I just found out yesterday that I am a diabetics, on top of my allergy/sinus, high cholesterol , severe acid reflux, scoliosis, pinch nearves in my neck, osteoarthritis and other things too, my Dr told me I have to lose 15 bls in 3 mo.'s, so here I am I also have bad knees due to arthritis in my joints , I pray that this program can help me to get the weight off and keep it off for it is hard for me to stick with a diet , for I do not like to give up the foods I like to eat , and I was reading some of the food that I should eat and not eat and some of the ones I should not eat is some of the ones I love lol . Spark people I pray that you and the coaches can help me for I just had to go on the diabetics pills yesterday and I do not want to have to incress the dose but the Dr said if I don't get the weight off I will have to take more meds so please help me - 10/22/2013 8:29:33 AM
  • Hi, my name is Janet and joined spark people about 2 years ago because I gained 35 lbs due to prednisone to treat my lupus. I have been a member of spark people for a year and a half and have lost 35 lbs. I have decided it is a lifelong commitment to manage my weight and have since decided to lose 5 more pounds! It is tough with my disease because I am not able to exercise much, I have to do it all through diet! With spark people I don't have to leave my home and is affordable! I used to have the older version of spark and with this new app I've reached level 5! To anybody who is new the articles give great insight to the latest data on dieting! I learned to love house cleaning when I found out how many calories I burned! - 10/22/2013 1:00:54 AM
  • You are not alone. God is with you. It was 11 years ago that my mother had to stay home with my dad. It was hard but it made us all closer. We didn't have much time after my dad became sick. So every moment was a treasure. God is amazing. Just look all around you. - 10/20/2013 11:05:29 PM
  • WALHML50
    Hi my name is Wanda, i live with RA, i am waiting on a hip replacement. I am hoping to get back in shape for walking, i had a hip replaced in 2011. I was getting back on track, when i found out i need an other replacement. I have not been able to walk without my walker for over eight months. Im afraid i have lost most of my muscle in my leg. I am trying to build muscle strength in my legs and core strength. I have been using your video with the chair exercise. Thank you - 10/18/2013 9:51:32 PM
  • Hi my name is Norma and I am new to this site. I hope that it will help me get fit. So far I am enjoying all the sites. - 10/17/2013 8:34:12 PM
  • I am thrilled to have found this website and looking forward to having some support in my goal to lose 45 lbs. I have lost 25 but am feeling stuck so this website looks like just what I need and knew it was the right when even by the name Spark as I have a book written called Sparkler, so it was meant to be for me to find this. Am ready to try going vegetarian as well so will am excited about a new way of eating.
    - 10/17/2013 2:06:31 PM
  • Hello My name is Michelle and I have rejoined SparkPeople. I signed up a few years ago but never really gave it a chance. I think this site is awesome and I hope to find encouragement to get motivated and to achiever my goal of 145lb. There is so much and I am hoping to find the right place to start. - 10/14/2013 11:56:19 PM
  • ELIASSON2

    I am new to Sparks as of yesterday my fingers are crossed in hopes that I can stick to my goal I need to lose 40 pounds. This site is incredible but I am overwhelmed not sure where to start first. I feel so blessed to have found this incredible site. - 10/8/2013 9:25:22 PM
  • I joined SparkPeople awhile back and had motivation at the time but really haven't done anything toward it. I don't really understand the program and because of this I seem to avoid it. I don't get on the computer everyday and miss messages and challenges. I will try to reintroduce myself to the program and hopefully figure out how it can help me. After losing my job I took early retirement and have felt kind of lost ever since. I need a purpose in my life and I hope SparkPeople can be a part of that. Wish me luck! - 10/5/2013 4:11:01 PM
  • Hi my name is Lois and I have been on and off this program for several years. I saw the ad about the Private Spark Coach and thought I would check it out. I am very excited about this program and I am looking forward to starting the 90 day program. I am going to make it my start page for the day. :) - 10/4/2013 10:31:40 PM
  • TMDARBY1
    Hello, my name is Theresa.
    I am not physically fit at all!
    I have made a promise to my daughter that I will run in a 5K with her in the Spring. I love to take slow walks, but have not jogged since high school many years ago.
    I am 39 years old and am 176 pounds. I have a goal weight of 140.
    I joined this group for motivation! - 10/4/2013 8:18:27 PM
  • Hi, my name is Bernadette, I am super, painfully shy, so it is hard to ask for any kind of encouragement in losing weight, exercising, I was diagnosed as a pre-diabetic, possibly diabetic.. I was told about SparkPeople and decided to give it a try. I am under a huge amount of stress family wise, health wise. I need to take control of my health. I hope SparkPeople can give me the encouragement I need. - 9/30/2013 11:34:39 PM
  • Hello everyone, My name Dean, just getting started after 6 months of eating the wrong foods. I weigh in a 252lbs - 9/30/2013 7:00:35 PM

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