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JILLAJ SparkPoints: (0)
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7/6/14 12:26 A

welcome Mongoldr!

I love this quote: If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got. ~Anonymous

It is so true and that is why we are here at Spark. to make changes!

MONGOLDR SparkPoints: (1,008)
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7/5/14 10:21 P

Thank you both.

The tracker is what really drew me to the site, I love it so far. I used to keep a pen and paper journal of my meals (and still do for blood sugar), but once I got confident on just calculating on the fly that all stopped along with measuring my food. So being a computer tech and on computers all of my work day, having the ability to go to a website and punch it all in should be a big asset. I will definitely stop by thanks again.

SUSANELAINE1956 Posts: 25,559
7/5/14 7:23 P

emoticon to SP. My husband and I both have diabetes. I have been on this site for 2 years and joined a year ago after seeing my success. When he joined, he was getting readings in the 300's. After tracking what he was eating, I convinced him to make some small changes and within 2 weeks he had dropped to 150. He now exercises daily and is doing well.

Have you tried the tracker on here? It's time consuming to start, but after a while it becomes easier. It's especially easy is you eat a lot of the same things often. Wishing you good luck with your journey. Feel free to stop by my page if you'd like more info or have any questions. emoticon

FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (144,741)
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7/5/14 7:16 P

Welcome! Tracking is imperative to losing and keeping it off,

MONGOLDR SparkPoints: (1,008)
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7/5/14 5:36 P

Hello Sparkpeople world. I am a 34 computer tech who trying to get my fitness and nutrition back on track. I will try to keep this as short as possible, but I think getting this out will help me refocus. Every since high school I had been around 225 lbs. and not very active. Well I worked up to about 250 lbs around 2 years ago, but around the beginning of 2013 my wife noticed that I was losing a lot of weight and in general not feeling well. Being a typical guy, I fought her about going to the doctor until Jan 23 she called the doctor without me knowledge. I got the phone call at work that I had an appointment in 3 hours. I went to appease her and show her that there was nothing to worry about. When the nurse took my glucose it was 441 and I had lost around 40 lbs, the doctor came in immediately and told me that I needed to go to the ER. Everything went fine at the ER I was told to just see my doctor as soon as possible. At the beginning of my doctors visits my A1C1 was 14.6, I was put on 20 units of Lantus, and was taking anywhere from 10 to 15 units of Humalog for my meals. This was very serious for me and I became very motivated for my wife and son, I began walking every day from about 40 to 120 minutes everyday and keeping a food log. I very quickly had my A1C1 down to 5.6, Lantus at 8, and Humalog down to where I did not need for around 90% of my meals. I had my weight down to around 185 lbs and my blood sugar under control.

Winter then set in and I got to confident and stopped logging in my food general, stopped tracking my weight, and began making excuses why I could not exercise (to cold, it is snowing, ex....). Spring arrived and I weighed myself finally I was 225 lbs., also A1C1 was up to 7 not alarming, but I wanted to get back on my original track. I am finding it harder to keep my food journal (notebook), and just generally disappointing because everything does not seem to be working like it did last year. I want to be as healthy for my family, the short of why I signed up.

Sorry for the novel, but I do feel better now ;)

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