Hi and welcome to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day (If you only drink one now, add to as you are able until you are drinking your 8 cups or more a day), watch your portion control (measure everything in the beginning...guaranteed it will get easier) and walk, dance or do any exercise you enjoy (start with 10 minutes a day or several times a day and add to it as you are able or have time). Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily (guaranteed to work if you use them consistently and honestly). Pick one thing to change...one thing at a time. Don't try to change to many things at once as that can be very overwhelming. Just try to take one step, one minute, one hour, one day, one week at a time. They honestly will all add up to the bigger numbers. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers and increasing your ability to enjoy life. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly. Start each day with a positive thought just for that day. Reading and reflecting on an inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind. Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life. Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph helps one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break...Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration. Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals! Sounds like you are working hard to get your blood glucose under control. That is a very important first step for diabetics. We have some great teams for those with diabetes here on SP. Set up your Spark page so that we can visit and get to know you, send you spark goodies, and leave encouraging and supportive comments to help you along the way. If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you. God bless you on your journey to a healthier you. Hugs, Helen
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Hi Everyone! Not sure how I picked so many teams, computer illiteracy will do that I guess!:) I cant quite figure it out, but yesterday, something in my head just "clicked." It was a very loud click too...I told myself that Oct.3rd was going to be the day my life changed...Im a diabetic, single mom of a beautiful miracle and blessing little girl! I have been started on yet another insulin and soon will be on the insulin pump. The doctor told me sometime ago, "If you could just lose the weight, you wouldnt have to be on insulin." Its getting very expensive, not to mention, Ive gained 11 pounds since being on it again! Its just me and my daughter...I have to be healthy not only for me, but for her too! So, my goal is to lose 50 pounds...and we'll see after that...85 would be nice! Im going to try this SparkPeople and I will not give up too easily this time! Just in one day(today), my blood sugars went from 300 to 172, just from eating a breakfast sandwich, cashews for a snack and wheat spaghetti with NO garlic bread for dinner. Hopefully, the money I will eventually save on medicine will go for a nice little vaca getaway with my daughter who LOVES VEGAS!!!