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When I started Sparking I said "Already lost 42lbs..take 10lbs at a time. Pre-diabetic and don't plan on getting diabetes. Appreciate food choice suggestions and particular products by name brand."

Since then I lost a total of 96 lbs and I am now in the normal blood sugar ranges and no longer considered pre-diabetic, however I still stay with the low carb, low glycemic foods and I have maintained my weight also without much fuss.

About 6 months ago my cholesterol was 240 and within 6 months I brought it down 51 points naturally. It is now 189. I had to since I get severe cramps from Cholesterol meds.

I am glad to help anyone who asks for my help!

Its now 2014, I lost another 5lbs last year and I maintain by logging my foods daily, my glucose levels are fine and I log to watch my cholesterol levels daily. It is all still working well. Feeling Great.

Update: my cholesterol is now 181 and the HDL is 51...so I'm good and life is wonderful!

...yipee...will continue to watch carbs, starch and sodium and move every 20 minutes.

Update: 2017- I continue to educate myself and others with daily posts. I continue to log my foods, starch & cholesterol and watch the charts on Spark people. My A1C is a steady 5.5...maintaining my weight as well....yipee!

2019 My A1C s now 5.4


Member Since: 12/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 25,762

My Goals:
I achieved my goals.. have controlled my pre-diabetes for years now. I continue to take CoQ10 daily for my heart, a magnesium pill and 1,500 MG pill of metformin along with Lisinopril for my blood pressure.


My Program:
Mediterranean diet



Personal Information:
I live in beautiful Naples, Florida


Other Information:
My favorite book is "Ultra Metabolism by "Mark Hyman"




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  • v no profile image SUNSHINE6442
    Trump as almost always is incorrect. And he knows that. He is deliberately lying to you, just like he was lying when he told you that it would be fine, that he has everything under control, that Covid-19 will mysteriously disappear. He has no plan, no measures, nothing. No wonder, viruses cannot be lied, bullied or sued into submission, the only measures Trump knows. Those going out are continuing to spread it. That much is clear. Prepare yourself for grief. Because current estimates are that the first wave of this disease will take 233,000 lives. The second wave is coming in the fall and will take even more. Stiffen your spine, because massive death is coming.
    I already accept trump could assassinate Democrats, drop a nuclear bomb on New York or any other democratic state and his maga Martyr supporters would clap, celebrate and cheer.Trump supporters are already willing to fight, kill and die for Donald Trump.
    A depression in the economy is guaranteed at this point. Demand simply cannot recover fast enough to avoid it. In short, all economic “growth” we observe for the foreseeable future is going to be pumped up fluff to fool the voting public. It's like claiming you're rich because you have a million dollars in the bank, but you owe ten times that to the loan shark. You're really ass poor bit you can pretend otherwise for a while.
    Georgia, the first state to re-open, has just seen a 40% spike in coronavirus victims.
    Trump retweeted that the “entire epidemic will be largely behind us” by Memorial Day. It was a Geraldo Rivera tweet which Trump retweeted. This re-tweet was just so utterly foolish just as he says we will have a transition to greatness.
    Trump cannot spin massive death into "largely behind us" or "a good job." He absolutely does not want you to view these deaths for what they are.... he is willing to sacrifice lives for the sake of reopening businesses AND HE IS WILLING TO SACRFICE OUR CHILDREN BY SENDING THEM BACK TO SCHOOL. Trump said ....Young people are little affected by this....Trump said he doesn’t agree with Fauci and wants to see children back in schools and everyone back to work. HMMM...Don’t be surprised when Trump orders every kid in school to have a glass of Pine-sol with his or her lunch.
    Of course Trump dismisses the science that undermines the medical experts...how else can he keep controling the minds of stupid people? All it takes is one person to infect you!
    Keeping you, your family, your children, your grandchildren, and your friends alive is NOT a hoax. To Trump losing your husband, wife, children and friends is just another normal day of his presidency.
    Trump said if we do testing we will have more cases...DAH! Complete stupidity. Even withoout testing we have more casesand the deaths are climbing ....he does not want to admit just how many cases of the virus we really have. Trump has showed us all just how bad he is as a leader.
    Trump declared that jumpstarting the American economy is worth the health risks.... it doesn’t matter matter to him how many Americans will have to die.
    Top medical scientists say to expect more than 3,000 coronavirus deaths per day as Republicans prematurely open states. We are going to pay a price because Americans are too weak, with greed, selfishness, and indifference, to change the environment and the swamp that made Trump our president. One would think Trump's number one priority would be to protect Americans to the best of his ability. Not in Trumpland!

    11 days ago
  • v no profile image SUNSHINE6442

    Trump re-tweeted that the “entire epidemic will be largely behind us” by Memorial Day. It was a Geraldo tweet which Trump re-tweeted. This re-tweet was just so utterly foolish just as he says we will have a transition to greatness.

    Trump cannot spin massive death into "largely behind us" or "a good job." He absolutely does not want you to view these deaths for what they are.... he is willing to sacrifice lives for the sake of reopening businesses AND TRUMP IS WILLING TO SACRIFICE OUR CHILDREN BY SENDING THEM BACK TO SCHOOL.

    Trump said ....Young people are little affected by this....Trump said he doesn’t agree with Fauci and wants to see children back in schools and everyone back to work.

    HMMM...Don’t be surprised when Trump orders every kid in school to have a glass of Pine-sol with his or her lunch.

    Of course Trump dismisses the science that undermines the medical experts...how else can he keep controlling the minds of stupid people? All it takes is one person to infect you!

    Keeping you, your family, your children, your grandchildren, and your friends alive is NOT a hoax. To Trump losing your husband, wife, children and friends is just another normal day of his presidency.

    Trump said if we do testing we will have more cases...DAH! Complete stupidity. Even without testing we have more cases and the deaths are climbing to 85,000....he does not want to admit just how many cases of the virus we really have. Trump has showed us all just how bad he is as a leader. WE MUST GET RID OF HIM BEFORE HE KILLS US ALL!

    Trump declared that jump starting the American economy is worth the health risks.... it doesn’t matter matter to him how many Americans will have to die.

    Top medical scientists say to expect more than 3,000 coronavirus deaths per day as Republicans prematurely open states. We are going to pay a price because Americans are too weak, with greed, selfishness, and indifference, to change the environment and the swamp that made Trump as our president. One would think Trump's number one priority would be to protect Americans to the best of his ability. Not in Trumpland!
    Wake up people...here is the reality as of today.......

    United States
    Coronavirus Cases:
    1,458,243
    Deaths:
    86,942
    Recovered:
    318,027
    13 days ago
  • v no profile image SUNSHINE6442
    Things we learned or should learn from being quarantined...

    We learned how much we need an early warning system and quick action for future crises.
    1,300,000 plus virus cases and climbing do to Trump's inaction.

    Just how important vaccines are to stop disease and death since there is no real evidence that this virus will disappear miraculously.

    Prioritizing healthcare for all since lack of healthcare services can contribute to poor infection control. Health care access must be for everyone or testing will be incomplete, treatment will be insufficient, and the consequences will be worse.

    Following the rules and guidance of health professionals & scientists to mitigate the impact and hopefully eradicate the virus. Some claims are too wacky to even consider. Trump thinks the virus will solve itself. He thinks he can tweet it away as if he had magical powers. Trump's idiocy has a body count. He wants to run the world while sitting on the bowl with his pants around his ankles, studiously avoiding any real work while tweeting his nonsense. It's all a hoax remember?

    Both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic require us to listen to experts, to unite behind the science and not play politics with people’s lives.

    We have learned how our worlds can be flipped upside down overnight.

    Those going to food banks and standing line for food can now realize that many people in America struggle everyday and need that help all of the time. Realize the need to donate food or money to help others. Help those who do not have access to fresh food, meat, or nutrition.

    Most people have no savings and live from pay check to paycheck or are living with debt. No emergency funds either. Almost three in 10 adults have no emergency savings at all. It's impossible to live on $500.00 a month and it seems like everyone is just trying to make ends meet. CEOs wouldn't be able to pay themselves $300 million salaries if they paid their workers more.

    Stagnant wages coupled with a rising cost of living is hurting main stream Americans. How is it that unsustainable debt, stagnant wages, and out of control government spending be defined as the greatest economy ever? There is a wealth gap and opportunity gap that only increases because greed is a cancer and no amount of wealth is ever enough for many of those who have it.

    We have learned farmers, poultry and meat processing plants, kitchen help at restaurants, small business owners are the largest employers of illegal and legal aliens. We learned undocumented farm workers get paid minimum wage between $6.00 to $8.00 an hour and Illegal immigrants are estimated to pay in about $7 billion per year into Social Security. In addition, they spend millions of dollars per year, which supports the US economy and helps to create new jobs. Migrant farm workers are an important segment of our economy and provide a service to us that Americans don't want to be bothered with or think it is beneath them. These people are not taking American jobs away from people that do not want these jobs in the first place.

    We should thank our medical workers, first responders, transit workers, trash collectors, grocery store clerks, truck drivers and all essential workers since these essential workers are really care workers, in every sense of the word. Without them what would you do?

    People need to spend more quality time with our children and teenagers and comprehend just how much they need our guidance
    Eat more meals as a family and be involved in each others lives
    The virus should be teaching us something about our own perseverance
    How to appreciate the little things more
    How to focus on the present time and not the future
    Prioritizing health and well-being and getting adequate rest and sleep
    Realize that phone habits and phone addition are interfering with your health, relationships, and responsibilities...... it might be time to make some changes. People who develop a dependent pattern of phone use typically experience a loss of control.

    It is very essential to set a routine for yourself and stick to it.

    Every day you wake up, you should be grateful that you have your health and that your limbs move, allowing you to walk. Many of us don’t think about it on a daily basis, but it’s one of the greatest freedoms to have.

    The most essential of all, being in a lock down will make us realize the importance of the freedom we all had and not take freedom for granted. Within our own country there are all too many signs of people blithely ready to sacrifice the interests or freedom of Americans for political loyalty. We all need to realize the Constitution's separation of powers are which all our freedoms ultimately depend.
    We need to remember not to take things for granted because we have never known what it would be like to have them snatched away so quickly.

    Will lessons learned from this virus be forgotten....let's hope not.
    18 days ago
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    Trump intends to challenge COVID-19 death count and accuse hospitals of lying when there is no evidence that hospitals are lying. American COVID-19 deaths are still being substantially under-counted. Regardless of what the pandemic death toll rises to next, he suspects hospitals are somehow cheating him or making him look bad. Sure, even hospitals are torturing him.
    Trump himself has been a font of misinformation and conflicting advice and failed to be “open and honest.” The damage Trump has done to public trust has weakened efforts to mitigate the virus. Trump keeps insisting that they did everything they could to stop the virus. The facts are too clear, and they are becoming clearer by the day. Trump failed to protect us and he still has no plan to keep us safe.

    Trump uses the pandemic to stuff money into the pockets of the first family and their friends while delaying relief checks to add Trump’s signature — as if our Treasury is his personal bank account. The worst is learning the truth of what Trump did to America, what he failed to do and just how little concern he has and even his sadism. Instead of supplies to fight COVID-19, the Native American health center says it received body bags....insensitive and cruel and more than likely no mistake. Trump has a very sick mind.

    McConnell pushed back on Democratic calls to provide aid to states in the coronavirus relief bill and Trump planned to use the funds to pressure states into reopening. Workers are living in fear but they do not give a damm...they just pushed to reopen. As Republican governors move to reopen businesses in their states before it’s safe to do so, they’re risking lives.
    As President Trump was tweeting about getting nowhere-to-be-found “great reviews” on “how well” he is “handling the pandemic researchers have estimated a steep rise in coronavirus cases that will reach 3,000 deaths per day by June 1. Trump spent weeks downplaying the virus instead of preparing the country and his lies flowed and still do.

    19 days ago
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    Now Trump is insisting on threatening Social Security on which most seniors rely for their food, medicine and other basic necessities...sure terrorize the elderly!

    "We're not doing anything without a payroll tax cut," Trump said in a Fox News interview.

    All he is doing is creating another big giveaway to the wealthiest people.

    Trump seems to forget that we are the employees who do the work and not the idle rich parasites.

    They don’t care that we paid for it. The rich and republicans think all the money and any other form of wealth belongs to them. The more they can steal the happier they are. They could literally care less if the rest of us live or die.

    It’s money not going into their pockets, and they want more dead people for their own sick amusement.

    The moneyed backers of the Republican party will use the virus in every way they can to take us back to their mythic pre-1937 era, with no safety nets, no civil rights, no worker’s rights, no OSHA or FDA, and no environmental regulations. That is what they are trying to push through now. Government of, by and for the uber wealthy’s right to do whatever they please, democracy be damned.

    23 days ago
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