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A quick update on my week and diabetes

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Wow this has been one of the busiest weeks. We have had a team here from Asbury University that my wife and I are in charge of. They are here to help us prepare for our four upcoming summer camps for Native American Children and Youth. So that means we are with them all day long. (They are with us until next Wednesday).

In the midst of all this I had a doctor appoint 1st to have this virus/cold checked out by the doctor and 2nd find out the results of my blood work. For my cold I received a z-pack to help me finally shake this stuff. And as for my blood work I didn’t get the report I had hoped for but I am pleased to see that I am still making progress with the diabetes. I am no longer a diabetic but a pre-diabetic. The doctor believes that in a matter of time I’ll be in the normal range. Then he hit me with the “I’m not saying you have to but if you would lose another 5 pounds it should be all you need to get your sugar to a normal level. Not that you have to lose any more weight you look great. But just think about it” I’m not sure about the 5 pounds. My weight has been staying between 165-170 and that would put me to 160-165. He also encouraged me to re-evaluate when I eat my bigger meal and to set my no food time earlier yet. So after this team returns home I am planning on trying to change up some of my meals 1st before doing the 5 pounds.

All in all, in spite of the fact that we are super busy,

it’s been a great week and It's sure to be busy for the rest of the week. But I'm still sparking everywhere I go. I just wish I had more time to spark online. But that will come.

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    You have done an amazing job already....Best of luck on this "new" part of your journey.

    2172 days ago
    Kudos to your progress and healthy pay-offs for your efforts! :-)

    2172 days ago
    Sounds like your doing great Steve....
    2173 days ago
    The reason they're asking you to lose that extra 5 lbs is they've figured out diabetes is best managed when one is 5-10 lbs under weight. If you can do it, it's a good goal. They dont discuss it often because most people struggle to get to a normal weight, so what is the point? My underweight target is what I weighed right outta high school.
    2173 days ago
  • JILL313
    You look already thing to me. . .but I'm not sure how tall you are? Great news about not being diabetic. . .You've won almost all the WL battle and look great! Praise God for you and your wife's love and support for "children" who need you to guide them in a kind Godly way. I'm really proud of you both.


    2173 days ago
    Keep moving forward. You're doing great.
    2173 days ago
    Awesome on now only being Pre diabetic.. You are doing amazing!
    2173 days ago
    Hooray for all the progress you've made in getting and staying healthy! Is your doctor an endocrinologist? I'm not a doctor, but the idea of losing 5 lbs if you're already at a stable, healthy weight to get rid of your diabetes seems weird to me. Could you have other factors affecting your blood sugar, like blood pressure and cholesterol? If you've lost a lot of weight very recently, I wonder if your body just needs to get used to processing blood sugar/producing insulin at your healthy weight. Whatever it is, best of luck! I successfully overturned a pre-diabetes diagnosis about 5 years ago when I lost my first 30 lbs (for the first time), and I'm hoping I can help my boyfriend overturn his Type 2 diabetes, too!
    2173 days ago
    Always something to work toward, but that's the way life is! Congrats on your progress and good luck with losing another 5 pounds!
    2173 days ago
    You are making great strides. I am sure you can lose the extra 5 it will be hard but you can do it. Prayers and Praise go to you.

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    2173 days ago
    Well, hope you're feeling better by now. It might be worth considering the weight. I hit my goal of 120 in jUly 2010, But I did now get down to 100 lbs. )(4 ft. 10-1/2 in -- not much room for excess "junk in the trunk!") and that's what helped me go from diabetic to pre-diabetic to completely controlled. Just something to consider.

    Wishing you blessings with your planning.
    2173 days ago
    Keep it up! I understand how hard it is to deal with diabetes. But it looks like you're dealing with it and not letting it deal with you! Keep us posted and have a great time with those kids.
    2173 days ago
    That's great progress.
    2173 days ago
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