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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Well, I walked away from SparkPeople and holding my self accountable for my actions for 3 years and this is what I have to show for it: gained it all back. emoticon

With the big 4-0 around the corner and a recent diagnosis of pre-diebetes, I am back to find my motivation to lose weight. Doctors orders are 10% weight loss and for those of you counting (I know I am), that's 29.2 pounds. emoticon

I don't know how I feel about all of this yet because even though I got the news from my doctor 2 weeks ago, I've been ignoring it. emoticon Truth be told, I've been ignoring it for a while. I've had some tell-tale signs for nearly a year now but I've been in denial. emoticon

Type 2 diabetes runs in my family but I didn't, no, don't want to think about it happening to me. It's always the other guys, right? Afterall, I already lost the genetic roulette when I learned I was BRCA1 positive.

So I've been throwing myself a big pity party for one (again) for the last 2 weeks. emoticon Why me?! But I love my ice cream and cookies and potatoes and rice and candy!!! It's not fair!!! emoticon

Time to suck it up emoticon and get on with it. emoticon
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    The fact that you are back actively using the site tells us how very strong you are. You can do this one step at a time.
    1704 days ago
    Quality of life! You are fabulous and deserve to be good to yourself! You can do this with the help of SparkPeople!! emoticon emoticon
    1719 days ago
    Welcome back! Be gentle on yourself, because making small but maintainable changes will help you stick to your new healthy eating plan. I'm not one for fad diets, because I know they don't work. Another SP friend suggested the "Kickstart your metabolism" eating plan and it's amazing! You can still eat heaps of food (in fact, you have to eat every three hours) and it has now become a fun game for my daughter and myself. With regards to icecream, cake or your "weakness", my daughter and I have one serve of these once each month. It's easy to monitor and it's soooo good looking forward to the new month.

    Do remember that, like so many of us, we need to check with our doctors first, and schedule regular check ups with them throughout our SP journey (this keeps us healthy and accountable!).

    All the best for your return to SP!

    Love and hugs from Lyn
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    1726 days ago
    Welcome back, emoticon
    1727 days ago
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