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Making the most of milestones

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sometimes I take the time to make them special, and sometimes I don’t. I remember when I finished my graduate studies. I did not want to bother going to the graduation. I wish that I had. I worked hard at my studies, and needed to celebrate.
Today I celebrate the diabetes diagnosis just over 2 years ago. Why do I celebrate this news? It changed my life. I joined Spark People, changed my diet, added exercise, and am able to live insulin free.
Here is one other little milestone: Baby Lina sat up for the first time yesterday. Go baby Go! Learn to crawl, then walk, then run and then hike. I will be healthy enough to take you hiking when you are ready!
What milestone will you celebrate next? I turn 58 on January 29th, and will find a way to celebrate!

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    Awesome milestones. Congrats.
    2097 days ago
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    2097 days ago
    So cute they change so fast the first year! Congrats on two years of healthier living.
    2097 days ago
    What an adorable baby. You will have great times together.
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    2097 days ago
    Gorgeous baby and happy birthday!
    2097 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    Great blog! Baby Lina is cute, cute, cute!
    2097 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    You go grandma, what better reason to stay healthy and be happy than her! You have every right to celebrate!
    You are doing an amazing job living life to the fullest!
    God Bless!
    2097 days ago
  • GENRE009
    good for you, you are the exception to the rule. most people do nothing, just want the next fix, next drug to cover up the fact that they are responsible for their health. I have been at the diabetics door 4 times now, and have always backed myself back out. my doctor handles people with many rare illness, and is better than an MD, yet I have many times told him, be back in two weeks, you'll see another diagnosis. Be careful from juices that are mostly fruit, it shoots up your sugars, so does all non-nutrient foods, and high glycemic foods-like starches. Chromium Picallate helps keep you diabetes in balance, and eating in between meals too. Great job, am really glad that you did this. Read my blogs, cause I am going to tell what I have cure in this weeks. Very shocking, too. Plus I just thought I would tell you this week I wrote about good health basics, and spices that boost weight loss. the one to remember is the seaweed, it is very amazing, yet I don't like the spiralina . take care. eva emoticon emoticon
    2097 days ago
    OMG! My diabetes diagnosis anniversary was yestwerday! 9 am! (Yeah, I remember it VERY vividly!) As strange as it sounds to celebrate it, that is a day that "woke me up" . . . changed my life . . . for the absolute better! Never looking back again to the days before the diagnosis. Those were dark, unhealthy days.

    OMG, your granddaughter is just angelic! So cute. I know she's looking forward to adventures with you AND John!

    BTW, I had to chuckle a little @ your comment that you didn't attend your graduation from your graduate studies. Neither did I! A group of us went on a picnic! Heck-uv-a-lot more fun than the ceremony! No regrets on that one.

    2097 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    emoticon Glad you made changes for a healthy life. Lina is so cute.
    2098 days ago
    Lina is beautiful! She'll be hiking with you before you know it!
    2098 days ago
    Aw, look how proud she looks of herself! My grandson Rory is crawling now, and starting to pull himself up. Gotta watch those telescoping arms!
    emoticon for being PROactive in your health!
    2098 days ago
  • JOANIE69
    Baby Lina is sooooo sweet. You are blessed and so is she - to have you for a role model. emoticon emoticon
    2098 days ago
    A life changing diagnosis that started you on the road to a healthy life - emoticon

    That's what I call making lemonade out of lemons!
    2098 days ago
    Oh those I can do age will come soon Put on my shoes and the no age Each a stage in there development To become her Starting to reason To become her own special person
    2098 days ago
    I enjoyed your blog!!! Good for you for using your diagnosis as a catalyst for change! Keep on keeping on!!!
    2098 days ago
    They grow up so fast that we want to be around to enjoy them and make good memories. You are doing it right!
    2098 days ago
    Awwwww, shes precious!
    2098 days ago
    Little Lina is so sweet!! Certainly a milestone to celebrate sitting up!! I used to love watching those in my kids!!! Doesn't the time just seem to fly by!! My hubby turned 62 yesterday and I will be 61 in March!! We certainly have celebrated lots and lots of milestones with 3 kids now all adults celebrating their own milestones!!!

    Have fun hiking with baby Lina when the time comes!! Let's hope she can keep up with her grandmother!!! emoticon


    2098 days ago
    great attitude! life most certainly is what you make of it. sweet little baby--treasure every day with her!
    2098 days ago
  • BEWELL48
    Yes, so important to celebrate the events in our lives, whether big or small! Baby Lina is beautiful! I am sure she will bring you much joy as she grows each day!
    You are awesome!
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    2098 days ago
    Diabetes Type 2 is so easily overcome with exercise and solid nutritional 100% REAL food. Greens are the best thing to introduce into ones diet.

    Congrats on your successes. Go baby Lina!
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    Comment edited on: 1/23/2014 6:05:14 AM
  • JULIA_211
    Absolutely wonderful blog, and what a cutie she is! emoticon
    2098 days ago
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