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6/1/18 1:24 A

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Hi Mattie,

Have you seen the Spark recipe website? I found it today & its GREAT!

I'm also prediabetic & had slightly high cholesterol. I cut way back on dairy, and now cholesterol is within normal range after just 3 months.

I am still prediabetic, and working on reducing a1c levels. I see a nutritionist because I literally had no idea where to start on eating healthy. Some tips I've learned are to increase fiber, and to pair carbs with protein. Google diabetic plate. Also exercise actually helps in more ways than just burning calories. Google exercise and type 2 diabetes.

Until you find a few healthy recipes, anytime you can replace an unhealthy food with a healthy choice, that's a win! Example: change white rice for brown rice, and drink water rather than soda, iced coffee, etc. Small changes over time add up. Just keep researching, using the tools on spark and learning more tips and recipes along the way.

This is a great article:

I joined the diabetes weight loss challenege. It's a 30 day 'calendar challenge'. FULL of info, tips, and resources in managing diabetes.

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5/22/18 10:53 P

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5/22/18 9:48 A

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Welcome! A good way to get started is to complete a any Calander-Challenges that seem to fit you. It takes a little time to fine tune a new life style and to understand that it is constantly changing as you change. You can do this if you just give it your attention.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.--Socrates
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5/22/18 9:05 A

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Hi Mattie,
Welcome to SparkPeople. I read your blog and what I was more concerned with was your "pre-diabetes." I ignored my diabetes and concentrated on my cholesterol until my diabetes got out of control and I ended up in the hospital. I then solely concentrated on getting my blood sugars down (my blood-sugar was 810, today it is averaging 95 with no medication.) A bi-product of getting my blood-sugar down was my LDL dropped real low and my HDL went over 60. I just had to follow a few suggestions in this program. May your journey be enjoyable.

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5/22/18 8:46 A

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Welcome glad you with us join one of the teams so others can meet you I am cheering for you good luck

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5/22/18 7:58 A

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Good morning, my name is Mattie. I am 51 and I quit smoking a year and 2 months now. I have gained 20 pounds in the process. Although I had already been overweight before i quit, 20 more pounds feels like 100. My physician said that I was in the pre-diabetic stage and my cholesterol was slightly high. I can't find the motivation to start. I need a meal plan that I like. I grew up on high sodium and fatty foods and I need to break this generational curse.

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