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4/27/10 5:11 P

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Hey there! Our stories are so alike! I too am a 20 year veteran of diabetes with onset during first pregancy. I've used a minimed 522 for years and have two siblings that are type I but no other family history of diabetes. I gained a lot of weight after my mom died a few years back and just can't seem to drop the weight while balancing the dibetes control. I follow a pretty regular workout routine but then have scattered lows and take in more calories than I would like. I found sparkpeople a few years ago and used them to track carbs for a while but now hope to really put the site to use to try and get the weight down. It's great to find others in the same boat and I bet we can all use some encouragement. So I guess I'll see you all around the site. Best wishes to all!

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4/21/10 7:06 A

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WELCOME! As I posted on your web page, going to the gym 4-5 days/wk is a challenge in itself. I've been doing the same thing. I find that if I miss on Monday, I'm more likely to miss a few more days during the week. I am retired, but I pretend that going to the gym is my "job," and get up and go just as though I was still going to work. Hey, they hours are great....only 1 to 1-1/2 hrs per day! Can't beat it! ;) I go in the mornings and then have the rest of the day to myself. Don't get discouraged. The weight will start to come off. And, even if you don't lose as much weight as you want, you will feel much better and will have more stamina for other things in your life. I'm betting your clothes will fit differently too! If your gym offers group classes, give them a try. I was too embarrassed at first, but I just did what I could do and kept moving, even if I couldn't do everything that others were doing in the class. I found the others to be very understanding and encouraging. I've made good friends who are expecting me to be there and worry about me if I'm not. That is motivation in itself. BEST OF LUCK!!

Wilma

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4/21/10 1:27 A

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Hi Team, i just joined today and came across this nifty group thats right up my alley. I wasnt born with diabetes, but all 3 of us kids were diagnosed with type 1. Our parents must of been carriers. I was the lucky one, i didnt get diabetes till my first child. My two brothers on the other hand got it at ages 8 and 9. So here i am now 20 years later, on the minimed 722 Paradigm thanking god that i dont have to shoot myself everyday anymore. All though the continuous monitoring of blood sugar is annoying enough. Ive only been on the pump for the last 10 or so years and it truly is a blessing in disguise. I want to get back in shape but have a tough time with things to eat, being a diabetic and all. It is much harder than most. My first week in the gym and so far im keeping up with 5 days a week of burning 300 calories a day, but often get discouraged thinking i should at least be burning a pound a week. Not so far, but im not going to give up just yet. emoticon

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