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5/7/10 12:07 A

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Ohh come on super you know there is nothing better to do in life then to play with your pump dosages like a video game! lol!! I have been playing this game all week after we just got it fixed my diabetes pulls a fast one on me and I am running 160 to 190 non stop. it is like my mind wants to solve more math problems this week so everyday is a fighting battle. I hate feeling like I am wore out just because my pancreas quit his job. Oh well though we are diabetics and so might as well take it in stride.

"you CAN do ALL things through Christ which STRENGTHENS you"
phil 4:13


I don't believe in failure.

( this includes getting healthy!!)


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5/6/10 10:54 P

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Lori! Welcome!
I too have a strange case of "everything changed" that came on suddenly and just wont' go away! My basal and bolus ratios were the same FOR YEARS, and now, I adjust them probably every other week. Totally not my idea of fun, but what else to do? Sigh.
Welcome to the team, its a great place to commiserate, question, and learn!
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4/30/10 11:07 A

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Hi Heather (HMB621),

I have to say quite honestly, my one best piece of advice to my success was believing it was going to happen, and visualizing it! Seriously. I tried to lose the weight time and time again, but never did. The only thing different this time was that I really believed I would do it. When I started my journey, I would visualize myself fit and trim. I remember looking at my shadow one day visualizing it thinner. I remember walking through the parking lot to my car pretending my body looked how I wanted it to look. I truly believe that helped me make the choices I made to get fit. It really started in my mind.

That being said, after that it really seemed easier than I ever imagined it would be. I remember saying to myself, after I lost about 25 lbs..."why did I wait so long???" I kept within my calorie ranges all weekdays (well, with the odd exception), and I let them go outside a couple hundred calories, or so, on the weekends. I NEVER once told myself I couldn't have something I wanted, and I never once felt like I was going without. I found, however, that the more successful I was, the less I wanted to devour that big bag of chips. I just became more mindful of what went in my mouth. Not that I'll EVER give up my chips completely! :)

I consistently exercised at home, mostly with my treadmill. When I started I could barely do a brisk walk for 30 minutes. Those days are gone! Most workouts were about 30 minutes, with maybe one or two 60 mins. I also threw in Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred every couple of weeks. I remember Level I just about killed me when I started. It eventually got easier! ;)

I weighed in every Saturday morning right after I woke up. I did have to keep reminding myself, those weeks that I didn't lose, that it was OK. That I was still doing good things for my body. It was hard, after putting in all the effort, but I stayed the course, and it worked.

I did struggle with bg levels a bit, but made a few minor changes as I went, and dealt with them.

Get your mind there, and your body will follow! I promise!

I was checking out some of your photos. You have a couple of beautiful kids there!

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4/26/10 6:15 P

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I have been type 1 for 16 yrs now and for the most part I keep good BG's except the lows here and there. I exersize daily at least an hr. not too much gotta keep my BG's normal and lord knows lows and highs are not normal ( ohh wait we are type 1 so I guess a little high here and low there is normal for us) I have so much more energy and look lots better. My pump helps me keep up with my diabetes and really gives me more control over everything. not to mention my CGM to help out with warning me of highs and lows during exersize and everything else.

"you CAN do ALL things through Christ which STRENGTHENS you"
phil 4:13


I don't believe in failure.

( this includes getting healthy!!)


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4/26/10 3:05 P

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Hi, Lori!

I've been diabetic about 22 years and fortunate to have no problems. (Aside from this excess weight that appeared out of nowhere!) I've been on the minimed pump for 9 years now and have two beautiful kids thanks to the tight control it allowed me. However, since a miscarriage about 5 years ago and the birth of my son 3 years ago, I've put on 20-30 pounds that should not be here. Some depression, age, and lots of stress have gotten the best of me. I'm currently on sabbatical from my job to take control of my health again. I sort of let my health (diabetes and weight) slide. I'm not progressing much although I've been exercising almost daily for over a month now. Having diabetes makes losing weight so much harder! I see you've lost 50 lbs... any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.

I guess our bodies change with age and it could be that changing hormones are playing havoc with your numbers. (mine too for that matter) Stay in close contact with your doctors and hang in there. This is a great team... I'm sure you'll get lots of support here!

~Heather

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4/26/10 12:57 P

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I've been Type I diabetic for approx. 28 years now. I've had great control up until the last 8 months, or so. Recently my sugars have been all over the place (mostly highs)! Which is really quite ironic, considering since joining SparkPeople about 1.5 years ago, I've been very successful at my weight loss efforts, and feel that, other than my diabetes, I'm the healthiest I've ever been in my adult life.

Since I've had good control most of my 28 years diabetic, I really haven't changed a whole lot of things (if it's not broken, don't fix it), up until now. I'm currently working with my local Diabetes Education Clinic to try and sort things out, and hoping to see some progress SOON!

I'm hoping to learn some things here through everyone else's experiences, and knowledge.

Glad to be here!

Lori

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