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8/20/10 2:47 A

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Hi J!
Welcome to the team, sounds like you could probably teach most of us a thing or two about surviving life with diabetes! 42 years is impressive, not that you had a choice in it, but you have my admiration! I can't imagine all the changes you've seen, I've 'only' been T1 for 19 years, and I KNOW things have changed since way back in 1991. I remember nutrition labels coming out and my thinking they were GREAT! I was probably the only 5th grader who even knew that they existed, but now I can't imagine life without them. How on earth did people know what to eat???
Anyhow, welcome to the team and good luck with your goals!
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JUANACEE Posts: 9
8/13/10 6:20 P

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I know too well about the state testing.. my mom is a retired principal from Ill., my sister is a 3rd grade teacher in Az. and my honey is a high school math teacher... it's not just your district, it's EVERYWHERE!!!
Hopefully my stress will be lessened next week with a big meeting with the boss and the main stress causer!!
You are absolutely right!! We have to put ourselves first. If we don't, bad things happen and then we are really in trouble!!

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8/2/10 3:33 P

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Enjoy the time you have with your mom. The gym will wait! :-) The stress from work is hard to let go of, isn't it? I teach 5th grade so I work with the kids all day and then work on planning and preparing for the next day (and next week) at night. With the pressure of this stupid high-stakes testing and the demands of our district, it's just impossible to keep up with! As difficult as it is, we have to make ourselves the main priority. Good luck!


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JUANACEE Posts: 9
8/1/10 8:37 A

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It's awesome that you could take that time off from work!! I hope you got a chance to do the things you wanted to do.
I plan on getting back to the gym sometime next week. My mom (who lives 1200 miles away) is here visiting. I feel bad telling her I am going to the gym and I'll see you in an hour or so..... so it'll have to wait another few days. I don't see her often enough, so I am going to enjoy the time that she is here.
I live in the a stressful situation at work everyday. I decided a long time ago not to let it get the best of me, and leave it behind when I go home.... I need to get back to that because I have slipped back to letting it kick my butt everyday!!! I want to work to live, not live to work!!
My next big thing is my Dr. visit at the end of Aug. I have put on about 15-20 lbs over that last few years, and that is not good. He tells me that everytime I go... so I need to get with the program!!!


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7/31/10 6:12 P

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I know how you feel! I've spent the last 4 months focusing on me for once. Took time off work, got back to the gym, and just enjoyed time with my kids. I go back to work the end of August and I'm worried about how to maintain the calm and keep to my exercise schedule, but I know I have to make it a priority for myself and my family. Sometimes it just helps to vent to someone else who truly understands. So, welcome!

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JUANACEE Posts: 9
7/31/10 6:05 P

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Hi there! Glad to find this page!! I am a T1 diabetic and have been for 42 years now! Although it's a struggle sometimes, it's gotten much easier over the years with all of the advances made. Luckily, I am rather a rather healthy T1 of that many years!!
I was in GREAT shape just a few years ago, but it slipped away from me because of work stress AND home stress. Work is still stressful, but home is better. Now that I have gotten away from working out, it's so hard to get back to it!! I'll be good for a week and then skip it for a week. My body doesn't know what to expect these days!!
Anyway, glad to find other T1's and hopefully we can all motivate etch other to live the healthiest life that we can.

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