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4/12/09 5:53 P

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Great job, Gracie!

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4/11/09 10:52 P

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since feb/mar I have been logging all my food on the nutrition tracker and have tried to walk a minimum of 30 minutes per day and even though that hasn't happen everyday since I've started logging I have lost 20 lbs and my sugars have improved greatly. I'm thinking that the endocrinologist may reduce one of my meds. That would be great except I'm leary of changing what works.

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2/15/09 9:39 P

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Great job! Keep up the good work. Anybody else out there with a success story like this, please let us know. We need them for encouragement.
I hope I didn't come across too preachy. I was just trying to stoke the fires.
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Just wanted to let you know that even though I don't post here much or spend much time on SparkPeople, I am very active. I am not active in the online goals and such because I tend to try not to spend too much time on the computer.

Since August 08, I have lost 78.5 pounds. I have reduced my blood pressure and no longer require meds. I have reduced my blood sugar and am only on one med and will soon be off of it as well. My last A1C was a 5.6. I walk every day regularly. I am training for my first half-marathon in April. I am in the gym 5-6 days a week doing strength training, cardio, classes, etc. I have a personal trainer that I work with twice a week. And my nutrition is improved a million times over.

I applaud your zeal but tracking things on paper and online is way too time consuming for me and since I have to have my training log filled out daily, I do not track here. So, it's not really a sign that people are not serious because they don't track things here or participate in goals. Sometimes, like me, we are too busy with other things in life to take the time to do this.

So, I have to say, I am committed. If not, I would not have lost the 78.5 pounds that I have. I would not be as active as I am. I simply just don't commit the time to filling things out online.

Congrats to you for your 91 pounds and your zeal. Keep up the hard work! I know you will reach your goals!

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I've just spent the last two hours reading most of the posts to this team. They make great reading, but not great commitment. In order to lose weight and to lower our blood sugar we have to be very serious about what we are doing. We have to make a plan and then really stick with it. The only way to lose weight and lower our sugar is through diet and exercise. There are only three of us who have committed to walk for 30 minutes a day. Unless you are in a wheelchair or are otherwise disabled (weight doesn't count) there is no excuse! The two entities go hand in hand. Diet alone will not help us reach our goals, anymore than exercise will. Now, let's get off the couch and push away from the table and get serious about what our commitments and goals really are and knuckle down to them.
It can be done. I know. In the past year, through diet and exercise I have lost 91 pounds, come off insulin and don't take any diabetic drugs, lowered my cholesterol and blood pressure to the point where I no longer need medicine for that either. I still need to watch my sugar and I still need to lose some more weight, but I couldn't have done what I did without some serious diet AND exercise. It can be done and once the life style change has been started it's really not that hard. It's the getting started that's the hard part. I hope that you don't think that I've been too harsh with all of you, but in the past month I have become very fond of my on-line family and I want you to succeed. I know of one who is succeeding -- just look at the list to see who has been doing all of the walking and then check out her home page. That is a story of success far greater than my own. I wish that kind of success for all of you. LOL.
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