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12/30/12 4:02 P

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You have a fantastic outlook on life. Happy pre-birthday. Your A1C is great. There are many of us who wish we could maintain an A1C below 7. To track you food, go to 'start' use the drop down and go to nutrition tracker. It is relatively easy after that. While at 'start' check the weight and put in how much you want to weigh and when you want to achieve that goal. This information will help SP make food recommendations based on calories and carbs. From 'start' you can also go to the fitness tracker to track the exercises you do on a daily basis.

Happy New Year and good luck!


Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere

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12/30/12 3:38 P

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I have been a member of Sparks People for probably 4-5 years. I read the posts I receive and sometimes reply. However, I have had Type II diabetes for 25 or so years. So far I am still using oral meds, my A1C stays steady at 6.9%. I see my doctor every three months for the results but I want to get serious about this.
I am addicted to carbs, do finger sticks often and adjust my food if too high readings. I want those numbers to stay down. I do water exercises at our "Y" if the roads are clear for me to drive. I am now wearing a pedometer and am choosing to walk more but not actually walking outside yet.
I will track my food if I can figure out how to use this site like the rest of you do.
My current weight is approx 143 #, my height is about 5' 2 1/2". My age will be 77 in one more week. I have a very young outlook and want to enjoy travel with my husband.
Here goes......

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