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6/21/18 8:48 A

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I am more than half way to my weight goal. Just recommitting here to continue my progress. My blood sugar is more in control and would like to continue that too


You want me to do something... tell me I can't do it. -Maya Angelou

Just do it. -Nike

Never give up, never surrender! - Commander Peter Quincy Taggart (Galaxy Quest)


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6/17/18 10:11 A

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Restarting for the fifty billionth time. I need to do better this time. Goal is to take boold sugar reading at least three times per day.

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LADY48TEXAN's Photo LADY48TEXAN SparkPoints: (915)
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6/15/18 8:07 A

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My goal is to lower my average glucose level to 130 or less before meals and 170 after meals.

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6/9/18 10:14 A

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I used to be very active on SP and had successful results. Over the years, I've come and gone but with no real commitment and I'm very unhealthy now. I've been in denial and I'm tired of trying to convince myself that I'm really okay. My goals are pretty simple (and so is my plan for reaching them -- simple but specific.) My goals are:
1) Lose weight to have more flexibility and mobility and endurance.
2) Control my diabetes and high blood pressure to the point where I can get off of my medications.
3) Be healthy so that I have confidence and the self-esteem to feel attractive and comfortable in my own body.
This is Day One for me, but in all honesty, I must have had a million other Day Ones. I pray that this one can be different.
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6/1/18 11:18 A

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I tried this challenge before but failed to complete it. I was told by my doctor 4 years ago that I was pre-diabetic. I lost about 50 pounds; doctor very happy. But I still need to lose another 30 pounds. I need to be more active. So my goals are to eat healthy (in my mind June is perfect time to start as there should be abundance of local fresh fruit and veggies for the rest of the summer), make water my go-to drink of choice, get more exercise (be outside, walk, golf, hike, bike).

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CHASEANN2018's Photo CHASEANN2018 Posts: 173
5/22/18 3:21 P

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1, - put my best foot forward and keep moving
2, - watch what I eat and think about what I'm putting in.
3. - be stress free
4, - work each day being clutter free
5. - don't stay up later trying to get things done and go to bed early
6. - be kind to myself

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5/8/18 8:07 A

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I'm new after having been away from SparkPeople for a long time. Long story short, with lots of changes in my life later, I'm trying to get my crap together and getting my weight and such under control is one of the things I'm doing to try and do that. I joined this challenge as another step toward that end.

My goals for this challenge:
1. Log my food intake every day.
2. Check my blood sugar levels every day
3. Increase my water intake
4. Monitor my carb intake

What have you done today to make you feel proud?


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CONSTANTREADER3 Posts: 15
5/7/18 1:30 P

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Re-starting this challenge again! Good news this week is that A1C is slightly down from 7.9 to 6.8. My big goal is to get off some of the many meds I am taking for blood pressure and congestive heart failure as well as diabetes. Of course I'd also like to feel more lively and active.

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4/29/18 8:50 P

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My main goal is to get into the exercise habit, but I'm also excited to connect with a supportive community. I'm brand new to diabetes and really just want to feel like I'm not alone.

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MARVELLYNN's Photo MARVELLYNN Posts: 347
4/22/18 4:31 P

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My goals are:
Be more aware of my carbohydrates & calorie intake through tracking.
Figure out how to exercise with a bum knee.. maybe chair exercises.
Learn more about type 2 diabetes and how others are doing it here at this forum.

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FLAWHITEWOLF's Photo FLAWHITEWOLF Posts: 225
4/21/18 11:27 P

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I too am new to this type of challenge. I have been told I am pre-diabetic and I want to go no further. I do not want to become a diabetic.So my goal is to gain the knowledge to stop this before it begins.

Edited by: FLAWHITEWOLF at: 4/22/2018 (16:51)
I AM NOT ON A DIET BUT ON MY WAY TO A BETTER WAY OF LIFE!


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4/18/18 1:26 P

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I'm not sure I'm doing this correctly. This is the first time I've joined a Challenge and post!

My goals: to lower my AC1, it's been on the border of diabetic (or so I'm told by my doctor) for years, but because I've been pretty consistent with my exercises, I've been coasting along. My main problem is my eating habits. So my main goal is to learn how to eat properly and gather support from my Spark Team.

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4/17/18 7:00 A

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Doing this for awareness of how my small decisions can have a big impact on my health. I want to make smart food choices and keep on exercising. A "challenge" helps me with accountability.
Wishing good health to all in this challenge.

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CONSTANTREADER3 Posts: 15
4/15/18 2:09 P

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I'm starting this over because last week I just dropped the ball. My goals are the same as before: understand diabetes better, lower blood sugar, and get an exercise routine going. Oh, and I also would like to lose some weight.


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CONSTANTREADER3 Posts: 15
4/11/18 10:55 A

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I want to get a good handle on what I need to do as a diabetic, get my blood sugar down, and get an exercise routine that I can handle going.

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4/9/18 8:52 A

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I 'm here to continue the journey to be as Healthy as I can me. I know this will keep me focused .

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4/7/18 3:16 P

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I am here to get back on track. My weight has been slowly inching back up and it's time to put on the brakes. I need to start tracking my food again.

Krysia

He has told you what is good and what the Lord requires of you:
to do justice; to love kindness; and walk, humbly, with your God.

Micah 6:8


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LITTLENITECOOK Posts: 9
4/6/18 10:48 A

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i am here to establish a good routine and lose weight, eat right, and impr4ove my A1C. I AM in a wheelchair and this is very important to me to develop good habits. jeffrey

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4/2/18 7:47 A

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My goals are to:

Start checking my blood sugar in the morning before breakfast
Decrease my blood pressure
Decrease my blood sugar
Decrease my weight
Increase my exercise minutes
Drink more water.

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LESSISMEIN2015's Photo LESSISMEIN2015 Posts: 57
4/1/18 10:55 P

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My goals are to decrease my A1C and get my blood to be less than 175. I know that is still high but it's lower for me.
I want to exercise at least 4 times a week for 40 minutes each session.
I want to stop late night eating.

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3/26/18 3:00 P

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My goals:
1. to learn what I can eat so that Blood glucose level is 100 or below within 2 hours of eating and that I am not tempted to snack between meals.
2. honor commitments to exercising
3. do something nice for myself weekly
























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3/25/18 6:28 P

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Week 1 Day one 91.4 after being 90.7 before weekend. I am going to the Gym three times a week for strengthening my shoulder after surgery. I hurt it on the weekend doing gardening.
So my goal is to continue with the gym do a daily diary and check in here


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3/24/18 8:34 A

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My goals are:
Be more aware of my carb intake.
Make sure I stay within my calorie count.
Drink more water.


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3/21/18 7:46 A

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my small goal today is to rite down what time I eat so I can take my blood sugar 1-2 hours after to see what it is.



DIET-Did I Eat That





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MGSPARKED's Photo MGSPARKED Posts: 8
3/18/18 1:43 A

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Get blood sugar under control, get out of denial mode.

If It Doesn't Challenge You, It Doesn't Change You.


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3/11/18 8:06 A

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my goal is to find an eating plan that will help me lose weight once and for all



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DELIKENS2014's Photo DELIKENS2014 Posts: 3,171
3/1/18 9:40 A

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My goals for this Challenge

Increase fitness minutes from 10 a day to 30 a day for 5 days a week.
Stop nighttime snacking
Test blood sugar daily 3 times a day and log results.
Increase my steps a day from 2,000 to 5,000.

Doris
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2/27/18 9:23 P

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My Goals for This Challenge:

* Participate Daily
* Log Food
* Take Blood Sugar Readings and Log
* Watch Carbs


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2/16/18 8:52 A

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My goals for this challenge are:

1. Keep track of what I eat following Spark's food log.

2. Keep track of my blood sugar daily.

3. Exercise either by the seated ones here or go to the Wellness Center where I belong with the SILVER SNEAKERS classes
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4. Blog about my working this challenge at least 3 times a week.

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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1/27/18 9:30 P

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I have two goals I'd like to work on during this challenge:

1. Stay in calorie range at least six days a week.
2. Exercise at least 10 minutes a day for at least six days a week.

I am tired all the time. It drives me crazy. I've already made some progress with SparkPeople. I just need to focus and keep going.

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1/27/18 8:15 P

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Control diabetes with eating plan and exercise~~get healthy. emoticon

Mona~~SC



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1/15/18 9:45 A

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Hi, I initially signed up for this challenge a few years ago. I am re-starting this challenge today 1/15/2018.

My goals for this challenge are:

Track meals at least 3 days/week

Test 3x/day and track at least 3 days/week

Follow the workout plan set out by the challenge

Weigh myself each Monday morning and track results.

I am not setting a weight loss goal at this point - I am looking to lose weight - but my major goals are set around making better choices and tracking my results.

"The principle is about competing against yourself. It's about self improvement, about being better than you were the day before." Steve Young


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1/6/18 4:22 P

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I've been refining my goals today! Want to drop from 175 to 145. Want to lower my A1C back down to 6.5 (last spring's number) from 9 (October's number :( ). Want to do as much as I can for my nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (found out on Wednesday :( ). A lot of negatives that I want to improve on!

May peace follow in your footsteps.


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FANCYFREEGMA Posts: 55
12/30/17 12:34 A

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Wow! Sounds like you are doing great! I began this challenge long ago, and quit. I have recent;y recommitted myself for myself! My goal is to accomplish the whole 8 weeks and do everything I can to become healthier!

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12/17/17 3:23 P

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I started with Spark People back in October 2016. Something happened and I lost my
account and all data. I re-started from scratch in Oct or Nov this year.
When I first started in 2016 i weighed 173 pounds. thought I would never get under 170.
Then I was at 160 pounds and thought I was stuck there forever.
Again I went to 150 pounds, the scale would not move and I was certain I would be at
150 for ever. I am now at 147 and do not believe I will be there forever. It takes time and
commitment
My DR is well pleased. My AIC is down to 6.1, I have not had an AFB attack in 7 months.
My smaller clothes I refused to give away fit very nicely now. I feel much better.
So I am saying do not give up, it will happen if you stay committed even if the scale does
not show the results as quickly as you would wish for. Keep on keeping on. I have 17
pounds yet to go and know from experience I will get there. emoticon

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12/17/17 2:42 P

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FINISH. I need to finish this goal once I start (which was today). I have tried this before and didn't finish. So, finish week one goal and keep going forward the whole 8 weeks, no matter what! Yes! emoticon

LOVE, CHELSEA

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12/14/17 3:41 P

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My goal is to complete the challenges for Week One (with a start day of tomorrow). So looks like logging my goals is one think I can check off.

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Thanks for being a part of my SP family
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12/12/17 12:56 P

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Walking in place while brushing and flossing teeth and washing face is a very good way to get 10 minutes exercise emoticon

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12/12/17 10:54 A

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see if I can get in a few 10 min walks in a day without the pain from surgery - stay on my plan



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12/10/17 1:48 P

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TRACK MY NUTRITION

KEEP MY A1C DOWN emoticon

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12/10/17 1:42 P

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My goals:

1. Track all my nutrition
2. Track all daily exercise

~Trina
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1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.


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12/5/17 2:22 P

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My goals:

1. Track my nutrition
2. Start a regular exercise program and track it
3. Make sure to take all of my medication on time

Patty Northwest Indiana

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2016 Winter 5% Challenge--Starfish

KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!

You have to get up every morning and tell yourself, I CAN DO THIS!!!



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12/4/17 4:33 P

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My goals:

Exercise -- Do Tabata training often. I will consider myself successful at this goal if no more than one day in a row passes without my having done it this week.

Nutrition -- Track all my nutrition daily. I will consider myself successful at this goal if this week no more than one day is incomplete.

Other -- Get plenty of sleep. I will consider myself successful at this goal if this week no more than one day I log under 6 hours of sleep.


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12/1/17 4:44 P

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I now have lost 5.5 pounds so I only have 12.5 pounds more to lose.
My goals are starting to change now. emoticon

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12/1/17 1:00 P

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My goals for this challenge:
1. Get my diabetes under control.
2. Test blood glucose daily.
3. Take meds on time DAILY.
4. Get in the habit of tracking food.

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Copy of my December goals from my other spark team for Celiac.
emoticon Food goals of Gluten free, Anti-inflammatory, Low Carb-Moderate Protein-High good fats way of eating with continued Intermittent Fasting=14-10 fasting14 hours/eating window of 10 hours and M-W-F fast down to 500cal. Accountable for weight and calories
emoticon those are walking sticks - not ski poles!!! Goal 5000 steps daily and work up to 6000 if knee will tolerate it... increase time on treadmill M-W-F - Neuropathy seems to be progressing [getting worse] but I must keep walking with assists.
emoticon Home décor, clean, music daily, available for visitors - write cards and notes and organize address files
emoticon JOY - I commit to sharing faith, joy and traditions in a four-picture set on face-book daily through the Christmas season - this takes time and thought but is important to me spiritually and emotionally.

Linda in WA state *John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
*Gluten free, Heart Healthy, Anti-inflammatory, Low Carb I.F. way of eating and life structure
Ticker started at 208# Jan 1 2018 long term goal of 160#


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11/29/17 10:34 A

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1 I am almost there AIC is 6,1 now. Just a little more to go.

2 I have lost 2 pounds so I have 16 more to go.

3. I am getting exercise 3 times a week I need to work on that better.

But all is coming slowly but surely emoticon

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11/29/17 9:43 A

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My goals.

1. To lose weight. Hopefully this will eventually lead to me not on any medication. Even if it doesn't, at least I will be healthier.

2. To eat healthier. Hopefully this will help with me not taking any medication. At any rate, it will help me to lose weight and be healthier.

3. To exercise more. This hopefully will help me to be able to ease off medication. It will certainly help me to lose weight and be healthier.

My overall goals are to be healthier, lose weight, and be on no medication.

Sherri from Nova Scotia


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11/6/17 7:59 P

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These sugars of mine can no longer run so free.
1. Check sugars and record numbers at least three times a day.
2. Take all required insulin.
3. Move this booty of mine at least ten minutes each day.
There is so much work to be done but hopefully with these baby steps I can finally bring the end in sight.

“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
? Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
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11/5/17 2:22 P

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1 TO GET MY AIC BELOW 6 POINTS IT IS 6.6 NOW

2 LOSE THIS LAST 18 POUNDS BY JUNE 1018

3 CONTINUE WITH EXERCISING 4 TIMES A WEEK emoticon

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SHIELDA1 Posts: 10
10/24/17 2:43 A

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Starting over

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Goals: 1. Increase fitness level by committing to exercise every day--alternating strength and cardio days
2. Reach my goal weight of 175 lbs. by May 12, 2018 (35th wedding anniversary!) through reducing calorie intake (smarter food choices and portion control), losing 1-2 lbs. a week
3. Consume alcohol only on special occasions (no more than 2 units per occasion)
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I am planning on reducing my weight and my Blood sugars Morning FS is usually with in the the parameters of acceptable it is the later ones that are running high.

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I am hoping that not just lose weight but also working towards getting off meds all together. (fingers crossed)

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I'm re-starting this challenge to get me back to being accountable - I like that the first week only has you aiming to track your food 3 times (my food tracking has fallen off the rails lately) - my main goal is just to finish the program (ie be consistent) - along with tracking food & exercising. And maybe find a new recipe or two along the way.
It would be a bonus if I lost a couple of pounds, too.


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Make it happen. been making excuses and waiting for the right moment to get started.
today is the day to start on this trip. Looking forward to the journey.

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I am pre-diabetic and take Metformin. I have been re"sparking" since November 28, 2016 but have gone astray. I hope to use this challenge as a way to revamp, rejuvenate, and recommit.
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Hello everyone. I don't actually have diabetes yet, but it runs in my family and I can't be far away from it at the weight that I'm currently at. I'm here to get insight into better food options and possible motivation to start working out. My goal is to see some weight loss and to have a better understanding off what foods to eat together so my body can digest them best.

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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about a year and a half ago. My numbers were not that high nod I got it under control and my Meds lowered. I had a very rough few months with personal issues and went off track. I am getting myself back together again.

1. Track food and exercise on Spark every day.
2. Exercise a minimum of 5 days per week
3. A minimum of 1 fruit and 3 veggies per day.
4. Complete this program/challenge.

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I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes in April. I was super depressed for a while (for multiple reasons), so I wasn't really able to handle focusing on helping myself until now.

Technically my first goal is 6 weeks from now...I have my yearly physical on October 10, and I want to have a lower blood sugar level. I would say "I want to have a healthy blood sugar level," but I'm not sure how long that takes--I would assume it's longer than 6 weeks, though. So as long as it's lower than it was in April, even if it's still in the pre-diabetes range, I will be happy.

Before the 8 weeks are over, I want to be exercising every other day for at least 20 minutes regularly and eat at least four servings of fruits and veggies a day (no more than 2 servings of fruit).

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My goals are;
to lower my A1C
track my food daily
learn how to lead a healthy, balanced life
be a healthy role model for my granddaughter

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My goals are:
1. Keep my glucose reading to what is recommended for me (right now around 150)
2. Lose 10 lbs
3. Start with 10 minutes of exercise 5 days a week increasing the time each week
4. Track my food 6 days a week and stay within the carb range

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I just enrolled in the SparkPeople 8-week Diabetes weight Loss Challenge. I need to do this for me. My goal is to stick with this program for 8 weeks and be able to:
1. lower my ACI from my current numbers
2. lose 20 lbs
3. lower my glucose reading to what the doctor recommends for me
4. track my food


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My goal for this challenge is to set the momentum and direction to get body and mind in condition to carry me through my senior years active, vibrant, pain free, and without diabetes!

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I would like to lose 10lbs during the 8 week challenge, meet the challenge requirements daily and increase exercise to 5x per week regularly

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My goals:
1. Follow challenge each day
2. Utilize carb chart
3. Track food and exercise each day
4. Celebrate accomplishments both big and small!

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I am doing this goal to not get diabetes since I am pre-diabetic plus to keep me motivated for when I have my knee surgery. Goals help me stay focused. emoticon

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I joined this challenge in February but never did anything with it. I am starting it today. Fasting blood sugar was 136. Took my insulin and will begin the activity portion tomorrow for a goal of 70 minutes for the week. Also am tracking food fairly well but blood sugars not so well so I will start that today.

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I don't have diabetes but my husband is at a pre-diabetes point, so I will help cook what is best for him. I want to move him away from diabetes while adding more exercise daily to his and my routine.

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These are my goals using the Small Goals Commitment Challenge as my framework:

Fitness and Health Goal: Lower my A1c from 6.5 to 6.0 and my glucose from 115 to below 100 by my next 3-month checkup (sometime in Oct.) by tracking my nutrition and exercise using the trackers.

Focus Goal: Plan daily meals each week and follow this challenge's exercises.

Positive Force Goals: Participate in this challenge and support team members by logging in to this team each day.

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My husband is prediabetic and I am overweight, and although I am not prediabetic, I don't imagine it would be long, continuing on the way I was, that I would be prediabetic as well. As I am the primary chef in our home and already belong to SP, it was simpler for us if I joined and implemented the program for us both. What do we wish to accomplish over the 8 week challenge? 8-10 lbs weight loss apiece, eat in a healthier way, and incorporate regular exercise into our lives again.

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Hi everyone! My A1C was one point away from diabetes and after losing 20 lbs. I am now two points away. I am here to finish losing the rest of the weight that I need, get in shape and lower my A1C even more. I am looking forward to this new challenge. emoticon

I schedule on my desktop computer, the calendar, to do aerobic exercise on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (at least 10 min. but on bad days, 10 min is okay) and to do a video clip and/or some weight training on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Sunday is my day off.

I will be having a knee replacement surgery this month and I hope to use this challenge to keep me focus on miserable days. emoticon

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I am new here. I found out I have diabetes in February though apparently my sugar had been high since the previous July . They never told me. I was sick and in hospital December which is how I found out. In February my A1C was 8. Dr started me on januvia and diet and exercise. Three months my A1C was down to 7. Now working on weight, cholesterol and lowering the A1C more. I have a lot of food and medicine allergies so diet has been very depressing and frustrating to say the least. My goals are to get back into a good place of acceptance. Stay on track. Exercise at least 5 days to start a week. I have Bout 15-20 pounds to be at a good weight for me. Please help!!!

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I am pre-diabetic, and my goal is to remove myself from this category.. I want to lose 30 lbs, lower my A1C, and establish a habit of regular exercise. I've been trying for some time, but success has eluded me, perhaps participating in a challenge with like minded people will make that difference.

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I just discovered my condition about 3 weeks ago. I should not be surprise,My mom had it, my daughter has it. I have a lousy time trying to figured out meals from day to day. My husband is a big help, he always caution me to watch what I eat.
I know this is going to be a long journey combined with all my other issues, hypertension, under active thyroid, high cholesterol and the list goes on and on. I am here to learn how to manage and live with this and to seek encouragement and support to get me through it.

Thanks all,
Brenda

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You will learn a lot about diabetes from SparkPeople. After I learned I had the disease I found SparkPeople and read everything I could get a hold of. My doctor sent me to see diabetic educators and they enrolled me in a program where I learned how to take care of myself. I still don't want to believe I have this disease but I have learned to live with it!

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I began this challenge today. I just found out that I am diabetic, so I really don't know what I am doing.
Mygoal this challenge is to learn all I can about managing my issue.
I will b happy if I can lose a few pounds,but,mostly I want to learn to incorporate tracking and exercise into my week. Iam starting small wit
h 3-10 minute exercise, just walking.Also tracking my food at least 3 times this week a
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I decided that I needed to start this challenge over so I am restating my goals.

My goals for the 8 weeks is to lose 6 pounds by the end of the 8 weeks. Right now I weigh 159 pounds. Another goal is to make exercise a habit. I usually do good 1/2 of the week and slack off the other half. When I do that, I usually start eating sugary foods and my blood sugar goes up. I eat too many carbs as I go over my carb recommendations many times a week. I track my food daily but I got off track last week and only tracked my food for 4 days. So during the 8 weeks, my goal is to track every day.


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My goals for June is to get serious and start eating better to help lose weight and get my fasting blood sugars below 100 consistently. I also want to step up my exercise time to at least 30 minutes per day. Right now I am doing 10 - 20 minutes per day.

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I am starting this challenge a month before I need to go back to the Dr. I want to lose at least 10 lbs by the end of the challenge and I want to eat better to lower my insulin needs and lower my A1C. I have started before but the time has come and I am committed to working for my health.

I joined late last night, so today was day one. I started out well, but then did alot of night time snacking. It is what it is. Took my Insulin as ordered. Did 1755 steps today. Did PT strength Training Exercises.

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Edited by: ADALOUISE at: 6/1/2017 (22:41)
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I hope this challenge will help me loose weight, increasng my chances of becomming a mother. Good luck to all of you

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Edited by: TERRI1458 at: 5/18/2017 (09:27)
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
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I'm trying this challenge again. Like so many things in my life, I start a project and lose interest or momentum or something. I never seem to be able to finish a project. I'm setting my sights on tracking my foods daily, taking my meds and insulin like I'm supposed to, and trying to stick to a realistic exercise plan. Intentions are always 100%, but reality is usually about 30%. I really want to succeed and be able to reach my long term goal of being able to ride a racing bicycle again. Hopefully by fall. emoticon

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My goals for the 8 weeks is to lose 6 pounds by the end of the 8 weeks. Right now I weigh 159 pounds. Another goal is to make exercise a habit. I usually do good 1/2 of the week and slack off the other half. When I do that, I usually start eating sugary foods and my blood sugar goes up. I eat too many carbs as I go over my carb recommendations many times a week. I track my food daily but I got off track last week and only tracked my food for 4 days. So during the 8 weeks, my goal is to track every day.

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
TERRI (CDT) - A member of "2018 Summer 5% Challenge Community" and "2018 Spring Champions In the Kitchen", "Biggest Loser Spring Challenge" member on the Emerald Gem Team, many Christian Spark groups, Dance like nobody is watching, Small Commitment group, and Crazy about Cats


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My goal is to get my BS in the 150-190 pre-meals. It shot up to over 300 this week because I had to have a steroid shot. I have learned that steroids really mess with your BS. I plan to reach this goal by limiting my carb intake and tracking every meal. Losing pounds will be a benefit of this plan. I also have mobility issues so finding an exercise program for me is a challenge. So far I am able to do bicycling on a stationary recumbent bicycle, but can only manage 6 minutes so far.

Edited by: GRAMSSS at: 5/4/2017 (16:24)
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