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KAHSEY20000's Photo KAHSEY20000 Posts: 294
9/3/13 12:17 A

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Carol, my endocrinologist said that diabetics do well on 3 regular meals with a mid-morning snack, mid-afternoon snack, and a bedtime snack. "Grazing", or not going more than 4 hours without eating something. Watch the carbs, and look for complex carbs instead of simple carbs which can cause a BG to drop quickly. And remember grazing, not bingeing.
Have lots of "little" abundances. Kathy

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9/1/13 2:44 P

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We can have all the riches in the world, but without good health, we have nothing.
I am working on keeping my blood sugar stabilized. It dropped too low several times week before last and it started me to binge eating. I was miserable, disgusted with myself, and I felt doomed to have poor health always because the diabetes is not going away. Nor will it let me have a healthy body.
I just completed a good week and I'm praying to have more of the same.


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9/1/13 11:52 A

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There are certain foods that if I eat one I can't stop and will eat until it is gone.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT ET

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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KAHSEY20000's Photo KAHSEY20000 Posts: 294
8/31/13 6:01 P

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It's crazy, that I have more than enough of everything- a wonderful husband, 2 daughters, and 2 grandchildren, nice house, 2 nice cars, plenty of food, 3 cats, 1 dog, and 1 horse. I have a new king-sized mattress ordered that we have to make a clean-up of the bedroom, to have enough room for the new and beautiful headboard, side rails and footboard. I can't really think of anything I want or need.
Now good health is a different story.
I was born with diabetes. I have a hiatal hernia with reflux. I have had double surgeries on both shoulders, and both knees. I went from being overweight to obese with a high BMI. I have fairly often, migraine headaches. I have hydrocephalous, with a drainage tube placed in my brain, that runs to my stomach to drain the cerebral spinal fluid, that damaged both my memory, and my balance. I have osteoarthritis, which really kills my knees, especially at night. My MD opthamologist, says I have micro hemmorages (sp?) and have had my eyes lasered twice. I have had a needle stuck right in the middle of my eyeball, something I am crazy afraid he may have to do again.
About 3 years ago I had a really bad fall, as I was trying to mount my horse. He moved, and I fell sideways off the table I was standing on. I broke my right leg, my right wrist, my shoulder, my collarbone, ribs on both sides, and compressed three of my spinal vertabrae. I was bedridden for about two years, part of the time having to be fed by my husband, who also helped me to the bedside toilet. I know my hubby didn't mind, but it felt kind of embarrasing to me.
Since then, after 2 years of physical therapy, pretty much everything, has healed. I fall frequently, from the brain being compressed, which injured both my balance and my memory.
But, God has been so good to me. He healed me, body, heart, and soul .
To God be the Glory! And yes, I live with an attitude of abundance, by the grace of God.



I have lost weight.
I have gone from 195
to 17- pounds


Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!! Kathy


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8/31/13 4:31 P

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I'm working on it, and will continue to work on it until it cease to be a problem for me...I am hopeful, but can't see it happening any time soon..


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8/31/13 4:20 P

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I am certainly guilty of eating everything in sight because "tomorrow I start my diet" and I have been doing that for over 60 years. Of course, Spark People has taught me a lot about that concept. You know, "Too soon old, too late schmart" is the old Amish saying.
Thanks for posting this as we all need to review the word often!


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8/31/13 11:32 A

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I have done this kind of thinking a lot in the recent and past and you have given me something to deliberate about. I had better write that on my visual reminders.

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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8/31/13 9:01 A

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There is nothing I can't have tomorrow,so there is no reason to eat it all today."

I read that today when I was trolling for some inspiration.

Grammatically, I don't like that sentence. Double negatives make me cringe. But I like the basic bones of the thought.

Perhaps I would have said, "You can eat anything you want tomorrow, so there is no reason for you to eat it all today."

or switch it to the first person and make it more personal:

"I can eat anything I want tomorrow, so there is no reason for me to eat it all today."

Many of my diets in the past began with a blow out binge, originating from a feeling of scarcity. The unspoken, (or often Spoken) thought is: I will never eat this again, so here goes....gobble, gobble, gobble."

THe parallel thought is:

Eat, Drink and be Merry for tomorrow we have nothing to eat but rabbit food.

However, I'm pleased to report that after a few years Sparking and working on my internal issues, have broken that pattern. (I use "Inside Out Weight Loss" for my "internal stinking thinkin' stuff" - check out the IOWL Team if you need some help with that!)

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I (for the most part) approach life from a place of abundance and a realization that I CAN eat anything. My food and fitness tracker will help me balance everything out and even if I have that piece of cake and that martini or two it is NOT the end of the world.

I can "self correct" quickly instead of beating myself up and spiraling for weeks into too much cake and too many martinis before pulling out of that dive.

Yeah me!

So if you have not yet learned to live life from a place of abundance, consider that phrase as we enter into the weekend. The weekend is usual time for people to binge with every intention of "getting back on the wagon." How are you going behave this weekend? What is your "night before" Monday (the traditional "I'm going to begin my diet" day going to look like?

Comment on it, blog about it, write it in your journal.

Let us know your thoughts about it and...

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