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I Have a Purpose, A Goal, and a Plan

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Now that I am home most of the time I am out of excuses to consistently eat well and exercise regularly though there will be plenty of challenging days ahead. And I have to take the threat of diabetes seriously because it is a devastatingly sneaky and dangerous disease which too many folks do not grasp and for which they pay a terrible price later. Just this year a younger friend lost a second leg to charco foot, a devastating effect of diabetes. He consistently ignored the warnings of needing to change his eating habits and was posting lavish high carb meals and sweets that he was eating IN REHAB AFTER LOSING A SECOND LEG. Seriously. Seriously? That was a big part of my own awakening to the threat a prediabetes diagnosis really was. No more sloughing it off or denial of the facts. emoticon

Today was Day 4 of being back on the PreD Spark Program, the third day of gettting in planned exercise, and the first day of Bootcamp. It isn't really a team anymore but the videos are all there so it is just a matter of doing the daily video and adding cardio. It is a start and I learned 10 years ago that if I posted accountability blogs I stuck with the Bootcamp so that's my current plan and I hope to not fall flat on my face. emoticon

I am thankful for the support I have received already and pray I can be a blessing and an encouragement to those supporters as well as any others who pass this way! emoticon

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  • BESSHAILE
    Good for you - especially for taking pre diabetes seriously. There's SO much you can do to help yourself with this. Cooking for my DH with the full blown disease has been an adventure and here's something that's helped a lot.

    We used to eat a lot of stir-fried stuff over rice. It was an easy way to bump up the veggies and it is easy to vary the flavors. But he's not on rice any more - or at least -only rarely when carefully planned. I had heard about using riced cauliflower and tried it - it was AWFUL!!

    Awful, that is, when used like rice. BUT

    If, when the stir fry is almost done, you dump a bag of frozen cauliflower into the mix and let it cook - the flavors seep into the cauliflower and wow - is it ever good. Since most of us end up stirring our stir fries into our rice - this is just letting the cooking process take care of that step.

    DH loves it - and we can do the same thing with spaghetti sauce - stir in the cauliflower. No. It's not spaghetti - but it's fun. And tasty. and slips an extra veggie into your meal.

    Been nice seeing you around these past few days!
    197 days ago
  • JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    Is a serious disease. So sorry for your friend.
    I am glad that you are taking it seriously right now. I like that you are doing those Bootcamp videos. I did that one years ago, some are pretty tough. You go.

    Keep moving forward Cindy emoticon emoticon
    198 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/10/2019 9:48:46 PM
  • 7STIGGYMT
    This is a GREAT blog! I wasn't quite pre-diabetic, but if I had kept going as I was headed, it wouldn't have been before I got the diagnosis. I'm normal now. Losing weight and eating better was my key.
    198 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am so sorry about your friend's amputation. I also was in the state of pre-diabetes a few years ago. I increased exercise and better eating and have kept away from any further readings near pre-diabetes. I will be checked again in the fall. It is always an issue for us to worry about, especially as we are aging.
    198 days ago
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