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NO PRE Diabetes after 10 years
Monday, May 06, 2019      1 comments

This journey has been long,but I achieved a major goal this summer. After 10 years of being pre-diabetic, I finally tested normal. I gained some weight back, but because I continue to be careful of what I eat and exercise (though not as regurl... Read more
Slow and steady
Friday, April 13, 2018      2 comments

I am 54 now I have been on this journey for 10 years or honestly more like 30. This year I was not able to control my blood pressure with just diet and exercise. I had to start taking blood pressure medicine. However that motivated me into tryi... Read more
Things have changed
Monday, May 23, 2016      3 comments

Been stuck around this weight for a long time. I realized I have actually learned to maintain. I need to loose 40 lbs. so maintaining is good, but I need to move on . My highest weight ever was 227 I remember being horrified when I saw that # ... Read more
Are you better than a year ago?
Sunday, April 12, 2015      1 comments

Reading my entry blogs I see that a year a go I was in the same place. exercisisng , trying to beat the looming threat of diabetes. Sometimes it's really discouraging and it feels like I have made no progress, but I must analyze things in orde... Read more
Do I track my food or my insulin shots?
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      3 comments

I set a goal for myself of walking/ or elliptical w/ high resistance 20 miles this month. I did 31 miles. I started to exercise mid Feb. Not really wanting to- still not feeling the joy- but knowing I had to. I hired a personal trainer, cut... Read more
Success comes from NEVER giving up,& learning from mistakes
Monday, January 05, 2015      0 comments

Here we go again, a serious attempt at loosing those 50 lbs. Tracking is the only thing that works. I realize that exercise is very important for health, but food/calorie intake is the key to loosing weight. My brother and sister in law both ... Read more
Exercise IS for me and my baby.-we can't let the monster win.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014      2 comments

I was thinking today why I had to get better about my exercising and it hit me that if I trully love my 5 year old daughter and and my husband, I need to do it for them as much as for me. Taking care of myself will improve the quality of my lif... Read more
I've DISCOVERED coffee! And started reversing Diabetes!
Monday, May 05, 2014      4 comments

I have never been a coffee drinker, only use it when I am going to have to drive and I'm tired, and when I was in college for an all night study session. But lately I've discovered how much energy it gives me on the days I am not feeling motiva... Read more
My choice to do better, because I know better.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      4 comments

About 7 years ago I was told I was prediabetic. I lost some weight and then became pregnant at 43, had a baby and still kept most of the weight off, but yo yo''ed with about 8 lbs. I was happy just not to be diabetic. But then I turned fifty,... Read more
Hope is the one thing that we must NEVER loose
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      2 comments

I was feeling pretty hopeless this morning when I got on the scale and realized the 3 lbs. I lost yesterday were just misplaced and I had gained them back this morning. I am exercising and trying to take one day at a time, but can't seem to con... Read more
Be kind to yourself.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      2 comments

Thank you all so much for the words of encouragement, I am determined to blog everyday if possible in hopes to find the demons that are holding me back. It's amazing how complete strangers care, and encourage me. It makes me think this w... Read more
I don't want to be 50 and fat, but FEAR is holding me back.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      7 comments

So today I start again, my plan to loosing 50 lbs. before my 50th birthday. I will be turning 49 in a week, and have really fallen off the wagon. My body has changed so much in the last couple of years, no muscle left, it grosses me out to see... Read more
Have to beat DIABetes before it BEats ME!
Sunday, October 10, 2010      2 comments

I was going through some files cleaning up, and found a "diet" given to me by a trainer to loose weight, dated 2/27/03. It was depressing but it also was a wake up call that I need to get back on track NOW. I did loose over 30 lbs. but I am n... Read more