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While this is not only for men, a great article on SP today for prepping for strength training. Take a look and see if you can find something you can add to your routine!
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Here is a great article that was featured today on SparkPeople that I think fits most of us here. It is called 6 Exercises everyone over 40 should be doing. I have included the link for you to read.
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With Summer coming on, here is an interesting article about how to stay healthy during the summer. I found some interesting facts contained in it.

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Some good tips for staying healthy and having fun this summer!

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hi Bob,

you sent an invite to read your article you posted on diabetes.I thought it you directed it to the men.

I went to your website and then finally found it here on the accountability group.

At any rate, I am grateful, you are posting these articles. My best friend for 40 years passed in 2015, due to all the side effects of this disease and obesity. I have also known four or five people, that have have had serious complications.

The ones who needed health so desperately refuse to do diet or exercise.

If by telling her story, anyone makes changes, and a life is saved... I would be over the moon.

Truthfully, people see me and LOL, since I am fairly slim. However, I have a sister and brother, that have dealt with such problems of this matter.I will be resuming my classes after awhile.

Our Mom lived to 93. She only started being aware of food and exercise in her 50's.

God Bless You livelygirl2 Sue

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Enclosed is an article from WebMD on Men and Type2 Diabetes. There are some interesting facts in this article, so I enclosed the link so you can check our references and such. However, if you suspect you may have Type2 Diabetes please go to your doctor and be tested. This is only provided for information.

www.webmd.com/men/guide/diab
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Men & Type2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, once called non-insulin dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes, affecting 90% to 95% of the 13 million men with diabetes.

Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes produce insulin; however, the insulin their pancreas secretes is either not enough or the body is unable to recognize the insulin and use it properly. This is called insulin resistance. When there isn't enough insulin or the insulin is not used as it should be, sugar (glucose) can't get into the body's cells to be used for fuel. When sugar builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, the body's cells are not able to function properly. Other problems associated with the build up of sugar in the blood include:

Dehydration. The build up of sugar in the blood can cause an increase in urination (to try to clear the sugar from the body). When the kidneys lose the sugar through the urine, a large amount of water is also lost, causing dehydration.
Hyperosmolar nonketotic diabetic coma . When a person with type 2 diabetes becomes severely dehydrated and is not able to drink enough fluids to make up for the fluid losses, they may develop this life-threatening complication.
Damage to the body. Over time, high sugar levels in the blood may damage the nerves and small blood vessels of the eyes, kidneys, and heart and predispose a person to atherosclerosis (hardening) of the large arteries that can cause heart attack and stroke.
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Who Gets Type 2 Diabetes?
Anyone can get type 2 diabetes. However, those at highest risk for the disease are those who are obese or overweight, people with family members who have type 2 diabetes and people who have metabolic syndrome (a cluster of problems that include high cholesterol, high triglycerides, low good 'HDL' cholesterol and a high bad 'LDL' cholesterol, and high blood pressure). In addition, older people are more susceptible to developing the disease since aging makes the body less tolerant of sugars.

What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
Although it is more common than type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes is less well understood. It is likely caused by multiple factors and not a single problem.


Type 2 diabetes can run in families, but the exact nature of how it's inherited or the identity of a single genetic factor is not known.

What Are the Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes?
The symptoms of type 2 diabetes vary from person to person but may include:

Increased thirst
Increased hunger (especially after eating)
Dry mouth
Nausea and occasionally vomiting
Frequent urination
Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
Blurred vision
Numbness or tingling of the hands or feet
Frequent infections of the skin or urinary tract
Rarely, a person may be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after presenting to the hospital in a diabetic coma.

How Is Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosed?
If your health care provider suspects type 2 diabetes, he or she will first check for abnormalities in your blood (high blood sugar levels). In addition, he or she may look for sugar or ketone bodies in your urine.

Tests used to diagnose type 2 diabetes include a fasting plasma glucose test or a casual plasma glucose test.

Learn more about diagnosing type 2 diabetes.

Complications of Type 2 Diabetes

If your type 2 diabetes isn't well controlled, there are a number of serious or life-threatening complications you may experience, including:


Retinopathy . People with type 2 diabetes may already have abnormalities in the eyes related to the development of diabetes. Over time more and more people who initially do not have eye problems related to the disease will develop some form of eye problem. It is important to control not only sugars but blood pressure and cholesterol to prevent progression of eye disease. Fortunately, the vision loss isn't significant in most.

Kidney damage . The risk of kidney disease increases over time, meaning the longer you have diabetes the greater your risk. This complication carries significant risk of serious illness -- such as kidney failure and heart disease.

Poor blood circulation and nerve damage. Damage to nerves and hardening of the arteries leads to decreased sensation and poor blood circulation in the feet. This can lead to increased infections and an increased risk of ulcers which heal poorly and can in turn significantly raises the risk of amputation. Damage to nerves may also lead to digestive problems, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on August 15, 2017

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This week's subject is something that affects me - Belly fat!

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Belly fat in men: Why weight loss matters


Belly fat is nothing to joke about. Find out what causes belly fat, the health risks it poses for men and what you can do to lose the extra pounds.


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Today's article is 7 Pitfalls to Weight Loss and How to Overcome Them

I am posting article that contain some interesting thoughts on wellness and weight loss. I don't agree with all of them, as not every program works for every person. So read them with an open mind and see if they could be helpful for you!

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This week's subject of discussion is self confidence. I don't know about you but this is a problem I have had for a long time. When I was almost 400 lbs., I had a hard time going to the gym without feeling everyone was laughing and snickering at the 'fat man trying to exercise'. Although I am considerably less now, I still have issues with self-confidence. Here is a good article I found on the subject. www.verywell.com/top-tips-to-boost-m
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Let me know if this subject is of interest or if there is some subject you want some info on. Have a great week.

Bob

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Hey guys, Bob here! If you are like me, you go gung-ho on the exercise plan and then slowly (or quickly) fall out of the habits. Well here is a good article to remind us why we should exercise! I found some good information here that got me off my butt this morning and took the dogs for a walk!

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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Hope this will help you guys as much as it did for me!

Bob

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Hey guys, I don't know if you are like me, and find losing weight not as easy as everyone says it is for men. But I found a good article that is a great start for the process or a restart. It was listed in Men's Health and the article is called "10 Ways to Lose Weight Without Even Trying
These little changes to your day could make a huge dent in your belly"

www.menshealth.com/weight-loss/easy-
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I found the article interesting and it has some things that I can try. Let me know if you found anything that could help you!

Bob



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Men, we are going to start posting some articles that will help us with our weight loss programs. Seems most articles are geared toward women, I will try and find good articles with helpful hints for us guys. So here is the first article which focuses on us guys.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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This article is shock full with good ideas for us. Let me know what you think!

Bob

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Greetings all. Nice to have a guys thread. I've made the decision to change my life. Off to a good start but sure I'll need accountability going forward.

Lone star, I also struggle with sleep apnea. Actually that brought on my aha moment. Had the sleep studies (had a terrible time) was diagnosed and started therapy. Tried two different machines never could get used to it. For me the therapy was worse than the ailment. So I decided to address the root cause, obesity, Thus my aha moment.



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Im looking for someone to team up with to help and be helped in getting to the finish line of my goals .
If your interestred checkout my page and if your still interested leave a message and lll get back to you .

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Hi, my name is Dan. Retired from a 25yr career in the Air Force in 2007 and work as a meteorologist currently. (Not the TV kind). Deezile is my Accountability Partner. I have had weight problems especially since retiring, but right now my biggest focus is on the Sleep Study I am having in a week. I know I have Sleep Apnea, now it is time to get it confirmed and get some help. Spiritually I am in a bad place too, although I was brought up better; at least I can still hear His still, small, voice.

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HI. My name is Jim. I work as a band saw operator in a metal fabrication shop. I'm here because I'm tired of being tired. I'm 54 years old. I've been married to Sunnyseas for almost 32 years. She deserves a husband who is able to be there for her. While in the Army I was able to keep my bp in check. My weight and slower lifestyle raised it to medicated status. There are heart disease backgrounds on both sides of my family, heart attack on one, and stroke on the other.

Being raised Pentecostal and converting to Catholicism 10 years ago, my Christianity is very important to me and I believe becoming healthier is Gods will for all of us.

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Robert here, I'm refocusing on my weight loss. I'm doing an intensive weight training and cardio workout starting tomorrow to push through my final weight loss goals. I'm looking forward to seeing the change in my life.

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Hey everybody....My name is Patrick, I'm 36, and like Deezile, I'm a former athlete who was slowed down by injuries....specifically to my back and knees. I've always been a pretty big guy, but until my mid-20's, I was a VERY healthy big man. Unfortunately, with my entry into the workaday career world and all the attendent stress, I didn't take very good care of myself and I've been paying for it for the past 10 yrs. I am a controlled Type II diabetic with mild medically-controlled hypertension and until about a year and a half ago, I couldn't even walk without a cane because my back and legs had become so weak from injuries. One day, I woke up and told myself I was too damned young to be this crippled and I threw away the cane. Today, I am jogging up stairs and taking walks around the park with my sweetheart. A few years ago, I lost 85lbs while helping my ex-wife lose weight, so I can testify to the power of having a partner! I have recently decided that I am to a point physically where I can begin working out again, but I had already started to control my diet and it's paid off...I'm already down 30lbs, with a lot more to come! So, if you need a partner, give me a shout!

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Fella's!!! My name is Deezile and i am 41 years old. I've played sports all my life, football being the main one. I have had a string of injuries that have kept me out of the fitness game over the last 5-6 years. I have had surgeries almost every year, Dec 31, 2012 my last one on my right knee. I'm on my journey again and hoping to have a crew of men with me.

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Hi. My name is Steve O. Been on a high yo-yo for years. Have arthritis, esp bad in the right hip. It needs replacing, but doctors say I am too fat to survive the operation. I am losing slowly with SP help. My partner is Pastorclint.



I pursue my own unique life path, the right and ideal path for me. I am always given all that I need in order to fulfill my purpose here in the world.


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Heya, My name is Reuben. I have am very much enjoying The Partnership Accountability to the Finish Line, group. Since joining the group I have made amazing discoveries and personal achievements. The lack of men in this group has not deterred me on my journey in fact it has strengthened my resolve through the support of wonderful people here.

True love is the willingness to give up everything you think you are and everything you think you have, for the love of another person. - King Haka

I love my children. I adore my wife. I am willing to change everything for their love and well being.

Kia Kaha! Be Strong.


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Oops, wrong thread emoticon

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new". ~Socrates

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."

Smile...Crochet...Have a GREAT DAY...IT IS MANDATORY :0)


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Hi, I've listed a request on the Partner Thread and sent some private messages with no luck. I am 57, blessed with an amazing husband, 2 sons with wives (1 each), and 3 precious grandsons. I am just under 5" tall and started @ 171 # on the 14th of May. I love to crochet, paint, train, play with and walk my Standard Poodle, Myshka, read and most of all.....do things with my family! I really would love to pair up with someone to encourage, support and celebrate.

Marianne
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"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new". ~Socrates

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My name is Mark. I've struggled with weight issues my whole life. The past couple of years, I've been on a lose-gain rollercoaster. I lose weight at the beginning of the year, only to gain it back during the second half. This year, I want to keep it off for good. I will need help doing that, especially with summer break coming up. I could really use an accountability partner (or partners). Any takers? We could motivate each other in our journey.

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Each of you are so important to us. emoticon Our membership is growing so fast and it is hard to locate the men spread all across the team. emoticon We have new men who join and have no idea how to find other men. emoticon Please list your names and a little about yourselves. Maybe tell who your partners are and if you could take on some more partners.
Deezile recently became the new leader to help bring the men together. Please let him know if you need help in finding a partner or if you have other needs. You may have a partner who is no longer active and need a new one. Go for it!

Soon, we hope to see some competition involving both men and women. emoticon
Please, check in often on the huddle wall and get involved in any of the threads, and even make new ones. emoticon


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