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Fall 5% Challenge
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      3 comments

Exercise Do a minimum of 20 min cardio daily Tail Chi class minimum of once a week and practice at home daily Do strength training a minimum of twice a week Find a new activity to pursue. Diet Follow Palo diet and continue to rese... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge
Friday, June 13, 2014      1 comments

EXERCISE Weight training - minimum of 20 minutes 4 times a week Cardio - minimum 30 minutes 5 days a week Other - on "rest" days doing something active such as gardening, walking for a minimum of 30 minutes DIET Paleo - since I am ... Read more
6 months
Wednesday, May 28, 2014      2 comments

It's been 6 months since I was diagnosed with diabetes. Originally my A1C was 9.3, today it is 5.6. Originally, I was put on 2 diabetes meds. Today, I am on none. My doctor and I have agreed to try to control through diet and exercise. He i... Read more
Time to STOP and turn around
Sunday, April 06, 2014      3 comments

It has been a difficult week. My routine has been shot and my plans to exercise have rarely materialized (I worked out twice not the 5 times I had planned). Yesterday, I was in a training session. The plan by the organizer had been to order f... Read more
3 mos since diagnosis
Saturday, March 01, 2014      7 comments

i had my 3 mo appt with the doctor this week. I managed to lower my AIC from 9.3 to 6.1. As a result, I came off glicazide as dr is now concerned about potentional hypoglycemia ... Read more
2 months with Spark People
Sunday, February 09, 2014      1 comments

Okay, if you look at the date I started with Spark People we are talking years but I have never been able to stick with it for very long. Then the word that I was diabetic sent me back here. Not right away, because I hadn't remembered ab... Read more
Expected for 18 years and I didn't take the right actions
Saturday, February 01, 2014      3 comments

18 years ago I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I was told it was so bad that I would be diabetic forever (nope); in the next 5 years (nope); within 10 years (no). But last Nov, after 18 years, the word was that I was now diabetic. ... Read more
Thanks to you, I'm still trying
Thursday, September 03, 2009      3 comments

Yesterday's weigh-in was disappointing. I weigh at my doctor's every 2 weeks. Yesterday I was only down 1/4 lb for the 2 weeks. But I am still determined to keep at it. That's the change. Normally, after that I would "console my self" or ju... Read more
First Week
Wednesday, August 19, 2009      2 comments

Well I had some good days and a few challenging days during my first week but I'm very pleased with my progress. I was down 3.5 lbs by the doctor's scale. This site is more than I had hoped to find when I searched for a calorie counter.... Read more
Day 4
Friday, August 14, 2009      1 comments

Missed doing any activities yesterday. Some days I work so late I just don't have the energy to go out for a walk or do some gardening.... Read more