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I am winning the fight.
Sunday, April 09, 2017      11 comments

This past week I had a 3 month followup to my first a1c test concerning my newly diagnosed diabetes. Following my VA diabetes nurse and nutritionist along with the Spark website my numbers dropped back down to a safe level. In the process of t... Read more
weeks later and the changes....
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      3 comments

Well I am in the diabetes program at my va clinic receiving counseling and nutrition lectures and it has really helped me with my food choices. Now besides having to think about the calories I am also counting my carbs and looking at the sugar ... Read more
FIrst Day dealing with diabetes.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      5 comments

Today I was iintroduced to the glucometer after starting some meds 2 weeks ago. I am right at the border or pre/full diabetes so Doc is having me monitor the blood readings. Fortunately Sparkpeople has a good diabetes program for recording the... Read more
scares and surprises.
Saturday, December 24, 2016      7 comments

I like to weigh myself about every other day. I also know that you have to look at the whole picture not just one day when counting numbers. Have you ever stepped on the scale and thought you had eaten half the fridge. That happened to me thu... Read more
On and On.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      0 comments

The days are so alike. Trying to stay busy and out of the danger areas as to snacking. My weight drops a little here and there but its all in the right direction. I've set some small goals for the next year which if met will really look nice ... Read more
shopping day for holiday.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016      2 comments

Today I visited the two stores I normally grocery shop at. Picked up items for Christmas meal and also some more fruit and vegetables so I don't run out. We make it a point to steam a bowl of vegetables every night no matter what else is for d... Read more
busy rest day
Sunday, December 18, 2016      0 comments

Sunday is normally my one day a week I don't plan on anything but resting. Of course I get steps in, not the serious treadmill ones. Feeling guilty this morning and did walk for 35 minutes to pass some time. Maybe I should just keep my sunday... Read more
very good week.
Saturday, December 17, 2016      3 comments

Just finished another good week on spark. I am starting to really search the website more. I have found exercise videos that will work for me daily. Never did that previously on Spark. Slowly the changes will occur. Combined with my Diabete... Read more
Ready for another week!
Monday, December 12, 2016      3 comments

Starting a brand new week of healthy eating and exercise. I like to follow the WW plan as to recipes along with Spark and SK also. Did pretty good my first two weeks back and can build on that with the holidays approaching. Nice to know that ... Read more
Finally getting cold in Florida
Friday, December 09, 2016      3 comments

Well cold enough that I have to wear something other than shorts to the store today. Has taken a few days but I am back to logging and exercising every day. I know a lot of the effort is the mental part of thinking about the right things to do... Read more
New Changes in foods.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      3 comments

I need to shake up my food a bit so I thought I would go back to my pre meat days and enjoy some vegetable sandiches on ww tortillas or wraps with lf mayo sparingly spread. Will also try some of the steel cut oats for breakfast. I have seen s... Read more
denying myself
Friday, December 02, 2016      5 comments

I have spents many months being the caregiver for my wife and during this time I have forgotten about myself. Way too much sitting still, bringing home snacks, cooking recipes that are more fast and easy instead of healthy. I have all the kitc... Read more
challenge ahead for us.
Sunday, April 17, 2016      1 comments

This week brings a big challenge. Physical therapy for my better half for her leg injury starts after almost 4 months of bedtime. Have to stay focused and keep the healthy meals on the plan and limit snacks.... Read more
yeah great news.
Thursday, April 14, 2016      3 comments

since Christmas morning and my wife's accident I have been totally focused on her recovery and the long months of being in bed. Well yesterday she got fitted for a boot on her ankle and next week she starts therapy. Long time coming. So I ha... Read more
start of a good week
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      1 comments

Maybe I am turning it around again and making time for the website and recording daily info of foods and reading the stories of others. Each day I am hoping to expand how much time I spend here. Another doc visit tomorrow and my sig. other sta... Read more

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