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I finished the Challenge last Saturday. It made me more aware and accountable for my eating habits.Now I know I can stick to a plan. If I get off track,it's not the end of the world. This Challenge helped me stay motivated to exercise everyday.Just gotta work a harder to get my focus on eating healthier. emoticon

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II am stronger and I have included more fruit and veggies! I am really glad I came to this place to be encouraged to be healthier. My mom died this year and I know she suffered from Diabetes and Alzheimer's. I do not want to repeat!

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If you get off track, think of this as a learning experience, not a failure. We have all had many years of doing it our way and now we are re programming out minds to do it the right way. I learned new ideas and new exercises that I can do, even if I cannot follow the exercise program here, I now do some form of exercise daily. I, also, eat mostly veggies and fruits, my body handles that better.

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eating dandelion leaves. I have not figured out how to translate National Data base for food

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I got totally off track. How do I start over again? emoticon

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I was definitely motivated to do this. My latest visits to my doctor were eye-openers. I needed to take better care of myself. I am on the road to a better me. Thanks!!!

Just take it one day at a time.


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happy with blood sugars.. back into DVD exercises ..

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I've lost 9 pounds :) I'm pre-diabetic, but I've noticed I have less erratic sugars too!

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Getting healthier one choice, one moment, at a time!

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I maintained. I want to do the challenge again. I do think It has made a difference even though I didn't lose much weight. Is there something I need to do to start over?


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I learned a lot from these 8 weeks but will continue to read some of the articles . Wishing all success with there travels

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I am finished and about to start again! This is a really great challenge and it help me a lot. I always gain weight in the Summer time. This is the first Summer that it didn't happen. I am very proud of that. I didn't lose much (I think about 4 or 5 lbs() but any loss for this period of time is an accomplishment for me and I am proud of myself. I really appreciated the weekly messages encouraging you with helpful information and things to try. I did eat better but didn't consistently track and plan to do that next go round.
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I've learned a lot in these 8 weeks. I've learned there are things I still need to learn. I need to be more consistent with tracking my food. I think that will help a lot. Learning what i'm eating and when will help me to find better food choices and get rid of the bad ones. I've increase my exercise and I'm doing at least 4 a week. I think this challenge has truly helped me and I think I might do it again.

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This has been my 2nd time taking the challenge and I will be doing so again at a later date.
Always learn something new.
I have enjoyed my time here.

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TERRACOTTAGE - Great job on fishing the Challenge!! You did a super job!! If, at any time you want to retake the Challenge, please feel free to do so. I've taken it twice so far and will be taking it a third time when I get back home to TX in about 4 weeks. I am always amazed at how much more I learn from retaking the challenge.

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YVETTEB - emoticon job!! You did awesome!! If at any time you feel you want to rejoin the team and go through the challenge, please feel to do so!! I'll be doing it again myself shortly for the 3rd time. It's amazing how much more I seem to learn each time!

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I finished the chanllenge today and got my trophy! Also I have lost approx. 14 lbs! WhooHoo!
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I may or may not have done better and I may do this again. But I'm feeling very proud of myself for finishing it!!

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LISA - emoticon emoticon emoticon So glad we could be of help to you even though you did most of the work yourself!!! If you run into any problems, please come back and pay us a visit or even take the Challenge again.

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The challenge has been a great part of getting my blood sugars regulated. Since I've stuck like glue to my eating plan and added a significant amount of cardio/movement into my daily routine, my blood sugars have been awesome! In fact, I haven't had one high reading in at least 2 weeks! YAY!

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I still remember to eat my snacks!

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SANDRA2BHEALTHY - - Be sure you keep up with your snacks. So glad we could be of help to you. If you want to take the challenge again, you are more than welcome!! I've taken the Challenge twice so far and I plan on taking it again when I get back from my vacation/trip in August. I seem to learn more each time I take it!!

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This challenge really has helped and I remember to eat my snacks. My FBS is getting lower.

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LORI - You have done a fantastic job on your journey!! You should be very proud of yourself. It's not easy to change your entire way of life around so you can be healthy AND to be able to get off all those medications. I've done it and I know how hard it really is.

I have faith that you WILL keep on keepin' on with the progress that you've already achieved. Now it's time to maintain those goals that you had set for yourself all those 9 weeks ago.

Be sure to try out some of the exercise challenges that the Weekly Challenge has here on SP also or any of the other different challenges that are offered. Keep that support group growing and moving!!

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WOOHOO... I finished the challenge!! Well, it took me 9 weeks instead of 8 but who's counting. I did it!! My original goal was to get myself re-motivated back into exercising because I know for me that is one of the biggest things that helps me keep control over my blood sugar and I had kind of let that fall by the wayside, letting everything else be my excuse. It was tough in the beginning but now I am up and exercising every single day. If I don't walk on my treadmill, I walk outside. If I don't walk, I go to the Y and do a water aerobics class. Every other day, I'm doing strength training and now I'm working on making my core stronger.

I've lost 76 pounds total in my weight loss journey. I'm not sure where I was at 9 weeks ago with my weight but I am currently holding steady at 136 pounds. I have not taken oral medications or insulin since December and am off all of my blood pressure and triglyceride meds. I want things to stay this way. I've got to keep up with the exercising in order to make that happen so wish me luck!!

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COLLEENBOB - You have done fabulous with your weight loss!!! So happy for you!! emoticon . Periodically I will go back and do the chair exercises myself, depending on my pain level.

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KARYNLYNN17 - You're certainly off to a good start, committing to your chosen goals.

Just three months ago I was only able to walk slowly for 10 minutes...and that was pushing myself. Finding the SP seated workout videos really helped me gain confidence in my strength and balance, which helped encourage me to walk daily, even if for only ten minutes.
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You're on your way, good fortune on your journey.


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Great diabetes control and strong commitment to do it again - kind of to get it right this time. I am doing a 4 week cooking challenge - want to get all the recipe paired down so my husband doesn't feel cheated. I also want to walk a 3 mile walk in September -it's a fund raiser for the agency that I work for. I can't even get a mile in everyday yet! emoticon emoticon

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Today is the last day of this SP 8 week challenge. I have lost 23 pounds and brought my FBS down from high 280's - 320 to 120-140 and during the day I have brought my bs down to 110 average. My A1c will be checked next month. As I still have a way to go with both weight and FBS I will start the 8 week challenge again. I did not exercise as much as I had wanted to, so this time around I need to push myself more. Congratulations to everyone and good luck to those of us starting over again. :)

Kerensa

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COLLEENBOB - Awesome drop in A1C - congratulations
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I was diagnosed at the end of January, A1C 10.1. Today my A1C is 5.8 emoticon
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This is my second round with Sparkpeople to lose weight and my second time through the diabetes challenge. This time, I paid a lot more attention to my cardio needs. I've learned a lot more this time round about exercising and the types of exercise.

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KARYN - Great job! You have done an amazing job!! I know it feels real good to be working the diabetes instead of the other way around. Keep up the good job!!! emoticon emoticon

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The last week of the challenge. I will not officially know until July blood tests, but I feel I have the tools to deal with this. I learned that over the last couple of years I kind of gave up and let the diabetes control me instead of me controlling it. By tracking everything and reviewing my blood sugar levels at all times of the day, I discovered that my peaks were at different times that before and finally this evening (which has been one the high times) my reading is 115!!! Just amazing/ emoticon

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eating is better am hitting low end of calories but this is better .Have labs end of June , so time will tell .

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I lost 4 pounds doing great with my eating I go for my A1c test next week. My last A1c test was 7.3.

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I have lost 6 lbs, am walking about 4 miles a day and go for my A1C next week, hoping to no longer be pre diabetic.

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I lost 5 lbs with the challenge. Mid way thru I had my AIC and it had dropped from 9.3 to 6.1. I was taken off one of the meds and my bs have dropped even more during the second month. I am exercising more but it is still a chore rather than something I look forward to, so it is still a challenge to make it a priority.

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I didn't do so well... I went up and down in weight, didn't get lower than 130's for fbs, and wasn't able to complete the exercises... I want to start over. frustrated.

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I am very pleased! Have lost weight (a few more pounds to go though.) My A1C is perfectly normal and I only need to use the meter once a week to keep myself accountable! Hurray!

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