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Carol said it was time to write a NEW blog; so, here I am..

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

So, why am I back? ..you would think the embarrassment would keep me away or at least try starting SP under a new name; but, here I am.. with new motivation and determination.. and a real incentive: Last year I was diagnosed pre-diabetic and did nothing to stop it [in fact, I probably gained weight] I was in real denial. However, it caught up with me and in August of this year, I began itching all over my body, was covered in rash and hives and losing my sight over night. I had a few other problems which was caused by not being treated right away. emoticon I really buried by head in the sand! Well, I'm taking it pretty serious NOW and doing program hardcore..very thankful for another chance at life, as all my tests results came back good [no damage done yet].. and I feel more HOPE than I ever have about living life more successfully and healthily. I've lost 65 lbs and have gained so much knowledge since being seen.. The Bible say's those things that are meant to destroy me, God can turn it around for my good and lets just say that this diabetes is THAT for me. I've never been able to stick to program or make healthy eating a way of life, but this time I've got the incentive [motivation] and have learned that by cutting out sugary things and bad carbs, I can gain control over cravings and false appetite.. Wish I had known this years ago ..that sugar and carbs were stimulating my hunger [my appetite] and NOW in small moderation I have learned that I don't have to lose control, but by reading labels and counting carbs, I can do this without much struggle. In fact, no struggle once I figured out the enemy was sugar and living for too many carbs!

Since being diagnosed I have lost 30 lbs, the other weight loss started before..

Thanks for getting me to start blogging again Carol! emoticon

And THANK YOU for reading this.. emoticon
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  • CJMOK1121
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    OH Lynn: I knew you could do this, what an encouragement to ALL of us, I've been on SP for almost 5 yrs now and I've gained and lost and gained some more and I understand what you mean about being embarrassed, a few months after I joined I got so upset with myself that I just deleted my page. Well that didn't work either, so I decided I would never do that again. I will just stay with it and know someday I will reach my goals. Thank you so much and just keep writing your blogs.

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    2043 days ago
    WELCOME BACK!! emoticon I've definitely missed you!! Excited for you and your newly energized spirit!! So happy you've joined our team " Reaching our goals 14 days at a time!!" So excited to follow your progression forward!! emoticon emoticon
    2044 days ago
  • DEE1221
    Hi Lynn: I'm just getting back too. Going to send you a private message on a "goodie". Congrats! Missing You!!
    2044 days ago
    Welcome back! Looking forward to getting to know you better. Congrats on your weight loss!
    2045 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423552
    Welcome back and glad you made the commitment. Congrats on your success so far.
    2045 days ago
    Welcome back. I am happy your health is improving and you are working so hard on it.

    2045 days ago
    Wow! What an inspiring transformation. Probably most of us have been in your shoes--making a New Years resolution to lose the pounds accumulated over the year. Starting out enthusiastic li but losing momentum. It is so easy to give up. You have shown courage staying the course. Now with greater determination and a deeper commitment to a more meaningful goal for you to improve your health, you are being successful.

    Weight loss and maintenance is not for sissies. It takes focus and work. The pounds do not magically appear and took effort but we do not notice as we enjoyed eating or found comfort in it. In time, we learn activity is good. We also see how we enjoy foods that are healthier for us.

    Sorry did not mean to write an epistle but your blog is so inspiring. I believe it could help motivate others who have fallen off the wagon or who are on the brink of giving up on themselves and your blog breathes in a spark of hope that this time they can be successful.

    So grateful to be a part of the journey my sparkled friend. Best wishes as you continue toward your goals.

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    2046 days ago
  • GODSCHILD2_2011
    I'm glad that you didn't allow embarrassment to keep your from coming back or starting a new SP page. You don't have any reason to feel that way because if we all didn't need the help, we wouldn't be apart of this community.

    You seem to be doing very well on your journey and I say emoticon on your progress!

    Thanks for being very transparent and sharing this post.

    Keep up the great work!!!
    2046 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13344054
    I'm so happy you were able to turn your health around. That must have been very scary. I've never heard or anyone getting a rash from diabetes...but I have heard of people losing their eyesight.

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