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LIVINHEALTHY9's Photo LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (444,148)
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3/14/20 8:34 P

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Welcome Back!

Use the tools here to help get you started and keep you motivated. Members are so helpful and supportive.
Just take it one day / one step at a time.
You can do it!

Northern Ky.

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
-Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."

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3/12/20 3:31 P

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Welcome back to sparkpeople so glad you have returned

Consider going to your sparkpage and updating it making sure you put the date you are updating it - that way when we come to say hi we can read how you are doing

Also remember to participate as often as possible on all the groups you are a part of as that is where you will find encouragement and motivation

Focusing on the journey to living healthy

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3/12/20 12:53 A

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We older folks have more to fear from the bug, but aside from the common sense recommendations of hand washing, not touching your face, and avoiding crowds, there is little we can do but wait.

You don't say type 1 or type 2, but in either case good control of your diet is imperative to control the blood sugar and exercise is a big plus as well. April will be six years since I found out I was type 2 with an a1c of over thirteen and blood sugar bouncing around 330. That scared the heck out of me because it's what blinded and killed my Grandma. When they amputated her second leg, she died in surgery. I'm now at normal levels and have had no meds for three years. It takes discipline and perseverance, but it's very doable. The important point is to do what you've done... stick with it and never give up.

Good luck with the goals and welcome back to SparkPeople!


Dave A.- South Central PA, USA

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. - John Burroughs

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3/11/20 3:03 P

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Hi, I'm back having never lost my weight. I am diabetic, A1C 6.6 with meds, over weight ;under motivated. With this virus going around I put my gym membership on freeze for the month of March. Today I don't even feel like eating and that is not good. just no motivation, house is a shambles, my mind is a shambles of fear. I need to get my rollator out and take a walk around the block. By the way, I am 76 years old, retired and my grown kids do call to check up on me, especially during this virus scare.

A bit of brighter news about me. what do I like to do? day trips with a friend or two, crewel, I knit but get bored quickly, garden but that is becoming increasingly difficult. Need to start gardening using 3 ft high raised beds. Create embroidery Christmas cards. Have an Etsy shop that hasn't sold anything in months and months. On my own for many years.

Right now I have decided to take the rollator outside and do a short walk. Maybe my mind will feel better afterwards. Sorry for being so bleak.

failure is not an option

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