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When I started Sparking I said "Already lost 42lbs..take 10lbs at a time. Pre-diabetic and don't plan on getting diabetes. Appreciate food choice suggestions and particular products by name brand."

Since then I lost a total of 96 lbs and I am now in the normal blood sugar ranges and no longer considered pre-diabetic, however I still stay with the low carb, low glycemic foods and I have maintained my weight also without much fuss.

About 6 months ago my cholesterol was 240 and within 6 months I brought it down 51 points naturally. It is now 189. I had to since I get severe cramps from Cholesterol meds.

I am glad to help anyone who asks for my help!

Its now 2014, I lost another 5lbs last year and I maintain by logging my foods daily, my glucose levels are fine and I log to watch my cholesterol levels daily. It is all still working well. Feeling Great.

Update: my cholesterol is now 181 and the HDL is I'm good and life is wonderful!

...yipee...will continue to watch carbs, starch and sodium and move every 20 minutes.

Update: 2017- I continue to educate myself and others with daily posts. I continue to log my foods, starch & cholesterol and watch the charts on Spark people. My A1C is a steady 5.5...maintaining my weight as well....yipee!

2019 My A1C s now 5.4

Member Since: 12/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 29,467

My Goals:
I achieved my goals.. have controlled my pre-diabetes for years now. I continue to take CoQ10 daily for my heart, a magnesium pill and 1,500 MG pill of metformin along with Lisinopril for my blood pressure.

My Program:
Mediterranean diet

Personal Information:
I live in beautiful Naples, Florida

Other Information:
My favorite book is "Ultra Metabolism by "Mark Hyman"

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  • v BICKEY11
    You really don't get it. Too young to know any better, I'm 34 years old, not a child. Wow. I'm sorry your poor health has made you so ill informed. There's a big difference between a couple of cookies and poison.
    3551 days ago
  • v no profile image SUNSHINE6442

    No tirade. I asked you to rethink your choice about eating anything you wanted and said you were too young to realize what you were putting into your body from my own experience. In your own words, "MY PERSONAL SECRET OF SUCCESS (which is what the secrets of success board is for) is never to DIET, only to eat bad things in moderation and good things in excess." If you eat posion in moderation and that's what works for you I cannot applaud you and I was trying to support you by making you aware that wrong choices can leadd to disease. I enjoyed your tirade. Thanks for the input.
    3562 days ago
  • v BICKEY11
    The secret of success I posted that you felt the need to go off on a tirade on me for was specific to weight loss, not specific to people with special dietary needs for health reasons. This users on this site do not claim to be nutritionists or doctors.
    Not everybody has to cut sweets and grease out of the thier diets to be successful, and it is a proven fact that deprivation of things we enjoy can be counterproductive to weight loss. MY PERSONAL SECRET OF SUCCESS (which is what the secrets of success board is for) is never to DIET, only to eat bad things in moderation and good things in excess. MY SECRET OF SUCCESS is to not turn my diet into a funeral for the foods I love. MY SECRET OF SUCCESS is to allow myself little indulgences so I never feel like in order to be healthy, I must be miserable.

    In all my years on this site, I've never had such a negative and rude comment posted on my wall, sent to my emails or message boards. This is a place for support, not berating people. Please do NOT email me or visit my page, I don'tappreciate this kind of negativity in my life.

    Remember the secrets of success page is a place for sharing what works for you personally. Nowhere did i say "who cares if you're diabetic, eat all the sugar in the world" I simply stated, that you dont' have to give up everything to lose weight. I did not post in a diabetic forum, nor did I say that its my way or the highway, so please take your negativity to the proper place, which is NOT here.
    3564 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/26/2011 11:45:10 AM
    Where did you gain all of your knowledge on diabetes? Thanks for sharing all of your secrets. You are smart to get your diabetes under control while your numbers are still lower. :)
    3622 days ago
  • v SUNSHINE6859
    Valentine Smile

    On Valentine's Day we think of those
    Who make our lives worthwhile,
    Those gracious, friendly people who
    We think of with a smile.

    I am fortunate to know you,
    That's why I want to say,
    To a rare and special person:
    Happy Valentine's Day!

    By Joanna Fuchs

    Happy Valentine's Day SP Friend!
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    3635 days ago
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