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Why do I want to lose weight?

Thursday, December 02, 2010

As a diabetic, I presently take oral medications and 1 injection per day. I recently read some research that explained that by losing weight one could possibly reduce the amount of medication needed to control diabetes. I'd like to test the research and see for myself if weight lose could actually help to reduce the amount of daily medication.

My knees also bother me and I read that for every pound lost, one reduces 3 pounds of pressure off the knees.

I'm also contemplating retirement in a few years and I want to remain active. ?With my present BMI of 42 and overweight by 80#, its difficult to move at times, balance is poor and flexibility is poor. A lose of 80+#s should improve my quality of life.
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    Go Spirits!

    I had high blood sugar in June. Started Sparking, lost almost 20 pounds and worked out daily. In October: normal blood sugar!

    Knees: by April of last year, the arthritis in my knees was painful. After started SP in June (end of June really), I find my knees are great! Occasional pain and stiffness, but not constant! I can get on the floor again easily! Not the slow, painful, hard to get down, hard to get up way!

    So don't get discouraged. After about a month of working at this, you should notice some improvements! Be patient and persevere!
    3402 days ago
    Good for you. Improving your health is the most important thing. Little steps add up to big changes!!

    3403 days ago
    It sounds like you have great motivation to improve your health. Best of luck!
    3403 days ago
    It certainly should and good for you for deciding to put your health front and center.

    Good luck!
    3403 days ago
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