One week at a time challenge!

By bar59567 Latest Reply 2013-04-10 10:46:03 -0500
Started 2013-03-21 00:31:33 -0500

Starting right now I'm going to stay on my food plan and I am going to exercise for 30 min. for 5 days. I would like to reward myself with something each week so I asked my husband if he would bring me a present under 5.00 and he thought that was a great idea. Each night I will let all of you know how I'm doing. I would be more than happy if any of you would like to join me!!! I will continue on my challenge as long as I can. Wish me luck! Barbara

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mhcfc13 2013-04-10 10:46:03 -0500 Report

I was looking at the most accessible topics. I am not an insulin dependent, but I seem to be more struggling with the diet thing. I am better at the exercise, and could be even better. I have an issue that I live with extra family members. I found it easy starting out. I changed the calories, the carbs, the sugars, the starches, and the amount. I bought a treadmill (Nebraska is too cold for me anymore to go walking in winter).

I find myself doing ok when I am at work because I actually don't eat what they are eating. I work at an addiction residential program, so most meals are high carb, calorie, and starch. I tend to eat salads. I am finding it harder to follow the diet right now, and I don't know why. I DO NOT have a food plan or a meal plan. I tend to wait until later on to figure out what I want for supper. I could use some more suggestions or ideas to resist my unhealthy favorites.

bar59567 2013-04-10 00:39:16 -0500 Report

My husband bought me the best 5.00 gift ever. A 5.00 scratch off lottery ticket and I won 20.00. I'm so excited!! I'm still on track. Riding my bike for an hour now. Getting up with fantastic fasting bloodsugar.
FIGHT WITH FAITH!!!!!!!!!!!!

barbleehar 2013-04-07 23:00:17 -0500 Report

this is another Barb! I was diagnosed last month with type 2. I am learning as I go. I like the idea of a challenge to motivate me to walk. I live in a very rural area and it's hard for me to exercise because of my health. A-fib heart, bad knees and hips, obesity. I'm glad I found this site!

bar59567 2013-04-01 11:04:31 -0500 Report

I hope everyone had a great Easter. I've had family visiting from Friday and the left this morning. Lots of get togethers. I didn't make good choices and fell off track. Hope to stay on today.
Fight with Faith!

byrun 2013-04-01 12:44:35 -0500 Report

I also slacked off during Easter. Got in 2 miles on sunday and a total of 16 for the week.

bar59567 2013-04-02 22:13:37 -0500 Report

You did really good. It's so hard to stay on track when theres get togethers.

byrun 2013-04-03 08:15:00 -0500 Report

Thank you. I agree, family gatherings do tend to sap away much of our "free" time making it difficult to get in some exercise.

bar59567 2013-03-26 00:11:40 -0500 Report

stayed on track~yes

Fight with Faith!!

byrun 2013-03-26 08:10:19 -0500 Report

I slacked off over the weekend and only had time for a 2 mile walk last night.

CJ55 2013-03-26 09:31:37 -0500 Report

I continue to walk and go to the pool. I am loving it.. Thanks for the challange. It is fun knowing others are with me on this quest…

bar59567 2013-03-24 23:55:11 -0500 Report

March 24th. Stayed on track all day and got my exercise in. Thanks to this site and my husband I finally feel that someone cares and understands'
Fight With Faith!!!!!

Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2013-03-24 08:19:07 -0500 Report

Remember, progress , not perfection! Give it your best and if you slip, just get back on-track as soon as possible. I set a goal of walking 30 minutes a day this week and made it every day but one! Now I am feeling better and a little bit more fit, so that is motivating me to continue. Good luck to you and I'd love to hear about your presents!

bar59567 2013-03-24 00:58:06 -0500 Report

March 23. Got my exercise in but fell off track. I need to learn a new way to handle the stress in my life instead of eating. Tomorrow is going to be better.
Fight with Faith!!!

GrammieMags 2013-03-23 09:18:01 -0500 Report

I didn't realize that I am doing a challenge!

My winter coat fits a little looser! How my clothes fit is the only way I have to know if I'm still losing weight.

A few days ago I started to make sure that weight loss could continue. I still have just sugar in my life, from what I have to drink. Some days I can drink water all day, and some days I can't. I make our own lemonaide with less sugar than the recipe, and with Stevia replacing some of the sugar. I mix the lemonaide with my chamomile peppermint tea.

I was able to cut back on the lemonaide for a couple of days.

I'm going to concentrate on less sugar for a couple of days a week. I am drinking less of the sugar than before my diagnosis - I'm not worried about it. It is a good way to control the pounds, though!

The real challenge is finding a substitute for the bread. We eat a lot of sandwiches.

kym2013 2013-03-23 02:32:13 -0500 Report

I just found out today I'm so confused .thank you. Your story made me quite crying .

jayabee52 2013-03-23 03:00:52 -0500 Report

Do you mean you just got diagnosed with Diabetes today. Unfortunately Diabetes can affect your moods. It is a scary disease especially when one does not know what they can do about it.

I believe you've come to the right place to get information and support for this disease.

Anonymous 2013-03-23 01:04:38 -0500 Report

March 22, Stayed on track all day. I had my 3 Grandkids ~ 2 boys 8 & 6 and my granddaughter that is 2 and has arthogryposis for 6 hours today so I'll have to say I got my exercise today.
"Fight with Faith"

bar59567 2013-03-21 10:51:25 -0500 Report

Thank you all for joining me. We can do this!!!!

bar59567 2013-03-21 22:06:04 -0500 Report

Stayed on track all day. Rode my bike for 30 min. Great day!!

byrun 2013-03-22 08:11:54 -0500 Report

Got my 3 mile walk in last night. That takes me about an hour.

byrun 2013-03-22 10:14:30 -0500 Report

Great job for you also!!!! I try to get that walk in 4 -5 times/week. I did carb out in the middle of the day though.

bar59567 2013-03-24 23:59:49 -0500 Report

I love walking. But I just can't get past the fear of dogs after me and my chihuahuas were attacked by a pitbull. All 3 of us had battle wounds but we all survived. This was 5 years ago. I keep trying to get out there.

CJ55 2013-03-22 10:46:02 -0500 Report

Great Job byrun !! 3 miles is Fantastic.. I am just starting to wallk after not walking for many years. I am up to 45 mins daily.

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