By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2008-09-01 22:31:22 -0500
Started 2008-08-01 00:05:42 -0500

Hope this is okay: I thought it would be nice to have a place where we could boast about our triumphants big and small, no matter what it is!

For me on the 1st of august, I was actually able to do a stretching excercise and touch the ground!

39 replies

DonnaAnn 2008-08-23 00:13:04 -0500 Report

Well, I have been walking a mile when I can, and there is a slight incline in my walk. From my car, it seems like a mole hill, but when I walk it, that mole hill becomes Mount Killame! finally, it has gotten so much easier to do! and I am down one more pound!

JoJoCooks 2008-08-11 01:31:35 -0500 Report

I have lost 35 pounds since being diganosed..I feel fantastic my mom actually called me skinny…LOL. 15 more to lose before my first goal..YIPPIE!! First A1C test in Sept. since being diagnosed…fingers are crossed.

butterfly_8 2008-08-11 01:42:59 -0500 Report

congratulations, you are an inspiration.

JoJoCooks 2008-08-12 08:26:30 -0500 Report

Thank you..I draw my inspiration from EVEYRONE on this site. We all have so much to learn from each other.

LeighG 2008-08-17 15:55:20 -0500 Report

jojo thats great girl i am so proud of you.keep up thr great work girl bigs hugsssss.

and congrates to everyone for doing so well.hugssss to all.


JoJoCooks 2008-08-18 01:09:39 -0500 Report

Hey Woman,

Congrats to you too…what a fantastic job you are doing. Sorry I haven't been on as much…I have been so busy with work etc..we need to get together real soon.


Charish 2008-08-09 07:15:04 -0500 Report

Hi Guys,

I'm happy to see all the acomplishments that each of you have made. And the feeling of being triumphant is a great one that we all can have in our own individual achievements and I know that when I found that I had trimmed down 5 inches on my waiste, 4 inches from my hips and my clothes are now to big I felt it was all worth the pain that I felt each in the beginning of my new life style change and each day that I continue to go out on the road walking for my health.

So keep up the good work guys and we all will continue to encourage one another to our very best and push for more on the journey to better health.

Take care … Hugs and Kisses


DonnaAnn 2008-08-09 00:37:11 -0500 Report

yeah me! sorry, do not mean to toot my own horn here! but, I went to the doctor on Wed. and since january i have lost 20 pounds!! now i really want to excersice! 20 down,45 to go!

Elfin 2008-08-04 14:02:06 -0500 Report

I just calculated my average fasting BG testing for the last 3 months. I started using vinegar 3 times a day about 6 wks ago. My average for the last 6 wks has dropped from 123 to a low of 102. Now for my next goal of average 95. Before my fasting numbers were all over the scale, I swear (or should I say affirm LOL)it's the vinegar. Now I can think about reducing the Actos so perhaps I can lose some pounds…well really a lot of pounds ROFLOL

morris.js 2008-08-04 14:11:30 -0500 Report

Just curious, what kind of vinegar are you using? I use basalmic and the white, but I hear that the cider vinegar and red wine vinegar is supposed to be better.

Elfin 2008-08-04 14:28:21 -0500 Report

John, I've used white, cider and red wine vinegars.I suspect that it's the ascetic acid that is present in most vinegars. I guess I could try to document the effects of different varieties. I am just so elated that something so simple has had such an impact on my BG. It sure has given me more impetus to track BG readings and see the trends and whether I am close to meeting goals.

morris.js 2008-08-04 14:47:37 -0500 Report

Lee, I'm glad it is working so well for you. I make my own salad dressings so that I know they are lo cal. I try to eat fresh garden salads for about 4 of my 5 or 6 daily meals, so I'm probably getting enough vinegar already. I was just wondering which you used and I would switch if it made a difference…LOl Thanks for the reply!!!
((((HUGS)))) John

morris.js 2008-08-04 14:50:02 -0500 Report

I'm sorry Donna and the rest, I did not mean to side track this discussion…LOL I'll shut up now…SMILES

Elfin 2008-08-04 00:54:44 -0500 Report

Wow! That is an improvement worth bragging about. Keep it up!!!!!
Personally, I really enjoyed Tai Chi…great exercise and it surely improved my balance and strength. I surely wish I could find another Tai Chi instructor.;,( It is the best of meditative exercises. Even though I have tapes and books, nothing beats a "live" instructor. :-) My previous instructor was so beautiful to watch, even though he was a he, his movements were neither feminine or masculine, just wonderfully graceful, smooth and controlled. We often asked him to show us the entire first form just to enjoy his skill. Even for a heavy weight like me, Tai Chi is great exercise and yeah at first your legs do get tired, because all the movements are slow and balanced. We worked on one movement until we really had it down before moving onto the next…that's why a live expert helps so much. So if you can find a class, you'll enjoy it more. Of course you also need some cardio exercise too.

Goddess 2008-08-02 01:01:46 -0500 Report

I think your idea is a awesome!!! I know it will help a lot of people. Nothing I can think of for me yet.


Gemy 2008-08-02 02:20:19 -0500 Report

I'm stopping by just to congratulate all of you friends for your accomplishments.
Keep it up!!!!

God Bless You All.

Best Wishes Gemy

morris.js 2008-08-02 00:06:22 -0500 Report

Nothing new to report from my side, but I did want to stop by and say congratulations to all of you. You guys all make me so very proud to be included as one of your friends… all of you are so positive and full of inspiration!!
Keep up the GREAT work!

GabbyPA 2008-08-01 11:58:28 -0500 Report

That is fantastic! So good to hear good news about how you are doing. Keep up the great work and let us know your next break thru.

LeighG 2008-08-01 03:00:27 -0500 Report

thats so great.keep up the great work.

i had stopped lossing weight well now i am back on track i have lost 3 pounds in a week i am so excited so now in almost a year i have lost 48 pounds and my a1c is 5.9 yeaaaaa woooooooo.i just hope i can keeping going the right way.

TheBigKahuna 2008-08-01 04:42:04 -0500 Report

Wow, that's inspiring. It so frustrating to hit a plateau but busting through it almost makes it worth it.

LeighG 2008-08-01 06:58:25 -0500 Report

hello .
it sure was hard i didnt think i would get throguh that .my docter says it happens as long as you dont gain your fine to sit still for a few months and then really try hard to start it up again so i cut out some more fats and things do to other med. problems that came up and it has worked out very well .

DonnaAnn 2008-08-01 22:28:17 -0500 Report

how impressive! good for you! keep up the good work!

Dancehawk 2008-08-01 02:40:50 -0500 Report

very very good!
Lokk for a ti chi beginners ohh it is awsome you do not hurt but get the stretch and movement.
I have been trying it loves it!
plus tredmill. it took me about 1 month of walking around our building to get up to 3 laps then moved up to 1 mile


DonnaAnn 2008-08-03 12:46:53 -0500 Report

I have a old tape about Tia Chi. Do you watch a CD or take a class? I must be doing something wrong, my legs get sooooo tired.

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