Weight Loss Forum and Discussions

  • portion control???

    When I was first diagnosed, one of the things I was told was to watch my protions. Not much was really said about carbs. So, I had a cup of this, and a 1/4 cup of that, and one of these and one and 1/2 of those. Ta-dah! Well, almost. I was doing all the porton control in one meal. Then I would...

    By DonnaAnn 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-07 02:56:48 -0500
  • Is anybody else considering running a marathon

    I have made the decision that I will run another marathon within the next two years. I have been given the go ahead to build up my running so I can run the San Antonio Half-Marathon this November. After that I will determine when I am going to run the full marathon. I am either going to do the...

    By JaredLahti 7 Replies Latest Reply 2012-03-27 14:27:06 -0500
  • Walking DVD

    Before the head nurse at the local diabetes clinic left, she handed out a DVD called WALK DOWN YOUR BLOOD SUGAR AT HOME. It done with a lady called Leslie Sansone. She has several DVDs out. I have the 1 mile and the three mile. I love them! Here is a link to learn more. www.walkathome.com

    By DonnaAnn 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-04 12:34:47 -0500
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  • How Long After

    hello everyone. I was just wondering how long after I workout before I checked my sugar. I asked my doctor and she had no idea. Does the duration of your workout matter?

    By DonnaAnn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-04 02:17:06 -0500
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  • Help!

    Hi my name is Stephanie and I was diagnosed with what they thought was type 2 diabetes and Narcolepscy when i was 15 yrs old, Yeah i'm all retarded. Well you know being a teenager I knew more than everybody else so I never really took it serious. I would have passing out spells and seizures....

    By ssmile 22 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-31 02:45:38 -0500
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  • How To Lose???

    HI everyone! I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes then told I was actually Pre-diabetes, like there's a difference?! The highest level I have reached was 240. Bad enough. My question is this: How do I lose the weight? Since May I have been more active and watching what I eat. You would think I...

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    By Fighting Mom 70 Replies Latest Reply 2009-02-21 10:55:29 -0600
  • Good News and Thanks

    Hi Everyone, I just got back from a visit with my nutritionist. I have lost a total of 30 pounds so far..and can you belive she ACTUALLY said I need to eat MORE CARBS!! WOOT WOOT. I just really wanted to thank EVERYONE on this site for all of the support, advice, receipes and laughs that...

    By JoJoCooks 25 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-28 01:01:33 -0500
  • Drinks count Too

    when you are watching your calories and carbs, dont forget to figure in what you drink in a day. People often count only what they eat and not drink. Drinks have cals and carbs too. So make them a part of your calculations when you keep your journals. You would be surprised at how many cals and...

    By DonnaAnn 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-07 15:35:13 -0500
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  • break it up

    As not to get bored with a excersice routine, try breaking up your routine. it is now thought that instead of working out for a straight 30 minutes, that you can also break it up thru out the day. Stretch in the morning, take a walk at your lunch break, lift wieghts at night in front of tv. this...

    By DonnaAnn 7 Replies Latest Reply 2012-07-26 17:08:43 -0500
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  • Weight bearing and Calistenics

    I was just wondering if anyone does any weight bearing workouts and Calestenics, spelled really wrong! I want to incorporate these into my regime. I am 47 and my joints wont tolerate a pounding! My arms are weak, so for now I have been doing push ups and push offs on the wall. should I be...

    By DonnaAnn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-26 14:01:22 -0500
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    does anyone here lift weights? I have started lifting 5 pound dumb bells. Instead of being dormant infront of TV I sit and watch and lift. But I am not very knowlegable about lifting. any one know a good book ?

    By DonnaAnn 15 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-24 23:54:17 -0500
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  • Old thinking.

    Okay, I am confused. What is the thinking of watermelon, and bananas? i have had people tell me that diabetics can now eat them, and then have others tell me we cant. I have also been told it depends on the diabetic? AAAHHHHH! From what I understand, oranges are still on the no no list. Any...

    By DonnaAnn 13 Replies Latest Reply 2011-07-24 22:34:23 -0500
  • gluten

    I have been trying to learn about gluten and being a diabetic but have not found too much on the subject. Does any one know if gluten throws our blood sugars out of whack? I am confused if it is a natural part of wheat or a additive.

    By DonnaAnn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-24 23:47:34 -0500
  • Protien

    I have read and have been told that eating protien is important to a diabetic. I absolutley deplore it when I read that the AVERAGE DAILY INTAKE should be...... So, here is my question, how much protien is too much at any given meal. I have noticed that many people eat protien. I also have...

    By DonnaAnn 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-23 10:34:31 -0500
  • Careful walking

    when walking in the road, please remember these guidlines: 1. wear bright clothing or a reflective jacket when biking or riding a bike. If riding a bike, wear a helmet! 2. always walk where you are visible, in a neighborhood. Always walk against traffic and ride with traffic. 3.Bring a bottle...

    By DonnaAnn 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-23 22:49:57 -0500
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  • Kilojoules

    What are "Kilojoules"? What I gather is that it is related to weight, but I have not found an explination that I can understand. Anyone out there have a lay-mans explination? I see it a lot in calorie counting.

    By GabbyPA 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-18 03:57:33 -0500