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6/14/2014 - 207 lbs!





Under 200 for the first time since pre-teens on 7/18/2014



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I've Gone Too Far To Give Up Now!

When I was pregnant at 20 years old, I was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. I was devastated. I couldn't believe what the doctor was saying. Of course, I was hoping that after I had my first child (who by the way was 10 pounds at birth!) that the diabetes would dissipate. I was tested after I had my first daughter and I still had high sugar levels over 200.

Between having my first and second child, I bounced between the 260-270 range....

Fast forward to ...
When I was pregnant at 20 years old, I was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. I was devastated. I couldn't believe what the doctor was saying. Of course, I was hoping that after I had my first child (who by the way was 10 pounds at birth!) that the diabetes would dissipate. I was tested after I had my first daughter and I still had high sugar levels over 200.

Between having my first and second child, I bounced between the 260-270 range....

Fast forward to 2010: I had my second daughter 2 weeks early and she come via c-section at a whopping 11 pounds 10 ounces and I was 272 right before giving birth!

After I had my second child, I "shrunk" (if you can call that) to 260. I felt horrible and had no energy to keep up with my small children.

I've been making excuses to go to the doctor that really were not worth risking my life. So, last year I finally got to a doctor and we tried a few different things to control my blood pressure levels and diabetes. By the middle of last year, my blood pressure levels stabilized, but my A1c levels actually increased 0.2%. I felt like I was getting nowhere.

By November I had it with the constant struggle of diabetes. I began eating smaller portions and before I knew it, I was fuller anyway with smaller portions.

Let's rewind a bit to March 2013. My A1c levels were at 8.6%. After I started medication, my A1c actually went UP in August to 8.8%. I was overwhelmed as to how that could've happened. But, by the time March 2014 came around, my A1c Levels were at 7.1%!!

It is finally paying off and the best part? Once I hit 6.5% I will not have to take diabetes medication anymore. Diet controlled, here I come!!!!

I'm down almost 73 pounds!
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Member Since: 9/2/2012

SparkPoints: 7,445

Fitness Minutes: 241

My Goals:
270s - 2010

260-Post pregnancy weight in 2010

230s-March 2014

220s-April 2014

210s-May 2014

200s-June 2014

190s-July 2014

I hit UNDER 200 on 7/18/2014!!!

Diabetic A1c:
March 2013- 8.6%
August 2013-8.8% (YIKES!)
March 2014-7.1% (YES!!!!)
June 2014-7.0% (YAY!)

I feel empowered!!!!

My Program:
I have taken up the art of juicing/blending healthy foods, nuts, and other boosters.

Portion control has been my obsession lately and to no surprise..it has worked!

Personal Information:
I'm a young mother of two beautiful daughters and I have diabetes and high blood pressure.

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HONEYBEESBLISS
9/8/2014 1:06:06 PM

Thank you so much for your comment! That means so much to me! emoticon
I started blogging here and trying to make sparkfriends 6 months ago because I had been struggling with the mental side of things at my halfway point and I thought what I needed was the community of support and giving support as well as the benefits of blogging. And I'm glad I did because I can see that it totally helped a ton since then! It's amazing how giving support helps you just as much, and I love it! And there's countless realizations that I've come to while blogging or commenting!!! LOL
Thank you for your sparkfriendship!!!



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MRSFANCYLADY
9/6/2014 11:06:49 PM

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I too started this week. I made it through... kicking and screaming, but I made it. Great job. Keep up the good work.



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BECOMINGBESTME
9/6/2014 2:52:19 PM

I happened across your blog - You are inspiring! You look great :) It's been a few years since I have been under 200, I bet you feel amazing!!! Congrats on your hard work!



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JIBBIE49
9/6/2014 12:50:21 AM

Read "The Diabetes Solution" by Richard Bernstein M.D. and listen to his lectures on YouTube. He has had Type 1 diabetes since he was 12 and he is a healthy 78 now, but 95% of his patients have Type 2 diabetes. I learned so much from his book and lectures.



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HONEYBEESBLISS
8/11/2014 8:38:25 PM

Been good! Exploring more food and wine!!! LOL ;-D Today was a lazy day for me though and I'm still working on getting my steps in, got a late start...too much time on the computer! Well, I think I should get back up now that I got a little break!



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