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So This Is What I Came Up With
7/25/2014 8:05:47 PM,  3 COMMENTS

A wise commenter suggested that I look at what makes me uncomfortable rather than scared, and then do that. 40 What I did was have a discuss...  Read more

PFERG66

HEY OUT THERE!!!
7/25/2014 12:01:39 PM,  4 COMMENTS

230 230 230 I need help with my latest Coach assignment. I am supposed to do something that scares me. I must be really out of touch wi...  Read more

PFERG66

Today I celebrate ME!
7/16/2014 6:07:21 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Sometimes Life hits you hard... ... I am hitting back. Today I celebrate me. xx ...  Read more

CHUBRUB3

Statistics
7/15/2014 10:26:15 AM,  2 COMMENTS

There are currently 23.6 million people in the USA with diabetes (7.8% of the population). The total number of people with diabetes worldwide is proje...  Read more

JELYHA

Lipid Hypothesis
7/14/2014 9:57:56 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Why anybody still believes the lipid hypothesis is mind boggling. Because of it and the guidelines that stem from it, people are getting sicker and d...  Read more

JELYHA

Just writing it down
7/7/2014 11:57:36 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Setting long-term goals has never stayed in my consciousness for very long. I felt that I was just not wired that way. Whatever happens, happens. Live...  Read more

PFERG66

Water: Then and Now
7/6/2014 1:26:27 PM,  3 COMMENTS

When I joined SP back in January of this year I was not a water drinker. I kept a cup of coffee nearby at all times and usually had a couple of diet s...  Read more

PFERG66

Stressed? Me?
7/3/2014 9:37:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

213 Hi there! Spark Coach suggested that I check out the 4 week Lower Your Stress Challenge. I have looked into it and took the Stress Test and I gues...  Read more

PFERG66

Excuses, excuses!
6/26/2014 11:07:59 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I have decided to have some POSITIVE EXCUSES to excerise in my new healthy life in order to keep my new healthy life! My grandson is my fir...  Read more

PFERG66

Now I see It; Now I Don't
6/16/2014 12:23:03 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Back in January when I first started my Spark People journey I discovered the first rule of healthy eating: 473 471 475 495, etc. etc. etc. DO NOT...  Read more

PFERG66

Back after Baby and details of my whole pregnancy nightmare(With Baby Pics!!)
6/11/2014 8:38:51 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So, I had come back to sparkpeople in early 2013. I was doing so well, I knew I wanted to have a baby at some point so my goal was to obtain a healthi...  Read more

REALITYCHECK86

Been working out and eating right...
6/1/2014 10:23:48 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Hello my friends. 213 I hope your still around here Sparking! 223 I do my best to check in when I can, Life has a funny way of interfe...  Read more

CHUBRUB3

Close that refrigerator door!
5/28/2014 1:26:28 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm visualizing standing in front of my fridge, trying to plan out tomorrow's meals. You can also substitute "freezer" for refrigerator. Both have w...  Read more

PFERG66

Another win to celebrate
5/23/2014 11:13:29 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I had a long overdue(like a year overdue) diabetic eye exam. Exam was negative for anything bad! In a few weeks I will be getting my A1C and o...  Read more

JELYHA

O.K.
5/23/2014 8:29:43 AM,  5 COMMENTS

O.K. is a peculiar expression. It can mean "fine"; it can be a measure in between 'great' or 'awesome' and some other not-so-good adjective. So what i...  Read more

PFERG66

Today I Claim Victory
5/22/2014 10:44:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Since I started my new eating plan around the first week of March I haven't eaten at a restaurant. If I have had to be away from home for a meal, I h...  Read more

JELYHA

fallen off again..
5/22/2014 10:09:37 AM,  1 COMMENTS

5/22/14 I have fallen way behind on my sparking. I have had to cut several things out, and internet being one. I have access at work, but I sta...  Read more

RAZRBKMOM

Oh, That Sneaky Hate Spiral
5/14/2014 1:02:26 PM,  6 COMMENTS

If you don't know what I'm referring to, here ya go: hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/05/sne
aky-hate-spiral.html I've been clawing mysel...  Read more

QUIDDITCHGRRL

....back yet again
5/14/2014 7:46:23 AM,  2 COMMENTS

so it's been a year since that last "I'm trying this again!" post. A lot of things have changed. I went from a job where I worked outside and moved ar...  Read more

MJROBB

Promise(s) Kept
5/12/2014 1:55:46 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Happy belated Mother's Day to all you moms out there! As I stated last week, I made Sundays my weigh in day and that was yesterday. I am visiting my...  Read more

PFERG66

A fresh start
5/11/2014 11:11:59 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Congratulations to me! Three nights ago I graduated with a master's degree in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity from the University of Colorad...  Read more

MICHTOTMAN

Sunshine & Ducks
5/9/2014 9:27:04 PM,  2 COMMENTS

With the beautiful comes our evening family walks. My daughter and I did a 2km walk earlier today (she's 5 and also a type 1 diabetic) Then this e...  Read more

T1DMOM

Regarding sugar free jello
5/7/2014 8:52:23 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I mentioned in my previous blog post that I don't do snacks because it complicates blood sugar control. I do however sometimes have sugar free jello....  Read more

JELYHA

My Rewards
5/6/2014 6:39:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

180lbs - a new pair of shoes 170lbs - get my hair dyed & trimmed 160lbs - insulated tumbler with lid & straw 150lbs - a griddle 140lbs - spa d...  Read more

T1DMOM

Watch This Space
5/6/2014 10:49:48 AM,  3 COMMENTS

204 192 O.K. Spark Coach suggested that I pick a day of the week to weigh in, so I'm picking Sunday (Spark Week start). You are my accountability...  Read more

PFERG66

Why I don't use the food tracker
5/4/2014 12:32:04 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am on a low carbohydrate diet. This doesn't mean however that I eat an unlimited amount of protein. In fact my protein is quite restricted as well...  Read more

JELYHA

And The Winner Is....Me!
5/1/2014 10:41:41 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Anyone who really invests their time in the Spark People program will, or should, agree with me on this. 220 We win every time we track stuff be...  Read more

PFERG66

It's been awhile....
4/30/2014 12:42:00 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Hi My Friends! I think of you often, I truly do. I log on and read as much as I can of your trials and tribulations, sending words or healing t...  Read more

CHUBRUB3

Vegetables
4/30/2014 11:15:17 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I realized I wrote a blog back in January about the cost of fresh fruit on the island. I figured I should post a happy one about vegetables ... and so...  Read more

T1DMOM

Texas Gumbo
4/28/2014 8:43:38 AM,  4 COMMENTS

For any of you who might be familiar with soil types, around the Houston area there is one called 'gumbo'. Gumbo is thick, sticky clay-like stuff th...  Read more

PFERG66

My Secret Desire
4/22/2014 1:07:31 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ahhh what is Pferg66 going to let us in on.... 189 Will it be an overwhelming desire; a crave activator? 287 486 475 ? Will it be inflati...  Read more

PFERG66

It can be done!
4/20/2014 5:44:20 PM,  0 COMMENTS

You can get through a birthday, a night at the ball park where all they have is foods you shouldn't eat (but still love) and 2 family Easter dinners....  Read more

JELYHA

Who could imagine?
4/18/2014 12:15:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Who could imagine that I would get stressed by NOT being able to get my steps in?? Not me; I didn't like exercising anyway when I started SP 3 months...  Read more

PFERG66

I want to be an inspiration
4/16/2014 2:57:56 PM,  1 COMMENTS

There are a lot of unhealthy people in my life. People who I would like to help, but I realize I can talk until I am blue in the face and most if not...  Read more

JELYHA

balance
4/15/2014 1:58:19 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So working really hard to find the right balance in my life. Still doing my cardio Monday to Friday most weeks (I do hit snooze every once in a while)...  Read more

TONBEN

This is what having energy feels like!
4/14/2014 10:09:18 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Have you ever said to yourself that you didn't realize how sick you were until you felt better? That's exactly what I have been saying to myself late...  Read more

JELYHA

A Common Misconception
4/11/2014 7:20:24 PM,  0 COMMENTS

There is a common misconception that if you eat a diet low in carbohydrate that you therefore must be eating a diet high in protein. This may be true...  Read more

JELYHA

Doing Something Right
4/11/2014 4:05:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

How great does THAT feel? Doing something right that made a difference in my health has surprised me. A goal is to get my A1c down below 7. When...  Read more

PFERG66

Exercising really increases insulin sensitivity
4/10/2014 4:41:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So as the title says it turns out that exercising REALLY increases my insulin sensitivity. From what I understand this is true for everyone whether y...  Read more

JELYHA

And the reason I did that was....
4/9/2014 1:12:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

For me, an "all or nothing" attitude has not meant slipping and going into a full-fledged binge (oh REALLY??) or now, totally giving up on exercise...  Read more

PFERG66

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