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Don't give up!

Read as much as you can to learn all you need to know. It's a combination of diet, exercise and meds to keep your body healthy. They say 90% diet and 10% exercise... I am just learning how to exercise with diabetes, I was afraid to even go for a walk. Before I started the insulin, I would go out ...

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Persevere

Just do a little bit more each day and you will get stronger and gain endurance.

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Stretching Your Dollars

WAtch the weekly sales flyers and if you have a Coupon Lady to watch check her out too. Last week, though I religiously read flyers, I missed a "Free" item and caught it when watching the Coupon Lady.

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Veggies.....


Always have lots of veggies available.... salads, ziplocs, canned or frozen.... they're fast and furious, and can be ready in any emergency....

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Buying Meat Cheaper

Check if your grocery store has a freezer bin for when especially fresh ground meat gets close to its Best Before date and see if they freeze it and reduce the price by 25-50%.

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14 right 7 to fix!

So if you eat 3 meals a day for a week, that's 21. So, look at what you do right... breakfast is perfect every day and so is lunch, that makes 14 right immediately... and surely all suppers aren't bad, so really how many meals to you have fix? Mine may only be about 3 or 4, that seems a lot more d...

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I Cannot Tell a Lie

Post your exercise you plan to do on your tracker. Then when it comes time if you are thinking of excuses not to, you have to because you've committed to it and you have to be accountable and not tell a lie. Worked for me tonite.

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Cooking meals ahead

Today, I cooked up cabbage roll casserole, Rockin' Morrocan Stew and SP recipe for Keema. That's a lot of food for 2 people...but nice variety... But, after cooking, I portion many lunches up individually and freeze them. Nice variety of supper and pre-planned lunches too!

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Watermelon How To's

My daughter was telling me she cuts a whole watermelon in half and then the kdis can serve themselves by scooping out some with an ice cream scoop. saves injury or her having to get it for them.

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Watch your nutrients!

I track my food and was always way low on folate and magnesium. A dr. recently told me that low magnesium could be causing the pain in my arm. So, I am paying closer attention to how much magnesium I am including in my diet.

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