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Old 04-25-2006, 07:51 PM   #1
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Red face It was 365 days ago today

Hi all
It was 365 days ago that my Dr. told me I was on the slippery slope to Diabetes.

He gave me a diet to follow, told me to loose the excess pounds or risk diabetes and go down the same path the took the life of my Father and Grandfather.

That got my attention.

So I took the diet home and to heart and I have followed it closely for a year now.

The results: I weigh 55 pounds less today than I did on April 25, 2005.

I am a 42 waist, down from a 46
I am 48 Jacket, down from a 54.
I am a 17" neck, down from a 19

Most important: My blood glucose is normal with out the aid of any medication

I feel better
My legs hurt less
My back hurts less
I no longer get dizzy spells
I sleep better
I dress better!

Much of the willpower come from the support I find on this forum


Mark (SpiceUmUp)


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Old 04-25-2006, 07:58 PM   #2
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Congratulations! What an inspiring story! Way to go!

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Old 04-25-2006, 08:24 PM   #3
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You are an inspiration for all of us who struggle with weight issues.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:13 PM   #4
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Fantastic Spiceumup, what a wonderful job you've done. You should be so proud of yourself. You are an insiration to all of us, over weight or not,keep up the good work.

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Old 04-25-2006, 09:47 PM   #5
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Fantastic!!!! That's a significant accomplishment. I know how hard it is.
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:21 PM   #6
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congratulations! i'm proud of you!
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:22 AM   #7
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Well done! That is an incredible feat! Keep up the great work!
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Old 04-26-2006, 05:39 AM   #8
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What an inspiration to many of us. Dh and I are both having to check our glucose. He is on a pill and mine has just started to rise. I'll have to go back and read your posts for more help. What a change for you. Funny thing with us, DH doesn't need to lose an ounce but I need to lose about 25 lbs. Hope our story works out like yours. Good work!
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:07 AM   #9
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Way to stick to it, like everyone has been saying your an inspiration to us all. It's amazing what a diet and some excersize can bring us, better health, better moods, better bodies. Keep it up.
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:38 AM   #10
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You have done a remarkable job, Mark!!
Good for you!! A toast to you for continued success!!!

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