Healthy Lifestyle

Dining Out with Type 2 Diabetes

Dining out happens but there’s no reason to be intimated by it. I used to be so scared to eat out with the family, but, after learning a lot, I’m not anymore. Even with type 2 diabetes, I’ve found that I can still enjoy a nice meal out without wrecking it all. The first couple […]

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3 Ways to Handle Disappointment on the Scale

I’ve heard and read many different things about weighing in. Some say you should weigh in once a week, others say you should weigh in twice a month, while others say to weigh in daily. Ugh – who knows what’s right; I just want to keep up-to-date on what’s happening with those numbers. With that […]

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How I’m Dealing with Type 2 Diabetes

When I was told that I had Type 2 diabetes, my mind stopped. I was scared. Not only for myself, but for my family. In my mind I’m not old enough to deal with health issues like this but the reality is, I am. Although I still feel like I’m 16 (on a good day), […]

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How to Shop for Healthy Foods with a Family

If you’re anything like me, grocery shopping is a huge pain on a normal day. Trying to eat healthy and manage weight loss makes grocery shopping even more difficult – especially when my family tags along. We have a limited amount of time together so we always grocery shop together, which makes it somewhat difficult […]

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My First Weigh In: How Did I Do?

This is my first weigh in and I don’t have high expectations. I haven’t been exercising at all. Well, except for walking around the zoo over the weekend. But, other than that, I haven’t done anything. I’m trying to focus on one thing at a time and get a firm grasp before I move on […]

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In the Beginning I was 278 Pounds…

I had my 6 month check up on Monday and I weighed in at a whopping 278 pounds. This is the largest I’ve ever been and I’m not going to stand for it anymore. At the end of this check up, I learned, not only do I still have high blood pressure and high cholesterol, […]

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