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Marie B left a comment for Sonya
"hi, Sonya, how are you doing these days? I'm hoping you're having a great day today."
Feb 19, 2009
Jessica commented on Sonya's blog post 'I think I am doing it!!'
"You truly are SUCH an inspiration.. I'm going to go for a walk! :)"
Jan 28, 2009
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"Hi Sonya! Just wanted to say hi! I just read your "I think I am doing it!!" blog! Oh my gosh! Congratulations! that is truly amazing! Not higher than 118? That's amazing control. You should be extremely proud of yourself. Hope all is…"
Jan 28, 2009
Jadore replied to Sonya's discussion 'Herbalife ShapeWorks' in the group TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team
"I tried it. My tip is : There is no diet - only change of habits. Try to eat healthy with low carbs & low GI , many vegetables, fibers & proteins. I advise to always take a vitamin / mineral supplement especially as diabetic. Do min 30 min…"
Jan 28, 2009

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I think I am doing it!!

Posted on January 6, 2009 at 5:02pm 10 Comments

Hi everyone I just wanted to post that by BS are way down!! For about a week week and a half now I have been working out and eating right. My BS have been no higher then 118! I am so excited. The only down fall is I keep breaking out in the very itchy hives on my face. I wonder what that is from. It is driving me crazy. But I just wanted to let you guys know. Thank you for all the help. This is a great start!!!!

Made up my mind.

Posted on December 27, 2008 at 6:54pm 2 Comments

Well after allot of thought. I have figured out what lifestyle not diet but lifestyle I am choosing to live. Low or no carbs at all.

I have spent the last few days searching on line and finding out what is best for someone with diabetes. I want to live and be healthy and plan Disney World trips with my family. ( I AM A DISNEY FREAK LOL) I want to stop having the dream every time we go that I will fall out a ride or I won't fit in the seat.

I can't wait to post my progress… Continue

Scared out of my mind. 12/25/08

Posted on December 25, 2008 at 6:00pm 9 Comments

This is gonna be my truth. I'm going to stop lying to myself and those who love me. I am taking myself away form my kids. As each day goes by and I eat things that are horrible for me that is one more nail in my coffin. No more I'll start the diet tomorrow. I'll enjoy this today cause tomorrow I won't eat it.

I have a addition to food. I am fat and nasty in my eyes. I know my husband would love some hott wife. I want to give him that. He deserves that. God that man is good to me. I… Continue

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At 6:15am on February 19, 2009, Marie B said…
hi, Sonya, how are you doing these days? I'm hoping you're having a great day today.
At 3:57pm on January 29, 2009, clarence haynes said…
Hi Sonya,I was in the travel business for a few years and found it very rewarding because living in TORONTO, and the maitre'd at a famous soul food restaurant called UNDERGROUND RAILROAD SOUL FOOD and it it attracted many celebrties like BILL COSBY, HARRY BELAFONTE, LENA HORNE,DUKE ELLINGTON, O.J.SIMPSON, JAMES BROWN, both FOOTBALL star and JAMES BRORN , singer.My company SOUL IN CANADA was the source of nformation for a AMERICAN BLACK ONVENTIONS and black visitors coming to TORONTO as a member and called TORONTO,SOUL AMBASSADOR FOR 22 YEARS. When I was diagnosed in 1977 with a sugar count was 880 and clinically dead, I STARTED ON A JOURNEY AS A role MODEL AND HAVE REACHED OVER 40000 AND COUNTING, .Since INSULIN was disvovered here, ,check out www.restorethebantinghomestead, com and maybe you can set up avisit to TORONTO for diabetics, who would like to see the lab at U of T, and if interested we could arrange to us trip to visit the BANTING homestead in ALLISTON, 60 miles north of TOROTO, Let me know if this could be a possibility To reach your circle of friends who are diabetics, call 5 diabetics, EVERYDAY, It will serve 2 purposes, makes a persons' DAY and could SAVE A LIFE, Keep In Touch. clarence.haynes@sympatico.caELLINGTON
At 7:30pm on January 28, 2009, Jessica said…
Hi Sonya! Just wanted to say hi! I just read your "I think I am doing it!!" blog! Oh my gosh! Congratulations! that is truly amazing! Not higher than 118? That's amazing control. You should be extremely proud of yourself. Hope all is well with your kids and husband too! He's always in my prayers, god bless what he's doing for us all!

♥ Jessica
At 2:04pm on January 4, 2009, Jessica said…
No it's not sad - Disney land is like the best place ever.. I'm always in the best mood whenever I get back from there.. Where in Cali are you moving? Is your husband in the army? (because you said, when he gets back..) god bless him. That's awesome your a travel agent.. how neat. I'll definitely be keeping you in mind ;) have a great week!
At 1:06pm on January 4, 2009, Jessica said…
btw, are those your boys?! sooo freaking cute.
At 1:05pm on January 4, 2009, Jessica said…
Hey Sonya! thanks for the add! You're originally from Fairfield? omg. that's like super close to me!! I love disneyland too! I've only been to the land, really want to visit Disney World though. My boyfriend and I have been there every year since we've been together.. it's like our place. so amazing. it's like heaven on earth :)
At 1:53pm on January 1, 2009, Marie B said…
Hello, Sonya, Happy New Year! I missed your blog you wrote the other day, but it sounds like you're on the right road. Keep us posted on your progress.
At 2:35pm on December 26, 2008, Marie B said…
oh, now I remember! Sonya, you will love Cherise, her husband was deployed when she found out she had diabetes! She is an administrator here too, so she's very connected. She's very nice. I'm sure you will want to add her as a friend!
At 2:29pm on December 26, 2008, Marie B said…
hey, Sonya! I know there are some members here who have husbands in the military, I just can't find them at the moment....To have your husband deployed must be incredibly stressful, adding to your worries. Where is he, and when is he coming home?

I hope you had a great day.
At 11:11am on December 26, 2008, Jenny said…

The low carb diet is the safest diet for people with diabetes. It will lower blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and most importantly it will stop the craziness that comes from blood sugar going up and down.

I put together a page that is full of research showing the healthfulness of the diet and also how UNhealthy the low fat diet turned out to be. It is at Studies Showing the Safety and Efficacy of the Low Carb diet..

I have been reading diabetes discussion boards for more than a decade now and most of the people I know who maintain good control eat lower carb diets. How low depends on their individual metabolisms.

Here's a link to inspiring stories I collected from people who lowered their blood sugars from very dangerous heights: The 5% Club: They Lowered their Blood Sugar and So Can You .

Once you get the carbs out of your system and get back to feeling more like a normal human being, you'll have a lot more forgiveness and compassion for yourself. Tragically, low fat/high carb diet doctors still prescribe (despite the lack of evidence that it helps people) makes people feel so much worse, gets people giving up, blaming themselves, and experiencing unnecessary health disasters.

You have beautiful kids and you are going to live to be a wonderful grandma. Hang int here and do draw on the support of other people with diabetes whenever it gets tough. We've ALL been there and we all help each other get back on track!



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