I received some news from my doctor the other day after a recent blood test. I've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic! To tell you the truth, it comes as little surprise considering our family history of diabetes. On the other hand, it was a real wake up call for me! The doctor suggested getting on a weight loss program immediately and stop eating all sugar! Well, he might as well have told me to stop breathing!! I love my sweets but he insisted this was the only way for me to go and that I must take immediate action!
Did you notice the newest button/gadget on the sidebar for SparkPeople? This is an online daily tracker for food intake and exercise management. I checked it out and was truly amazed! In addition to tracking your weight loss, daily intake, exercise, you can print out a report that shows a breakdown on calorie intake, carbs, protein, fats, cholesterol, sodium, sugar and fibers and more. At the end of the report is a graph breaking down where your calories are coming from and another one that shows the recommended values. This is a great visual tool that shows exactly where to correct your intake of calories. For instance, yesterday my graph showed I was a little heavier on the carbs, low on the protein and ok on the fats, so I can adjust the carb intake some and add a bit more protein to my plan. Easy peasy, and I haven't had any cravings for sweets so far! You just have to go check out the site and see what tools are available along with help from support groups! I even made a blog page, where I'll be keeping track of my progress and if you join, please be sure to check it out Bree0721.
This is a life changing necessity for me, a new beginning. I hope that if you have any excess pounds hanging on that you will come and join me on this adventure! I could use your support! Just click on the SparkPeople button to the right and come join me in the journey to wellness!