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Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!


Hello sweet friends. How did you do last week?  Ups or downs?  Remember life is a process. Things don’t happen overnight and changes take time.

I have great news to share. Six months ago, I had bloodwork done where my A1C came back at the time as 8.3 – not extremely high but too high in my world. Well that is where Journey with Friends started. Little changes at first – cutting back on food, making better choices, walking more. Nothing happened overnight and there were stumbling blocks, ups and downs but still I continued. Well last week I went for my six month check up and had bloodwork done again. Are you ready for this?  My A1C came back 5.9!  Yay me!!  This makes it all worth it in the long run. I’m so thankful for this change.

So I leave you this week my friends with a question.  What are you thankful for this week?  ❤️

 
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Posted by on 11/14/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!


 Hello friends – how did you do last week?  I walked 17,906 steps which is equivalent to 8.48 miles.  Not bad. I am up from last week.  I’m still trying to shoot for 5,000 steps a day which is still not happening…yet 🙂 I have faith that I will get there soon.  It’s such a balance of walking for health but yet not walking to hurt with my rheumatoid arthritis.  But it’s getting there.  I didn’t lose any more weight last week but I’m okay with that since I lost so much right off.  So – the goal for the next week is to walk more and eat better.  I can do that – you can do that!

I also had some blood work done last week and got my results back.  My cholesterol is right on key – no problems.  My A1C went from a 10 to an 8 so I’m on key with that going down.  I get blood work done again in 3 months.  I’m hoping to have that A1C down to at least a 7 or below by then.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

So how did  you do my sweet friends?  How was your journey to a better life?

Miles Walked Since 06/13/2016:  26.84 miles

 
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Posted by on 06/27/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with Mom

Hello my friends – this is Bacon’s mom June here.  Today is my first Monday checking in.  Over the weekend, I purged the Hotel Thompson of sugary foods – cookies, soda’s, chips – all of the ‘great’ things we lean upon in a rush.  I even got on the scales and weighed myself – thus the scale image of HELP! LOL.  At the family meeting last night, we even discussed the game plan and what was in store.  Not a DIEt but a change in our lifestyle eating.  My husband is even aboard with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.  He feels that this holiday is once a year and plans have been made for that day – expensive plans that involve eating at a nice upscale restaurant downtown.  So we compromised on that one day.

Other than that, I pledge to eat clean.  I pledge to walk more for exercise.  I pledge to weigh only once a week on Saturday mornings.  I pledge to be honest here on my weekly blog postings.  If I have a great week, I will share.  If I stumbled and tripped, I will also share.

This journey is not only about losing weight, which I need, but it’s about getting some blood count numbers where they need to be.  My cholesterol and LDL are perfect.  However, my HDL and A1C are not.  As of September, my HDL is a 39 and needs to be over 50.  My A1C came back at 9.3 which is high.  In order not to take insulin shots, my A1C needs to be at a 7 or below.  My next blood work will be in January/February 2016.  I CAN DO THIS!

With your help, guidance, hugs and/or a swift kick in the bum, I CAN DO THIS!  Losing weight will help towards these goals.  In reality, I would love to lose 100 pounds.  Is this possible – sure – slow and steady wins the race, right?  So my friends, now you know what’s in store.

Are you up to the challenge of helping me and being my support system?

Much love ❤ June ❤

 
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Posted by on 11/16/2015 in Journey with Friends

 

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