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    cutting out sodas

    I had blood work done as part of a normal checkup late last year and my sugar numbers were borderline diabetic and my Dr. suggested a change in my diet and weight loss. At one point I was drinking about 6 cans of soda per day, I cut down to 2-3 per day for a while. It was hard but a few months ago I cut out all sodas for over 3 weeks and switched to water with lemon or cucumber in it. Now I will drink maybe 2 sodas per week and that is usually if I stop for fast food lunch and almost always drink plain water now.

    I lost over 20lbs pretty quickly in the first month or so but then the weight loss leveled out. an added benefit, I have noticed that my memory seems better without all of the sugar or caffeine or whatever else isn't in my system now. I can't even drink a Mountain Dew now...YUK!!!

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    Bman, I'm proud of you, this is a major accomplishment! You don't want to go down the diabetes rabbit hole.

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    Thanks Lilypad! and you are right, I don't want to go down that road...not to mention I am not too crazy about needles...

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    Lilypad! Missed you! Bman is new, but he should know how awesome you are! You have been through it, and back. I think you are awesome!
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    If you don't mind me asking, what were your glucose numbers. I was inching that way to. If you're interested I can tell what I've changed. Just had a check up and my levels dropped 20 points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bman View Post
    an added benefit, I have noticed that my memory seems better without all of the sugar or caffeine or whatever else isn't in my system now.
    I can't even drink a Mountain Dew now...YUK!!!





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    That's awesome.
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    I have never been much of a soda drinker but I do have at least one a day. I try to drink at least 100 oz of water per day as well.

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    General Lee, I am not sure what my glucose number was but the Doc said I was 1 point into the pre-diabetic range. I don't know if that number is the same for everyone of if it is a moving target depending on the person. I appreciate the offer but my numbers were better at my last appointment so it seems cutting out the sodas has helped. I have also started snacking better, I eat an apple every day and I keep a container of unsalted mixed nuts on my desk at work to munch on instead of getting chips or candy from the vending machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bman View Post
    General Lee, I am not sure what my glucose number was but the Doc said I was 1 point into the pre-diabetic range. I don't know if that number is the same for everyone of if it is a moving target depending on the person. I appreciate the offer but my numbers were better at my last appointment so it seems cutting out the sodas has helped. I have also started snacking better, I eat an apple every day and I keep a container of unsalted mixed nuts on my desk at work to munch on instead of getting chips or candy from the vending machine.
    Sounds good, here is to better health

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