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Re: [IP] Re:Weight

I wish I could go to the gym.  Live too far in the country.  I do have a
treadmill to use on rainy days but wish I had something to strength train
with.  I walk at least 1 mile every day outside.  I have a path around our
property but I think being around people would help.
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To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re:Weight

> The weight loss is super Kathy!
> To the original poster -- I personally found that going to a gym and
> getting on a treadmill is helpful.  I go to an excellant gym and go at
> the end of my work day.  No matter how bad the day is, they are
> welcoming, friendly and helpful.
> Before diabetes, I had lost a little over 100 pounds.  I've found that
> if i follow what the CDE dieticians want me to do, I gain weight, and I
> have problems with food.  If I eat my way, I can lose weight, but my
> blood sugar control goes out of the window.
> I've found that MDI makes me gain weight, even though I'm at the gym
> every day, and do as much as I physically can.  I haven't missed the
> gym except for 7 days since January 1.  One day was due to a low caused
> by the physical effort needed to set up a new computer classroom from
> scratch.  The other 6 days were 3 days seperate after each of my carpel
> tunnel surgeries.  I was in too much physical pain to do do it.
> I have lots of lows at the gym, but we are all getting used to them
> (both me, and the people at the gym).  I keep a small amount of
> emergency items at hand, and one of the ladies runs and get my monitor.
>  Reminder to self: keep it with me!
> Treating lows causes me to injest more calories though <sigh>
> Today is a good example, I ended up eating more than I wanted and
> planned today to treat a slight low.  :-(
> ...pumping on Thursday!
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