team details:

Team Name: Got diabetes or prediabetes?
Members: 205
Location: Anywhere, 00000

Goals: Goals of this Team are to provide daily support and motivation.

Profile: Have you been told you have diabetes, prediabetes, "a touch of sugar," high blood pressure, abnormal lipids, insulin resistance or other health problems related to being overweight? Let's get together, share the challenges, lose that belly fat and get healthier.

Last posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 11:17 AM

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Members profiles:

I am 26 and I weigh 203lbs. I am an insulin dependent diabectic who wants to lose weight to become healthier and fit in my size 10 jeans again!!

60 year old in great shape but 10 pounds overweight

52 2 grown children 2 grandchildren. Lost 55 lbs 2003-4 and slowLy regained 30. Need to lose 80 lbs as I'm insulin resistant/pre-diabetic. I tend to be "all-or-nothing" so need support to maintain balance and consistancy. Ran a marathon in '94 then quit running. Started biking in '03. Finished RAGBRAI (bike ride across Iowa) last 3 years but slowest one on my team. Did a mini triathlon in '03 and goal is to train to do it again this summer. Need to lose several pounds before I start serious running training to save my knees. ..

41 years old, based in Washington DC, work as a writer/editor for an education non-profit. I've been overweight my whole life, with the exception of two blocks of 3-4 years when I successfully lost weight and managed to stay on a healthy eating/exercise plan. I have problems with night eating, fast food, emotional eating. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in March and have lost 22 pounds since. Need to lose many, many more. Although my glucose levels get better every week, I'm still unsure sometimes what I should be eating.

I'm 26, weigh 344 lbs., am pre-diabetic, and have hypothyroidism. I don't want to die young, and I'm tired of not being able to do anything. Time to take some action!!!

I'm 30, married, have 2 kids. I'm working towards becoming an RN. I was gestational diabetic with both pregnancies, and recently my blood sugar levels have started creeping up.

I am a 48 year old democrat recently remarried to a republican retired cop, 8 year old step son, scrappy cocker spaniel and an orange cat, sold my house, and moved 2 large dogs and a mean elderly cat into my husbands home. Giving up my own space and adapting to our joint family has been challenging. I am a social worker by trade and the director of a homeless shelter. I believe in going forward and taking responsiblity. Professionally I have been successful, but I haven't walked the walk consistently when it comes to my body and health. I was just diagnosed with pre-diabetes and need to step up now.

Male, 50, quit full-time journalism to 'retire' to a small organic farm in south india. watch birds and plants, do the usual chores to keep the plants going. generally taking it easy. Conduct writing workshops for journalists every few months.

I have never been able to keep it off even after spending hundreds on diet centers. I have lost 85 lbs, gained it all back then some, 70 lbs...same thing, 30 lbs with weight watchers more times than I want to think about. I have a lot of stress in my life. I know that isn't good for me. I have a loving, kind, gentle man that isn't much support. He is over weight too and his dad had diabetese. I guess it will take him getting it to behave! He's a good man though. We dated 3 months 28 years ago. My only child told me at age 16 she was gay. I'm a Christian so it didn't go very well, but now we are very close. She's 28 now. We are very proud of her. God gave her to me to love UNCONDITIONALLY! And we do.

I am a 47 year old female. I have had weight issues all my life. I snack a lot. I love food. I am married but not happily. I have a 10 year old daughter who is also overweight. I hate seeing her get teased. I work full time and mostly sleep on my days off. We eat out a lot, mostly Chinese, Japanese and Mexican. And we love to shop.

Im single and looking.

age 60. married happily. retired in 2003.

I am 59 married with 4 adult children. I live on a kibbutz in Israel. I grew up in Detroit. Graduated from U of M lived some years in NYC I was thin until after my first child was born. For a long time now I have struggled with being heavy and with using food for emotional reasons. Lately I was diagnosed with diabetes type II and decided I would try to control it with diet and exercise instead of taking drugs. I started seriously exercising 3 1/2 years ago and participated in a triathlon for women last June. After that my motivation for exercising went down. I attended the Rice Diet last summer for 2 weeks. I got a good start with loosing weight and am trying to stay with the diet I started there. I feel very strongly that I need to be connected with a community for support in my daily struggle. I read about this site in the NY Times on line.

34 years old, in the SCA, lots of sedentary hobbies, couch potato, Type 2 Diabetic with absolutely no exercise regimine at the moment. Thanks to a serious depression I lost 15lbs and have kept 10 of htose off. Now I need to actually work on losing more.

I am 21yrs old and I weight about 260 I am only 5'4. Needles to say I have a long road ahead of me. I come from a hispanic family of diabetics so I guess I was born with the odds against me. My eating habits did not help either. I was diegnosed with type2 diabetes abot 2 yrs ago.

I am a stay at home mom with a 4 year old boy. I am physically active,and just moved to this area last September, and have no motivation and don't really have a support system. Because my husband is a truck driver and I hardly see him.

I am 48 and very overweight. My blood sugar is high and it is very important for me to lose the extra weight I have accumulated over the last 30 years. I guess if it took 20 + years to get like this it will take time getting back to a healthy size.

I'm a 32 yr old working mom who made the mistake of having an "all-you-can-eat" pregnancy, and also suffered from severe back pain that made exercise very uncomfortable… consequently, one year later, I've got about 40 pounds to lose. I joined peertrainer in April and I'm really getting it together, but need to really focus on sticking to a routine - otherwise things just don't happen (anyone with a one-year-old will know what I mean here!). As soon as I lose these other 25 pounds, I can think about having another baby. That's my ultimate reward!

55 y.o. single woman who struggles with that 50 pounds that I lost 7 years ago...and it now it is back.

61. Couch potato. Single. Diagnosed with diabetes.

34, Single, Type II diabetic

39 y/o married dad w/2 daughters. My dad is 70 and has been a type II diabetic over 20 yrs. His 4 siblings are also diabetic. My other diabetes risk factors: overweight, african, and I love Coke

44 years old, work two jobs. late night eater, love sweets, often depressed due to upcoming empty nest syndrome, not find the right educated male to share time with

50 y/o Type 2 Diabetes Female

I am 23yr and work in corporate America so not much moving around. I need to stay motivated and redesign my workouts to fit them in. I want to lose weight but just for me and be healthy.

I am a former athelete, whom was diagnosed with thyroid disease and it went downhill from there. Gained a lot of weight, and am now struggling with blood sugar issues as well. I am extremely busy and have a hard time finding time and motivation to workout :/

37, 5'10", 350#, White Male, Married, 2 kids (9,7)

I'm a Type1 Diabetes (since I was a kid) and struggle with my weight. I'm an engineer and sit at a desk all day

i'm 27, have been diabetic for 3.5 yrs. it's been a journey.

im 25 yr old female, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on my 21 st bday. i have a terrible type eating healthy.

I am a 32 yr. old mother of 2 diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Feb. 2006. A little depressed sometimes, we just moved to new city where we know no one, and my husband just doesn't think it seems to matter about my diet or anything related to diabetes. My father died of complications from Type 2 diabetes when I was 11, including amputation of a leg and half of the other. Scary stuff for a kid to watch!

I'm a 30 year old type II diabetic who is now on insulin. I was diagnosed at the age of 19. I'm full of energy and life but being diabetic at such a young age has somewhat aged me and I would love to make new friends that will help me stay positive. I'm a published writer of erotica, and a professional in the vacation industry.

I'm 52 yo married female living in Florida I work as an administrative secretary at a local community college

24 year old gay male. 5'10", 280, and as I speak my roomies are cooking bacon. Temptations are many, and my coping mechanisms need some polish. ^^ old info. I'm 27, now, and down to 255 pounds. The roomies are gone- I'm in a new town, and loving life. I'm dealing with chronic pain in my hip- but doing my best to stay positive!

33, single, student almost have that B.A. degree... I work as a comp technician and I'm tired of just sitting at the computer all day everyday and seeing myself slowly turning into Gardulla the Hutt. STATS: Weight: 09-26-06 --- 253.5 lbs. 11-14-06 --- 255.0 lbs. [ + 1.5 ] 02-01-07 --- 250.5 lbs. [ - 4.5 ] 03-01-07 ---

39, English Teacher, Married, No Pets, No Kids, Also, I've always struggled with a weight problem (practically since birth, and that's NOT an exaggeration)

36, native NYer, moving to St. Louis in mid August

I'm a 30 year old male, type 1 diabetic. I found out I had diabetes approximately 5 or 6 years ago and am now insulin dependent. With a strict diet and exercise I was able to lose about 70 pounds upon my initial diagnosis. However, over the last couple of years, I've gained much of that weight back. (I weight about 250 lbs. now.) I've been fighting with depression issues and am currently taking medication to help me in that area. I have little to no motivation, so it's very hard for me to get into an exercise routine. I also sit in a cubicle all day and go to school nights, so when I do get a chance to eat, I tend to eat excessively and poorly. (To the point of adversely effecting my diabetes.)

I'm a musician who plays jazz. I like to read historical fiction and have two cats who could both stand to lose a little weight.

55 single mom, one daughter, about to go off to college after this year. yo-yo weight all my life. Need to get back to the healthy weight and gain some energy!

I am a single mom of two very active kids. I work full time in a law office and am starting school to be a paralegal, with my goal truly to get a law degree and eventually work in Civil Rights/Discrmination/Immigration Law. I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and have been living in denial. I would like to use this opportunity to also get my blood sugar under control and make some truly healthy choices for myself.

I'm 52, type II married to a man who is only 5 lbs heavier than high school. I need to lose 100 lbs more, so I can better handle my Sarcoidosis (an "unusual" illness... great :) . I have 2 children, 4 grandchildren and a 5 month old longhair doxie.

I'm 43, single, and need to lose 70 lbs. I freaked myself out on Labor Day because of the risk factors I have for Diabetes, and have already lost 20 lbs. I know that I still have 50 to go, and it's a scary thought. I never thought I would let myself get this way, and I am petrified that I won't be able to do it.

I am a 47 year old woman with 6 children and 3 grandchildren. I have weighed as much as 334 lbs but in the last year I lost 51lbs. I was then diagnosed with diabetes and since I started trying to control my blood sugar I have gained 12 lbs back. I am having a hard time trying to deal with my diabetes and keeping on the straight and narrow. I am a carbaholic and it has been really hard to control them. I also have some othere medical problems.

Im 47, currently working as a pediatric nurse, also a teacher and a coach My highest weight was last year in June - 305 Currently 262

I am married with one child. I am 41 years old. I love to sing and hike in the mountains. I have gained and lost the same pounds over and over but have managed to keep most of the last weight that I lost off. I love Jesus and have commited my life to Him.

I am a wife, mother, student, age 41, with 160 lbs to lose.

18 year old girl who is prediabeic who needs help with handling insulin resitance and hip bursitis

I'm a 47 year old female. I've been married for 24 years. I have 3 children ages 22, 16 and 15. I work for the Post Office. I love the beach especially York Maine.

50 ish, I'm not counting anymore. Mother of 3 and Grandmother of 3. Married over 30 years to the greatest guy! I was a furniture designer for many years. I have studied the principles of the secret as long as I can remember (I don't think it's a Secret) and love to do Astrology.

Just starting peertrainer. I am 47 years old and have 1 teenage son.

I am 38 years old, married, have 7 kids, ages 22-3 years old. I am a stay at home mom right now and like it that way. I help out with my husband's auto shop and I like to read (my diet downfall--reading and eating!), make fairy dolls and keepsake boxes.

I am a mother and wife I have a 14 year old daughter, a 6 year old daughter, Iand a 4 year old son. I love gospel music and spending time with my family. I am a hair stylist. I once was very motivated to lose weight but it left me.

42 years old. A single mom of a 7 year old, I work full time at a desk, and have completely lost the focus of my life. I want to feel good in my skin again. I've let depression change me and I am ready to get back.

I am currently a college student. I want to lose a decent amount of weight so that I can stop feeling so self concious and being more confident in myself. I have been overweight for some years now and would really like to get back into shape. I have a family history of diabetes and have been tested frequetly. I want to avoid that and I think that by losing weight I can feel better about staying healthy.

I am 46 years old. Have a beautiful wife of 26 years who is the same 100 lbs today as she was in high school. We have an adorable son age 10, and a 130 lb. dog named Duke. I ride my bike at least 50 miles a week. I just need to get this eating clean thing down better.

A am 56 years old and I need to lose weight for my health. I was diagnosed diabetic Feb '06. Started weight loss program May 30 2007 at 258. I do not want to be a 60 year old granny in a moter chair. I am looking at this as a long term life style change.

I am 47-years-old. I have two podcasts--I never thought that I would ever get people to listen to me but it's really fun and I am getting more listeners all the time, who'd a thunk? I also have mad Photoshop skills and work in a photo lab. I have two beautiful and brilliant daughters--one in college and one in middle school and a sweetheart of a husband who is the perfect man for me. I also perform in a local Rocky Horror cast as Dr. Frank-n-furter, Riff Raff or Magenta (our cast obviously isn't screen-accurate).

I'm a divorced 29 year old Mom of three boys. (Connor 10, Nathan 8, and Eddie 3.) I've been Type I Diabetic since April 2000.

I teach 8th grade Social Studies. Standing all day really gets my back to hurting and my legs go tingly numb - all because of the weight. I will be 50 years old this November, and my first grandchild was born this February to my older daughter and her husband. I live with my husband and 14 year old daughter. I'm tired of being fat. I am considered "successful" in just about every other aspect of my life (financial, family, brains) except my weight.

I am 37 years old. I have pretty much struggled with weight my entire life. I am the father of two wonderful kids boy(9) and girl (5). I currently weigh 320LBs and 5'8" tall. My highest weight that I can remember was 355Lbs and that was about a year ago. I work in IT so i sit at a desk all day long.

I am a 59 year old divorced woman with a daughter in college. I have had many professional achievements but always feel like nothing that I have accomplished means anything because I am overweight. I am now at my top weight ever: 240. I am 5'8". I'd like to loose 90 pounds, although I would be happy to be on the other side of 200 again.

My name is San and I'm 25 years old. I've been overweight my entire life except for that one time in 2001 when I weighed 190lbs. Now I weigh 291.6lbs and I can't hardly believe it. I like simple things like the beach, good books, and learning new things. Right now I live in a mediators community in the middle of nowhere and I'm soooooo ready to move away and start having some fun.

I am a 37 year old Married Male My workout is usually swimming/Eliptical,light weights my email is

I am a newlywed. I got married in September. After I got married, we moved to New Orleans and I gained 50 pounds. I am a special education teacher in New Orleans which is extremly stressful.

I am a 36 year old Mother of 2 boys (16, 11). I work full-time but I am quiting this summer to go back to college in the fall full-time. I have hypothroidism, and chornic pain from a syrinx (cyst) in my spinal cord. I lost 30 pounds last year, and I was 15 pounds from my goal weight, The doctor in the past 6 months has put me on medication for the nerve pain. I have now gained 40 pounds from the medication. I am at my end! I could sob, it feels like a total heart break. I am not sure I will be able to lose the weight again.

My name is Christina and I'm a rising junior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology double majoring in Economics and Math. I played a ton of sports growing up -- soccer, tennis, field hockey, track-- and never had to worry about anything I ate, but after coming to college, I quit playing sports and watched my weight start creeping up. I want to get back to the fitness and health level I was when I played sports...hopefully!

I'm 25 and was diagnosed with PCOS in 2003, I also have dairy and gluten sensitivities which can make eating right hard for me. (It's so much easier resorting to junk that I know won't make me sick!) I graduated from university with a BA, but I have yet to find a job.

I am a 26 yr old engaged college student studying to be a hydrologist. Currently I am getting my general Ed. at a local community college where I am also a tutor. I love reading, science, movies, music, swimming, animals, my fiance, and spending time with my family. I also have an unhealthy affair with food and the comforts it has always brought me.

I am a mother of 2 young men, age 22 and 18. I will be 50yrs young in Janurary. I come from a large family made up of preachers, evangalist, clubbers, fun loving , and dedicated to family I am aU S Army veteran of 16yrs, former lab tech. As of now I am a manager of a 60 unit family apartment complex. I love people and I am an active member of my church. I work with a group of young women 13-18 in a progran entitled Insant Replay. Now it is time to focus on me and my health and put into effect the promises that the Lord has made to me.

i'm a 31 year old teacher, love to read and write and travel. unfortunately i live a sendentary lifestyle that has been hard for me to change. i have chronic asthma and diabetes.

Chiropractor, Naturopathic Physician, Practicing Hypnotherpist

I'm a 62 year old mother of four and grandmother of 14. I love to sing and have done a lot of it. Fourteen years ago my son was hit by a car and spent four months in a coma. Although he does quite well, he is not independent and sometimes the stress level for me is very high which is bad for blood sugar. I need to be regularly accountable for what I eat. I'm supposed to limit carbs to 35 per meal and two snacks with 15 carbs. I realize I'm an emotional eater.

My name is Nicole, I live in florida. I have always had a problem with being smaller.

48 y/o f, director of operations for a non-profit, daughter is getting married in July...

A SAHM dealing with PCOS and the problems it brings.

60 in Hillsboro, OR. Neither drink nor smoke . . . for the last 18 months and the foreseeable future.

I am in my mid 40s and have been struggling with my weight my whole life. Have some specific issues because of hypothyroidism.

I am 49yo, today, mother of 2 girls (26,27) and very happily married for 6 years now. I am a RN who needs such motivation. I am completely powerless over food and need to get my power back. I am active in working and playing tennis about 3 days a week. I tend to be lazy on some days and have so much energy on others.

I am 50 years old. I'm a wife, mother and a grandmother (Nannie). I have Type 2 diabetes, take Avandamet 2 x daily.

I am a very happy 34 year old mother of two precious children. I also am married to the most wonderful man on the planet. My mother is diabetic, my brother is pre-diabetic, and my glucose is starting to run higher than normal. I am on prednisone for an auto-immune disease and that makes weight loss or just no weight gain sooo difficult. I know what is next unless I get control of my weight.

I'm 55 and in the middle of a major midlife career change. After working for years as a public relations executive and writer, I returned to school to earn a Master's degree and become a nurse practitioner. I'm now on year 3 of what will be a 4 year academic odyssey. No one at school realizes how old I am, but when people ask, I always say I'm training for my "retirement career". Never had a problem with weight until my husband left me for a much younger woman, ten years ago.

I been married for 17 years, have 2 sons 22 years and 18 yeras old. I am a mortgage consultant that work from home. I have had type 2 diabetes for about 5 years. I am determine to get the weight off and keep it off.

I am 40 and now ready to tackle my weight and the underlying issues. I am very busy and stress is a huge factor in my life, professionally and personally. Finding time and taking it for me is a challenge but one that I know I deserve. I have had 10 years of letting myself be last and now I need to change the way I think. I know the battle is mostly in my mind. I work in management in corporate America and have a family with 3 sons (20,16,8). I've been married 20 years. My family is supportive of my goals but are challenged w/ how the changes effect their lifestyle (meals, change in my schedule to exercise, etc.) My family could also lose the weight so the changes are good. Unfortunately I haven't modeled good behavior w/ food and exercise in the past. We eat out 2 - 3 times a week. Suppers are usually late as I usually don't get home from work until after 7 p.m., which is why we eat out a lot. Often we just need to eat so eating out is the choice we choose. Usually fast food due to the convenience and price. I am usually so busy solving everyone else's problem, (Work/ Home) that I have no time for solving my problems and mainly this weight. I am scared, I don't want to leave my 8 yr old with no mom because I couldn't take time for myself. I have HBP, I'm pre-diabetic, have a family with history of diabetes and kidney disease and feel that if I don't change now I am headed to die way before I should. I also want to live and not live life as a spectator.

I'm 48, a college-age son, married for 25 years, and a Type II diabetic trying to control her blood sugars without medication.

I am 67 years old. I work part-time as a lawyer. I weigh about 160. I need to weigh about 140.

57 yrs; 138 lb; active; high tech professional; Family history of diabetes; avoided by stayin active; diagnoded as pre-diabetic 1 yr ago. Been slack in diet and now A1C is at 6.4. Been asked to bring the weight down.

I am a 50-year-old Baptist minister who has been an insulin-dependant diabetic for 25 years this May. I am in my 28th year of being happily married. I have 3 children --- my oldest daughter is married, my son is a senior in college, and my youngest daughter is a senior in high school.

I am married, father of 2. 41 years old active in my church and community. Been a diabetic for about 10 years. Love to play basketball but my weight is keeping me from doing the things I used to do on the court.

Im a granny still in her prime, that needs a new life and a new look. I have been taking care of others since the age of 14, Im currently taking care of my mom, but thats ok, I can do that and still have a life

A healthcare provider for a small company. I've llived in Colorado all my life. Married and have grandkids but that's another story. I enjoy hiking, camping, snow activities. I, also, like movies, restaurants and all Irish and Mexican cultural events.

Just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, 30yrs old, marrie dnad working as an engineer with a mostly sedentary lifestyle

I am 38 yrs old and am stay at home mom. I have two children, ages: 3 and 8. I am somewhat sedentary, not doing any exercise, except getting in and out of the car to drive my kids to their activities.

Currently 31 years old, 315 lbs, 5,10", Type2 Diabetic. I have 2 kids and another on the way, I want to be around longer for them and my wife.

I am 39 yr. old, married, stay at home mom, with 3 teenage sons. I weigh 344 lbs. and have diabetes, hypothyroidism, hypertension, asthma, sleep apnea, and NO ENERGY. I have been over weight all my life and only was able to lose weight when i literally starved myself. Gained back twice as much.

I have struggled with my weight my entire life, as has most of my family. I dont currently have a great support system to help me keep on a motivated schedule. Rather it is up and down and exercise for 2 weeks then relax for 4, then start up again kinda stuff. I currently live with others that do not have weight problems.

I have my own personal organizing business and I'm an actress. I have a great apartment not far from the beach and would love to have a family soon.

I'm 20 years old, living with my parents working full time to move out on my own and start college again to finish my Accounting degree. I have a Chihuahua named Beck, a very sweet kitty called Half-Cat and a guinea pig named Harley. I'm a very outdoors loving person, I help out feeding horses and mucking stalls at a barn nextdoor to us and I like to camp, fish, hike, etc. Autumn is my favorite season and Grapefruits and Pomegranates are my favorite foods. I like to read Stephen King and watch comedy or fantasy/action movies. I like to watch The Mentalist, Fringe and Glee as well as the CSI series and shows of the sort.

Mid 30's. Mother, wife, friend, employee, sister and in general a very happy person.

I started working to lose weight because if a health scare but now I just want to do it to be healthier, sexier & better looking. And not spend a fortune trying to buy clothes.

I'm 64 years old and way overweight. I lost 20 lbs last year and have no more signs of being diabetic. But, I feel as if I'm losing control again and I do get bored with "diets".

I'm a 29 year old female, married. Right now I'm living in Las Vegas, NV. I'm trying to loose weight to make myself feel better again. and to take control of my eating.

I will be 47 this summer and am tired of being tired. This is the first time in my life that I'm not taking care of someone else. I need to take care of me and I don't seem to have the discipline to do that. I struggle with depression and was just diagnosed with diabetes, so staying on track is difficult. I'm looking for a strong support system to help motivate and encourage me.

I'm 43, recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic. All my health issues could be resolved by weight loss. I just need to get serious about my diet and make time for consistent exercise - especially strength training.

I am 44 years old. Mom of 3 teenage daughters. Procrastination and low energy are the two biggest things that keep me from attaining my goals.

I am 53, married for 34 years with two grown children, both married. Our first grandchild was born a year ago and she is the joy in my life! I quilt and sew (every day) and I am addicted to fabrics!

I am a married, 42 year-old father of 2. I have had great success with the Cheat System in the past, but have gotten a bit off track. I am looking to get back on!

I am a pastor's wife of 35 years. We have 2 children and 4 amazing grandchildren. I've been overweight most all of my life. I work as an administrative assistant but am going back to school to become a Christian Counselor.

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