Monday, April 23, 2007

Eat Better America, New Prizes!, and New Method of Goal-Setting

Eat Better America:

I want to share with everyone this email I received while I was in California last week. I haven't had a chance to share it yet, but I think everyone will benefit from checking out this new website:

Hi Allison.

My name is Melanie and I am writing on behalf of the web site EatBetterAmerica.com

Eat Better America is a free web site that offers fitness and health tips, healthy recipes and a support community. I noticed that you sometimes post web site resources for your readers who are on the challenge, so I thought you may have some interest in this.

One of the main features is called "Healthify My Recipe," where users can submit their favorite recipes for a healthy makeover. So far, they've healthified recipes for french toast, macaroni and cheese, lasagna, and a few others. That feature is in the "recipes" section of the site.

I'd appreciate it if you would check it out and let me know what you think. Maybe you could share it with your readers.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me personally.

Best,
Melanie

P.S. We honor all requests to end participation in our programs. If you do not wish to be included in any of our future initiatives, please send me an e-mail with the subject line "REMOVE." Thank you very much.

I have already signed up for the very flashy, very funny website that has a lot of personalized, informative sections that will help you with food and fitness. Check it out!

New Prizes!

My visit to the CWD La Jolla conference paid off just in the prizes I received as donations from the exhibitors.
  1. Pumping Insulin by John Walsh and Ruth Roberts
  2. My Other Checkbook, developed by John Walsh and Ruth Roberts
  3. The Calorie King's Calorie, Fat, and Carbohydrate Counter (donated by John and Ruth)
  4. Ultra Smart Ultra 2, donated by Lifescan
  5. Ultra Mini, donated by Lifescan
  6. a "Insulin is not a cure" mousepad, donated by Angel Wear Pump Stuff
  7. a "Pump Out Carbs" lunch box, donated by Angel Wear Pump Stuff
  8. three glucose tab keychains, donated by Accucheck
New Method of Goal-Setting

After reviewing the progress of everyone in the group, I have decided it would be the best for everyone if we started doing personalized goals rather than group goals. The reason being that everyone is starting out at different points and expecting some people who are averaging 180 mg/dl to drop down to 165 mg/dl is harder than someone who is already sitting at 150 mg/dl.

That being said, everyone will be given their goal at the beginning of the month that will hopefully slowly bring them down to their goal. Of course, you are responsible for your own progress. For people doing the A1C challenge, you are responsible for getting your A1C tested regularly and making your own adjustments. There are only so much I can do over a computer and as a non-CDE (yes, that's right, I'm not actually qualified to give you advice). Hopefully the goals for the Challenge are encouraging you in the right direction.

Good.

5 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

The prizes sound awesome, and I agree with the goal setting strategy.

w00t!

Sara said...

Sounds good to me!

asskeeper said...

Love the new prizes. Now gotta figure out my goals. Dumb question should we be reporting our a1c's to you.
Wendy

Allison said...

Wendy,

Yes, please send me your A1Cs as you get them.

Dave Patrick said...

Hi, I find what works for me in my weight loss program is a balanced diet with lots of protein and green veg to fill up on, also I limit the carbs as much as possible.