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An Inspiring Story of the Power of Positive Nutrition Practices Paired with Exercise!

Weight Loss Challenge contestant Aisha Ahmed Credits GMM for Helping her Begin to Take Control of her Diabetes.

Just because she was recently eliminated from 11Alive’s Wellstar Weight Loss Challenge, don’t expect Aisha to throw in the towel. On the contrary. Now she is more determined than ever to stay on the path to a healthier, more productive life.

Having just begun her weight loss journey, she says that she’ll apply everything she learned during the competition to modify her behaviors so that, in her words, she can now “start to really live.”

“I’ve had to work through a lot. My anemia and diabetes often made me feel very fatigued. But since beginning this challenge, my A1C* went from a 12 to an 8.8 and is still dropping. My blood sugars are stable and my blood pressure is normal as well. I will keep working until I am off these medications. Trust!! I have hard work ahead of me, but I believe I’m up for the challenge!”

Aisha continues, “Let me say to WXIA and all those responsible for putting together the WellStar Weight Loss Challenge, thank you. I am truly honored to have been chosen to be a part of this challenge.  To all the staff at Good Measure Meals™, thank you so much for feeding me for the past 2 months. You have taught me so much about portion control. And that I really don’t have to snack as much when my meals are balanced. Of course last but not forgotten, my awesome trainer Sloan. Thank you for helping me deal with issues I had left burried and ignored…[and] for helping me see that I am stronger than what I’ve known. So much more confidence I have gained with this challenge. No giving up!!”

Aisha’s story is an inspiration to anyone facing weight loss challenges, especially those who are living with or at risk for diabetes.  It dramatically illustrates the power of positive nutrition practices paired with consistent exercise — a combination that GMM registered dietitians advocate as the secret to success for healthy weight loss. 

If you are concerned about the impact your weight may be having on your quality of life, you owe it to yourself to contact Good Measure Meals™. Schedule a one-on-one nutrition consultation with a registered dietitian or find the meal plan that works best for you and your busy schedule. 

It’s time to begin your own journey to health and wellness!


*More About A1C Testing
from the American Diabetes Association
» The A1C test measures your average blood glucose control for the past 2 to 3 months.
» The A1C test measures your average blood glucose control for the past 2 to 3 months.
» It is determined by measuring the percentage of glycated hemoglobin, or HbA1c, in the blood.
» Check your A1C twice year at a minimum, or more frequently when necessary.
» It does not replace daily self-testing of blood glucose.
Checking your blood glucose at home with a meter tells you what your blood sugar level is at any one time, but suppose you want to know how you’re doing overall? The A1C test gives you a picture of your average blood glucose control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of how well your diabetes treatment plan is working.

In some ways, the A1C test is like a baseball player’s season batting average, it tells you about a person’s overall success. Neither a single day’s blood test results nor a single game’s batting record gives the same big picture. You may also be interested in the book, 50 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes, from the American Diabetes Association.

» How does it help diabetes control?
• Helps confirm self-testing results or blood test results by the doctor.
• Helps judge whether a treatment plan is working.
• Shows you how healthy choices can make a difference in diabetes control.

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