Joe Streno Before And After

What a difference a year makes! It’s quite unbelievable, on March 12, 2012 I set foot into the Visiting Nurses Clinic of Asbury Park and saw nurse practitioner Pat Garduno. Our first meeting, though fruitful, was not the warm, caring, supportive, experience I was use to with my former primary care physician, Dr Rosenfield, back in Seattle. But it was an eye opener! Before I walked in I knew my Type II Diabetes was back and in full swing. A single finger stick glucose test validated that—with a 420 glucose…Continue Reading “Transformation: What A Difference A Year Makes”

Something To Smile About

They say I’m on a journey. But my legs aren’t even tired. Though I did travel some three thousand miles to get here. And strangely enough, I’ve been here before, both historically and logistically. In the parlance of Take Shape For Life, the optimum health program I’m currently using, this process of losing weight is part of that journey. And I must say, I have arrived! Some ten years ago, I decided to go back to the gym, shape up & lose weight. I decided…Continue Reading “Something To Smile About: Losing 67 Pounds”

Take Shape For Life

Sometimes good things happen from something seemingly bad. On March 12, 2012 I was re-diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. I had been diagnosed with borderline Type II Diabetes seven or eight years ago. But through diet and exercise I was able to control it. Hadn’t had a problem since. Rewind to a few weeks prior to March 12, 2012. Having felt more lethargic than normal, I started drinking more water than normal. Sometimes seemingly gallons in a day. I had this perpetual bad taste in…Continue Reading “Take Shape For Life : Health Coach Joe Streno”

What A Difference A Week Makes

It’s true! What a difference a week makes … or two. In my last post I talked about being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes again. Since then I was forced to start watching more closely how much food was traveling through my pie hole. It was a wakeup call, to say the least. And to say the most, it was one of the best things to happen to me. Not so much the diabetes, but the ensuing life changes that I needed to make. They…Continue Reading “What A Difference A Week Makes!”

Medicine Show Watching Weight Wane

Today is the first day of the rest of my … oh fuck that noise! With the smell of hamburgers wafting into my bedroom window from Frank’s Deli’s grill exhaust, I contemplate the task at hand. Sadly it’s not a cheeseburger deluxe. Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, again! It was something I had about six to seven years ago. At that point I was tipping the scales in the 270 lb neighborhood. But through chemi-chemi-chemicals, diet and exercise I was…Continue Reading “Medicine Show: Watching Weight Wane”