Keep Your Motivation Stoked

By MewElla Latest Reply 2011-04-19 17:17:38 -0500
Started 2011-03-30 08:13:42 -0500

Give yourself a gold star when you achieve even the smallest success. Success breeds more success, especially when you feel you are on a roll.
Don't cancel the Dr's appointments- helps lower the risk of complications, injuries or illness.
If you need to lose weight-keep a food journal…this will tell you the real story.
Check in with supportive people -we all need cheerleaders on our team. This fight is not easy, nor is it short, this is a life long fight.

15 replies

jeffrey9127 2011-04-19 17:04:48 -0500 Report

Tomorrow will be one year since I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I have kept a log of my twice a day BS tests, and a journal of the foods I ate everyday. While I have lowered my A1C, I still feel that I have alot to learn about taking care of myself.
For myself, and all the new members of Diabetic Connect, this is definitely the place to be to get advice, friendship, and a shoulder to lean on when you need it. If I had not found this sight, I am not sure how motivated I would have been.
If I could, I would give everyone here a gold star. Everyone here deserves one. Have a great day, and be proud of yourself!

donna62M 2011-04-19 07:57:00 -0500 Report

any tips on how to not let your journal rule your life…I used to keep a journal and I did find it useful but it took over my life(or seemed to)…I gave the journal up and things were fine for a long time but I have noticed that things areslipping a bit and journals are in quite a lot of the discussions…

rentintin 2011-04-06 18:12:45 -0500 Report

Thats great advice and so true I need to hear this a lot because I'm the worst at cancelling appt. I need to get some gold stars.

pkwillhoite 2011-04-19 11:28:27 -0500 Report

I am really bad at cancelling my appointments also and every time I go back my dr tells me that I really need to stop. I just get so frustrated and want to quiet. But since I have been going on here daily I have been much better at everything except counting carbs because I still dont get it… I am really slow when it comes to getting the hang of this…

JessFo 2011-04-04 08:02:21 -0500 Report

Hi everyone, this is my first post on here so I hope I'm doing it correct. I have been a diabetic for my whole life, 28 years, and have always been the chubby friend. In the past year I have lost about 20 pounds, but would like to lose another 30 at least. I am insulin dependent and last A1C was 6.2, which my doc said was good. Almost a year ago I lost my job and haven't found a new one yet so i can't afford to go to the doc, I can barely afford my meds. Does anyone have any suggestions of how I could drop the pounds?!

lilred46 2011-04-13 20:12:13 -0500 Report

I walk no excuse three days a week more if I can my son goes with me and post on his face book lol!!! I've got about that much to lose also and I don't have the money so walking is free.

S-cape 2011-03-30 12:07:05 -0500 Report

Thank you for the motivation. I am going on insulin after over 5 years of trying to beat the weight. Sometimes I feel as if I have failed, but I know that is not totally true. I have a lot of weight to lose (about 70 more pounds), but I have lost 25 pounds in the past 6 months, so I will keep working.
Does anyone have any tips for not gaining weight while going on insulin? Is it the carb watch which will make a difference? I am not too good at the food journal, but it is worth another try.
Keep cheering!

jayabee52 2011-03-30 09:27:18 -0500 Report

That'a why I tell people new to Diabetes that learning about and caring for yourself with Diabetes, is more like a marathon than a sprint. And we're here cheering you on and sometimes supply ways to cope with the marathon.

lgucwa 2011-03-30 11:33:13 -0500 Report

Am so new, I couldn't figure out how to post, lol. Sorry Gabby, thought I was on a chat instead of your profile, lol. I need HELP !!! I have no motivation, love sweets, A1c went up to 10, went from not eatting to eatting too much. HELP

jayabee52 2011-03-30 11:55:01 -0500 Report

Well, lgucwa, WELCOME to Diabeticconnect!

And you ARE in the right place in 2 ways: 1, you have posted on a discussion board, and 2, you are in a diabetic website which have a lot of friendly people who are trying to "walk the walk" of Diabetes and who are willing to share tips,& tricks of controlling diabetes and also how to keep our spirits up when things don't go as planned. Stick with us, and play on the site a bit and I expect you'll get the hang of it. And If you don't know how to do something email one of your friends (I've just asked to be your friend) and ask them how to get whatever it is you want done, done.

To get to your cry for HELP!

So what do you do to try to control your Diabetes ("DM")? Are you trying to control it with diet and exercise, or with medications? And if with medications, what are their names?

What foods are you eating?

I don't want to overwhelm you with questions (I ask a lot of them), so I'll wait your reply.

I pray God's richest blessings be upon you and yours!



lgucwa 2011-03-30 12:11:11 -0500 Report

Meds I am on are, actos (new), merformin, januvia. Have taken the actos before, & have blown way up…am full of water. Going to dr. next week, & told her last month about the actos, was told to wait til next month. I also take a lot of other meds for other things.
I am a chocolate-holic…love sweets, & lately want everything I can get my hands on. I just came out of that fog today, as I was eatting everything I could find. I even made a batch of choclate fudge, & ate the whole thing in 2 days.
I guess I am too depressed to even care. What the heck, I am old, might as well die happy.

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