total joy

By shorty31 Latest Reply 2015-12-19 11:20:19 -0600
Started 2011-10-10 15:55:25 -0500

some time now i had been feeling down about myself, my health and my life. when the doctor told me i was diabetic everything in my world went wrong. i had to change my eating habit, had to take my medicine and get my health in tacked. but one day i took a good look at myself and my surrounding and said enough is enough it time to take control of me and not let every thing and every one control me. i made some changes, my eyes had open to some family members who was making me stressed and i decided to leave. well low and behold things started to turn for the better i have lost enough weight that my mom even gives me compliments now. but when i realized i had started to change was when my son said to me mom you look good. i hope you are not going back and get fat again.the day i do will be on my death bed. to those who have given up don't thing will get beter just try to take control of your life and the diabeties dont let it control you. get support from people who really care not people who want to see you fail and do this one thing like i had to do learn to love you. if you don't love yourself how do you exspect any one to love you. i am much happier now than i have ever been i am even believing that i can get my own place all by myself. plop plop fizz fizz oh what a relief it is.

44 replies

Mewella1 2015-12-19 11:20:19 -0600 Report

Congratulations to you and all the changes you have made. No one did this but you!!
Very well written, I know this was hard, but you managed and so happy for you.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-13 15:03:46 -0500 Report

Amen! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to be in that happy place! Lost a year in denial, but i will be there with you one day! Refuse to have it any other way! God Bless

sheriden 2011-10-11 19:06:57 -0500 Report

congrats, you bring a smile to my face. had to put a few family and friends in little compartments and they are loved but not in my everyday life, and stress is less and the numbers are better with less stress right. blessings to you.

shorty31 2011-11-04 14:50:00 -0500 Report

so true so true and i am still cutting them lose.

sheriden 2011-11-13 00:30:32 -0600 Report

I just found this I have to clean my EM. It sometimes hurt so bad to cut people from our lives or put them in their own little box so you can keep them out of your every day life, or sep, from the rest of your relationships but when they prove over and over again that they can't be trusted and only want to hurt you than you have no choice. It is hard to deal with drama we have no choice but to deal with. To allow any one no matter who or how much you love them to bring drama for the sake of drama in our lives just can't be allowed for spirtual and health reasions. So sad but we have to keep our selfs well. Blessings to you.

sheriden 2011-11-17 10:08:59 -0600 Report

Shorty I know how hard it is. Took me years to finaly do this. But with my mother and one son I had to and they still try and cause trouble but my mom is getting better. My son was just put in his box if you will and family has to continue to tell him they know at this time we have no contact, and they do not want to hear his lies and drama. I hate this but just a few days ago when ask to pick up his camper ( owes 390.00) never pays back, But we were willing to let him have camper back. He tells lie to Ray saying I told him somethin and I have no way of reaching him or he I. He has to go through other channels. So he is trying hard to cause drama and trouble. We have to do what we do not want to do at times no matter the hurt. Good luck prayers and God's blessings to you.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-10-11 16:09:15 -0500 Report

CONGRADULATIONS!!!! Your new attitude and absolute joy spills over here in cyber land to me and many others I'm sure. Keep up your good work, it's just awesome. I'm very happy for you…Valentine Lady

shorty31 2011-11-04 14:51:00 -0500 Report

thank you, it took him to do what he did to my mom to make me see that i can do better on my own

valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-11-04 15:52:43 -0500 Report

I'm not real sure what you are talking about, you never filled me in who "he" is exactly. But it must have been bad for you to make the decision you made, again CONGRADULATONS…taking back your life is always the best way to go. Fantastic job on the weight…I know it's hard to loose, but once done, well just look at the results. Good luck and thumbs up to you. Hugs, Valentine Lady

prettyinpink0615 2011-10-11 11:25:44 -0500 Report

That's awesome! I'm happy for you that you can feel at peace with yourself ! I'm still in the shock and denial phase lol But hoping to one day soon grasp reality. God bless you hope you continue to live in total joy!!!

jayabee52 2011-10-30 14:51:08 -0500 Report

We're all here for you to help through the shock and denial too! Reach out to most anyone here.

shorty31 2011-11-04 14:52:24 -0500 Report

thank you i need that because sometimes i feel like a failure then i look at myself in the mirrow and say i am somebody special.

jayabee52 2011-11-04 14:55:37 -0500 Report

You ALREADY WERE someone special! A lot of heavy people are someone special they don't always realize it.

shorty31 2011-11-04 14:58:07 -0500 Report

thank you but when you have people in your life that don't want you to make something of your self you try to keep them happy and fail at looking out for you. well now it's my turn and i still have some growing to do but with the strength of God i will make it.

GabbyPA 2011-10-10 18:58:00 -0500 Report

Way to go girl! It is good to hear that joy in your voice. I see that strength has come to give you power over doubt. You will do great things!

Rob Lee A
Rob Lee A 2011-10-11 09:39:30 -0500 Report

I went to the doctor and asked what exercises I should do at the gym to lose weight. He told me to walk. I asked him about riding a bicycle. He replied walk. So I took his advice serious and walked. I losted 50#. At the time was living in Tucson AZ at the time, now I back in Toledo, I gained 5# backed. I don't walk as much. I shouldn't. Have gave up my gym membership. I would walk more at the gym track. I walked at first when I got here but I started to slack off. The hum!!idity got to me. I gave up driving after I got here and now I regret that. Now I take the bus.

sheriden 2011-10-11 19:13:33 -0500 Report

Yo burn 540 cal, riding a bike at 12 mil,a hour for one hour sounds fast but it is not. I'm not a doc but mine was glad when he found out I had taken the bike back, I was walking before I found out that I had T2. Walking is low impact but so is riding a bike and I love it. I lost 40 LB in less than 3 months now the weather has been a mess all summer and we are in cold times now. I can ride now but when the snow flies I will have to find something else. Good luck. I am from Painsville know where that is? moved to AZ. when a baby.

shorty31 2011-10-11 10:35:41 -0500 Report

i kow how you feel i used to walk every where now i too have to take the bus but one day we will walk a little longer one day at a time

shorty31 2011-10-11 10:32:53 -0500 Report

thank you all i feel a lot better also and i feel that i can move mountains i love you all here thank you so much

MewElla 2011-10-10 16:16:04 -0500 Report

You have been moving mountains in your life…good for you…So happy for you!!

shorty31 2011-10-11 10:37:01 -0500 Report

you have been my light now that my grandmother is gone home to glory i cherrish the talks we have God bless you for being there for me.

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-10-10 16:05:28 -0500 Report

Glad you made a change for the better. I really need to lose weight also. With my daughter moving in with us, I kow she'll set me straight. I hear a fait hid of Beleive in the background, Good for you. We all need to believe in someone highrt than us to help us get thru life~ Would you like to be my friend? I need someone to make me accountable! God Bless, Grandpa Bill

shorty31 2011-10-11 10:38:51 -0500 Report

you have the face of a sweet grandpa but you know it took me to get really sick to know where my faith and who to believe in there is no other than the Lord all mighty to guides us through rough times.

ESTHERK 2011-10-12 14:18:07 -0500 Report

Hi, I'd like to be your friend also. I am 50 yrs old, 5' 4", and weigh 128 lbs. I lost 30 pounds after being diagnozed Diabetes 2. I would actually like to gain a little back, but I can't seem to put any weight on, no matter what I eat.

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-10-11 18:44:37 -0500 Report

Glad you are with us, among friends to talk things over. This is where I can be me, learn, like or dislike, wihtout hurting someones feelings, know I still have a friend I can count on! I'm a Blessd man for tis site and its good folk! Smen, Grandpa Bill

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