I signed up several weeks ago this is my story and I am probably putting it at the wrong place. I have been reading your post for about 6mo. And have found them very encouraging! I generally operate from my iPhone and have had trouble finding the recipes.
I was diagnosed T2 about 15 years ago with bs over 600. I will never forget. Went to Dr because I couldn't see to drive. Eye dr sent me to medical Dr. Went on diet and within 1 year and no meds I lost 106 lbs. At the time of my diagnosis my eyesight was a real problem.
What I did was: I kept a food journal daily. No white stuff, desserts, keeping my calories no more than 1200 and many days at 1000. I had a norditrack ski machine, which I literally wore out. I went from the standing and falling off position to rocking that baby up to 20-30 minutes each day.
It took about 8 years but gradually the weight has come back. Gained about 40 lbs. I am now on meds and 10 units Lantus and things are doing good with my bs. You may wonder what happened. I would identify it as STRESS. Stress from my business and stress from our church. Stress can over take us and I quit watching daily what I ate and back came some of the weight and those high blood sugars. So here I am among some good future diabetic friends I hope.
I am planning to meet with my Dr. next week. Here is what I am doing:
- cutting my food portions in half or more for the last 2.5 weeks is helping me feel better lose several pounds and has conditioned me to eating less.
- Monday I will begin counting my calories and carbs and narrowing down the kinds of foods I eat. I will supplement this by keeping a Food Journal. For this I use one of the little moleskins. They are great for recording data.
- one week from from Monday, which will be the 12th I will begin exercising (weight lifting and walking).
I had blessed Thanksgiving. Cooking dinner for my family and eating small or half portions.
Today my husband, daughter and I are returning from Florida having spent a week with our son and family. Spent 3 days @ Disney. Here again I did half portions. Please know that in the middle of all this is a wonderful God who loves and cares for me and each of you very much. I look forward to being a part of this web site and pray that God will bless each of you in a very special way.
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