I give up

By bgizmo Latest Reply 2012-01-21 01:54:24 -0600
Started 2012-01-17 21:41:46 -0600

My blood sugars run very high. I can't control it and I can't stickto a diet, have tried soooo many times. My Dr. says I am in bad shape, I have no willpower and can't discipline myself. I need to be locked up and rationed.

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annesmith 2012-01-21 01:54:24 -0600 Report

I never did believe in strict diets, however, I do really good at moderation …and I still allow myself french fries and hamburgers…I happen to love vegetables at the same time, so I guess I am wierd. I love to run and walk—-I do it 5 days a week at the same time every evening…early in the evening..it burns off any bad stuff I eat , and yes, I eat something bad everyday…so I am not really super disciplined in my choices. Hats off to those who succeed with strict dieting..it's never worked for me. I would suggest eating half of what you want, and half low carb and low fat protein. Then, focus in on the fun part of walking or running or another sport…don't worry about being overly strict—-just make sure if you do find a sport , make it at the same time everyday. If it's done at all different times, the body goes way out of whack. It's best to exercise around the same time everyday, or 3-6 days a week. What I myself love about running and walking is I feel closer to God, because I am breathing fresh air, am close to the trees and grass, even snow and ice!!!—ha. When I feel closer to God, I don't feel bored, and then I look forward to it. When I'm done, my circulation is radically better, I can think more clearly, even my vision is better because I have burned of or circulated through a lot of excess sugar and salt and fats . I hope this all helps…hang in there!!!!—you don't need to be locked up and rationed…sincerely, ANNE

joe_h 2012-01-20 08:50:24 -0600 Report

sorry for your troubles bgizmo I have trouble staying w/ a diet too but I use exercise to help cover for when I dont' do so well. is there a sport that you like? basketball/lifting/running that you can do. exercise helps burn off extra blood sugar and makes you more insulin sensitive (and helps burn off stress - which is usually the cause of me eating poorly) you don't need to be locked up but you have to starting making changes maybe not all at once but bit by bit. look at your diet and see what meals causes really bad spikes in your sugar and see how you can improve it w/ subistituting food w/ something lower carbs. YOU CAN DO THIS