Any Advice.....?

By Meg_C115 Latest Reply 2012-02-03 11:18:27 -0600
Started 2012-02-02 11:58:09 -0600

I found out last August that I am type 2. A few weeks later found out we were pregnant. In September, I lost the baby. I got depressed and stopped taking my meds and didnt really care. The end of Decemeber it hit me that if I didnt get my blood sugars and weight under control having a baby will be really hard, So starting Jan 1st I started a low carb diet. My A1C has dropped and my blood sugars are mostly undercontrol. Except when I check it first thing in the morning. Any pointers on a good low carb breakfast? I cant skip breakfast but I need some ideas on what I can eat that wont rise my blood sugars too much. Since in the morning they are already higher.
My husband and I got a gym membership, we have gone all this week. I am sore but I feel good and so proud of us. My husband is such a great support.
Any advice on workout routines I can try at the gym?
I am afraid I am going to do something wrong. I am learning… :) any pointers will help. Thanks!

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pixsidust 2012-02-03 10:50:18 -0600 Report

Hello You made a pretty bride!

Get the book "Body for Life" By Bill Phillips
Go to a book store and open it up
Not only does it have a meal plan that is compatible to being diabetic
but an entire work out in pictures.
It also shows many before and after pictures of couples
I had friends who did it and while they took a little longer
than the twelve weeks in the book
my girlfriend went from size 18 to size 7 in 16 weeks.
There was no starving.
You will be inspired!

Now for breakfast
why not have a couple of scrambled eggs
with some red or green peppers, onions and fresh mushrooms thrown in? Have one piece of whole grain toast with sugar free jam
No juice, drink water or crystal light.

Cut your veggies up in advance and store in zip lock bag in the fridge
Mushrooms are sensitive so that won't work for them
but the peppers and onion do them so you have a quantity during the week. Who has time to do all that in the morning?
That way you can throw them in the pan easily
Doctoring your eggs and not over cooking them you should be fine
Stir fry your veggies first them add eggs in the end
I beat them in a bowl to the side and add a dollop of milk in them
You can top them in the end with fat free cheddar cheese and salsa
Put those on after they are on your plate

Snacks are important that you get those and eat a protein at each one
Get the book, or at least look at it
Let me know what you think!

Meg_C115 2012-02-03 11:06:13 -0600 Report

Thank you! I will for sure look at that book. Sounds like something that will help me. Thanks for the info, everyone here has been a huge help. And reading others stories has been so inspiring. :)

pixsidust 2012-02-03 11:08:28 -0600 Report

Make sure its by Bill Phillips because there are a couple of books out there with the same name. The pictures help!
Write down what you are going to do so when you go to the gym
you have your list. There are also journal pages you can copy in the book that you can start your own binder

Meg_C115 2012-02-03 11:18:27 -0600 Report

Thanks again. :) I had a personal trainer and he was trying to tell me what to eat and I just dont think some people are trained or have the knowlege about ppl that are diabetic. I am taking a class Monday that my Dr suggested I take. They are going to tell me things I can eat not things I cant. SO I hope that gives me some new ideas for dinners. Eating the same things gets pretty boring. :)

jayabee52 2012-02-02 13:18:27 -0600 Report

Howdy Meg! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect! Sorry you qualify for inclusion in out "little" club (LoL!) but since you do it is great you are here.

I am sorry to learn of your loss of your baby. I pray that you will be granted the good fortune to have another one soon.

As far as breakfast menus, the best I can suggest is eggs. I have eaten them scrambled, hard boiled, and like a "pancake" with lots of mushrooms, garlic and onions. (I've been eating these more of late).

Most any exercise is good for you as long as it contains a mix of cardio and weight bearing exercise. There is not one specific exercise for people with diabetes (PWDs), just as there is no one specific food for PWDs.

Any questions you have will be welcomed even if you think it "foolish", "stupid" or "dumb". IMO the only foolish stupid or dumb questions are HONEST questions which are NOT ASKED!

Blessings to you and yours


Meg_C115 2012-02-02 13:48:26 -0600 Report

Hi James. Thats for the advice. It is much appreciated. Its kind of cool looking at all the posts on here (first day on this website) and to know I am not alone with being a Diabetic.
I dont like eggs but I dont hate them either lol. I guess I will try them in the morning for breakfast and dress em up a little bit ;)

Thanks bunches!!!

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