By nzingha Latest Reply 2012-04-22 22:14:48 -0500
Started 2012-04-20 03:22:21 -0500

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW…i think this works


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jayabee52 2012-04-20 22:53:16 -0500 Report

My experience was a little different.

My late bride "Jem" was a Person with Diabetes (PWD) too. I found that since she was basicly non—complient in many ways influenced me negatively too. She drank regular coke and fruit juices and though I did the shopping for us I didn't want to tell her "no" when she wanted me to buy those items. (We were so newly in love that I didn't want to rock the boat in that regard — don't know what it would have been like had we been together for 5 yrs or so). She encoraged me to eat her cookies, and her candy and though I resisted initially, I gave in occasionally. I am pretty sure that I could not have eaten the type of meal plan I had come to rely upon to manage my Blood Glucose (BG) levels at normal levels without the use of diabetes meds.

So while a partner can help one to achieve goals, they on the other hand can unwittingly sabotage them also.

nzingha 2012-04-21 02:19:44 -0500 Report

this is also true…but it also helps to bring out ur character..r u a strong or a weak person. i have a diabetic partner. we walk, smim and compare notes. he's been slacking off recently. i still get up go swimming and walking without him. he eats whatever he wants to eat at all hours of the night and just increases his insulin intake. he's been dependent on insulin for 27 years he says and has few complaints…well good for him. but i on the other hand know i'm not as lucky as he is, so i leave him be and do my thing. i have another friend and she on the other hand, tho not livining in the same country, i find to be more of a motivator for me and i for her..

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-20 20:09:12 -0500 Report

It is always great to workout with someone else. This way you don't feel like you are alone and it actually helps you to workout as someone else is depending on you. A motivator to get up and going.

nzingha 2012-04-21 02:20:49 -0500 Report

so true… we each depend on one another for the energy whether we want to believe it o or not. that's how life is.even animals know this…lol!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-22 22:14:48 -0500 Report

I guess that it why they always say to buddy up and you'll see better results. If it is just us, then we can easily say I'll do it later or tomorrow. We humans like companionship as well as other animals.

MewElla 2012-04-20 07:40:55 -0500 Report

Good tips and definitely an added bonus to have a buddy to keep us motivated and moving. thanks for sharing..

nzingha 2012-04-20 03:24:10 -0500 Report

its all about motivation and no matter how independent we are, its always good to have company to motivate you and even to silently compete because no matter what, we all like to compete..helps to push us along..lol..!

TsalagiLenape 2012-04-20 07:57:01 -0500 Report

Yes unfortunately I have no one to compete with but myself. UGH LOL

nzingha 2012-04-20 08:45:57 -0500 Report

y is that? so many lonely people in the world…sad:(
u need to find someone… get out more often…find someone..make a friend…

TsalagiLenape 2012-04-20 15:43:54 -0500 Report

I dont want a friend who bases the friendship on their terms. Many here do. I do get out often everyday actually. I am not lonely per se I am alone. Better that way than the alternative. Hugs

nzingha 2012-04-20 16:09:15 -0500 Report

u mean u r choosing to be alone…? how sad I would say. who says the friend will base the friendship on their terms.. surely u can find a mutual ground. i like having people around me, tho my daughter keeps complaining that i have too many some of whom dont mean me any good. that might be so but hey…no man/woman is an island, no man/woman stands alone..we need one another, so i will defend, each man/woman as my brother/sister,, each man/woman as my friend… u've heard this song before..right? :) its always so nice to meet people from different cultures and u hit it off with them and realise…hey we r not all that different and we have so much in common in our personal life. I have met some really cool people here on DC..some not so cool but that's what makes the world interesting… isnt it?