I am a 59 year old female with type 2 diabetes. In the past 3 months i've changed my diet. No that i use grape sed oil to do all my cooking i'm feeling better by the day. I also use tumeric for the swelling. I have cut down on the candy, as well as all sw

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-12-11 12:34:00 -0600
Started 2012-11-25 14:14:08 -0600

From the beginning of September until November 20th, I have lost 26 pounds. It is a slow process, but I feel alot better than I did a few months ago. I also talk to my friends and let them know how I am doing to encourage them with their weight problems. Sometimes the smallest thing can make a big difference in ones life. Then sometimes the only thing that is needed is an encouraging word from a friend to get us started on the right path. When we fist become diabetics, and over weight we are in denile, or I should say we don't believe that we are either, so we continue to do what we were doing to get this way. Realy I should say this is how it was for me, then after about two and a half years later I was ready for everyone that I knew to knock some knowledge into brains for me to wake up so that I could live my life to the fullest. I was ready to come out of the whole that I had dug myself into, and was tired of the woe is me thing that we as a people do when something goes wrong. Now that I am back to loving me, myself and I, I can care and share how I felt with others in hopes that they my read my misstake, and not make the same ones. We only get one life, and when GOD gives us a second change at it, then we need to do what is right. That is to live, love, and help others as well as ourselves. Thank You for hearing me today. It's your turn now to pay it forward.

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minemake6 2012-11-27 14:35:16 -0600 Report

Wow I must say I really liked what and how you had to say. You really hit things right on the head ay least for me so for me I thank you.I hope you a lot of great things in your losing weight wish I had that in me to do so. I have gained so much since finding out I am type two it's crazy and I hate it about as much as I hate myself thank you for sharing and caring and putting your story out there for others to read Helen from Oh.

GabbyPA 2012-11-26 16:14:42 -0600 Report

I am curious about how much turmeric you take and how you know it is helping? I grow my own now and can afford to consume more of it. How do you take it?

jigsaw 2012-11-27 10:22:07 -0600 Report

Just a little diddy that I thought might interest you while on the subject of Turmeric.


Caroltoo 2012-12-11 09:01:12 -0600 Report

Al: I started giving my husband Turmeric about 8 months ago after reading that one study showed it to be almost as effective in treating Alzheimer's as taking Aricept, but without any of the negative side effects. He hasn't gained any ground mentally, but is stable. Carol

jigsaw 2012-12-11 12:34:00 -0600 Report

That is some good info, that I wiil keep in my mental folders. I am aware of some of the uncomfortable and extreme side effects of aricept.

Nick1962 2012-11-26 08:14:41 -0600 Report

Pretty much described my situation perfectly there. Good job on dropping the 26 lbs! Keep it up!
A life turnaround is a great thing to encounter. After dropping 90 lbs myself, I am finally able to travel and do all those things I couldn’t before. Just being able to fit comfortably in an airline seat is something most people don’t even think about, but it’s a celebration for me. Best to you for continued good health!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-25 17:28:43 -0600 Report

I have never ever lived in denial. Nor do I talk to my friends about my weight or my diabetes. Just because a person is over weight or has diabetes, doesn't mean they are unhappy or do not love themselves. I think this is an assumption based on those who are unhappy regardless of their weight or if they have diabetes. I agree this might have been how it was for you but not for others. This is what happens when a person says "WE". In most cases you have the problem and assume everyone else does which I think makes it easier for you to handle the problem.

You can encourage people to lose weight if they are dieting but you can't encourage anyone to lose weight who isn't interested in losing weight even though they may be overweight. In other words you can't walk up to a stranger or a family member who is over weight and try to encourage them to do so. They may not be interested and look at you as interfering with their choice in life.

In most cases, people will loose weight if they feel this is what THEY want to do. or if they have an illness. Also you cannot assume the overweight person is that way because of over eating. Medical problems and medications can cause weight gain. If someone asks me what I am doing to lose weight I will tell them. I am not going to initiate the conversation.

People encounter all kinds of situations in life that can cause them to no longer like or love themselves. In most cases this problem is so deep they need therapy to help them change the way they feel. For the overweight person who hates themselves, the media doesn't make it easy. The project happiness as being thin and beautiful. Twenty five years later some of these thin people are now less beautiful and overweight. Hollywood is infamous for this which is why I pay no attention to the lives of the "stars".

I don't know your name but never lose track of who or what you really are. I am glad you now love yourself. This alone can make a person very happy. Weight loss is a slow process but no matter what do not give up. You will reach your goal weight one day and that will make you even happier. I also believe in paying it forward because you never know when a good deed will come your way. Instead of shunning the homeless, the hungry, or those in need, find ways to help them. When climbing the ladder to success, reach down and give someone a hand up because the same people you climb over on your trip up the ladder are the same people you pass when you fall off. If you help someone, someone will help you when you need it most. Best of luck to you.

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