This is is what keeps me going

By blakeashton Latest Reply 2017-09-06 09:29:52 -0500
Started 2012-12-18 03:27:24 -0600

It matters not how many times you fall down,what maters most is how many times you rise .Mistakes build character and character takes you places money can't

44 replies

wolf65 2017-09-06 09:29:52 -0500 Report


Anonymous 2016-06-30 05:07:24 -0500 Report

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Toyo99 2016-03-26 00:05:28 -0500 Report

I have been a diabetic for many years. I have such a hard time being compliant.all my life I have been heavy. It seems I do good for several days then I go off. My husband died a year and half ago. We did not have a good marriage. I was hopping that when he died I would be able to control it, but it has not happened. How do I fix this.

WillChill59 2016-06-10 21:49:36 -0500 Report

Start internittent fasting. Start out easy like having a cup of broth or tea for lunch. Monitor your blood sugar and go down, down, down on your insulin and pills. Insulin is the cause of worsening diabetes. As a nurse I think how many gallons of it I gave to patients over the years. Try to fast for a whole day but don't stress your self, just to start is a huge deal. The weight will drop off especially when you decrease your meds for diabetes (they cause weight gain). Eat foods that keep glucose level low and there for insulin low: Spicy herbs and vinegar, high fiber, eat a higher fat, lower carbohydrate diet. Eat Avocados, Olive and Palm oils, have a steak now and then. Avoid bread, sugar, pastries and go get a baby ruth candy bar instead. (High in fat and protein). Exercise. And keep current with all the new foods they are discovering suppresses insulin production in the body. You need to keep a low circulating insulin, fasting depletes the liver of glucose so when you do eat, the sugars are soaked up by the liver and do not stay in your bloodstream. see this: God Bless:

haoleboy 2016-06-10 22:57:33 -0500 Report

Metformin actually aids in weight loss … you seem to paint with big old broad strokes
… and it is incredibly irresponsible to advise someone over the internet to decrease their medications … especially if you are in fact a medical "professional"
(and Baby Ruth? please tell me you were kidding about that, right?)

Pepper2017 2017-02-26 09:21:32 -0600 Report

I really think Metformin helped me to lost all the weight years ago when I was first diagnosed.I'd often heard many people say they think it helped them too. I lost 2 lbs. per week most weeks. of course, exercised and watched carbs, portion sizes, etc..

kingstonso 2016-01-28 21:10:02 -0600 Report

Amen to that!. I was diagnosed T2 in 1991 while at Desert Storm; attributed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Restarted my business (self-employed) after I returned; making headway until MI in 1994 (resolved with angioplasty), began again, 2nd MI in 1998 (triple bypass), never missed a mortgage payment, nor did my family go hungry. VA told me to go home, they were calling me 100% disabled vet., again a drop in income, but we made it. Had brain tumor removed 15 years later.. Have had many complications including neuropathy, depression, PTSD, skin cancer (years at sea), hearing loss, cataracts, "anemia of chronic illness", overactive bladder (That's a lot of fun!), stage 3b kidney, erectile dysfunction, & recently, prostate cancer. My cardiologist as well as all my MD's told me radiation or chemo, my heart wouldn't take another operation. My daughter predicted I'd opt for surgery. She was right! I'm still here being a pain to my children, their children and their children. I get up every day - so long as I'm on the right side of the grass, I have another opportunity to be a pain-in-the-a__ to my kids, etc. Let your family, friends and neighbors know that you love (or at least cherish) them. Seriously, I volunteer. I have a regular "job" helping others, 10 hrs/wk or more, also with my church. I now live alone guarded by 2 10 pound dogs; my spouse & best friend of almost 50 years passed away of ALS 3 years ago. While she was in the Nursing Home for the last month + a half, a couple of groups I volunteer with realized I was spending all my time up there, just coming home to feed the dogs & sleep - I found I was "gifted" with home-made frozen meals so I would "eat right". I didn't know what to do - I had spent the last 15 - 20 years helping others, now, when it was me being helped, I didn't know what to do. When I'm not goofing off, I'm cleaning out 50 years of memories which mean nothing to anyone else. I have to pace myself, pay others to do jobs I used to do (read shovel snow last winter), but I know when I finish (or whether I finish or not), my daughter can hardly wait until I come down & live with her. She has a king-sized bed, a cage for my dogs, many of my pictures on the wall, all waiting. I love her, no question, but I also like not answering to her. Did I mention, my cardiologist before he wrote a letter for me in 2004 (after an hour and a half discussion) told me when he took over my care 15 years earlier, several other cardiologists told him I would last no more than two or three years. So my point is you can overcome almost anything if you will it and are willing to work for it. You also need to get out & do something for others. If nothing else, you'll realize there are folks with more problems than you, that you can do good for others which will make you feel better - that I can guarantee. I know I'm not going to last forever, but I'm going out with my boots on, skidding into my grave - there's too much to do to sit home & pity myself.

Emma2412 2016-01-10 14:01:17 -0600 Report

I agree with you totally. It's great advice! No one can push on and get somewhere if one only concentrates on possibly making a mistake or on a mistake one has already made. Learn from the mistake and push on!

jimbolea 2015-09-19 14:00:15 -0500 Report

I have a unique way of looking at what I have, It's starts with a Firm and Faithful view of my Creator , Without it, nothing holds together.
My mother God bless her, suffered a debilitating stroke back when I was 3, She is paralyzed on her left side, She has been prayed over, time and time again, Each time I remember will my mom be ok? will she be able to walk, and use her hand? each time the Answer was no, Back then I looked at it like mom was cursed , how else could I explain it?
Then I was reading a passage in the Bible that says Zec 13:9
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
God Has healed my mother Spiritually . and he is chastening me as well.
Many times I go against My God and those times I am alone, But not for long. I hear that Faint voice of Reason in my head, Some call it a Consonance . I call it the Holy Spirit In me, Telling me what I should do, Reminding me I should Test, Did I take my night Shot of Lantus?. I am sure there are Some that would Look at this as if Jim has Lost His Mind, No I haven't , This Is the Helper that My Lord Jesus said he would sent to anyone and everyone who asks.
This is what Keeps me Going, Sharing my Faith with others.

WASHED OUT 2016-01-10 16:22:24 -0600 Report

You are right dear friend, it is the Holy Spirit talking within us. Let us be reminded when Elijah was in fear for his life even though God had always been with him even through the trial of the wet burnt offering in which fire come down burnt the wood and even lapped up the water. He hid himself in a cave in fear after the death of all of the queens priest. Angels fed tended to Elijah yet he still feared and searched for God. An Earthquake came, a fire from lightning came, a great storm came but he could not find God in any of those things. Then he noticed that still small voice within and there he found God. God had never left him yet he searched. God beats no drum, he blows no horn, but speaks in a still small voice. We have his promise that he will never leave us so why should we fear. When we have God on our side Who can stand against us ?

Mallacai 2015-02-21 08:04:30 -0600 Report

Some one once said if you have never made a mistake then you have never done anything in you life.

TsalagiLenape 2015-01-17 11:12:23 -0600 Report

Yes I agree. I call the mistakes Life Lessons. For if we learn from them, it will change our Lives better. Yet if not, that is also on our heads.

sweetslover 2014-12-23 17:16:00 -0600 Report

If mistakes build character, then I am quite a character. My friends and family help me when I fall, and I am able to rise again, but dang—it hurts while you're down there. The older I get, the less I bounce (literally and figuratively). 2014-10-31 09:02:55 -0500 Report

So true, but when you fall so many times its even harder to get up. So many people judge you for the falling instead of giving you encouragement when you get up, I know you should always encourage yourself, but it helps when other people encourage you too.

Kalisiin 2015-06-29 06:03:00 -0500 Report

Too true.

I find that I best find expression in music. And your words remind me of a song that is very meaningful for me. and here I go ready to outrageously date myself: The song is called "I Believe In You" by Twisted Sister.

Seriously. The lyrics are something all of us, diabetic or not, can relate to:
Just a sample:

Why won't someone say these words
Are they really so absurd?
Must they always go unheard?
Ohhhh, if someone needed the light
I'd be there to help them fight
If they fell, i'd set them right
And then i'd say

I believe in you

Beca1 2014-12-15 08:57:19 -0600 Report

Yes, it does make a big difference when you have the support of other people who truly desire to see you succeed in your life. The Diabetic Connection is a good social site for this purpose. We are here to help one another, not judge, nor condemn. When one friend is weak we all rush in to pull that person back up again, this is love in it's purest form. We all fall down, we learned this when we were kids and fell off our bikes, stubbed our toes running barefooted, and fell over the cracks in the sidewalk while skating down the street. As adults, we think we have it all in order, NO falling down allowed, after all we are adults! Ha! Ba Humbug!, we will still fall, we will still stub our toes and scrape our knees and the sooner we all learn this the better off we are all going to be. Learn to laugh especially at yourself! When you fall say ok I fell and pic your self up off the floor and keep on walking. There really is nothing else we can do but get up and move forward! Some may think the whole world is watching them, I am here to tell you, that is so far from the truth. No one in this big, wide world judges us more than We judge ourselves. Sooooooo, Stop judging yourself and move on. You are on here for Us and we are on here for You. We are all looking for a group, a place, a social networking of support and we have all found it Right here! Love to you! Don't let mistakes discourage you We are here for you! xoxo

lanykins 2015-04-18 12:07:06 -0500 Report

I don't come here nearly often a lot and feel lonely and isolated. What you said makes me realize that even though this is on the internet, we can be here for each other, care about what someone else is going through and be there for them with help and support. Thank you for reminding me and encouraging me to come here frequently.

jayabee52 2014-10-31 10:25:40 -0500 Report

Howdy Valerie

At least you get up again after falling. Many ppl don't. I congratulate you on getting up again!

I can say that my fiancee is very positive and am sure she'd kick my fanny if I fell off the wagon, but she'd also encourage me to get up and try again.

God's best to you

funnygirl98 2014-06-20 10:14:45 -0500 Report

I totally agree with what ur saying. Many ppl think money can buy them happiness but in all reality it doesn't it's up to urself to learn how to make urself happy in the long run;-)

funnygirl98 2014-06-20 10:14:34 -0500 Report

I totally agree with what ur saying. Many ppl think money can buy them happiness but in all reality it doesn't it's up to urself to learn how to make urself happy in the long run;-)

Set apart
Set apart 2012-12-19 05:55:01 -0600 Report

I will add to this a saying I read the other day, In life it doesn't matter how many breaths you take, but what matters are those moments that take your breath away!