keeping control

shar - 27255
By shar - 27255 Latest Reply 2008-12-07 07:57:33 -0600
Started 2008-12-07 02:56:31 -0600

I have type 2. I had heart congestivefailure, was in hospital 5 day,sugar 400, came out of hospital had to take 4 needles a day. Got serious w diet. lost 80 lbs, my AC1 was 5.7 for 6 mos (taking 4 pills). Dr said lose 40 lbs and I can stop taking pills. But I gained 50 lbs. How do I get & keep control?

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GabbyPA 2008-12-07 07:57:33 -0600 Report

Tomorrow is a new day and you can start all over again.

What I did when I lost a bunch of weight was start at zero again. Like I didn't weigh what I did before. That helps me from feelling like I have accomplished so much and prevents me from getting lazy.

I also look at smaller goals like 1-2 pounds a week. That seems so attainable that I don't get too discouraged and know I just have to do something a little different.

LadyDi said exercise and I find that is my greatest alli. I walk everyday and I make sure I am up and about doing something during the day. When I used to work at a company, I was on my butt all day, when home ate and crashed. Geee, not too good. Being active makes me feel good about myself and helps with my numbers too.

So don't get discouraged, just start again tomorrow(or today...LOL) It will come off when you are not focusing on the scale as much as you are focusing on your health. You'll see.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-07 07:47:26 -0600 Report

Isn't it frustrating?! Just simply not easy to constantly be thinking about what and how much you eat…just tough to lose weight, period. Hopefully your doctor has referred you to a nutritionist that will be very helpful in coming up with an eating plan for you. Don't know if you're able to exercise any, but walking is something you really need to work into your schedule. There are many good recipes on this site and others which are helpful, as well as in a world of books that you can find most anywhere. For most of us cutting the carbs and sugar are a must in order to control weight and blood sugar readings. Do work closely with your doctor as you deal with this. You can do it! Don't get discouraged when you "fall off the wagon", but just start again the next day. Eventually it will become a little easier, I've found. Good luck!

Bellemina 2008-12-07 07:25:03 -0600 Report

I have found that the 40-30-30 nutritional approach works best for constant control check out a book called the formula by Gene and Joyce Daoust I have lost 126 pounds and I am never hungry I eat every 4 hours I take only 4 units of insulin twice a day and my sugar is always beween 80 and 100 please let me know how it goes!