Having Trouble Getting Motivated

Noob58
By Noob58 Latest Reply 2013-05-13 09:27:44 -0500
Started 2013-05-11 11:51:28 -0500

I've been diagnosed since 2012 with Type 2. Feeling helpless to get going with proper eating. This is hard to do alone, especially with so many sugary foods being brought into the house.


6 replies

Fefe12
Fefe12 2013-05-13 03:50:51 -0500 Report

Please listen to what Joyce said. Its so true and I only have one thing to add. "Why does your disease love your body more than you do?"

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-13 09:27:44 -0500 Report

That is an excellent question Fefe. It comes back to what I wrote about Diabetes and common sense. You have to use that to get control. So your spouse or kids brings sugary foods into the house. If you have common sense, you know not to eat them. Its the same as going grocery shopping, if you know you have high blood pressure, would you buy foods high in sodium? Just because the food is in the house doesn't mean you have to put them into your mouth. People really have to think before doing. Will save a lot of aggravation in the long run.

Fefe12
Fefe12 2013-05-13 03:45:52 -0500 Report

Please listen to what Joyce said. Its so true and I only have one thing to add. "Why does your disease love your body more than you do?"

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-11 21:32:02 -0500 Report

Diabetes is a disease that makes you responsible for having it. Who brings in the sugary foods? If you are doing this, why?

You should be motivated enough to want to keep your toes, feet, legs, arms, vision, kidney's and the rest of your organs. Continuously eating sugary foods will keep your blood sugar out of control and over time you could start losing body parts.

You should be motivated enough to want to live your life as healthy as possible. To be able to accomplish things you set out to do. To be able to walk and breath without medical equipment to assist you.

You should be motivated enough to be grateful for waking up each morning regardless of the aches and pains. To look out your window and see the sun shining, smelling the flowers and listening to the birds singing.

Currently there is no cure for diabetes, this doesn't mean that you can't be all you can be. It doesn't mean your life is over. I look at life as an adventure because I never know what is going to happen from day to day and I can't wait to find out what each day will bring even if the adventure is good or bad.

My sister and I live together, she isn't diabetic. We went to the bakery today and she bought her cake, dinner rolls and cookies all freshly made. I went to the Amish bakery and bought an Apple Pie cooked in its natural juices. No sugar is in the pie at all and this is my sweet treat. Depending on my numbers, I might have a cookie later this week.

Just because sugary items are brought into the home doesn't mean you have to eat them. The choice is yours. You can bring in the treats or foods that are healthy for you and not concern yourself with the sugary foods. Personally, I love having my vision, limbs and my numbers in very good control. It is simply mind over matter. Do I want to eat the sugary foods and have my blood sugar rise or do I want to eat foods I know I can have. 99% of the time I am going for the foods I know I can have. I am to strong to be tempted by sugary foods. I decided two things when I was diagnosed. 1. I have diabetes, diabetes does not have me. 2. I control my diabetes, diabetes does not control me. Good luck to you.

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