By EJMac Latest Reply 2014-01-25 11:09:50 -0600
Started 2014-01-20 22:14:21 -0600

I have committed to getting my A1C down to 6.5 from 7.9. I am eating totally different than before. Mostly vegetables, a little protein, some fruit, some dairy, almost no wheat. I have to test myself about 10 times a day to see how the food works on my blood sugar. Would like to lose 25 lbs in the mext 3 months. When you are a diabetic, there are so many adjustments to make in meds if you change much of anything-food, exercise, #of times you eat a day, etc. It's overwhelming at times for sure, but so far I have been doing well.
Have to be patient ( not my strong suit) to lose weight and eat healthy. I can gain soooooooo fast, but losing is painful, but worth it. Gonna try a OA meeting tomorrow to see if that helps. Hope everybody finds the motivation to do what's best for them.

9 replies

jayabee52 2014-01-25 11:09:50 -0600 Report

Glad to see you're making those changes EJ!

How was the OA meet?

Do you know about Obesity connect? (click on "Visit another community" at he top left of this page and select "Obesity" and then login with your DC info. A lot of "fellow travellers" there. Hope to see you there.

jigsaw 2014-01-21 19:32:05 -0600 Report

A healthy a1c is just around the bend! With a healthy diet, & exercise that you are doing, I believe you will achieve your goal before you expect to. You can't fail if you don't stop the positive action. Keep a clear picture in mind of how great you will feel as you see your a1c improve. The rewards are simply to great to ignore!

Glucerna 2014-01-21 15:26:47 -0600 Report

I really like the way you're looking at the long-term positive gains you're getting by managing diabetes. Your positive, I-can-do-this attitude is going to take you far. ~Lynn @Glucerna

GabbyPA 2014-01-21 14:01:56 -0600 Report

I started on a similar goal last October and have lost 10 pounds so far. The holidays kind of sidetracked me. But I have kept up with the basics of it, and it does help. You can do it.

101 Diabetics
101 Diabetics 2014-01-21 09:52:50 -0600 Report

I am so glad today as I read through the discussions. This is the third discussion involving the proper management of diabetes!!!

It is amazing how so many here are on the same track. Although there are different diet requirements for each person, we all can make the adjustments that we need to do for our own bodies to function as they should.

Congratulations to your dedication to not LET diabetes control you!!!

haoleboy 2014-01-20 23:15:17 -0600 Report

I know, right?
So easy to put on and sooo painstaking to lose. You need to create about a 3,500 caloric deficit just to lose 1 pound!!!
good luck, stay the course, you can do it.

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