Hello, I have been a type 1 diabetic since 1981. I've got to lose 150 lbs (5'8" and I am 258 lbs.) and I am in terrible trouble.
I love to cook, and I've found the wonderful recipes in this website which will be a tremendous help alone, for most of the stuff I've cooked so far, I find, is much too gorgeous for a woman's figure. Beef Stew, Chocolate Mousse, Apple Pie, I have to confess my sins. Does anybody know how I can cook and still slim down, and not have to eat, shall we say, unpalatable food in the process?
I find that sometimes I exercise, and my blood sugar goes down terribly, I eat sugar, then I gain weight. I'm on the pump now which will help because I've learned to put it on Suspend when I exercise. I have been told I should exercise four times a week. But I cannot stand the exercise DVDs (I feel like a fool), and I do walk and am trying to dance a bit. I was told by a nutritionist strength training is important, but I don't want to be bulky, I'd rather be feminine looking. The question is, does anybody know of a suitable exercise routine for someone who loves to have fun? And will just simply dancing to music work wonders?
Lastly, does anybody have any advice as to how to keep steady with losing weight and keeping it off, having fun while doing it?
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