Fresh start!

By HelloKristi Latest Reply 2014-07-27 17:20:56 -0500
Started 2014-07-15 13:33:04 -0500

Well I woke up this morning, sent my hubby off to work with a smile, strapped on my sneakers and went walking!! I could only go about two miles before I started to feel like I needed to stop but it's a start !! I've taken all the advise I have gotten here and started a journal, I'm writing down what exercise I do and what am eating as well as how I'm feeling and small goals I have set for myself! Ty again to all of you that have taken the time to gives tips!!

16 replies

jedabolin 2014-07-27 17:20:56 -0500 Report

Use to walk all the time. But was experiencing a lot of pain in my left leg. Had some tests done and the femal arterie was 90 percent blocked. Had surgery the next week and am able to walk again slowly. Dr said it didn't get that way over night and it won't improve that fast. It is a gradual thing. I'll be glad when I can do everything just like I use to. Dr said this was caused by the diabetes.

ReaderReader12 2014-07-25 21:45:24 -0500 Report

Wow…how good you are being you yourself. Two miles is an awesome start. Rock on you can do anything you set your mind to.


Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-07-19 08:21:00 -0500 Report

Hey Kristi,

Wow, sounds like you are taking good care of yourself! Journaling is a great idea. And smiling is a great way to start the day.


msann 2014-07-17 18:56:16 -0500 Report

great job it going to get easier start slow work your way up me and hubby go to the park 3 times a week then I walk at senor action 2 times a week so for the week I do 8.5 miles we have to give each other support have a nice day!!!!

eristar 2014-07-16 05:44:56 -0500 Report

Hey, great! I never thought I would exercise on a consistent basis, but after the back surgery that left me paralyzed for a couple of years and a lot of physical therapy, I was so grateful to be able to walk again that I started using my exercise bike every morning before work and during good weather I go for a walk in the park or nature center after work - feeling much better about myself both mentally and physically. Hope you will find this true too. Keeping a journal is a great idea. Don't forget to mark down any goal you accomplish!!!

Pegsy 2014-07-15 20:24:02 -0500 Report

That is awesome! I'm so proud of you. The only advice I can give is, JUST DO IT. Even on those days when you really don't feel like it, really don't want to…JUST DO IT anyway. That's how I lost more than 90 lbs.

Glucerna 2014-07-15 22:05:04 -0500 Report

That's great advice Pegsy. HelloKristi it's fantastic that you're making changes to improve blood sugar levels, and you sound really positive about following through with your goals. Stick with it! ~Lynn @Glucerna

WestMoon88 2014-07-15 20:20:55 -0500 Report

That's awesome I've been in the gym as well part of a new me quit smoking cold turkey it's going 2 weeks now vitamins are awesome smoothies as substitutes for meals are part of my plan as well slowly but surely tryna get my body right I'm at 192 now tryna make 220 so it's coming slowly but surely. No pain no gain keep up the hard work

RebDee 2014-07-23 08:54:47 -0500 Report

WestMoon88: I gather that you are trying to gain weight while I am trying to lose weight. Wish I could give you a fat transplant and we would both be happy.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-15 19:34:45 -0500 Report

Keep up the great work you are doing. Glad you took responsibility and started setting goals. Don't forget to treat yourself when you complete each goal.

Skip20 2014-07-15 14:20:08 -0500 Report

Keep up the good work, you can do it! Try the myfitnesspal app on line for your journal. You can put in food intake, exercise… all in one place, figures everything for you! good luck!

haoleboy 2014-07-15 13:38:34 -0500 Report

If you can manage to walk a couple miles 3 or 4 times a week you should see real improvements in blood glucose levels and you should see some weight loss.
Plus you will feel so much better.