Nine Month Mark

By Red-Sox-Rich Latest Reply 2014-07-30 21:12:56 -0500
Started 2014-07-23 05:06:54 -0500

I check in on DC every day but have not posted in a while.
I am 9 months into my T-2 diag and have hit the depressed point of status quo. I am not doing anything to spark more weight loss or to exercise more. I am accepting things as they are.
We all know WHAT we need to do and my words of "No Excuses" are haunting me. Dealing with insomnia is a fact not an excuse and the vicious cycle continues. I guess I just needed to rant and now I will try to figure out my next move.
For my friends who are doing all the right things to get your diabetes in check I applaud you, it is not easy. For those who, like me, are struggling I know the feeling. Stay Well Rich

10 replies

Pegsy 2014-07-29 17:27:46 -0500 Report

It's going on 1 year since diagnosis for me and I am very discouraged at the lack of progress I am making. My doctor says I am doing all the right things but apparently not well enough as she just added another medication. I understand that we didn't get this way overnight and we aren't going to change it overnight either but I thought I would have made better progress by now. Even though we get discouraged and downright depressed now and then we just have to keep at it. I want to be around for my great grandchildren!

Jan8 2014-07-25 08:38:28 -0500 Report

I really know how you feel and have been there. Believe me it will pass. My doc gives me trazedone for sleep. It works well.

elwojcik65 2014-07-23 20:49:38 -0500 Report

Hang in there Rich. Not sleeping really sucks. Tired or not I try everyday to get away from my stressors. Even if it means sitting outside or in a different room by myself for a few minutes. I have found walking helps too. Try to find what works for you. Take care of you.

Nick1962 2014-07-23 11:05:55 -0500 Report

Rich, 9 months ain’t a long time given the big picture. I was still in denial and weighing in over 285 lbs. at that point. I guess somehow I expected the lifetime of bad habits that put me in the condition I was in were just going to go away if I just tried a little, and to some degree they did. It’s been 7 years now and I’m still working on it.

Not going to be a cheerleader here or offer some stupid motivating quotes. You’ve resigned yourself to the status quo, but the fact that you’re posting this tells me you’re not happy with that. Like me, you’re at that age where things start to decline just from plain getting wore out. But, you’re also at the age where you’ve worked all your life to be able to afford a few nice experiences also. Don’t know about you, but I’ll be damned if once I finally get to hang up the work world, I just spend that time sitting around.

You’ve got kids and grandkids. You tell me – you want to share in some of their first time experiences, or just watch from the sidelines.

kimfing 2014-07-23 09:37:48 -0500 Report

Step back, take a deep breath, look in the mirror and tell yourself you are worth it. Maybe talk to your Dr, educator, support group. Take a stroll around the block tonight and look at the stars. Take one small step at a time to get back on track then set another goal to add on for the next day and so on

HelloKristi 2014-07-23 08:11:32 -0500 Report

We all understand slacking off and not being focused on what we should be doing. Depression has really set in for me. I have so much outside stress right now that cupcakes and carbs scream my name as I walk past!!! I'm finding it hard to stay on the good path. Hang in there!! We will get a handle on all this eventually!! :)

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