Losing just 20 Pounds

By kathy5701 Latest Reply 2014-07-27 12:02:35 -0500
Started 2014-07-25 12:30:01 -0500

This has made a huge difference in my life as far as my health. My post weight loss BP was always about 140-150/80-95 and that was with 3 medications. My Fasting sugars were 200 - 300. My cholesterol is really bad and Trygliserites also really bad. I don't know my Choleterol numbers yet, I am having blood work done in the first part of August but my BP is now almost too low. This week on Thursday it was 110/72. My Fast Blood Glucose is about 103. My 2 hour after meal Glucose is like 165. I am 99% off sugar. I use Spenda in my coffee but I no longer eat donuts, cookies, candy, cakes, chocolate, etc. I am a sugar addict. It was like Heroin to me. Just pump it into my vein please. I don't exercise much but walk once in a while and I know I need to do that more but I am telling you its the food. That is the first key. Thanks all,

9 replies

Type1Lou 2014-07-25 17:29:48 -0500 Report

I had REALLY bad eating habits before I was diagnosed at age 27. In college, I would frequently eat a Skybar for breakfast (That is/was a candy bar, I think made by Necco.) In my early 20's, my breakfast could have been a slice of blueberry pie. I now limit my carbs to 120 grams per day and have good control of both my weight and my BG's. Carb awarenessand reduction was the key for me.

Glucerna 2014-07-25 17:16:02 -0500 Report

It's great that you've made so many changes in your food choices and that you're seeing success. What will help you incorporate more walking and exercise into your life? ~Lynn @Glucerna

kathy5701 2014-07-25 17:34:54 -0500 Report

Well I don't know why I draw back from it. I work near a beautiful park and even though its wooded and I don't feel safe in some parts the other parts run along the main streets so everyone is exposed. I think I am my own worse enemy. I will be on my way to work and know that i have a flexible schedule and tell myself "hey you should stop at the park and walk just 30 minutes". I did it like twice in the last month. I can't seem to make it regular. I even have really good music on my iphone and good ear phones.

Glucerna 2014-07-26 16:20:35 -0500 Report

It's often helpful to think about the one biggest obstacle to exercise, and then work on getting around that obstacle. At the same time, it can be helpful to focus on the benefits you'll get from exercise. By doing both of these strategies, you're getting closer to actually exercising. ~Lynn @Glucerna

haoleboy 2014-07-25 12:53:43 -0500 Report

"I am telling you its the food. That is the first key."
I wholeheartedly agree … seems so obvious, but I am always amazed that so many type 2 diabetics don't grasp that


jayabee52 2014-07-25 12:44:19 -0500 Report

Howdy Kathy
I agree. The longer I am around this site, I am more convinced than ever that FOOD is an important key to managing one's diabetes. One may need to mange one's diabetes using pills or insulin, but unless one gets one's eating under control one's numbers will be messed up somehow.

Praying you get the 3rd leg of the stool excercise under way soon!


kathy5701 2014-07-25 12:54:34 -0500 Report

Hi James. I should also mention I eat hardly any bad carbs. I have quit bread, rolls, hot dog and hamburger buns. It has been kind of hard. I bought gluten and wheat free rolls at Safeway that are really like Ciabata Rolls. They aren't bad just not much flavor. I was not that big of a woman but my doctor said I have 3 strikes against me, the high BP, Diabetes and high cholesterol. I am 56 years old. My dad who is diabetic had a stroke at 61 and a heart attack at 65. My doctor said I will be following in his footsteps if I don't do a 90 degree turn. :-)

jayabee52 2014-07-25 19:42:00 -0500 Report

Well Kathy, I manage my T2 mainly by what I eat. No meds. I have completely given up anything made from grain. I eat high protein and low carb and have been doing so for about 3 yrs.

kathy5701 2014-07-27 12:02:35 -0500 Report

Good for You!! I really want to get off some medications, cause I feel like the side effects are not helping either. :-)