How do you stay focus on your diet and exercise?

By Lety1 Latest Reply 2014-12-19 22:39:29 -0600
Started 2014-09-15 22:52:54 -0500

I was diagnosed with diabetes around April of 2014, I was sacred and cried too. But I was mad at myself also, I felt that it was my fault, this had happened to me for not taking care of my health and eating better. So I bought a nutrabullet and started my shacks and exercises, walking on the treadmill every other day. And last 20lbs, I felt great and looked great haha. But it's very hard when everyone around you loves to eat… Anyway I slacked off and gained back 10lbs boo! So now trying to go back to my good eating and exercise. :-) Any advise well be much appreciate, thank you.

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ReaderReader12 2014-09-17 15:21:57 -0500 Report

Hi… good for your for the 20 pound loss. Do not be to hard on yourself, but I know at first it is hard not to be. I was also for about a year, before I was able to tell anyone even those close to me. Now the fact that I have diabetes is out in the open and so am I and everything is way better. I am eating low-carb and it is going very well. Not has hard as i thought it would be. I see a diabetic educator and we talk about food and she has given me many ideas so that is a good thing. She is a phone call away. Good support that is important. I am not tempted to eat fast food, because of how good I am doing. I do not want to go back. I feel like I am setting down a very strong foundation for the first time in my life and I am just not willing to mess that up. I still struggle with getting downstairs to the treadmill…but I do it. I think I have lost about 25 pounds. I still have a long way to go, but I will do it and I think that you will to. I talk to myself out loud now and sometimes I even listen to myself. Lol I always say something positive.

Good luck. You can do this.


Lety1 2014-12-19 22:35:35 -0600 Report

Thank you Pam for your positive words and glad your doing so good. Hope everything is well with you, Marry Christmas.

Glucerna 2014-09-16 20:44:21 -0500 Report

You're right that a diagnosis of diabetes is difficult, and I give you a lot of credit for making changes, losing weight, and now asking for help. There are excellent discussions here about emotionally coming to terms with diabetes. If you haven't worked with a diabetes educator, now is a good time to ask your doctor for a referral so you can get additional diabetes education and support. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Lety1 2014-12-19 22:39:29 -0600 Report

My doctor did send me to nutrition classes and theythey did help me out a lot. Thank you Lynn. ☺

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