Lifestyle changes and positive effects on me as a person!

By andy1979 Latest Reply 2014-11-20 17:48:49 -0600
Started 2014-11-20 03:10:05 -0600

A few days ago whilst looking positively at lifestyle changes made since my diognosis in aug 2014, had a " lovely phone call off a friend" , to cut long story short she asked me how i have had to adapt to a new lifestyle change regarding my relationship with food. Prior to aug i ate after 10pm , my portion sizes were excessive at times and kfc/ mcdonalds were my fast food friends and i ate when work tried to tell me when, oh and on occasions i would binge drink on alcohol. However the new me that is looking forward explained that the diabeties is making me make correct decisions in regards to portion size and letting work know i need regular food breaks due to condition as smokers i work with can have 10 breaks a shift as its an "addiction", pointed out my reasons for needing adequate food breaks was self preservation and improving ones health , unlike smoking which is anti social. I feel that last few months have me question many things in life such as the previous bad relationship with food and alcohol. Fact is i could say i have addictive personality, always having gone to extremes with things in my life, however personality traits positive or negative wont effect the new future i want to create. mind you since changing my diet subway has become a very good health food outlet, obviously without sauces and water is gradually overtaking my diet coke craving, mad as that sounds.

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Glucerna 2014-11-20 17:48:49 -0600 Report

I love the way you're advocating for yourself at work and making sure you have the time to eat when you need to. Your positive attitude around the changes you're making is going to carry you a long way. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-11-20 14:34:53 -0600 Report

Howdy Andy
Your "addictive personality" sounds like mine. I would go to extremes in most of what I did. I have learned to moderate that now since my Dx with T2.

God's best tor you

GabbyPA 2014-11-20 10:52:36 -0600 Report

Man, we should sit down and chat for a while. You have some great ideas and goals and insights on what your past and present are doing for you. I guess, because I am also going though some soul searching right now, this just resonates with me. I know you will do great, talking about things always seems to help with accountability. Keep us posted on how you do.

andy1979 2014-11-20 13:50:53 -0600 Report

definetly it would be good to write / talk to a like minded person , pity im in uk and you are thousands of miles away . i will friend request you asap. just on way to a night shift will write you an email tmrw.

lilleyheidi 2014-11-20 03:38:23 -0600 Report

Really glad that you are trying to make positive changes in your life. It is a great step. As a diabetic, food plays the all important role in our life once we get that diagnosis, and we have to become so hyper vigilant about it. Good for you about asking for special breaks for eating times. That's super important.
I caution you to look into subway, especially if you are eating the bread, that is an awful lot of carbs, even their salads have a lot of carbs hidden in them, just check it out and see, i'm not saying i know how many are there, but i've heard there are more than a few. Taking food from home that you make may be a healthier choice also maybe less expensive.
I wish you the BEST of luck on these changes in your life.

andy1979 2014-11-20 09:07:35 -0600 Report

Thank you for your advice, i realise that diet is going to going to be very much a learning curve , all i know is that the amiount of food that i no longer like due to the medication the list seems to be getting longer. But if i am honest i appreciate each day more and more since being diognosed. Fact is life is precious and time to live it fullest. so thank you once again for your kind words, have a great day.

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