Not the Victory I had wanted....

By handmashed Latest Reply 2015-01-28 05:25:57 -0600
Started 2015-01-27 00:59:43 -0600

OK… I have now lost 35 pounds and have had my A1c retested,
Feels like a failure, but I know that it is not. As of now I am still "clinically" obese, and still pre-diabetic. While the numbers are down, and things are "improving" I feel disappointed and discouraged. UGH
I was hoping to have celebrated… but, looks like I am going to have to loose more weight.
How do we find the courage to press on?
so frustrating…

9 replies

RebDee 2015-01-28 05:25:57 -0600 Report

It took me 50 lbs lost to go from morbidly obese to obese. Now I must lose another 25 lbs to get out of the obese category. You are not a failure. You just have to look at what you have accomplished with pride and know that with a little more weight loss, you will break the cycle of obesity.

lilleyheidi 2015-01-28 00:02:50 -0600 Report

CONGRATULATIONS 35lbs is not easy to do, I know I've done it. You're far from being a failure, and although it may be frustrating at the moment that you've not reached the "goal" of your A1c or weight, you're doing what it takes. Way to go! Each step in the right direction is a success. Don't beat yourself up. I don't have an answer as to how to find the courage to press on, I hope you will find the courage in your successes and through us here at DC. Celebrate lady, you have a lot to celebrate right now. HUGS, Heidi

Pegsy 2015-01-27 12:56:10 -0600 Report

Debs, in the beginning I was frustrated too at not making progress as fast as I wanted to. Don't give up! You can do this. Just keep on keeping on. It takes time to reach your goals. You may not be where you wanted to be right now but you have made progress and that's important. Let the progress you have made encourage you to keep going. If you don't give up, you will eventually get there.

GabbyPA 2015-01-27 12:54:25 -0600 Report

OMG girl. Improvement is always encouraging. Even if just a little, it is the little light at the end of the tunnel that lets us know we are going in the right direction. I take any little victory I can. You can build on that. It's okay to feel a little let down, that maybe you didn't quite meet the goals you had set, but the fact that you are getting closer is wonderful!

Type1Lou 2015-01-27 08:51:20 -0600 Report

You did not get where you are overnight and it will take time to get you where you want to be. You've made good progress in changing some of the habits that got you into the condition you're in. That's something to be proud of and celebrate. What you are dealing with is a lifestyle change, and that is never easy, but, the rewards for making those changes are well worth it. Wishing you well!

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Jibber Jabber 2015-01-27 04:18:14 -0600 Report

You lost 35 pounds and you're still prediabetic…do you know what THAT means you are losing weight and haven't developed diabetes…that doesn't sound like a failure to me…as far as being clinically obese is concerned…I have been there..not a good place to be..but you are addressing it…losing weight is NOT easy…and you are doing it…so chin up…the next 35 will come off the same way the last 35 did…and even the next…just stick to it because you are obviously doing something right…hugs

jayabee52 2015-01-27 03:25:41 -0600 Report

Howdy Debs
You are certainly NOT a failure! You could be celebrating your weight loss. Perhaps you hadn't lost as much as you wanted as quickly as you wanted, but eventually you will lose the weight and will keep your diabetes at bay as long as you do not give up.

Diabetes is not only a physical disease, but a mental/emotional one as well.

Please continue your good work, Debs.

God's best to you

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