Diabetic Blues

By Bertlette Latest Reply 2009-06-27 12:14:26 -0500
Started 2009-06-25 18:55:22 -0500

Being a type 2 diabetic now for 1 year and 2 months, I thought that I will have the hang of this thing, I can't call it being depressed, it's like having the "Diabetic Blues", and because you have it you feel like your the only one that's in the diabetic blues club. My poor body have been through a lot, aches, shakiness, dry skin, boy I never would have thunk it, I never would have thought that I would have lost so much of my life to diabetes. And I still haven't got the hang of this disease, so many other things health wise have come into play when I found out about the diabetes, and I don't want to focus on those other illnesses I have to deal with, I need to focus on this disease and weight loss, especially weightloss this been a difficult task, all might life. And I know it's not a quick fix to losing weight, I can't take that magical pill and "poof", weight loss be gone I just roll, tuck, bob and weave threw all this and in the mist of it all, I pray, I have so much faith and that takes me a lone way. If their's anyone out there and you have any suggestion for losing a hundred pounds, or just anything you have to say to me, I'm in need of your help.

Caring & Sharing,

8 replies

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2009-06-27 10:57:52 -0500 Report

As with you, dieting has been hard. Switching my eating habits has been a HUGE problem.
I have lost 37 pounds now… by cutting my intake in half…
then, in 2 weeks, I cut it in half again…

I pray that things work out well for you. Remember, you are not alone in your struggle with diabetis. Stay strong, don't discourage yourself, and get back on track RIGHT AWAY…
Your Friend, Leigh

Bertlette 2009-06-27 12:14:26 -0500 Report

Hello kdroberts, and Leigh,
I thank you guy's dearly, Kd, I appreciate the info. on the book I really enjoy learning new things that will help me, so that is something I will look into, and I will let you know if that book was helpful to me. And Leigh thanks for the encouragement in losing weight every bit helps, I'm glad I have friends out there that has gone through similar situation, it's really comforting in knowing that.

kdroberts 2009-06-26 20:05:32 -0500 Report

Go to the library (or look at your library online) and get Diabetes Burnout by William Polonsky, ISBN 1580400337. It should help you and enable you to deal with this kind of situation when it happens in the future.

cakeybakes 2009-06-26 07:15:26 -0500 Report

GET OUT OF THE HOUSE! I found this is a quick fix to a down day. I just take a walk (short or long, to look at the wildflowers and watch the birds and stuff—a little Snow Whiteish, huh?). I haven't been able to get off much weight, but I am now able to walk 3 miles every day and I've got tons of energy now. (I love to sweat-out the bad crap in my life.)

I have definitely changed my eating habits, and all my blood work has proven it. I just tell my doctor I'm probably the healthiest fat chick she'll ever see. She laughs and nods!

Just get out whenever you can and change your eating habits a little at a time—the changes will start to show soon.

Bertlette 2009-06-26 18:07:28 -0500 Report

Hello Cakeybake,
No that doesn't sound snow whitish, because my favorite thing to hear in the morning is birds, it's so funny when I first move in this apartment, everyday I would be woken up by this black crow, and he got on my nerve so much that I name it after my ex-husband. This crow squawked every single day for 2 years, but now I have beautful birds singing by my bedside, so me going outside and going to the park to see them or hear them is a wonderful thing, but right now it's a one day at a time for me.

I have to build enough energy to be able to stroll to the park or anywhere else for that matter. I thank you and the other's, I promise myself that my life is more important to me and I need to start living it again, I have a family that wants me around, and I want to be here as well. So thanks again!!!

aunt.tina3339@yahoo.com 2009-06-25 19:37:05 -0500 Report

First let me start by saying that you are not alone!!! All of us here have to take it one day at a time! Weight loss is never easy!!! I'm sure that I speak for everyone, when I say we all wish that it was!!! But encouragement is really what we do for one another. We are here to listen to your thoughts, & worries, and we try to help find answers together with you!!! I can tell you that if you have access to swimming I think that, that is the very best exercise that you can get. It is No impact!!! Then there is always walking, if you are able to. But my vote is swimming!!! Hang In There Girl!!! Your Friend, Tina!!!

Bertlette 2009-06-26 02:08:07 -0500 Report

I thank you Sarg and Aunt Tina, I appreciate your responses to me, like I said I have always been on the chunky side, and carried my weight well. But now I'm older, I will be 46 this coming August 21, and I look 30, but with my health problems I feel like 60, and I haven't really went out my house in 6 years, and I truly miss the outside. Now don't get me wrong I go take care of my business, but I miss walking by the lake and going to the museums, and I have a handsome 4 year old grandson I never took him to the beach, zoo, or even a walk outside, and I'm missing out on the best years of his life.

Sarguillo 2009-06-25 19:29:13 -0500 Report

from someone who has lost 100 lbs. Please know that it is possible. its not easy, but it is possible. Its all math. Food in + movement loss = either gain or loss in your base weight.
Eat healthier and its easier in this equaztion.
If you eat more, then you have to move more to loose more.
If you eat less, and you move more, then you loose more even faster.
If you eat more and dont move at all, you gain.
Simple math.
I prefer lower carb diet.
Its great for a diabetic.
First off, cut out bread as much as possible.
Cut down on pasta and grains.
Eat more Veggies and protiens.
Now, Im not saying cut out all carbs, as that can hurt and affect your kidneys (or so my diaticain says).
Make sure you eat at least 3 times a day or you will pig out when you do eat (or I should say, I used to pig out at lunch and dinner when I skipped breakfast).
Make sure you are not hungry.
Eat till you feel fine but not after you feel full.
I used to sit down and eat, and eat, and eat, even after I felt full, Especially if I was at a buffet. Had to get my moneys worth.
Now I would pay if I could just loose the weight without dieting. Guess I am now paying a second time in other ways. Yeah, I got my moneys worth, and the extra weight that comes with my moneys worth.
For a sandwich, try a lettuce wrap. Green leaf lettuce, put in your fixins. Even some mayo for flavor and fold the lettuce. Enjoy. Low carb. Filling. Better for you than 2 slices of bread.
Make vegtables your friend. Eat more vegtables and less processed foods. If you really want to learn about low carb, ask SkipT. He's my hero, but I cant go as low carb as he does. Dont skip meals. Drink enough fluids. Start off and walk, walk to the store if its close by. Take stairs if you can instead of elevator. If you are at a desk, get up from time to time, walk around. Get some blood pumping. You will feel better. If you have a dog, take it for a walk in the morning and a walk in the evenings. Start to feel good about yourself. Do not let others get you down. By the way, have I told you that you look wonderfull today? I beleive that mental health goes hand in hand with phyical health. Please do not try to weigh yourself daily. It will just get you down and depress you. Which used to make me eat more. which depressed me which made me eat more. It was a vicious cycle. Get off the cycle if you can. I refuse to weight myself unless its at the doctors office and I have to get on the scale. Every 6 months is fine by me. If others comments that I am looking well and loosing weight, thats all I need to hear. If you start to beleive you are on a plateu and cant loose weight past that plateu, then either eat less, eat helthier and move more and you will pass that plateu. Its doable. It takes time. You didnt gain the weighti overnight so dont expect to loose it overnight. It took me 2 years to loose 100 lbs and I still have about 40 or so to go. 140 lbs is a whole teenager's worth of weight. Thats another person.
Please know that you can do it. Its not easy, its hard. You will think about giving up, dont. You will think, I cant do it. Stop it. THink positive. Know that you can do it if you put your mind to it.
Good luck.
Been there. still doing this and that.
Know that you are among friends.


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