Dropped 2 sizes!

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2008-09-20 13:44:50 -0500
Started 2008-09-01 12:12:12 -0500

I am so excited today. My husband and I went clothing shopping (not one of my favorite things to do, but I have a trade show next week, and I have to look good in the booth! LOL). I was thrilled to find I have dropped two jean sizes and a shirt size! I have only been focusing on taking care of my BG numbers, but look what happened. What a fantastic "side effect" to have.
I was so exctied and I wanted to share with you all who are working to loose weight, that if you focus on taking care of your diabetes, the loss will come. Just hang in there. It WILL happen.
Did I say I was excited?? LOL!

18 replies

JaredLahti 2008-09-20 13:24:01 -0500 Report

Congratulations Gabby. I have dropped about 6 pants sizes since July. I was able to buy size 34 today and that was a truly awesome feeling. People that I work with and my friends have been really excited with my progress and have been so proud of me. One person told my mom that I have lost so much weight that I look sick. That is crazy talk though because I still need to lose about another 40 to 50 pounds to be where I would like to be. Good luck and keep up the hard work because it will pay off in the long run.

GabbyPA 2008-09-20 13:33:09 -0500 Report

You lost that much weight in 2 months?! Wow! I have been working for 5 and not even come close to that. Wow, congratulations!!

JaredLahti 2008-09-20 13:44:50 -0500 Report

My brother reminds me that I have the ability to lose weight rapidly as long as I work out. This time I have the help of Byetta, Metformin and an amazing dietician. I have a really great support group, which has been a big key for me.

morris.js 2008-09-02 22:55:58 -0500 Report

See Gabby, I was right about you…look at all the people you have inspired! :-)
Congratulations on your success! I am looking forward to the day those numbers and your BG numbers are even lower.

GabbyPA 2008-09-03 04:47:01 -0500 Report

Thanks John, you are one of my greatest inspirations.
You and me both on lowering my BG numbers. I usually hesitate to share them because they are high, and I don't want people to think they are okay numbers. But I had to share...and I hope in another month or so, I will be able to say 10-20 more points are gone. It's hard work, but I kind of like the challenge.

beatlesdan 2008-09-03 05:34:29 -0500 Report

Way to go Gabby I wish I could get inspierd likr that my sugar levals avg.150-200. my weight is 340lbs I would like to lose about 100lbs. My bigest problem is self control I over eat to mutch I try to get to the gym at least 3 days a week.
Be good Be safe Be happy Dan

Brenda Kruse
Brenda Kruse 2008-09-02 14:20:28 -0500 Report

You are an awesome role model. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm going to keep following your progress and hopefully I can say I'm excited for myself soon. So far the scale has been mean and going up instead of down—I think I'll smash it. LOL Anyway, I'm really working on my BG's too so we'll see what happens. Keep up the good work!

GabbyPA 2008-09-03 04:43:20 -0500 Report

You smash that scale! The only thing you need to know is if your clothing is fitting differently. Hopefully not tighter. LOL I still have a long way to go, but it feels good to be doing it without fussing over it. That is the best part of it. I actually found the cutest 3 pc set that fits me but the pants. I couldn't turn it down (It was a steal for only $7!!) So I bought it, and told my husband he could box it up for me for Christmas.

butterfly_8 2008-09-02 13:31:27 -0500 Report

I am so happy for you. You just proved how we are getting it together on this site. You have always inspired me to keep on going and I am following your lead in getting my feet together. Congratulations.

Charish 2008-09-02 13:30:06 -0500 Report

OMG Gabby!!!!!!

You go girl that's what I'm talking about. I can't wait to buy some new clothes to see what my sizes are.

Keep on shooting for the stars!!!!

Hugs and Kisses


GabbyPA 2008-09-02 13:33:42 -0500 Report

I had to do something because my jeans were falling off and they looked really grung style...not good for an old lady like me. LOL

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-02 00:25:05 -0500 Report

Good job Gabby. I started yesterday. I hope and pray to lose at least 20#. I may be relying on you to keep me going!!!

GabbyPA 2008-09-02 13:27:00 -0500 Report

I have a lot of weight to loose, but it all starts with just a little baby step. Before you know it, you will doing the happy dance with me.

ldybugg47 2008-09-01 16:01:21 -0500 Report

Hey that is great Gabby. I think I gained when I first started taking meds. Not I am watching better and I lost 5 but I have much more to go so that's encouraging.
Keep up the good work.

GabbyPA 2008-09-02 13:25:29 -0500 Report

I am afraid to start meds...I keep hearing that a lot of them cause you to gain weight. Yikes...just keep working, you will do great.

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