Confessions of a recovering junk food junkie

By allie4123 Latest Reply 2010-08-06 09:46:46 -0500
Started 2010-08-05 14:03:22 -0500

Diabetes may be the best thing to happen to me —- strange as it may sound.

I have been overweight, Ate what I wanted when I wanted, loved sweets, white bread, pasta, my moto was, if it wasn't fattening, it wouldn't taste good! I hated exercising - of any kind.

Well then along comes the dreaded diabetes. I was diagnosed two months ago. I was told diet and exercise, or I'd end up on meds.

I have been totally changing my life. I eat so much better, keep track of by levels, I have even gotten this body moving. Maybe not at full swing yet, but working on it.

My levels are improving, though my mornings are still a bit high, but I'm working on it. I have lost over 6 pounds in a month and a half — something I always had trouble with. Funny thing is, that was not really what I was shooting for, it was a by-product of better living!

I don't have the horrible cravings anymore, and when I think of something I'd like, I weigh the sides, that food, with medication on its way, or be med free. Med free wins out.

I know I'm early in the process, and I will probably fall off at some time. But I don't look at it that way. Nothing is forbidden, I just have to weigh if I want it that badly or not. If my levels are low, I will indulge some. But I really don't feel deprived.

I'm eating more veggies and fruits and loving them!

So far, so good, and I'm praying the Lord helps me all the way.

4 replies

GabbyPA 2010-08-06 09:46:46 -0500 Report

BRAVO! Yes, the changes we make once diagnosed are the best things for us, and not just for our BG levels. I was the same way and it was so encouraging to see the pounds go away that plagued me for my whole life. I still have more to loose, but the ones I have lost are staying off pretty much and I am so glad for that. You are doing great! Keep it up and you will be so thrilled.

Harlen 2010-08-06 08:38:38 -0500 Report

I wish I was able to do that lol
five years into this ride and I still get the erge bad I dont give in but by god its hard well ok I dont give in much lol
Great job keep up the great work

MAYS 2010-08-05 14:35:25 -0500 Report

Good for you !
That's what I like to see and hear (as well as read), action !
If you fall off, get up and get back on the wagon, again and again.
Understand that you can and are doing it, keep it up and moving forward.


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