need 2 know....

By tyraNivan2011 Latest Reply 2010-08-10 21:10:04 -0500
Started 2010-08-10 09:19:40 -0500

i have been diabetic since i was 17. i never really took care of myself untill i lost my mother. i geuss i didnt realize how serious it really was. im plannin a wedding for june 3rd 2011 and i would like to lose 25-30 pounds before then. i have had alot of people tell me that its gona be hard because 1) my sugar and 2) ive recently had a child. i control my sugar by takein 4 shots a day and testin myself 6 times a day. before and after i eat morning, noon and night. does anyone have any ideas that might help me with losein the weight i want too? thankx.

4 replies

JanetM 2010-08-10 21:10:04 -0500 Report

walking (check with your doc of course)…buy & wear a step counter…u'd be surprised how many additional steps you can get by making extra trips doing household chores…for example…when your putting away laundry - carry less & make more trips to the same closet, dresser, etc…put dishes away one at a time instead of a stack of plates or bowls…sounds boring but a little music may help that.

RAYT721 2010-08-10 10:55:55 -0500 Report

First of all congratulations on the upcoming event! Make sure that your 25-30 pound weight loss target is a safe and sane objective. I have lost 23 so another 25 would make me look like a q-tip without hair. Remember that weight loss must be done one pound at a time so don't expect overnight loss. Make simple changes to see simple results. Don't skip meals, especially breakfasts. Drink more water (tap the tap even if tastes like crap). Exercise (nothing formal… walking, housework, leg lifts, whatever). Swap bad things for better things. Read labels. Get some variety of foods (you're not a bunny rabbit). Start and maintain a food journal. Test often. Take deep breaths and relax. You have your goals and motivations. We are here to cheer you on along your journey. These universal tips may appear common sense in your weight loss endeavors but they work. When you work on your mind, the body will follow.

MAYS 2010-08-10 10:14:16 -0500 Report

If you are determined to lose weight you can and will.
Set aside all of the myths and words of wisdom for the moment, learn the basics of weight gain and weight lose, and take your next step from there.

My suggestion to you is this, discuss this need with your doctor first since you are a diabetic, together the two of you can work out a plan of action for losing the amount of weight that you desire to lose.


Harlen 2010-08-10 10:02:34 -0500 Report

Eat right work out more and drop it slowley thats the best way to keep it off and it works for me.No pills no drinks just working out and eating right.
I know this is simple but it works.
Best wishes