baby steps can equal a big change!

By realsis77 Latest Reply 2010-08-24 12:16:21 -0500
Started 2010-08-20 16:36:49 -0500

Hello everyone :). Even though I have been strugling with high numbers I have changed the way I'm eating. My family also agreed to eat as I do healthy low carb foods! These baby steps have made a positive change in the eating habits of my whole family and guess what? They say THEY feel better too! Meeting small goals at a time can get you far! My next goal is to lose weight! So hard to do after 40! At least for me! So everyone have any advice on loseing weight as a diebetic because I used to just noyt eat, well I can't do that anymore of course so any tips are much apperciated!

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twindad93 2010-08-22 17:01:35 -0500 Report

I think it is great that your family has signed on to your journey in the land of diabetes! Too often we set these enormous goals ("I'm gonna lose 100 lbs. this month") and we set ourselves up for failure! Keep those goals measurable and attainable! Good luck and keep us posted!

GabbyPA 2010-08-21 22:56:40 -0500 Report

This is the perfect way that works for me. I focus on one thing at a time and get one thing to be a habit and move on from there. It helps build a foundation and keeps me from going nuts trying to figure out 10 things at one time. Those baby steps are going to turn into bigger and bigger steps and you will be loosing weight without even realizing it as your family eats healthier.

Harlen 2010-08-20 19:21:45 -0500 Report

Every trip starts with one foot in front of the other Good work keep it up.
Every little step adds up to big chainges thats how I had to do it there was no way I was going to chainge every thing I was doing and eating befor D.It was just to much for me to do so I cut the sweets that was step one then I had too chage how I cook and thats a big one I am a chef so it wasnt that big I am from the south so i love LOVE fried food well I cut that way back from two to three times a week to twice a month swiching oils helped too.Knowing how to count carbs did it best for me.
Best wishes

realsis77 2010-08-24 12:14:57 -0500 Report

Wow that must be very hard to be a chef and have diabetes! I was eating a lot of fried foods myself! Change is so hard! I suppose its better for us in the long run and will give us more energy! Thank you for your support!

monkeymama 2010-08-20 17:58:37 -0500 Report

Congrats there!!! This is exactly how I/we live. When a family sees exactly how it feels to eat a healthier life verses what they may have been doing before…it is a good wake-up call and positive change. With the weight loss thing, there is a couple of ways you can do this. You can do this or include your family in this and make it a little more funner and create healthy family time. You can do bike riding, jogging, power walking, or you can go to and create your own personal fitness plan. If you have an MP3 player, create a selection of energy pact tunes. There are so WONDERFUL DVD's that are out there that are real good for a home workout. Make sure you add a little variety to this as well. If you stick to the same thing over and over…some have found themselves in a road block in weight loss. You may also consider going to a gym. Maybe create a fitness club with friends and/or neighbors. Going a local Y as a family can offer a variety of family things like swimming, weightlifting, cardio, and classes. Remember, fitness and working out does not have to be boring or a drag to do. Get a little creative and fun with this…you will be more motivated to keep going. Best of wishes to you and keep up the great attitude and work.

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