This is my second post. In my first post, I was able to express all those feelings I grew in a couple of hours ranging from hate to confussion to resignation. After having an AC1 around 12 I learned all the stuff I needed to get going. I don't need to tell you how difficult it is to start some type of diet without believing how unreal it can be. After a couple of days, I bought some diabetic magazines and searched this site until the early hours for days. Searching for food, exercise, habits, and other stuff got me more confused than ever. It all lead to the same ridiculous worthless question, "why me?"… After deciding what to do, I started to buy groceries, watch videos, read magazines, internet articles, and started an exercise routine. For the first 4 weeks, I ate like a freaking paranoid rabbit. I ate vegetables and other foods according to the food pyramid. I actually felt pressured watching what I was eating. During this time, I started exercising and couldn't believe that I lost 8 lbs. the first month. What the hell, all this stuff actually worked. The next 6 weeks, I exercised for 1 hour every single weekday. The hardest thing was finding time, but I did, just barely. I made my own breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. When I went to the Dr., I dropped another 12 lbs. By that time, I looked trimmed. I hadn't been like this since high school, well, not even in high school. My AC1 was at 6. I lost a total of 24 lbs. All this was simply one fraction of all the fear and dozens of other feelings that I went through every single day. Why am I writing this???? Because I had all those feelings…and all of them pushed me to these results…in less than 5 months I did what I thought was going to take years. I became a daily follower of "diabetic connect"…reading everything from recipes, blogs, links, discussions, and other lifesaving tips helped my achieve my goal…I am still learning…a lot… I am still scared…a lot…I am still watching myself and trying to last longer for my wife and sons…They are my strongest push…and I know that every single person that gets diagnosed has that push…Thanks for posting and responding my first discussion…that discussion that it seems you write from another world far from the one you've been living..diabetic connect is part of my life…as I think of it ever single day.
Thanks for reading this, for whatever reason…thanks again..
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