im stressed amd confused

jana from hanna
By jana from hanna Latest Reply 2010-11-13 20:16:56 -0600
Started 2010-11-13 15:16:24 -0600

it confuses me when they say i have to lose weight but have to eat and keep my numbers on target. i have a fast and stressfull job but if i do a desk job will decrease my activity level. . its all confusing

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GabbyPA 2010-11-13 20:16:56 -0600 Report

One of the cool things that I found was that as I ate healthier foods, the weight came off. Now, I have to admit, I have back slid a bit, but not much and I am back on target again. Eating the foods that we eat as diabetics is much healthier for everyone and it will put your body in a better place. I just started by eliminating about 80% of our processed foods and began eating more whole foods. This helped me with my weight, my BG numbers and my Blood pressure as well as cholesterol.

So eat the healthy foods and eat until you are full. (within reason) You will find that you start to eat less, because your body is getting fed the right things and your nutrition is going up. Here is my discussion on this topic

pampasgrass 2010-11-13 18:10:50 -0600 Report

Going to a local hospital's diabetes dietician group meetings helped me understand what I needed to do with my newly diagnosis of Diabetes, Type 2. 45 grams of carbs per meal has been my mantra. Now that I'm on the Weight Watchers program, I actually eat less carbs. I also have a sit down job. Once I lost weight, it became easier to exercise & throw around the remaining weight, which really hurt when I was newly diagnosed. Remember, when people are dying, they never say they wished they'd spent more time at work! Make yourself a priority! Work just enhances your life, which is lived with your loved ones. Whatever activity you do counts!

RAYT721 2010-11-13 18:00:10 -0600 Report

I can relate to the confusion but not only about diabetes but about life. I can't speak for others but my weight loss success (23 pounds) came from eating less food more often. I take time and make time for my mind, body and soul and it's worked. I have taken baby steps from the guy in March who was afraid to pull the trigger on my first lancet device to testing myself and my bg levels frequently. I have gone from asking questions here to answering them. I have gone from skipping breakfasts to counting on them. Life will always give you changes and challenges so make sure to be up for them. Knowledge is power. You're in good hands here. Keep us posted as you learn that diabetes is not as horrible a disease as unmanaged diabetes is. Hang in there… God isn't finished with us yet!

chopi 2010-11-13 15:28:38 -0600 Report

If at all try to keep regular schedule for your meals and watch the carbs and get some exercise daily! Doing those 3 big things I got my wieght to where it needs to be and my BS stays in the correct range. Hang in there!!

Harlen 2010-11-13 15:27:41 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
It is hard atfirst but it will not take long for you to get the hang of it
Dont let it stress you out
Best wishes

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