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By NannyLynn Latest Reply 2010-11-24 12:31:08 -0600
Started 2010-11-23 23:27:30 -0600

I was diagnosed about 5 yrs ago with pre diabetes. At the time, I was told that if I lost wt, I would not have to go on meds. Multiple diets later, I am about 80lb heavier than I was back then and now on insulin. Seems like the more I try to get my diet under control, the worse it gets. I keep trying, because I keep hoping something is going to click one day. Exercise is also an issue for me. I work full time, and by the time I get done with all the chores at home, I run out of time in the day. And I just don't like to exercise.

I am hoping to get some help w/my motivation on this site. I have looked at other sites and this one seems to be the most active.

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CaliKo 2010-11-24 12:31:08 -0600 Report

Greetings. And welcome to the site. My motivation is driven by wanting to avoid the complications and stay as healthy as possible, for myself, my spouse, my son. Complications do happen if the blood glucose levels aren't controlled, and that would be harder to deal with than diet and exercise. I found it helpful to take diabetes education classes when I was first diagnosed and get on a proper meal plan. Since I work full-time, I get up and exercise at 5 each morning, because I'm too tired in the evenings as well. I just make it a priority. I lost 45 pounds the first year, and I must say that if I don't exercise each day now (end of my second year with T2) I just don't feel right. I guess I've become a bit addicted to it, but its a good thing. Exercise makes control easier. I do eat breakfast before exercising. I'm not on meds, so I'm not sure how that figures in.
Good luck!

Harlen 2010-11-24 12:18:49 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
I know how hard it is to get started
What I did was start with a little dumbell and play with it when I wach TV
or on the computer.and now I work out 35 min every day and I have even more get up and go then I did before I started lol
Best wishes

RAYT721 2010-11-24 05:47:38 -0600 Report

It might help to find a workout buddy for 30-60 minutes a day and set a clock for it like you would for a favorite tv show. A lot of people find the exercise in the morning helps the body more than afternoon or evening workouts. The diet and weight concerns work hand in hand. I find that eating less food more often helps my mind, body and soul. I have a food scale and keep on top of portion controls, carb controls and weight controls. I'm down 24 pounds and feeling great. What works for one person may not work for everyone. I drink more water, exercise when I can (I find and make time), and I've cut out a lot of the bad foods and replaced them with healthier options. It's good that you found us. Your diet and exercise plans need to be as unique as you are so a tip from this person and one from that person may be all you need to succeed. Thanks for joining us and sharing with us. I hope to hear more from and about you. Welcome to Diabetic Connect!!!

taz324 2010-11-24 05:03:33 -0600 Report

did your doctor try to put you on byetta they put me on byetta when they put me on insulin to help to keep the weight down i found that the insulin was makeing me put on more weight.

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