Proof is in the Pants

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2010-12-16 21:20:18 -0600
Started 2010-12-11 14:27:16 -0600

So many of us work so hard to be in control and do our best to get our diabetes to be in a "happy" place. For me, loosing weight is key and when I was first diagnosed I lost a lot of weight just from changing my diet to be more healthy. Then I got kind of lazy or comfortable with what I was doing and didn't keep pushing myself to do better. Well, after an exercise challenge here with other members I started getting more active and it is paying off. I went to go clothing shopping and found I had dropped yet another size. I was thrilled.

So just an encouragement to you all who are taking those little steps to do better, the proof is in the pants. When you can button up with ease that one size down, rejoice! Weight loss is great for our diabetes (particularly type 2) and any little bit you do will help you in the long run.

13 replies

GabbyPA 2010-12-16 21:20:18 -0600 Report

Well, I only lost 1 pound! Can you believe that? I dropped a pant size and I lost 1 pound....something is goofy. I was even wearing my new pants. Oh well, as I said. The proof is in the pants. They are smaller so must I be. I'm good with that. Though next doctor visit, I want to be at least 20 pounds lighter. New Year resolutions, here I come!

waricks 2010-12-16 12:21:50 -0600 Report

Thanks for this post. It has encouraged me to keep on going. I have a Dr. appointment today, my second one since I was diagnosed in August. I was a little discouraged because I lost 43 pounds between my Dx and my appointment in November and I have only lost 8 pounds between the November one and today. I worked very hard the first time and my diet change was a major contributor at the beginning. Now I think I have grown comfortable with what I am doing and my sugars are doing pretty good. I printed out my Dr. report and I am pretty happy with it. I need to make a good push now to get back into exercising and going for the weight loss. Only 110 pounds to go!

GabbyPA 2010-12-16 10:08:31 -0600 Report

I go to the doctor today to see what the actual number is according to the scale. I don't really care though, the pants fit great! And I feel better, what more could I ask for.

CaliKo 2010-12-15 11:49:42 -0600 Report

I'm still wanting to lose 10 pounds. Why is the last 10 pounds the most difficult!!!

GabbyPA 2010-12-16 10:09:07 -0600 Report

I just dream of the day when I can say I only have 10 more pounds to go. That will be a victory beyond belief.

CaliKo 2010-12-16 10:30:28 -0600 Report

You'll get there. Slow and steady makes for lasting results.

GabbyPA 2010-12-16 10:37:39 -0600 Report

yep, that is key and why I am not freaking out about it. I see it as a nice side effect of eating better and exercising. Not a goal as much as the icing on the cake...sugar free of course! LOL

ELDER GREEN 2010-12-15 11:43:57 -0600 Report

Thank you. I have lost 13 pounds recently. I want to ensure I keep it going. This is encouraging.

GabbyPA 2010-12-16 10:11:09 -0600 Report

Just keep doing the right things. I don't weigh myself at home. I only weigh at the doctor's (only because I have to) But it does lend proof to my pants theory! LOL. I had been stuck in a no loose place for many months. Now it is moving again and I am very happy. So don't give up, even when nothing seems to be happening. Keep doing what you know works.

joni55 2010-12-12 19:44:53 -0600 Report

I feel so much better sinceI have lost the weight I have lost. I started out at a size around 24 and am now a 12 and still going. I also did this by eating healthier but still need to do the exercise.

Brenda_B 2010-12-11 17:26:14 -0600 Report

I’m so pleased for you! You should be really proud of yourself. I have lost about 20 lbs since last summer…BUT I’m still wearing the same size. And no one has noticed I have lost weight. Even my doctor told me he couldn’t tell but the scales could. Congratulations to you…. and LOL… and I’m a bit jealous.

RAYT721 2010-12-11 16:49:22 -0600 Report

Congratulations!!! I am proud to say that I actually weighed 174 at the doctor's office the other day. (January 2010: 199 lbs) … I think I like his scale better than mine. :)

GabbyPA 2010-12-12 19:39:19 -0600 Report

Yep, choosing a scale is like choosing a meter, you want to pick the one that shows the best numbers. LOL!