What to do?

jkwheel
By jkwheel Latest Reply 2011-02-02 09:56:58 -0600
Started 2011-02-01 11:20:19 -0600

I really don't know what is wrong with me. I have had type 2 for about 10 years now. I am still having a hard time accepting the fact that I can't eat what I want, be lazy and ignore what is happening right before my own eyes. The weird thing is that two things that used to be so much a part of my life (I was a collegiate wrestler) diet and exercise are the two things I just can't get past. I know I am committing suicide by neglect, but I continue to deny myself a better quality of life. How do you come to terms and begin to gain control over this. I am angry, depressed and sick over all of this.


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jkwheel
jkwheel 2011-02-02 09:56:58 -0600 Report

Guys/Gals,
Thank you for your support. I went to the doctor today and it wasn't a good visit, but a neccessary one. The new doctor kicked my butt in aq good way. New day new start. It doesn't really matter what I have or haven't done in the past it is what I choose to do from here on in. Thanks to you guys I feel like this is a doable thing.

customhooker
customhooker 2011-02-01 17:52:53 -0600 Report

I HEAR YOU… I'VE BEEN DIAGNOSED IN OCT 2010 WITH THIS TYPE 2 DIABETES THING I HAVE A HOBBY THAT I'VE BEEN DOING FOR 40 YRS NOW CROCHETING. IT DAWNED ON ME THAT I'VE SURVIVED A TORNADO, [FOUND 3 DAYS LATER INTHE WRECKAGE OF MY MOBILE HOME AND A ROLLOVER CAR ACCIDENT THAT TOOK 2 1/2 YRS TO PUT ME BACK TOGETHER AGAIN TO FUNCTION LIKE A NORMAL PERSON [STILL WORKIN ON THAT PART LEFTOVER PANIC/AXIETY ATTACK WHEN SNOW FALLS OUT OF THE SKY] AGAIN SO I'VE DECIDED IF I CAN PULL MYSELF TOGETHER AND GET OVER IT. THIS DIABETES THING SOMETHING I GET TO LIVE WITH EACH AND EVERY DAY I HAVELEFT ON THIS EARTH I'M GOING TO GET MYSELF TO CROCHETING IT STILL FASCINATES ME THAT A LENGTHY PIECE OF YARN OR THREAD CAN BE TURNED INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL AND ALL MY FRIENDS APPRECIATE OF ME OF MY TALENTS.
I STILL HAVE MY DAYS YET MY BS'S ARE STILL OUT OF WRACK BUT THATDAY WILL COME ITS A STRUGGLE EVVERYDAY TO KEEP WITH THE DIET, EXERCISE, BUT IT WILL COME I'M ANGRY, DEPRESSED AND SICK OF IT TOO U'R NOT ALONE. ITS TAKE EACH DAY IN STRIDE AND TRY TO FOLLOW WHAT WE KNOW IS RIGHT AND NOT TO CONDEMN OURSELVES WHEN WE FALTER AN DO SOMETHING STUPID LIKE EAT A 1/2 GALLON OF HOT COCOA ICE CREAM[SENT THE BS OUT OF SIGHT] ESPECIALLY SINCE MY BS'S WERE GOOD ALL DAY THEN I FALTER ANGOT CARRIED AWAY OOPS…TOMORROW I'LL DO BETTER

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-02-01 15:34:07 -0600 Report

Diabetes is not the problem… uncontrolled diabetes is. While I can't help motivate you on your diet and exercise plan there are things you can do to still put a little positive energy into your life again. It is more important to control your diabetes than for it to control you. Learn about simple swaps. Take baby steps to accomplishing all that you want. Sometimes people burn out with complete changes overnight … no wonder they're depressed. It's okay to treat yourself, just don't beat yourself. Stick with us as people to talk to … in good times and bad. Welcome to our community/family/world!!! You're not alone in any of this.

Nonna2Three
Nonna2Three 2011-02-01 12:56:13 -0600 Report

I should think the emotions you feel would be catalyst enough to make you do what you know is right. If that has not worked then maybe see if you can set up a competition with someone. Since you were a collegiate wrestler you should have a competitive streak.
For me, my motivation was knowing how much I would miss if I ignore this and I am not around as my grandchildren grow up and bring great-grandchildren into the family. I have enjoyed my grands so much that I expect great-grands to be even more fun.
So for me, just the desire to stay alive does it. Good luck, Blessing & prayers for you and your struggle.

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