Get back on track

By bar59567 Latest Reply 2011-02-17 22:58:15 -0600
Started 2011-02-14 15:47:32 -0600

I cannot get myself back on track for anything. I've tried so many times that this is my last hope. Does anyone have any advise for me.

15 replies

Yasmina 2011-02-16 13:54:46 -0600 Report

I know how hard it is. Don't give up and remember that is one of the most important things that you can do for yourself and for those around you. If you lose control completely those around you will be missing your wonderful presence! There can be no other thing more important for you to do. Listen to ideas from others, read more in magazines, find things that will work for you. But most of all…keep the faith in yourself!!! Tell yourself that you can do this…if you fall…pick yourself up and try again. Don't look at it as a failure, look at it as a learning tool and don't let the experience take you down. Put it into a positive perspective and charge ahead…not fall behind. You can do it if you put your mind to it and let others help you to keep motivated. I know you can!

WendyFR 2011-02-16 20:56:53 -0600 Report

Amen! Nicely put Yasmina. Bar59567 I've been in your shoes so many times in my life and you have to love yourself and stay positive. I've had Type I diabetes for 24 years and struggled with emotional set backs, but like Yasmina says a positive way of thinking a plenty of support is the key.

bar59567 2011-02-16 14:43:44 -0600 Report

Those are the best words I've read in a long time. Thank you so much. I'm going to read it each time I want to give in. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!

RockyMtnGal 2011-02-15 15:48:33 -0600 Report

Use your resources; and this is a great one! I didn't visit for several months and when I recently came back (much in the same place you are) I couldn't believe I let such a valuable tool fall by the wayside. Besides the wonderful information there is so much positive energy here. Lean into it, soak it up!

GabbyPA 2011-02-15 22:14:20 -0600 Report

This is so very true. One thing I found is that when I am not here, I tend to not do as well. It's not like you guys are looking over my shoulder or something, but it is a feeling of accountability to do my best (or at least try harder) and not disappoint you all or let you down. It is kind of a magic place here and you don't have to pay for the rides.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-02-17 20:16:19 -0600 Report

Gabby, I agree. Every day the members of Diabetic Connect provide even more evidence of the value of support, giving, receiving, sharing. Everybody takes turns being coaches, cheerleaders, team members.

jlhrph 2011-02-14 22:48:08 -0600 Report

I understand where you are. I am in the same place. It seems that if I eat right then the numbers are higher than I expected. I get discouraged but reading these discussions I know that I am not alone. Celebrate the small victories and do not dwell on the bad. Good luck.

apeape 2011-02-14 20:56:05 -0600 Report

take things a little at a time. if you try to fix everything at once, it can be too overwhelming. little victories do add up to big victories!!!!

pkm 2011-02-15 16:01:26 -0600 Report

I think you are so right. I have been overwhelmed recently by thinking of all the things that I have to do to stay healthy. Maybe one change at a time once a week or 2 times a week. What ever works then they will add up.

MAYS 2011-02-14 19:28:49 -0600 Report

It can be tough at times managing, and dealing with diabetes.
Staying motivated is the key!

There is no easy cure, just a little planning, and a bit of hard work.
Don't ever forget the importance of support, and this site and it's members offer the greatest support that you can ever find, any where!

Give us a chance to help you, after all we are all family and in this together!


GabbyPA 2011-02-14 18:28:31 -0600 Report

Motivation is one of the hardest things we deal with because we have to do it every single day. Even when we have met goals, we still have to do it and that makes it rough. Finding little ways to make it fun are what I try to do. I have a diabetes job jar that keeps every day kind of fresh with ideas I put in there. It has helped me alot of late.

angelhart0464 2011-02-14 16:31:03 -0600 Report

it sounds like you need some motivation have you tried to listen to some music to get you moving i do that. and just take baby steps just try to do too much at one time because it may be overwhelming and that is setting you up for a disaster ,but just keep trying and if you need any thing email me i will try to help you ok