Type2 long term diabetic

By graywolf68 Latest Reply 2015-05-21 11:05:49 -0500
Started 2011-02-19 13:41:49 -0600

Hi I just found this app and thought to give it a try have had been type2 for years now. Lost 60lbs on weight watchers but when had to stop due to $$ issues gained it back and then some now am at 400+ weight and cannot seem to stick with any diet. My work has me working nights mostly but also driving long miles each day to n from jobsite. Diet had become a dirty word to me I will start one but soon fall off the wagon so to speak. Also does not help living with family members that keep all kinds of junk foods ready to hand.
Have asked my doctors to send me to a shrink to help with what I feel is depression feed food suicide in that I cannot find the control within myself even thought I know my eating habits are slowly sending me to the grave.
Any ideas ???

11 replies

LindaAlbert 2015-05-21 11:05:49 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear you regained all the weight you worked so hard to lose and that your family is unsupportive. I use My Fitness Pal to keep track of my carbohydrates, protein and total calories. It's free and customizable for dietary and exercise goals. You have to see the changes you make in your diet as a way of life and not a temporary thing. You don't need to deprive yourself of your favourite foods or treats, just limit the frequency and size so that fit within your calorie and carb requirements.

PetiePal 2011-02-21 13:49:13 -0600 Report

Are you married? It may be time to join a gym and get a trainer or partner who will keep you accountable. It isn't just about dieting, it's about increasing your activity level.

It's a sad way to look at it but if you can't make the initial step or have the want within yourself TO change, you may send yourself to the grave!

It doesn't need to be that way…DC is a site FULL of others like yourself who are all battling each and every day. I'm just starting my exercise journey now as well and it ISN'T easy. But I WANT to be healthier and I'm sure somewhere deep down you do too…if you've done it before you can do it again! Make the change today!

angelhart0464 2011-02-20 15:15:11 -0600 Report

i agree with OM Man i find drinking a lot of water helps to lose the weigh and just try to watch what you eat i eat 6 very small meals a day , and i dont get hunger like that , i work at night , and it is very hard to keep to a diet , i always say you have to take it one day at a time

OM Man
OM Man 2011-02-20 14:56:16 -0600 Report

Hi graywolf68 I too am a longtime Type2 diebetic,finally found a program that takes my appetite away makes me drink lots of water. Ive lost 42 pounds over a 6 month period. If you call me with your address I will share a sample with you.

ajtwins 2011-02-20 00:32:56 -0600 Report

the only yhing i can suggest is some simple changes. Like park far away, take the stairs. pack ur lunch the night before. with plenty of snacks like turkey bacon =, cheese, veggies and peanut butter. lots of lemon water. good luck

Nonna2Three 2011-02-19 20:04:10 -0600 Report

Try to modify your eating habits without actually being on a "diet". Diets are so depressing & I think they make us subconsciously feel the need to cheat on the diet just to feel that we are still living life like a normal person. Rather than "diet" just eliminate foods that are bad for your BG and with time weight will drop off, but you won't feel deprived the way you do on a diet. Start by eliminating all regular soda - switch to a diet soda and choose a diet drink totally different from what you drank in a regular version. For me, I gave up Mtn Dew and Dr Pepper & switched to Diet Sunkist Orange & Diet Dr Pepper Cherry. Since I did not drink either of those in a regular version I did not always feel that they "tasted" different and therefore did not constantly wish for the regular back.
In addition I reduced all carbs as much as possible - I allow myself one potato (in some form) once a week; one serving of corn once a week & one serving of rice once a week - to replace those foods in the other meals I added a salad to almost every meal except breakfast. Carb free - fill up on lettuce, cucumber, some grated carrots, sometimes some fresh fruit. And about half the time I make a salad out of Baby Spinach Leaves with fresh strawberries, some pecan halves and a low-fat Raspberry vinegrette (love love love this salad!).

Mostly my goal has been to keep my carb amounts to 50-55g per meal and so far it is working well for me. I track all my foods at http://www.everydayhealth.com/ using their Calorie =-Counter tool (because it totals up my carbs for me as I go along), and in less than a month I am down 5 lbs. And I have NOT been hungry nor have I felt deprived.

If changing it all up at once is too much and too drastic, try changing one element at a time every week to 10 days. Eventually it should become second nature! Good luck & God Bless.

graywolf68 2011-02-19 20:21:19 -0600 Report

Yes did this switch from mt dew to coke zero but started going over board on drinking that as well have been cutting back to one glass of diet soda a day. I also like diet green tea citrus by Lipton and make my own tea from luisanna black tea bags and splenda sweetner

Harlen 2011-02-19 18:20:46 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
Cut the bread cut the rice cut the potatos no sweets and you will do better .
Diet is a bad word ,think of it as changing the way you eat It is the only way I can do it.
Best wishes

realsis77 2011-02-19 14:35:04 -0600 Report

Hi and welcome to our diabetic family! I'm sorry to hear you are having so much trouble! What helps me is if I take things in small steps baby steps.. think today I will eat right. Just tiny steps at a time. Sometimes when we look at things in a long term way it makes it harder.if you look at it as "just for today" it can help so much. Just for today I will eat healthy, just for today I will take a walk ect ect. It really works and baby steps can lead to a big leap. Take it one day at a time, minute by minute if you have to. Tell yourself today I will eat right. And do it. Many todays equal a big change and you will begin to feel better also.today do something good for you! Try it it really works. I wish you the very best and please keep us posted on how your doing!