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kittycat27
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   Posted 6/5/2005 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
 Hello everyone just curious , in the winter, I had major depression and the blues. Well now that it's summer I thought it might change my mood a little? I have been trying to keep myself busy; taking my daughter for walks ; working in the yard. Any suggestion? I am off school till June 20. I can't wait till start , I would rather be stressed out from school than constantly have my mind wandering. Does that make any sense? Is there anyone that is a fitness or nutrition buff? I am diabetic and need to lose a few lbs. , and was wondering how to start out? Thanks for letting me ramble. When I first started to write I wanted to cry . Guess I feel a little bettter !Is everyone still out there?

psychnurse
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   Posted 6/8/2005 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Kittycat!
 
I haven't been here for a few days - I am a fitness buff!  Was a personal trainer years ago - You're type I or II diabetic?  Do you follow your dietary guidelines?  Is your sugar under control?  How old are you?  Tell me what you want to accomplish and I will try to help!
 
And yes, typically sunny weather lifts our moods, but if you're somewhat bored, you will still have more moodiness.  I have to deal with that, too.
 
Shannon

kittycat27
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   Posted 6/8/2005 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
 Hey pyschnurse, I am type II diabetic. I am 27 yrs. old. I had gestational diabetes and I still have it. I never ever had it before. This happened to my aunt. I try to follow my diet, but I can't cook very well. I don't know alot of recipes and am extremely picky. Imagine that. LOL I already lost 30lbs, since my daughter was born. She's 3 now. I am actually smaller then prepregnancy weight, however still 20lbs overweight. I took a weight training class at college for 3 mo. last yr. from Sept. to Dec. and lost 2% body fat. I haven't done much since then. I am so used to my 21 yr. old figure, at 5'6 and 115. Not 5'6 and 145. I just don't know where to start and how to stick with it?????????????????? Much help would be appreciated. I really lack in the "what to buy at the store" department? confused

psychnurse
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   Posted 6/9/2005 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   

 Kittycat! 

First, before you do ANYTHING you must learn how to eat, not just what to eat!  This site explains the number of points each food item has, and how much of it to eat.    You will lose weight on this diet, I guarantee it.  Everyone should follow this diet, anyway.  It will also give you ideas on what to buy at the store.  Please take the time to learn this - it's crucial to your health and control of the DM II.

Weight training will not really help you lose weight, it doesn't burn much fat.  It is for strengthening and increasing lean muscle mass.  (Muscle does burn a little more fat at rest, but not enough to cause weight loss.)  You have to do aerobic activity at least 30-30 minutes 4-5 times per week.  If you think you don't have time, you DO.  Otherwise we wouldn;t have TVs and computers.

What is your current fitness level and what if any excercise do you do and how often?

http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/what_diabetic_exchange_lists_000042_6.htm



kittycat27
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   Posted 6/9/2005 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
 Okay, sounds strange I don't really know what my fitness level is. I know that I walked 6 miles in tht relay for life in a short period of time, and never felt tired or weak. The next day I wasn't sore , legs and muscles didn't hurt. So, I know I can do it! I don't workout. I have tons of tapes that have collected dust over the last few years. I like to walk, I should start out with my daughter in the stroller. I just don't want to over do it, then not do it the next day. I guess I need a regime. ( Did I spell that right) Anyways, I am the type of person that needs a motivator or trainer, someone that pushes me. Does that make sense? Or at least tells me when to do it and what I should be doing? I have no idea why I am like this. I forgot to tell you I also took a walking class at college to get motivated. My teacher said my time for 2miles improved better than anyone in class. Pyschnurse, I don't know why I just get discouraged. I am not looking for a quick fix, I have been losing weight slowly since my daughters birth, plus having diabetes is a lifetime lifestyle. Can you help me. Thanks for the exchange list, I am gonna print it off.    

psychnurse
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   Posted 6/9/2005 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   

:-)  ittycat,

Are you on Yahoo IM?  If not, it's free, just sign up and we can talk - would be a lot more productive!!!  My user name is shannon_morgan35.


kittycat27
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   Posted 6/9/2005 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
 This sounds dumb, I punched in yahooIm and lots of things came up. Where do I go? Let me know! I feel really dumb! I know s*** about computers tongue  
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