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Prom , funny you should mention "fear". Last year when I returned to my doctor for a follow-up after my great lab work results and a total of 30lbs weight loss from the year before, she was happy and amazed and nearly speechless. When she asked me how I was able to do all this, I told her fear was a great motivation. It is that simple. As I've said (at least a hundred times here, sorry), diabetes killed my grandmother, and my mother after amputating her leg. So, now life is my motivation. I wish the doctor had prescribed the glucose meter years ago when she saw my fasting blood sugar creeping up. This gadget is a life-saver. I joined one of the gyms with card access that's open 24/7. Their new treadmills, steppers and ellipticals all have TVs, so with my little earphones, an hour passes very quickly. Every other day, I lift weights and work on the machines. And then, because I must have lost my mind , I did a 5k race walk in June and am doing another one on the 6th. There are runners and walkers so it's not an imposing atmosphere. It's for charity and we all win. I finally made the decision I had to take control of my health. I love my doctor but she would only give me slaps on the wrist and a copy of a "heart-healthy diet" in the past. She should have had me committed to a health asylum. Oh! Doctors can't do that.
This might not be what men do, but you could get an exercise DVD and work out for 30 minutes. I've even seen tai bo on DVDs. We have a dinky TV in our guest room that I use for that. Anything helps.