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Rhondak
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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/12/2005 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I have been on a diet for the last week, low carb version and walking everyday for 45 minutes in the park letting my dog set the pace (He walks FAST lol) I work up a good sweat. Doctor was giving me 30 days to try diet and exercise before starting me on meds. My morning readings have been going down daily from 199 to this morning 134 and yesterday I had 121, 124, 140 and a 118 readings during the day. It looks like this is working for me so far. I am so excited and hoping this will be able to control it without meds. Cross your fingers for me.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 5/12/2005 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Rhonda,
How great for you! Increased muscle mass will use up more glucose and exercise enhances your body's ability to get the glucose into the cells where you need it. No crossed fingers necessary... You're doing this all on your own! KOKO! (Keep on keepin' on!) yeah

~Jeannie

Rhondak
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   Posted 5/12/2005 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for your reply. I had a 111 today when I got home. I am in massage school and today was practicum I did 3 massages in 3 hours and the last one wanted extreme pressure. I was sweating so bad it was embarrassing lol. But what a work out. I did not get my walk today but TRUST me 3 hours of giving massages and it's like taking 5 or 6 walks.

I guess what I worry about is my ability to keep commited forever to this. I know in my head it is what I HAVE to do I just pray I keep my resolve. I know what the alternatives are and they aren't pretty. Just trying to keep the faith in myself and take it on a day by day bases or I'd feel overwhelmed.


Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/4/2005 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I seem to run hot and cold with the acceptance thing. Sometimes I'm all about following my meal plan, getting my exercise and taking my meds on time. Then something happens, a death in the family, fight with my hubby and "BOOM!" I'm reaching for chocolate or going to bed early and forgetting my night meds or insulin.

I'm starting to look at the big picture of my lifestyle changes and how they will help me in the long run. I have changed a lot and my readings are showing it so I need to focus on that instead of my small daily failures. I guess what I want to say to all of us is to be kinder to ourselves about how we cope. Diabetes is not for sissies, that's for sure! Take care!
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


jtu91952
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   Posted 6/4/2005 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Like Jeannie, i've been a diabetic for along time. I mostly stick to my exercise regimen. However, diet is another matter.

Mostly, i do stick to my diet, but this month was a real bear. My houseguest (sister-in-law) refuses to work, but i hate to throw her out my home. Im dealing with this issue, and still trying to manage my diabetes.

When i screw up, i never beat up on myself, i just start the next day fresh. However, i keep a food journal and make a note to myself to be careful .

Rhondak
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   Posted 6/12/2005 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Well just an update. It's been a month since my original post and I am doing even better. I am down 15 pounds and my fasting sugar in the morning is running 99-102. My daily readings after meals is anywhere from mid 90s to 110 most days. I think my highest in 2 weeks has been a 121.

I have no problem watching diet and I am trying to incorperate some "normal" people foods lol. My husband had a birthday so I had a piece of his cake with him but I made it a 2x2 inch square peice. It was a treat and I didn't crave more and it didn't raise my sugars. I basically eat low carb and watch calories that cake is the only thing I have had with sugar in it since the 6th of May.

I'm eating good and exercising regular and am very pleased so far with the results.

Wish me luck I have 50 more pounds to lose eyes


Rhondak
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   Posted 12/26/2005 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Well hello again and long time no see.
I have been busy the last several months many life changes. I moved to another state, began a new job and became a grandmother :-)
I stuck to my low carb plan and am proud to say I am now down 55 lbs and sugars totally under control with diet only. I have also brought my cholestrol down from 201 to 124 since May with only diet and exercise. As a bonus I went from a size 18/20 (was kinda busting outta my 18s lol) to a size 8. I still want to lose another 25 lbs but it will come eventually. My last A1C was 5.5 so I can live with that.
Just thought I'd update everyone and remind folks to never give up hope. I am still always one wrong food from a 200 but I have adapted a new way of eating that prevents me having to deal with it but man christmas has been a bad bad week lol. But back on the wagon today and sugars doing well again.
Hope everyone had a nice christmas.

Warren
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   Posted 12/27/2005 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe you haven't gotten the notoriety that accompanies being on "The Biggest Loser" TV show, but your lifestyle change is MORE than impressive! It seems to have rewarded you with big dividends and it sounds like you are well on your way to living a long and healthy life.

CONGRATULATIONS. I love stories like yours.

scool Warren

Rhondak
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   Posted 12/27/2005 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
awww Thank you Warren. This is the first time in my life I have actually taken charge of myself. This diagnosis depressed me beyond belief. I then decided well sit back and let it take you or kick it's ....well you know lol
I thought better it gettin a butt kickin then me so I took it on all in it's face. AHA I WIN!!! For now anyway lol. I know it will never be gone but I will battle on and try to keep it in the basement tongue
Not sure if this will work but I have a progress pic so far cause as a bonus I am looking much better too lol.
I so feel happy to have hope again. I feel I have control of my own destiny for the first time ever.
Happy holidays everyone.
The first photo is thanksgiving 04 the other christmas 05
doesn't seem to want to work today wonder why?

Post Edited (Rhondak) : 12/27/2005 1:09:15 PM (GMT-7)


Jeannie143
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   Posted 12/27/2005 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Rhonda,

I'm very happy for you with your great loss. Keep up the good work.
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


"Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change."

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