It is definitely a process that takes time as well as physical, emotional and spiritual energy. Like any process, there are ups and downs and always will be. But the key is being able to ride out the downs because you know the journey will take an uphill swing again.
You are taking steps and that's what makes things happen! You can do this.
My dear, I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd be able to control my diabetes, and my weight with nutrition and exercise, but low and behold . . . doing it! YOU CAN TOO. I am 61 and in the best shape of my life. Room for improvement? YOU BET. That's what life is all about though, making each day the best you can but realizing that we can make the next day even better!
I know, my DH #1 was diabetic and my GD is. Back when he was alive they only cautioned one not to eat sugar! GD watches her carbs but not as closely as she should. She is just 21 and uses an insulin pump. She was diagnosed at 5. Her mom was upset with her last A1C but as she says-I am no longer in control soooo hope she will take what dr told her seriously. The ADA ties to make it such that one diet fits everyone and it doesn't as we all are different and if this works for you and your numbers stay good then hang tough my friend and you will get where you want to be!