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A Long and Winding Road

Hey everyone...here is a little about me. I am 30 years old and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes this past April, but this journey started way before that. I've been obese my whole life, from being the fat kid at school to the fat girl at college.
Two years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS, which has a lot to do with insulin resistance and an excess of androgens (male hormones) in your body. My doctor advised me to lose weight, but I wasn't paying attention then...and still ...
Hey everyone...here is a little about me. I am 30 years old and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes this past April, but this journey started way before that. I've been obese my whole life, from being the fat kid at school to the fat girl at college.
Two years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS, which has a lot to do with insulin resistance and an excess of androgens (male hormones) in your body. My doctor advised me to lose weight, but I wasn't paying attention then...and still didn't pay attention right up until I was told I was diabetic. This in itself didn't come as a shock because my parents and grandmothers are all diabetics, but that I was diagnosed at 30.
Since April I have lost 40 lbs, but still have a long way to go. Lately, I have slipped into self pity and have fallen off the wagon due to infertility issues with my PCOS. I am here to get my life and my diabetes management on track.
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My name is Kim and I'm from NC. I've been married 4 years to my wonderful husband.

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JAMBABY0
3/10/2013 11:49:18 PM

Stopping to say good luck on your journey



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FOXYJEN27
5/7/2012 8:20:39 PM

Thank you for the birthday goodie! emoticon



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FOXYJEN27
4/19/2012 6:44:43 PM

Hi.

I'll probably start walking tomorrow. I expect to constantly pick up speed, so it will change every day. You interested? emoticon



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FOXYJEN27
4/13/2012 10:18:22 PM

Girl, you just keep on keepin' on. Beginning tomorrow, you will see a lot of posts from me, sharing all the pain and sorrow. Feel free to post on anything, email me individually, or make any comments you would like!

Kid, you got this. One step at a time. One thing at a time.

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FOXYJEN27
4/12/2012 12:57:55 PM

Hey, Lacy!

I was reading your latest blog, and feeling how discouraged you are.

Listen, I hear ya with this motivation problem. People act like it's sooooooooo easy to find it. Like it's there waiting for you like a new puppy when you get home. It's different for all of us. I've gone round and round so many times with my diet and fitness routine. Here's what I'm "gonna do," but then I don't...ever. I've tracked food and fitness; I've changed it all a million times. The worst part of that for me was that I would set goals, which I think is pretty common, even realistic goals, but I would NEVER meet them, then I would get discouraged and quit. Like, I want to burn x amount of calories when I workout, or I want to eat x amount of calories today.

I'm starting my whole routine from scratch on Saturday. Here's what I'm starting with:

Every morning, I'm walking 30 minutes and tracking my distance through the Runkeeper app on iphone. I'm forcing myself to do the 30 minutes, which I think will be pretty easy, but I'm not expecting a certain amount of distance to be walked. I'm just tracking my progress. And, as I see it creep up, my confidence will start to build. Plus, I'll be feeling a lot healthier and happier -- exercise has a way of doing that.

In the evenings, I intend to walk this ridiculous hilly trail near my house. I don't know how far it is, I don't know how long it will take me, and I don't care. My goal is to just walk that trail...and time it with Runkeeper. And I know my speed will improve.

So, you see, I've decided to make myself move, but not to have expectations about what I will get out of it. I'll be moving, I'll be getting stronger, and the confidence will come with time.

Wanna try something similar with me?

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