Thursday, September 04, 2008
I used to spend my days as the Huntress of sweets. Anything good to eat. One day I went to Target Store and I purchased $40.00 in sweet stuff. Bad stuff for me. Candy, Little Debbie snack cakes, ice cream and anything else you can think of I bought it and I ate it and i got very sick from it. Not listening to my Dr. or my family I turned a hahaha deaf ear towards them.
Well, last October, 2007, I moved from the Sacramento area to Milwaukie, Oregon after my daughter left home for College. My loving fiance and i got this townhome. Just before moving here after binge eating and a Type 2 Diabetic, and a midnight trip to the store to purchase fresh maple bars While petting my cats up on the first floor I blacked out and tumbled down the full flight of stairs doing 2 back flips. This was wooden stairs and I landed on a cold concrete basement floor. Luckily I got away with jsut spread ribs torn cartilage in knee and many bruises. It could ahve been much worst for me.
This was the Huntress of the Sweets wake up call!
When I went to ER my bs was just under 400. Normal is 80-120.
Today, I am slowly losing weight. I was then 235 lbs. Today I am 191.
At 51 I realized I ahve to ship up or ship out. I am healthy today. I eat smaller portions. Less sweets. I can't say I don't have any sweets because I do. Only when my bs is low. Exercise can make it drop dramatically. I've learned to enjoy fruits as my candy. A favorite candy snack for me is my frozen grapes with a couple pineapple chunks and raisins in zipperlock bags.
Anyone who is overweight and/or obese or had gastational diabetes when pregnant or diabetic parents and siblings or ate a lot of hot dogs in your childhood can become diabetic later in life.
Today, Rather than hunting down sweets I love to help others turn their lives around and become healthier. There are so many on here who are such an inspiration and a motivation for me. I can't imagine ever not being on SP.