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Slowly getting back into things

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I stopped and lost my momentum and motivation so I am putting one foot in front of the other. Did 35 minutes treadmill yesterday and ten minutes (so far) of ST for my arms this afternoon. Definitely feel the benefits of the exercise and "push"... like cleaning out the drains, lol. It's a lovely rush that does help my mood. My knees are sore as are my shoulders from inactivity. Darn arthritis. Will build up again. I am counting carbs today which I'm not used to. Reread some diabetic info and so logged the food. It is ... different... from the plate and counting fiber method but we'll see how I feel. Family decided they were mistaken about my obsession with the scale. A big blow to the ego but part of me does appreciate their concern and keeping an eye on me. I can't say they are encouraging me but I am OK to resume what I was doing with the agreement that I have a doctor's appointment in March to review my food and exercise. My doctor has a diabetic son too so I trust her instincts.

Sucks having a history of an eating disorder and knowing that what is "good for me" can potentially trigger it. I am Diabetic at high risk for stroke and heart attack and have a handful of meds to take every day. I have an artificial knee and one yet to come, and sore shoulders, hands and feet. Best thing is to lose weight, keep active and eat a healthy balanced diet. But I'm humbled too because "dieting" and "excessive exercise" are absolute no's. I think I have been pretty careful these years on SP with the result of slow slow slow but steady weight loss... but admit I have been getting more restrictive with foods and certainly exercising more trying to lose the last pounds to reach onderland and participate in a biggest loser challenge. However I was able to show my family that my foods and exercises were still within very reasonable limits and not excessive compared to the suggestions I first got from the diabetes training and heart and stroke recommendations. I guess when they called me on, even though I felt a little fear that they might be right, it is a relief to feel like I am doing OK. Now I just have to take Baby steps to get back on track and build back my trust that what I'm doing is the right thing. Weigh in once a week only. I am succeeding here on SP and very grateful for all the support.
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    I think the fact that you were ready to listen to your family and consider what they were saying is a good sign that you're on the right track as well. What is the use of having support around you if you don't listen to them? They don't always have to be right, but I think the pause and reflection once in a while is good for adjusting our aim and keeping on track.
    1840 days ago
  • 1888MICHELLE
    Love you!
    1845 days ago
    WTG. Exercise is so good for you, it increases the efficiency of insulin and decreases your need for insulin. So exercise is an important part of managing your diabetes. I bet when you lose some weight the diabetes will get better, or maybe not even be a factor.

    Keep it up Justyna You Rock!!
    1845 days ago
    You inspire me allllllllllllllllllllll the time "J"! emoticon
    1845 days ago
    great to see something from you all the best
    1846 days ago
    WTG Justyna! Keep up the great work!
    1846 days ago
  • POPSY190
    At least you have been able to reassess what you are doing and have the satisfaction of knowing that you have generally been doing the correct things. I think the nutrition tracker is very useful as you can adjust your goals on it and then get feedback about whether you are meeting them on a day-to-day basis. Personally, I'm very happy to see you back here! Penny
    1846 days ago
    Only you can decide and I am sure you are making a good decision. You have learned so much and you are doing so well and being very smart about it. Take it slowly and you will get there. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1847 days ago
    good for you for getting on the bandwagon. You can do it! Keep pushin'. HUGS
    1847 days ago
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