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Or Else

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I've been a member here for a few years, but I've always had trouble sticking to diets and exercise plans. I lose, I gain, I give up and try again later.

Recently I got the doctor's Or Else speech. Many of my numbers edged over the line, I started some meds, and this week I will have my first intro to Diabetes (I'm prediabetic) class.

So, I have to get up off my butt and actually do this.

Numbers out of whack:

triglycerides high
LDL high
HDL low
A1C at 6.4 up from 4.5 in 2011
mild high blood pressure
I have Gout, heberdon's nodes indicating arthritis, restless leg, and mild apnea.

And, I'm about 100 pounds heavier than the doc wants me to ideally be. How'd that happen? I look at myself and don't see an extra 100. 50 maybe. Denial?

The doc said most of my conditions might be reversed or helped by diet and exercise. I've added veggies, but the exercise is hard. I'm tired and achy all the time, or brain-fogged and a bit lethargic.

I joined some other teams here and have told myself I must at least food journal here daily, if not do other things on site.

Hopefully, I can turn things around.
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    Thank you so much for the encouragement. It's good to know these symptoms can go away or be managed by losing. I am trying to get the firm committment in my head.

    Thanks again!
    1709 days ago
  • CANDIK48
    Hopefully you'll find the motivation you need from your doctor visit to make a firm commitment to yourself! I was diagnosed with diabetes at one point and was on insulin sometimes with up to 9 injections a day. It was a not good time for me. I lost over 50 pounds and found my way to a life without insulin. So I'm here to tell you, weight loss can result in profound and significant improvements!! It's not all how we look, it's how we feel. And we are the only ones who can be the architect of our health.

    Working toward being healthy wasn't always an easy journey. We all struggle with temptations, moments of weakness, frustration and denial. But don't give up! Never give up! In the end you'll be glad you did it! emoticon emoticon
    1710 days ago
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