Wow, I can only imagine what you are going through. I firmly believe that you will find an abundance of support through SP. I am inspired in the fact that you have faced this demon and are looking for help. Most of us have gone through this ourselves.
My journey is one of being overweight all of my adult life. Actually hit 315 pounds once. My cholesterol, triglycerides and other critical things were off the chart. I have had cardiac problems since around 1980 and had my first CABG (Cardiac Artery Bypass Graft) in 1991. Still didnt "get the message" I was diagnosed Type 2 diabetic in 1996 and that is when I knew in my heart that I was face to face with the disease that would end up beating me so I swore to beat it.
My weight still bounced around and after having to have my second CABG in 2009 I decided then and there that "If its to be, its up to me!" I joined SP exactly a year ago and I have gone from 226 lb to 181 today with 10 or so to go.
More importantly, my cholesterol has dropped from a high of over 500 to 83, my trigs from a high of over 800 to less than 50 and my A1c from a life time high of 12 to 5.2.
I am not bragging but I have delineated my story to tell you that IT CAN BE DONE. The fact that you have decided to face this demon and take him on tells me that you, too,, can master this critter.
I wish you all the support that I can offer and I know that you will see this level of support from SP. Good luck and God speed. Contact me anytime if you feel the need.
"It is easier to raise good children than to fix bad men" by Fredrick Douglas.
Co team leader for Living With Diabetes team.
Co Leader for Healthy Hearts team.
Leader of Gilbert Speaks team.
| current weight: 171.9