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Also, don't forget portion control! Get friendly with measuring cups and measuring spoons. Seriously, I now have a couple set of both and have found myself using them all since I've been cooking more.
The Spark Stages are really good, so be sure to do those, especially stages 1 & 2.
I have a friend who is on insulin and she's lost about 40 pounds. It can be done. Just think positive not negative and take it one day at a time.
Also, set up your Spark page and jump into the groups. I have found the community amazing and supportive. You are not alone in this.
Edited by: ADLINS at: 1/6/2012 (20:05)
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission." -Eleanor Roosevelt-
"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"
-Jean Jacques Rousseau-
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I know that I have read blogs on here from people who are on/ have been on insulin, so yes, I do think you can do this! You are at the right place!
My name is Tammy and I live in SW Missouri.
BLC21 & 22: Ivory Falcons
My Mom is diabetic. (But not on insulin.)
She is allowed 45 grams of carb per meal, which is a lot less than what SP recommends for me, but more than Atkins.
Has your doctor given you a specific guideline to follow?
Bustin' that Bulge on a Budget!
"Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still." - Chinese proverb
You can do this...and I disagree with your doctor. Anyone, medical issues or not, can lose weight if they want it bad enough. But ya gotta want it REAL BAD and ya gotta do it the right way. Get rid of a diet mindset that says "less is more"...not necessarily true. It is all about choices and how you cook, the ingredients you use etc;
Glad to hear you are ready to get on that bike and get some exercise in. That is key also!
I will be 61 this month and I was 55 lbs over weight when I began my journey back in 2005. If I can do it so can you.
You've gots lots of stuff going on, but you must believe in yourself and get rid of any excuses! I will support and help any way that I can. Now I'm off to a funeral for a friend that didn't take care of himself...died at 64.
"We are twice armed if we fight with Faith"
"Don't ever let your fear grow larger than your faith"
But doing well after a rough year. Dr.'s improved me with Rx and a pacemaker or sorts.
I'm 70#s overweight.... just turned 60 and now ready to face the truth.
Since I'm on Injectable insulin, my Dr says it will be very hard to loose weight... which is very true.
I got a bike for Christmas and live in a riding friendly neighborhood. So excited about that... but if feels like starting over.
I eat a healthy diet... but not good enough to loose the weight. One of the problems is that I live in New Orleans where food is King.... but I'm a great cook and would like to modify my dishes... my Dr says that I have "way" too many carbs... I tried Adkins... up and down 5 lbs x 2 months... gave up on that... but I did feel a lot better without carbs and my sugars were great. So... stuck there...
I am looking for some support in a new direction... that is why I joined SparkPeople. Thanks for listening. :)