I've had type 1 for 20 years, and in a way, I'm grateful. I'm healthier than I've ever been and I attribute that to the fact that I HAVE to take care of myself!
I was struggling to find ANYTHING that would help me lose the weight that piled on after diagnosis. I was one of the first to say that it was simply impossible for me to lose.
Then I read Richard K. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. I cried through much of the book, because I finally read something that made sense! I started his plan and lost 38 pounds in three and a half months, without exercising (I was doing a desk job at the time). I was (and am) sold on low carb for diabetics.
Over the years, I bounced around different ways of eating, and let the pounds creep back up. Almost two years ago, I decided 'enough is enough' and gave myself the gift of trying Medifast for a month. Well, I was hooked, and I've lost 60 pounds, so I KNOW that it can be done.
My husband is a type 2, and not the type to diet. He watched me losing and wanted to try too. But he didn't like the restriction of Medifast, so he's following another, simpler plan. He's lost 50 pounds, so my 16 year-old son has started too. He's losing about 2 pounds a week. Here's what they're doing, which is what I'll do when I reach goal: www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/04/22/weight.loss.
type 1 diabetic,
showing this disease who's boss!
February 2013: NEW GOAL! I've lost 60 pounds to date, so it's time to kick these last few to the curb!
| Pounds lost: 1.4