I wish you luck in your journey. It is very very difficult... I know as most of us do. I struggle because I have no insurance and no money to get meds or supplies. I have tried the health department and county hospital but they are all bankrupt and still charge for everything.....so that is no longer and option for me to get help. My husband is disabled and we are still waiting on his disability. My job went from 12 hours a week to 4 and that barely puts gas in the car each week, I have always been out of control with my blood sugar even with meds and am now without them. I have been here on spark since April, but have no clue what is going on with my diabetes. I know I feel better is all I can say. I have been a diabetic since 2004 for full blown diabetes.. I was gestational with my youngest son and he is 17 now.
My point in telling you all that is it can be done. Here on sp you have lots of support and you will have encouragement.
Track EVERYTHING you eat and drink! Drink that water! Even if you have to add lemon juice or sugar free kool aide for flavor... watch out for flavored water because they contain sweeteners and sodium that might effect you.
Get moving.... I KNOW for a fact that has played a major part in my feeling better. Even if it is just dancing around the house for 10 minutes at a time... or going up and down stairs.
Remember 10 minutes at a time will help.
Strength train too.... even if you have to use can goods. The benefits for a diabetic is amazing when it comes to strength training.
I know with you being in Arkansas the heat is unbearable... I am from Alabama... so take it easy, but do it.... do something, do anything.. just 10 minutes at at time. Do it for you! Do it for your family! You are worth it! They are worth it! Don't forget to track your fitness here too.... .
Anyway.. this is a great place to be. I am glad you are here!
Beth from Bama
BLC20 Crimson Butterfly
| Pounds lost: 18.0