You've already started the journey to better health and a happier life, by taking control of what you need to do, and by reaching out here!
One thing I can say for sure about losing weight: yes, exercise is great for all sorts of reasons, but 80% OF WEIGHT LOSS IS DUE TO WHAT WE PUT IN OUR MOUTHS! I know this because I've done it and I've seen my very busy husband do it.
A couple great resources: Gary Taube's Why We Get Fat, which helps to put in perspective the way our bodies handle food. And here's the link my type 2 husband used last year to drop 50 pounds without any exercise at all:
You'll come to know me by my mantra: Diabetes is a carbohydrate-intolerance disease! The fastest, easiest way to lose weight is to reduce the amount of insulin you use (it is, after all, a fat-storing hormone). The best way to do that is by reducing the carbs you eat. Carbs = need for more insulin. More insulin = more fat storage.
Set mini goals for yourself. Just figure out the plan you want to do and do it one day at a time. Before you know it, a year will have flown by and you'll be so much healthier!
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: 4.4