Thanks for all your comments. Don't feel quite so alone! Had a good day today. Managed to have the perfect nutrition (until I ruined it by feeling good and having a carb snack at night!) My scales (morning no clothes on setting), finally show movement after an extremely long plateau. So far have lost just over 3.5 stone (47lbs) in a year. This is the most brilliant website! Finally acquaintances are noticing my weightloss. I still wear my fat clothes. I bought more fitting stuff but have floppy bits to hide, so don't feel confident. Anyone know if these eventually go, or must I end up on the operating table to get rid of them?
I watched my mother have a stroke and that has me scared straight about diabetes. My eye doctor just talked to me about the possibility of becoming legally blind if a diabetic doesn't take care of themselves. I'm too scared of the ramifications of this. On the other hand, my doctor said if I lost 50 lbs in a year, I might be able to go off the medicine. That seems impossible to me! I'm holding on to the successes of the Spark People I've seen and hoping I can do it, too! I bought some sugar free Dove chocolates with raspberry centers and put them in the freezer. I'm hoping that will entertain me when I'm near the cupcake!! Good luck and take care!
I just got back from Pearl Vision where they wouldn't fill my prescription from 1 month ago, or try new contacts out for me because I'm still having new meds tested for my diabetes. They want me to come back in 3 months when my system stabilizes. I understand how you feel!
I was diagnosed in August, no symptoms as far as I knew. Then found that the problems with my spectacles may not be fault of optician but due to diabetes (not informed by optician about this-so spent fortune on new glasses!) Not been able to stick to normal diet so how expected to keep to this!? As you can imagine feel angry as feel so well. Trying very hard, but it is hard to control something that has been so out of control for decades! Good luck.
Of course its normal!!! Over the course of 40 yrs I have steadily progressed from 180 lbs to 330lbs using the same philosophy, even tho obeisity was epidemic in my family. My father maxxed out at 410 and was on multiple insulin injections, and I swore I would never..... yet here I am! Find a diabetes support group and follow your doctors advice. I found out too much reading in the subject made me crazy. There is no one diabetes diet that works for everybody
this page lets you do everything except update your current weight. It makes no sense. I can never remember how to do it.
Anyone Newbies suffering from Denial? I keep thinking, well its ok to eat the cupcake, I will really watch my diet tomorrow. or I say "well If I hadnt got the diagnosis yet I would have eaten it"
Its like Im doing the same thing as when just trying to diet " I'll Start tomorrow".... Is this normal? Why cant I retrain my brain !!
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Emerson
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