Today is a new day BonBon! I know that feeling and it happens at night too. I' m in the process of getting rid of my cravings. When my body WANTS a carb I know it NEEDS a protein. I try to keep premade, premeasured protein on hand as well as a bowl of boiled eggs. Hang in there!
It's a new day!
current weight: 213.0
Fitness Minutes: (320) Posts: 30 3/18/14 3:53 P
Pam...I am full blown type 2 and wish I could go back to prediabetes. We also have strange sleeping habits in our house so I feel for you. Thank goodness we are retired or I would be a basket case if I was working. This time around, my head is in the right place for now for my diet and getting healthy. I wasn't too fond of the meal plans because I have found what works for me IF I stick to it. I sat down the other day and planned out my menus based on what I know works for me. I spent an hour prepping salads in mason jars as seen on pinterest ( it works too ) and I have premeasured hummus and carrot sticks on the ready for those moments I feel "weak' or 'tempted'. So far so good. So I wake up, read my list, eat accordingly and so far so good. I'm eliminating decisions on a daily basis. Hope you find some technique that works for you. It's a struggle but we CAN do it!
It's a new day!
current weight: 213.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,344) Posts: 263 3/18/14 2:08 P
This is my second time going through this challenge and I have decided that I may just keep going through it until everything sticks. Why not?
I rejoined SP last Thursday. I have lost 2.2 lbs. but my food plan has not been all that great. I credit drinking all the extra water. I am pre-diabetic but I hope that I won't be heading in the direction of full-blown Type 2 diabetes. It will if I don't make some permanent changes now.
I realized in the past couple of days that when I am well rested I make better food choices. SP assigned me to the Sleep-Deprived Team but I decided that everyone is in the same boat as me---so sleep deprived, they can barely type. LOL. So, that is one of Week 1 Action goals: working on getting better quality sleep each night. I have found that when I don't sleep well then I start grabbing simple sugars to pump up my energy but the only thing that it does is make me more tired because it raises my blood sugar and then it crashes.
So, I am going to take this slow and easy this time and really make sure that my goals are truly set in place before I move on.
Good luck everyone.
" No One is impressed with how good your excuses are."
" A year from now, you will wish you had started TODAY!- Karen Lamb
Three pounds is three pounds less than you were BonBon! Good job! I find it more difficult to lose weight after being diagnosed with type 2 three years ago. If you are on meds, you need a tad bit longer for the numbers to start changing. Hardest part for me was my whole thinking about my "beloved" carbs. I was a carboholic! Once I got my diet plan together I lost 40 lbs. I joined this site last weekend because I gained back 17 of those lbs. I thought I was being mindful but I realized I sort of got off track and never exercised regularly. It is a healthy life change that has to be lived for the rest of our lives and this community is going to get us through it.
Thank you for the welcome IHEARTMY2GIRLS. I am sorry you are feeling so isolated and frustrated. I can understand that. Diabetes is a very difficult disease to control sometimes. Even in my case. Though I am only pre-diabetic now....I know what's to comeif I don't take care. So we do the best we can. Glad you are here to restart. This could be the time you really change things for yourself. Wishing you all the best!
Don't give up! One step at a time will get you up the mountain!
hello, back again...now on insulin, need a focus & MUCH SUPPORT. Very overwhelmed, frustrated, sad over my multiple chronic medical issues. Been gone due to horrific nerve pain, still struggling. Feeling very isolated.
ANYWHO...back to trying week 1. My goal is to stay within 45 carbs ea. meal & 15 carbs for 2 snacks daily (per my physician) Keeping my total calories @ 1200 daily.
Me gel ~ WeLcOmE, we're both starting same time....wishing u a great start up!
Kimsue..kudos to u for putting the work in, remember baby steps keep u moving forward!!
MissGayle.. @ a WW mtg. Instructor gave great advice about clothing sizes, etc. First thing, CLEAN OUT CLOSET...find a few complete outfits that are comfortable and have those ONLY in your closet so that ur not faced w/ many u can't fit in or feel overwhelmed with the choices. If u don't have outfits that fit comfortably now.. INVEST IN ONE OR TWO for now. I thought this was very helpful.
JOY IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF SUFFERING, IT IS THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
current weight: 179.0
Fitness Minutes: (357) Posts: 23 11/22/12 8:21 A
TO CYCOIVAN: Thanks for your help! I do have a ticker now and will add a motivator as a signature when I get just the right one. Alas, no pic available.....I'm going to work on that little problem too since my granddaughter is studying to be a photographer.....she's self=taught but is now in college. I'd hope she has a pic of Grandma somewhere....if not, she can do it. Thanks again. Gayle
Hello all! I'm still trying to get the hang of all this but so far it's been really good. It's only been a few days and I'm already dropping some poundage! I'm not the best at making goals, but I think for this first week, my goal is to change my mindset. When one has more than 100 pounds to lose, you can have a tendency to think it's impossible. This CAN be done. And if I get off track at one meal, I don't have to blow it for the whole day. Movement is movement, even if it's only 10 or 15 minutes to start with. I wish everyone on this journey good luck
just a note that I completed the Week I requirements. Very easy since I do most of these items on a regular basis anyway I've lost 4 to 6 pounds and can see my clothes are looser. Is it too soon to buy new workout clothes? I definitely need some but want to be sure this weight is off before I spened the money.
I am still struggling with what I want to accomplish short term, but I know that in the long term I want to get my weight down, increase my stamina, incorporate exercise into my life, lower my A1C. I struggle with knowing what my body is capable of doing. I have seen amazing results accomplished by people my age here on Spark People. I want to believe that I am capable of that, too. So, my goal for my 1st week on the Diabetes Weight Loss Action Plan is to complete the 4 tasks assigned to me--food journaling, 2 types of exercise, and discussing my goals here. I will trust in the process and see what happens!
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