I'm sorry you are suffering so. I was diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic 3 months ago, on top of High Cholestoral, High BP and being told that I am Obese. Like you I was in a total state, not knowing what to do. or where to start.
Yoiu are in the right place, and you will start to realise, as you look around SP and realise how much support there is here for you, that you can get everything under control.
Have you logged on to the Diabetic Nutrition site and had a look at the Diabetic Menu planners? When I first realised that these nuitirion plans had been made specifically for us Diabetics to follow - or use as a bench marker - I was over the moon - some proper help at last.
The best advice I can give you is what was given to me -
1) Start using the Nuitrition trackers, and the fitness tracker.
2) Drink plenty of water.
3) Have a look at the recipes, quick meal options and articles on this site. The more you
learn about this Monster that has you in it's grip, the less scary it becomes - trust me.
4) Make friends on the site - there are people here who have overcome so many hurdles to
achieve control of their Diabetes and weight. They are happy to share their knowledge and
insight with you - YOU ARE NOT ALONE here you are amongst friends who will help you
to understand what is happening to you, how to come to terms with it, how to start to
control it, and how to get yourself on the right track to a Healthy Lifestyle and Weight loss.
I hope this has helped a little. It is natural to think 'Oh my Goodness, I have to give up everyhting I like to eat, and live on Rabbit food for the rest of my life' that's just a knee jerk reaction. You will see that you can make healthier choices to replace most of your favourite foods. Undortunately you will also have to give up some of the others, but hey no pain no gain, as they say.
What I am trying to say to you, in my hamfisted way is - It's not as bad as you think it's going to be. Wait and see how you feel in a few days time, after you have investigated a little more.
One Day at a time, I small change at a time and one small step at a time, is the way. It's not a race, there is no one chasing you, take your time. Set yourself small goals - loosing your first 5lbs - Tracking every day for a week - walking or doing some sort of exercise for 10mins a day. Small goals you can achieve with a little effort, you will soon see how good it makes you feel to achieve these goals, and know that you are now in control, you hold the reigns, you decide from now on - food does not dictate to you or rule your life anymore - you decide from now on what happens and when.
You will soon see the pounds start to fall away, and notice how well you are starting to feel.
Good Luck my Friend,
We are all here for you.
| Pounds lost: 16.2