I think the most important thing I learned and am still learning, is that it is what it is!! I have Diabetes. I can control my BS, but Diabetes doesn't disappear. It took me months to admit that. To help control it, I do aerobic walking, mild strength exercises, drink lots of water,& limit carbs.
With my Diabetes groups on SP I have an outlet when I get frustrated AND when I have success.
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and I'm finding it easier to accept that I will have some bad days (for me when I'm overtired and stressed I tend not to exercise and eat for energy), but I can put them behind me more easily and get right back on track. I used to be an "all or nothing" sort of person; now I'm learning to forgive myself and accept the fact that I may not be perfect every day, but I'm a heck of a lot better than I used to be!
Forgiving yourself is an important component of staying positive!252
Trouble Fighting Off Evening Cravings? You Don't Have To!
I used to gorge at night on snacks, causing no weight loss or even weight gains! Because at night, I would feel "empty" without eating before bed. I've just accepted the fact that I am not comfortable going to bed on an empty stomach and I don't have to! I *can wait until later in the evening to eat dinner
I can fulfill that need to be "full" at bedtime, without adding additional calories. I just eat my dinner later in the evening, not long before I go to bed. This has greatly reduced the number of calories I am consuming in a day and I go to bed feeling satisfied.
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