In 2008! Spark people Sparked me on to deal with what life dealt me.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Joined Spark People the end of Jan.08 with excitement and hope. Being diabetic and very obese, depressed and in need of help. Started without knowing my weight and was over a month before I bought some scales that registered over 350. Starting at 367, I was doing well with a 1-3# loss each week for almost two months. Then my Dr. upped my insulin, not two units a time but way up from 10 units to 30. That ended my weight loss totally and after holding the same weight for several weeks eventually my 19# loss started to go backwards! Going into the summer months where i run a small Ice business, I thought i would easily lose weight like every other summer. It is hot work hand bagging those bags in the summer and the heat the machines put off. I call it going to work in my sauna! One fellow told me who used to be in the ice business...as the "hottest coolest job there is" Only cool if you fall in the ice bin! All summer struggled to not gain weight, never had this problem as i am constantly moving and getting in extra exercise with the pool. made me think and worried what my off season would do as i am usually a couch potato for 4 months when the business is closed. During the fall and this winter have been a struggle to keep the 13#'s off i lost earlier in 08. My insulin has been gradually upped to 42 units now and i take actos plus met pills with it. Just have not been able to find that balance with meals and movement to lose again. Have resolved to find a dr. who knows more , to exercise more, walk more and eat better and not skip meals. With all this battle have found a special spark buddie earlier in 2008 and our relationship grew to what it is today. We exchanged rings over Christmas and continue to vow to support each other through our Journey here on Spark People and in our personal lives. We still live apart and communicate each day and night and see each other when we can. Without her support and others on my Spark teams and Sparkbuddies I don't want to think where I would be. Finding Spark People was a prayer answered and a lifelong "friend" of enlightenment through my journey to be a healthier, well rounded individual. There are people here who take right off and have great results and there are those like me, who it takes time to get it all down. I feel no pressure with Spark and it's all on me how I go through it. I can go on in 2009 with hope and excitement!