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7/7/15 11:18 P

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7/7/15 9:44 P

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You can do it! I started at 273 on August 14, 2014 when I was diagnosed with T2. Here it is 10 months later and my current weight is 180.

It's not easy. But you know that, as I do. But when I was diagnosed, I found a diabetic support group on Facebook. I saw a trend of people saying they were losing a (another) toe. And I made the decision to do whatever I had to do to be around and watch my now almost 6-year old granddaughter grow up. With all of my body parts. That's right. I didn't do it for me. I did it for her. Victoria knows how to check my blood sugar. I've never needed her to do it but if I did she could. And that is incentive, too, to do what I need to. I don't want to reach a stage where I am not able to check.

If you get hungry, eat a low carb low calorie snack. Eat low carb meals on schedule. And drink your water.

You can do this.

Anita

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7/7/15 7:48 P

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welcome back to the team. You can do it. We are glad you joined us again

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7/7/15 12:48 P

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I joined about 10 years ago, have been using the trackers for some time, but had to give up on the nutrition portion because it was taking me a couple hours a day to use it! I make or cook all my own food, so it meant remembering and inputting recipes constantly--because no two salads or chicken soups are exactly the same, etc.

Also, I learned that cutting calories ruined my sleep, made me groggy, fuzzy-headed and irritable, and I would gain weight, which pretty much always came off once I started eating again. My weight has gone up about 3 pounds per years since 1994, when I began peri-menopause. It is steady but not sudden, but that is still 60 some pounds I don't need and can't get rid of.

What is frustrating is this whole old age business that is making exercise more and more difficult. Eat less and exercise more is a myth that might work if you are an 18-25 yo male in prison or the army (where the testing was done), but doesn't do a thing good for post menopausal women!

Thanks to Sparkpeople, I have learned a great deal about nutrition, exercise and myself, but I'm not a poster child for the site, alas. I wish more research could be done for women my age, who have always been active, never smoked, never used alcohol or recreational drugs, and got old and decrepit anyway!

Over the hill, learning to enjoy the view


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