I know where I've been

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I am getting ready to leave work and hit the gym. I am thinking back on where I was three short months ago... lethargic and unmotivated. I was at my highest weight of my life and not doing a thing about it. I had been scolded by the doctor to no avail. I was depressed and not really living. Then it happened- April - I got the news that I was diagnosed with diabetes 2. Holy crap- but the fear moved me to action SO quickly and here I am a few short months later. I lost more than 30 lbs before I found this sight and in those 60 days I have lost an additional 19 lbs and I have been here I have really changed my life. I know that I need to take Calcium and should watch my salt. I am going to the gym after work instead of heading home in a daze. I feel great and I feel like I am living for the first time in years. I have been going out with friends and having a blast. Every step I take forward reminds me that this is it- this is what we are here to do. We are here to love ourselves and each other. I can not even explain how it feels to have rediscovered my own life and all because of one man's vision that became this site... that's pretty cool. So thanks Chris Downie- You Rock!
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  • no profile photo CD7833302
    Reading this post reminded me that I don't need any more soda tonight no matter how tempting! Running for some water instead....
    3909 days ago
  • ACUFF1156
    I am so glad to have a place where there are people who are going through the same thing that I am. Suddenly I don't feel so all alone. I really appreciate you. I look forward to sharing your progress. Keep up the good work! Five minutes at a time.
    3913 days ago
    My wake up call was pre-diabetes, maybe, just suggested by foot doctor. My husband had that and I do not want it. I too began in earnest..still am.
    3915 days ago
    My wake up call was a doctor saying, oh your blood glucose is prediabetic, we will address that when it gets here. I spent the weekend crying and researching then I started paying attention. Feel better than I have probably most of my life and I am 55. I only wish I had started earlier! Have a great weekend! emoticon
    3915 days ago
    You are doing great!!!!
    3916 days ago
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