My name is Deeny and yesterday I had an appointment with my Dr. to remove an Implanon. ( Hubby and I are contemplating adding to our little family ) While there she explained my recent blood test results.
The words "Pre-Diabetic" came up, along with "higher than normal cholesterol".
I'm still in a little shock. Though I have no reason to be shocked at all.
I'm nearly 37yrs, 161cms and 92kgs. I don't exercise at all and I eat terribly. (Especially when others aren't looking)
What was I expecting? Yes, I'm fat, but pre-diabetic?? I know some diabetics, and it's not something I have been aiming for. I have lost and gained weight (mostly gained) for nearly 20 yrs now. This is my first weight related health scare, and it has quite honestly scared the crap out of me!
My mother has been severely overweight as long I can remember. She has high blood pressure, asthma, terrible digestive problems, sleep apnoea, depression, anxiety and she is in constant pain from the 70+ kgs on her 155cm frame. I have watched her get worse and worse over the years and have somehow blocked out the fact that I am leading myself straight into the same life she now has.
I have 2 young girls who adore me (and their grandma). Up until this moment they have had two obese women as their main women role models. I don't want this cycle to continue, it can't continue. My girls deserve a healthy mum and to be in the right environment so they can live a long and healthy life. And I want to be right there beside them!
So last night I got online and started trying to find a way to document my weight loss and find some online support. This site looks great and the few posts I have read in the forum make me feel hopeful and less alone. I've started writing down everything that passes my lips and using mynetdiary on my iphone, which is great. Who knew cornflakes were that bad!!
I look forward to getting to know a bunch of you while I start living my life the way it should be lived. I have a supportive husband, but he works away from home 2 -3 weeks a month at the moment, so he can only help so much. Any advice will be welcomed. Is there a particular post you can log in weekly to do a weigh in or anything? Haven't been on a weight loss forum before. Still negotiating my way around.
Best wishes to you all. Thanks in advance
17/2/12 92.3kg starting weight
8/4/13 65kg Goal weight
27.3 kgs to lose