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Diabetic and Needing a lifestyle change

Postby Lexi213 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:47 am

So I have already done the beginning a diet thing before.... And didn't stick with it. I lost access to the net, and when I didn't have this lifeline to write to and I really let myself done. So now I am giving it a go again. Net is back on, so it's time for a new post and beginning.So i gotta get it under control and do something about it. My wonderful boyfriend bought me a bike awhile ago so we could spend time together going for rides. Unfortunately he is fitter than me so he has snail paced rides when he goes with me. So I have decided to try riding after work to get fitter. I love exercising when I do it, but I struggle to get motivated. I have a few new ideas to get me going, now to stick with it. I wonder does anyone really understand the low GI thing? I kinda get it, but I dont. And it sounds like a good thing for me to try as a diabetic and as something that is better than a fad. Might hit the google and see if I can find out more... [url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/w52Zych/]
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Re: Diabetic and Needing a lifestyle change

Postby mumnbub » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:24 am

Riding sounds like a great idea- wish i could ride for exercise but have a toddler that goes everywhere with me and i dont think i would trust myself with him in one of those kiddy seats on front.
Motivation is hard but without it no one would be able to lose weight. Find something that does motivate you- what are your reasons for wanting to lose weight- are they stong enough feelings? if you truely want to lose the weight then focas on those reasons. Another trick is to find a picture of someone who kinda looks like you but at a size that you would like to be- look at that pic regually and truely believe you can look like that.

Good luck with everything- keep us posted
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04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
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Re: Diabetic and Needing a lifestyle change

Postby Lexi213 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:48 am

Okay, it's getting close to christmas and I am hoping that I can manage to stay out of the fridge! Well, at least not indulge as much as often. I have been exercising this week, which is a good feeling. Riding on some days, and using the cross trainer on the days in between. Day off today. I just hope I can stick with it and not get bored. Riding and the trainer are the best time savers with the most exercise, without eating into my life a lot, so I dont want to get bored with them and give up. Hopefully i can stay with it. It's kinda cool being covered in sweat!!! Lol. My body didn't know it could work that hard!!! Bliss!!! :lol:
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Re: Diabetic and Needing a lifestyle change

Postby mumnbub » Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:13 pm

It can be easy to get bored with a particular exercise- one day you love it the next your giving up after 1 min, make sure you spice things up every so often, dont have to do it all the time but maybe find something that will really get you excited, some people like to plan mountain climbing (not me) but it could be just a trip to the beach and do lots of swimming.

I am sure you will do fine over the christmas period, just stay motivated- keep telling yourself why your doing this.
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

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Re: Diabetic and Needing a lifestyle change

Postby Lexi213 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:57 pm

I like your suggestions. Though it almost feels like an oximoron. :D Over the past few years I have avoided the beach cause I feel uncomfortable, but I know swimming is fantistic, so maybe it's time to get into that again. I'm feeling a bit better now about christmas because I made time last night to exercise. Hoping to have some more time tonight. I just think in terms of time as to what is easier to achieve. I love the cross trainer, and I feel awesome while and after I do it, I just find it boring to get started. Even though I can watch a show at the same time. I think I just need to get on with it, and stop with the excuses for why I dont do it.

I think I'm gonna have a decent think and set some goals. Over the past year I have managed to get my diabetic level under control which has taken time. I just gotta get motivated about my exercising.
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Re: Diabetic and Needing a lifestyle change

Postby whit3tig3y » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:19 am

Can I ask what type of diabetic you are? Is yours diet related? My brother was diagnosed with diabeties but has completely wiped it out by losing weight, exercising, eating healthier etc. Maybe that can be a goal for you if your that type? (as i know there is 2 types). If not try and focus on generally feeling healthier and keeping your diabeties under control.
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Re: Diabetic and Needing a lifestyle change

Postby Lexi213 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:59 pm

Yeah I totally wish it was the one that was diet controlled cause then it would be easier to motivate myself to lose weight. Unfortunately I am the insulin dependent sort, so I will have needles around me always. I realise a diet improvent would be a good idea to benefit my weight loss, and that losing weight would benefit my diabetes and insulin intake. I just suck at sticking with stuff. But I'm gonna keep trying until I can stick at it. Does anyone else find their weight fluctuates? From day to day? Cause I can't tell sometimes if what I am doing takes effect cause my weight goes up and down within a kilo most of the time.
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