|Start Weight:||(08 Nov 11) 190.8 lb|
|Current Weight:||(04 May 15) 209.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||150.0 lb|
following: PRev's own diet
performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week
I think I wrote most of my bio on my first journal entry, but I guess I'll write here too and maybe give everyone a better picture of who I am and why i'm here.I'm 45 years old. This is probably the 10th time i've started trying to lose weight. I started gaining when I was first married, actually when I became a dad for the first time. In late 1999 I was diagnosed with type II diabetes. I know from the symptoms I had it for a good two years prior. I got scared and finally started thinking seriously about losing my weight I did well for about 2 months. I went along never paying any mind to my weight or disease, taking my meds hit and miss for about 5 years, until one day I noticed that I couldn't keep my pants up...I was losing weight without doing anything, I went from 254 lbs. to 216. At the same time I started having other problems...the feet started burning, the eyes started getting blury, etc. Back to the docs I went. The diabetes had progressed and I was now put on insulin as well as meds. Now one might think I would get serious and do somthing about my problems, and you would be right. I took the opportunity to lose even more weight since I was already down and I started watching my glucose levels like I should. I dropped to below 200 lbs. to 185 for the first time in 20 years, in 2005. I felt great was looking the best I'd looked,...so what happened? I felt better and stopped doing what I needed to, and by this past January. I was back up to my biggest yet, 258 lbs. My glucose was up and I started losing wt. again down to 236. Didn't need a Dr. to tell me this time. So a good friend and someone I care about, (who I had just found out had the same disease) made a simple comment when they found out my sugar was running at about 370 and asked basically in a word if I was just trying to put myself in a coma. They were doing what I needed to be doing and was really concerned about me. It helps to have support folks! So, here I am again.