LSG417's Journal, 23 July 2018

My husband was told he was diabetic almost 30 years ago. He was in really bad shape. He was immediately put on medication and of course advised to exercise and eat better. He has never really done either, at least not consistently. A few months ago, he went to a new endocrinologist who wanted to put him on some new meds to try to wean him off of insulin. The side effects have been horrible. I won't go into the details, but my hubby has finally decided that he's finally ready to take control of his diabetes and refuses to take the new meds anymore. For the first time since we've been married (2 years in April), he got up and got on the treadmill (he calls it the dreadmill, lol) before starting his work day. This was a huge step for him. The hardest part for him is going to be giving up his sweets. I can cook healthy all day long, but what he eats when he goes out or for a snack is beyond my control. He told me that I have inspired him to do better, watching me make changes and being dedicated to exercising and seeing the transformation in my body makes him want to do better himself. Part of it is he wants to be healthy with me but I think part of it is he may feel a wee bit worried that I will go in search of another, more fit man. I told him that would mean my love for him wasn't true, if I allowed such things as physical imperfections dictate my actions. I simply want him to be healthy (I'm not worried about him being "buff") so we have many more years together, to continue with our adventures and be able to fulfill our dream of seeing the country from the Goldwing. And hopefully spoil some grand kids 😁. I'm praying he sticks with this. I intend to do all I can to encourage and help him!

Diet Calendar Entries for 23 July 2018:
1199 kcal Fat: 66.36g | Prot: 63.96g | Carb: 85.93g.   Breakfast: Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein - Vanilla (41g), Smucker's Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Torani Sugar Free Caramel Syrup, Torani Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup, Silk Pure Almond Milk - Unsweetened Original, Silk Pure Almond Milk - Unsweetened Original. Lunch: Breakstone's 2% Lowfat Small Curd Cottage Cheese, Great Value Green Olives with Pimento, Cucumber (with Peel), Grape Tomatoes. Dinner: Wal-Mart Ground Beef Chuck 80/20, Tanimura & Antle Romaine Lettuce, Seagram's Peach Fuzzy Navel, KA-ME Hoisin Sauce, Lee Kum Kee Sriracha Chili Sauce, Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce, Dynasty Sesame Seed Oil. Snacks/Other: M&M's Coffee Nut M&M's, Southern Grove Whole Cashews. more...
2083 kcal Activities & Exercise: Showering - 12 minutes, Washing Dishes - 15 minutes, Cooking - 30 minutes, Desk Work - 1 hour, Watching TV/Computer - 1 hour, Weight Training (moderate) - 45 minutes, Running (jogging) - 5/mph - 8 minutes, Squats (Legs) - 5 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 9 hours and 32 minutes, Sitting - 2 hours and 30 minutes, Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 3 minutes. more...
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Glad to see your husband coming around. My wife just joined this site. I had suggested it a LONG time ago. I just had to sit back and allow her to come around in her own time... 
23 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
I've talked to him about being on here, but he says he doesn't have time to track his food, etc. SMH. I told him he eats more crap than he thinks he does and if he tracked everything, he would be able to see what I see. But he has to come to it on his own. Can't force it. I'm just glad he's wanting to do better, finally.  
23 Jul 18 by member: LSG417
On another thread we talked about why this issue can get us so 'hot'. My conclusion was that the thought of your loved one putting their 'life in danger' when we feel it is 'preventable' is the core of the issue. 
23 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
Wish the best for him. You're doing a really good job!  
23 Jul 18 by member: leon_tsai
Thanks for sharing LSG...I hope your husband has found a new resolve to combat his diabetes, it not only shortens life but makes it extremely miserable in the final years. Tell him there is hope as many (myself included) have found a change in lifestyle, and eating / activity habits can reverse many of the symptoms. Also, great job on your own journey, wishing you both the best on his new path. 
23 Jul 18 by member: Steven Lloyd
It is awesome that you have inspired him - wish both of you the best! 
23 Jul 18 by member: nikeit
Let in on the secret most of us already know - LC woe is amazing for treating many medical issues (always with doctor awareness). So many of us here have or had diabetes, heart issues, HBP or other medical diagnoses that became controlled through a LC woe without the meds. I hope he sticks with it and the two of you will enjoy a long life together. 
23 Jul 18 by member: Mjgh06
Keep Pushing him!! 
23 Jul 18 by member: srossca
It's worth it. It's worth it. It's worth it. It's worth it. It's worth it. 
23 Jul 18 by member: Jipper500
A plus here is that men do usually lose weight faster than women. Seems like with less effort, too :-) It does help you both if you are both working towards the same goal. Keto - on! 
23 Jul 18 by member: Texasgranny6
He does need to lose a little bit of weight, but that isn't the main focus. He could lose as little as 20 pounds and be good. It's just the types of food he eats and lack of physical activity (he has a desk job that takes a LOT of his time). So, just getting the exercise he needs and cutting back on some of his indulgences should make a difference. He needs to start slow. He wouldn't do well and stick with it if we made a bunch of major changes all at once. His main issue is he is so busy during the day that he doesn't like to have to think so much about food, especially when dining out. It will take time to form new habits. One step at a time! 
23 Jul 18 by member: LSG417
What a touching post. ❤ He'll be successful, because he has you. 
23 Jul 18 by member: Becc@
he has a great chance of success with you as his coach.  
23 Jul 18 by member: sallkr3

     
 

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